La Taqueria - Ormeau Road

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£25 and under
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Mexican

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Walking past our open kitchen to your table, you will see an enticing array of Margaritas, Mezcales, Tequilas and Mexican beers being served from our bar, ready to get you in the fiesta mood. When it comes to Mexican food you are in experienced hands with Adam in the kitchen and Eliza in the restaurant. After meeting seven years ago, they travelled many times around Eliza’s native Mexico, falling in love with local ingredients, flavours and techniques. Our tacos are made with traditionally crafted soft tortillas made from stone-ground Mexican corn called nixtamal, generously topped with a choice of delicious fillings. Tables are set with condiments allowing you to add your own level of spice and have a different bite every time. With dishes to share or to enjoy for yourself, our menu also features quesadillas, ceviche of the day, tortilla soup, tortas, specials and more.
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JM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food lovely especially the fish tacos but watch out for the service charge which is already included even for small tables. Drinks were expensive.

TC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place, the flavours were amazing and service friendly and prompt..loved it, definitely be back!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant authentic tacos and Mexican food. Great cocktails. Quite loud in the restaurant as it was full so not easy to heat our conversation but didn’t detract from TNE meal

C
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great vegan food but a little over priced. 10% automatically added to bill although they did point out that we didn’t have to pay it.

c
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

interesting mix of loud/noisy atmosphere, muted flavor palette and small portion. actually enjoyed the papita's most which I don't think reflects on the main dishes well. Also out of Fish Taco's which are probably 90% of folks reason for going

A
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

First time, not sure what to choose, picked a selection but felt it all tasted the same.

Music was good when I could hear it as it was quite noisy.

Would give it another go.

PM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been to La Taqueria twice and really enjoyed it both times. We enjoy sharing food so this is right up our street, especially when the food is delicious and a bit different. We had a fish tacos, pork and pineapple tacos from the specials menu and a beef quaesidilla all of which we shared between two of us (there are 3 tacos in a portion). The staff were helpful, friendly and attentive and the restaurant has a good buzz - our only slight niggle was that the music was a bit loud for us two oldies! What we got was reasonably priced including the drinks so all in all a great experience. Will definitely go back soon and would highly recommend.

E
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was gorgeous, authentic Mexican! Also the margarita I had was delicious. The service was excellent, and there was a relaxed atmosphere. I will definitely be back and will recommend to friends!

MH
N. Ireland
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been here a few times without being disappointed- great to have a Mexican restaurant in the locality

BD
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Why is a ‘discretionary’ charge of 10% being added to tables with only 2 people? The food was ok. Guacamole very tasty but not worth £10. The service was just ok but due to this charge being forced on us we will not return.

EM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A Mexican friend recommended this restaurant highly. And we were not disappointed. Not super impressed with the Margarita, but all the food was very good. Authentic and tasty, fresh and filling. Good atmosphere, edgy, almost “street food-like” if somewhat noisy - possibly the type of speakers. But we WILL all be back soon, including the two hungry teenagers. In fact it will probably be a go to family dinner venue.

If you do not like coriander or Mexican or noise, go somewhere else. We reckon these guys are doing a very good job and we all recommend La Taqueria highly.

The till area is too small for standing, paying at the table would seem to be a simple adjustment to make. Just a small thing, but maybe one that should be considered, if it is feasible. Restroom is very good and is accessible.

J
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, lovely staff, lovely food, lovely atmosphere.

PG
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent like being transported to a Mexican cantina . Staff were relaxed and passionate about the product . Was a little pricey but worth it . Would I go again Oooh yes

AM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Bit annoying you can only book a table for two hours. Felt a bit rushed at the end. Service charge a bit much. But staff were lovely and helpful and attentive. And food was very nice. Thanks for a nice evening.

L
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

have been to the castle street restaurant which has a cosy and cute atmosphere, the ormeau branch is quite open and cold and there is nothing to block the wind from outside from coming right in. food was also not as good this time, seemed far more bland than my trip to the castle street branch

JW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Music too loud - we were told it could not be turned down! On discovering there was only filter coffee we refused and were told "You can just pay your bill on your way out." Rude!

e
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and lovely service from staff, definitely recommend.

AM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were still hungry when we left after having 2 courses!

NB
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I had the vegetarian quesadilla however it was so spicy I couldn’t eat one bite. My partner struggled to finish it because it was too spicy so no taste whatsoever.

AH
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food explained in detail before choosing. Joe and the other staff were friendly, very welcoming and totally professional.
A thoroughly relaxed and enjoyable experience....can’t wait for another visit!!

WL
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST excellent REAL Mexican food ever. Superb playlist, vibrant ambiance.

PG
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Taco Tuesday, was great, fresh tasty, flavours were just so clean. We tried 4 lots of Tacos, all fantastic, had some sides, papitos with chorizo a big 👍, refried beans possibly less do, but overall, definitely go there, best Mexican good Belfast has ever had.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible flavours in the main dishes! Wouldn’t go for the desert again...

AT
N. Ireland
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food.fresh and tasty

JM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just amazing, the food, the atmosphere and the staff. We had such an amazing time and a great experience and can’t wait to do it all again .

B
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, serviceand atmosphere. Can't wait to return.

SR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed castle street more but Ormeau was still nice. The staff are very courteous and down to earth has a real relaxed vibe. Food was great and cocktails are lethal, only recommendation would be offer the same items in both restaurants. Check it out you wont be disappointed!

GT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff great, service spot on. Joe and his crew run a gem of a place.

HA
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Taqueria is the best! I've been a regular customer since they opened and I recommend it to everyone I know!

OT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely flawless! The flavours, the presentation, the quality of the food, everything was just perfect!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall really good. The food and service is excellent with really attentive and friendly staff. The only negative I would say is the price of the guacamole starter. At £10 for two it’s a hit steep for a very simple and cheap dish to prepare especially when most main courses are in and around the £10 mark. That said I would thoroughly recommend the place and the food. I look forward to my next time.

GS
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

In a nutshell - too much coriander, stingy portions, bland black bean mash, greasy beef.

L
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most amazing margaritas that I have ever tasted, the food was also delicious, will definitely be visiting again.

HH
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First experience was not good. Was persuaded to come back and really enjoyed it. Lovely young chef

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Enjoyed the evening and thought staff good. It’s got a good buzz about it. I was disappointed in food. Found the ceviche not as fresh as it should be and wasn’t a fan of the fish deep fried in taco. Personally I prefer guacamole or ceviche to be served with tortilla separately as I like to adjust the ratio of crispy stuff to guacamole/ceviche. Eating it was difficult but guacamole was great.
Drinks were great and I would go back but would order differently.
Great spot though!!!

W
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent food and service.
The restaurant was a little cramped and loud, however this would not put me off going again in the near future!

RR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome. Food great, Atmosphere good, Margaritas lethal!

RM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

My family and I visited the restaurant recently and found the food lacking in taste and spice. Overall, it was a disappointing experience and not value for money. Boojum is actually a tastier alternative.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food! Fab drinks! Fab atmosphere! New favourite spot!

r
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow but food was really great. Overall very satisfied.