If you’re craving some fiery Mexican food, there’s no better place than Club Mexicana London. Picture chunky burritos, innovative tacos and nachos smothered in vegan cheese. Here’s everything you need to know about the capital’s top plant-based Mexican joint.
About Club Mexicana London
Inspired by street-side taquerias in Mexico City and Los Angeles, Club Mexicana has been operating in London for a few years as a pop-up restaurant and market stall in Covent Garden. In summer 2020, the vegan Mexican street food brand opened its first permanent, bright pink restaurant in Soho’s Kingly Court.
With a menu packed full of veganised Mexican dishes, accompanied by frozen margaritas and exotic beers, it’s become a fast favourite. In fact, it’s been so successful that founder Meriel Armitage has just opened a new stall at the Dinerama market in Shoreditch that specialises in vegan Kentucky-fried-chicken style burgers.
How to visit
Club Mexicana is available to order on Deliveroo and Uber Eats as well as in person. Check out the online contact details and book a table here:
Want to eat in or grab some takeaway? Here’s how to visit the various Club Mexicana branches in London:
Club Mexicana Soho
Address: Kingly Street, Soho, W1B5PW
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 12pm – 10pm
Club Mexicana Covent Garden
Address: Seven Dials Market, 16 Short’s Gardens, Earlham Street, WC2H 9BE
Opening hours: Thursday to Saturday: 12pm – 10pm and Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Club Mexicana at Dinerama, Shoreditch
Address: 19 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3EJ
Opening hours: Thursday to Saturday: 5pm – 11pm
If you’re looking for Club Mexicana Homerton, the brand used to serve food at the Spread Eagle vegan pub but sadly no longer does. The Club Mexicana Camden Market branch has also closed for the time being.
What’s on the menu?
The classic Club Mexicana London menu is short and simple, offering a range of either burritos, nachos, tacos and sides. Dishes are served on metal dishes and come beautifully presented, featuring a choice of vegan beef, chicken, BBQ rib and tofish.
Start with nachos (£6) covered with cheese, signature pink onions, pickled jalapenos, salsa, chipotle oil. The loaded version (£10) comes with avocado and beef and is perfect for sharing. When it comes to mains, there are three choices of burritos, all cost £8.50 and are available as bowls if you prefer them without the wrap:
- Cheeseburger Burrito
- BBQ Short Rib Burrito
- Chick’n & Avocado Burrito
You can’t miss the Club Mexicana tacos, which cost £4 for one or £10 for three of the same kind and come in the following varieties served with all the trimmings:
- Al Pastor with Shawarma
- Baja Tofish
- BBQ short rib with jackfruit
- Chick’n and avocado
If you’re still hungry, order some side of black beans, street corn salad, fries or guac, costing £2.50 to £3. Some dishes come with sauces but if you need more, hot sauce and chipotle mayo goes for £0.75 each.
Fancy a burger instead? Check out the Club Mexicana Shoreditch menu Which features VFC – Vegan fried chicken. The limited menu features a range of crispy-coated chicken style burgers, some with vegan cheese, bacon or secret sauce, as well as a wrap and curly fries.
What I love about Club Mexicana
While checking out vegan options in Soho we stopped at the new Club Mexicana branch and had dinner in the courtyard. We enjoyed the open-air dining, perfect for 2020 Covid restrictions.
When it comes to taste, Club Mexicana really delivers the goods and I have yet to find any better vegan Mexican food in London. I love that the food is filling and perfect for sharing, with fat burritos stuffed with veg, rice and your choice of vegan meat. The tacos are well filled and off-set with just the right amount of sauce. My favourite was the crispy-coated tofish.