La Taqueria Castle Street

La Taqueria, 53 Castle Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim, United Kingdom, BT1 1GH
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Friday 5pm - 10pm
Saturday 5pm - 10pm
Sunday 3pm - 9pm

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  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About La Taqueria Castle Street

At La Taqueria, our food speaks for itself. A small family of independent taco restaurants in Belfast; our craft is rooted in trusted, traditional Mexican flavours and recipes that not only showcase some of Northern Ireland’s famous local produce but also Mexico’s amazing ingredients that we ship ourselves.

Our journey started as a conversation between two friends Steve and Andy (Home Restaurant and Mourne Seafood Bar) and their dream of opening an authentic Mexican restaurant filled with tequila, mezcal, cervezas, and great music.

That dream was shared by Adam, who fell in love with cooking real Mexican street food after working years in traditional kitchens around the world. Enter our host and all-round booze lover, Joe: an absolute master of the beauty of tequila and mezcal and how to drink them (not with a wedge of lime and salt), and La Taqueria was born.

When it comes to Mexican street food, we don’t mess around: forget soulless tacos drowned in melted cheese and sour cream. We are proud to ship our ingredients from Mexico – from dry chillies and cinnamon sticks to soft drinks and spices. Our food is mirrored by our drinks, which focus on artisan tequila and mezcal, letting high-quality ingredients shine.

We started as a popup in September 2016, but when the prestigious McKennas’ Restaurant Guide awarded us best restaurant in Ireland – not just best Mexican or even ethnic restaurant, but the best restaurant – we knew it was time to put roots down. We opened our second restaurant in February 2019 and welcomed our two new business partners, Gary Lightbody and Nathan Connolly from local rock band Snow Patrol.

Join us and discover Mexican street food for yourself.

Cuisine: Mexican
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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Absolutely lovely staff, great food and drinks. No complaints at all! Tipping option when paying is a great idea and encourages people to tip as it’s easily forgotten when paying contactless.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

I love your restaurant & always have a great time there. Your food is absolutely exquisite. And your service is spot-on. The only other restaurant in Belfast in my price-range which has both good food & spot-on service is Home. The others with really good food (Jumon, Hadski's) let themselves down bigtime on service - gormless when asked about the food/menu, bad front-of-house experience, over-familiar at the table. I love the food at La Taqueria. It is my go-to Belfast restaurant. It is also where I take friends who are visiting Belfast (both grew-up-here-people-who-moved-away like me, & first-time visitors to the city). They all have heard me rave about La Taqueria's food and service, and it is an absolute pleasure to me that they go away raving about it too. Keep up the excellent work! I know Covid is crucifying hospitality businesses. I booked a table with you as soon as you re-opened because I want my favourite Belfast restaurant (ie: you) to get out the other side and thrive. You are get everything right. Thanks for the fantastic time my friend & I had last night. Superb food & superb service. I hope you & all your staff have a peaceful & happy Christmas & I'll be back when you re-open. Best wishes, Jeanette

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Really great service and great food

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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

Top class

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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

Excellent service! Above & beyond!! Amazing food & £5 margaritas! Best restaurant in Belfast

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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

Best Mexican I’ve ever had!!

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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

Food and drinks were amazing and service was outstanding. Two girls run off their feet but were very attentive. When we ordered drinks, they were on our table in no time. Very impressed by them both. My favourite restaurant ever.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Scrumptious tacos as always. We just love this little gem. Also felt very safe with all the space between tables etc. We look forward to returning as soon as we can.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Mexican food are nice

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Music was a bit on loud side

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Everything was amazing and we can’t wait to get back after lockdown!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Beautiful food and the staff couldn't do enough for us. Excellent all round and we will be back again asap.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Amazing food and super service on Sat evening. Will definitely be back! Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

The best Mexican food I have had! The Service was great. I really liked the Atmosphere, with good music!! Will be back!

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

The food is delicious! As are the cocktails!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Food is amazing and staff are super friendly! Cocktails are fantastic :)

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Visited On Monday, 14 December 2020

Our favourite date night spot! Brilliant service, food and drinks every time. It was great to be back after lockdown.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

Food was excellent, some of the best Mexican food I’ve had. Service was superb too.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Absolutely loved the food, I’m a big fan of Mexican cuisine and have followed you on insta for ages and had looked forward to visiting, totally worth the wait!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

First time at La Taqueria and it didn’t disappoint! Amazing food, coconut margaritas and service! It’s my new fav!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Very limited menu choice.. not sure if this is because of COVID.. food excellent.. service excellent

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

This was our first visit and we would definitely return. The food was great, staff very friendly and accommodating to special requests & lovely cocktails !

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

Waiter was fantastic - the guy with the basketball shoes and tattoos. We’ll be back

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 October 2020

It's always a treat for me to get to La Taqueria, and this occasion was no exception. The young waitress was exceptional, the food was incredible and arrived very quickly. The Taco Tuesday deal meant it all came very cheap. Superb as always!

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Visited On Thursday, 15 October 2020

My favourite place in the city for food, cocktails and a good vibe.

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