Are you after the best tacos in London? Have you got a craving for vibrant salsa and juicy cochinita pibil? Do you need your fix of pliable tortillas loaded with the freshest ingredients around and brash, unflinching flavours? Well, you’re in luck. London’s Mexican food scene is improving on the daily and the city – once starved for anything outside of the occasional Cholula-drenched burrito – is now home to some wonderful taquerías who take the art of making a taco very seriously. Which is great news for people, like you and me, that want to go crate-digging for brilliant corn and flour vinyls that have been inscribed with deep grooves of flavour.
There’s Sonora Taquería in Netil Market with their lard-laden tortillas, there’s Homies On Donkeys with their fun and fresh approach to what constitutes a taco filling, and there’s even Santiago Lastra’s KOL over in Marylebone where you can find some of the most pondered-over tacos in the whole country. Basically, there’s plenty of great tacos dotted all across the capital. You just need to know where to look.
This list of the best places to eat tacos in London should hopefully act as a helpful guide the next time you’re in the mood for slow-cooked meat and nixtamalized corn. Be prepared to whip out your best Guy Fieri hunch when you're eating some of these tacos though – it's bound to get messy.