Monday 5pm - 9.30pm
Tuesday 5pm - 9.30pm
Wednesday 5pm - 9.30pm
Friday 5pm - 9.30pm
Saturday 5pm - 9.30pm
Sunday 3pm - 19.30pm
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About La Taquería Ormeau
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.
Fantastic quality of food and portion size. Also easy to make the ingredients Click and Collect service. Great service in these times. Wishing you all the best.
Brilliant and friendly service, great food and drinks, I can't fault it then!
One of my favourite places to eat! The service provided by Joe was second to none! I brought friends visiting from London for dinner and he took the time to walk them both through the menu, providing recommendations of the must-try items, perfect combos and timed the delivery of each dish to perfection. His passion for the job was evident and in a time where the hospitality sector is struggling he was the shining example of what great customer service should be!
Amazing service. It was our first meal since the lockdown, and honestly was a delight from the food and the service to the atmosphere.
Everything was amazing, as always. Staff are all sound as well.
Brilliant food and service
Really brilliant food. Friendly service . Great value for money. Cant recommend it highly enough.
Amazing as always
great vegan options !
Prompt seating and ordering, felt safe with distancing measures and mask use by the servers. Food came out quickly and was delicious and well presented. Cocktails were yummy and not overpowering. Highly recommend the battered fish tacos.
We had delicious food and a fun night
So happy to be back my favourite place to eat. Have been a number of times and have never been disappointed
Great food, fast and friendly service
Booking online was simple. Timings at restaurant were strictly adhered to, allowing cleaning between sittings. Good choice on menu and food was very tasty. Nice margaritas too. Music volume was a bit loud and made it hard to hear waiting staff with masks on. Lighting a bit subdued over tables so hard to see what you were eating, but it tasted good so not a major issue. Staff were all friendly and attentive.
Amazing food, amazing service, have never found any fault with the place, castle Street or ormeau
Fantastic service and fantastic food
This was our first trip to a Mexican restaurant, number 3 son wanted to do something a bit different for his 18th birthday 🥳. The food was delicious, the drinks were equally delicious and the staff were lovely. We will definitely be back again at some point.
Got 25% off as it was Sunday, without this discount I would have thought it to be a little exspensive, excellent service and food, great specials.
Food and service was excellent... we would highly recommend
Excellent food and great friendly service.
The food here is lovely. Only complaint is being rushed through the meal and being handed the bill as soon as dishes were cleared.
Friendly service and amazing food, definitely be back