Based near Trafalgar Square and Whitehall, the Texas Embassy Cantina is a big hit with tourists. More a merchandising opportunity than a dining ... More
Texas Embassy Cantina
Based near Trafalgar Square and Whitehall, the Texas Embassy Cantina is a big hit with tourists. More a merchandising opportunity than a dining experience, Texas Embassy sells everything from branded T-shirts to sheriff badges alongside the Texan-themed food. Expect standard Tex-Mex fare in huge portions - but if you can finish your American-size meal you may find it hard to get up and carry on with your sightseeing afterwards. Nachos, burritos, steaks, salads and very sweet desserts are the order of the day. Theres a kids menu too, with similar fare in smaller servings.
amaizing food great coctails and the atmosfere pleasant the staff so friendly
friday and saturday they have live music.I will go back again and again.Ilove mexican food and in this restaurant it is real food tasty spicy perfect
I ate here soon after it opened ~10 years ago and thought its ambience charming and the food & service quite good, though it was obviously still reeling from (the inevitable in London) starting-up problems. I ate here again just last month (5/07) and was delighted with everything.
This is wonderful, down-home Tex-Mex/Texas small-town-cafe food; not gourmet-Mex, Cal-Mex, Mex-Mex or NM-Mex. It brought tears of joy to my eyes to find a real honest-to-goodness Texas chicken-fried steak with thick peppery cream gravy, which almost can't be found in the US anymore.
Compared to other West End dining, I though it a exceptional bargain considering its location, atmosphere, food and friendly service.
It was a fun night out for good Tex-Mex. Like a night on the border. Good food, good service--can't do much better in Austin. It's great for a couple or a family. The great long western bar upstairs can handle large groups.
The Texas Embassy is a welcome sight for Americans. It offers some of the down home tastes of Texas as well as food with a Mexican flair. In this case the taste is actually authentic.
I would recommend it for Americans who want something familiar and for British who want to have something American without having to have McDonalds, Subway,etc.
The ambiance is something out of the Old West which I like and my wife dislikes. "It's too 1800 Old West saloon" for her. This is why I gave it a 3. Overall not a bad joint.
Leave it to the British to give the American "youngins" lessons on our own history...even while providing a gosh darn good ol' Tex-Mex meal! The Texas Embassy Cantina is the real deal. This delicious Tex-Mex restaurant was THE TEXAS EMBASSY WHEN TEXAS WAS IT'S OWN COUNTRY! Who knew!?! I love the Texas Embassy when I get homesick for the USA...the food is perfect, the ambience is perfect with fun details hanging and posted about. Love the chips n salsa...each meal had has been perfect. Great Margueritas...large enough for huge groups of friends or office parties. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Cute outdoor tables situated perfectly to watch the world go by. Best of all, the location is ideal if you were spending time at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Sq., Picadilly Circus or St. Georges Park. I'd say this is a MUST, just to keep in touch with your American roots...or for those outside the US to experience TEX MEX.
As a california native, my expectations for a good mexican restaurant are quite high. texas embassy probably has the best mexican food in london, but it still falls short when compared to mexican restaurants in california. the chips & salsa were excellent and the fajitas made a statement. i didnt order a margarita since it was a work lunch, so i will certainly be returning for another visit!
Poor quality food and even worst service, in a fake texan ambient.Gone there because of the false user review on this messageboard..probably they have done it by theirselves.
beware if you love mexican food.don't waste your money and time.
I have eaten at the Texas Embassy many times over the past 7 years, and never been disappointed ! The Tex-Mex food is always good, the ambience and location are great, it is great for children(good value for the meals) and I advise anyone missing Mexican food to make the effort to try the Texas Embassy!
I went to this restaurant on Nov. 20, 2004 and had one of the least pleasant experiences I've ever had in London restaurants. Perhaps they had a bad night, but it took over 50 minutes to receive the food after ordering. One plate arrived cold, and the other way under cooked. After waiting so long we asked to have the order cancelled, which they did. But, the waitress had to come back to the table, the manager didn't even come by to apologize. The atmosphere was nice, but I won't be going back to find out if they were having a rough night!