At Club Tropicana, drinks are free.
But at Club Mexicana, everything’s meat-free.
This micro-empire of vegan restaurants has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Club Mexicana started out as a stall at Dinerama, Hawker House and the old KERB at Camden Market; popped up at places like Pamela; settled into the kitchens at London’s first completely vegan pub, The Spread Eagle, and joined the line-up at Seven Dials Market. And in 2020 the team cut the rope on their first permanent restaurant, Club Mexicana Taqueria (spoiler alert: it went pretty well for them, and they’ve now opened a sibling in the form of Club Mexicana Spitalfields and Club Mexicana Brixton).
When Club Mexicana started out, veganism was still pretty much a twinkle in the London food scene’s eye, and their ‘no chickpea’ philosophy has kept them at the vanguard of the movement. Instead, they’re all about big flavour and no compromise: tacos, burritos and nachos are lavished with punchy sauces; colourful toppings and melty vegan cheeze.
The original restaurant and its al fresco terrace is planted in Carnaby’s Kingly Court, where alongside Club Mexicana’s classic BBQ ‘short rib’ tacos with jackfruit and hickory smoked BBQ sauce, there’s plenty of newness to sink your teeth into, like cheezeburger burritos; fully loaded nachos with ground ‘beef’, guacamole and pickled jalapeños; and tacos al pastor, sliced straight off the vegan spit spinning behind the open kitchen.
Taco fans Everyone should head down on Tuesdays after 5pm, for all you can eat tacos for £20 a head.
And naturally, to go with it all, there’s Mexican beers, frozen margaritas and palomas on tap.
Making it easy for you to sink a few.
NOTE: Club Mexicana Taqueria is open daily for lunch and dinner. You can find out more, and book a table, HERE.
Club Mexicana Taqueria | Kingly Court, W1B 5PW
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