Café Chula

75 West Yard, Camden Lock Place , London, NW1 8AF

SquareMeal Review of Café Chula

Handily placed by Camden Market, with plenty of outdoor seating and views of the Regent’s Canal from its windows, Café Chula dispenses big-hearted Mexican food in a rough-and-ready setting of blue, green and terracotta walls. The menu is basic – a modest selection of tacos, starters and main courses – but the quality is excellent, with none of the stodginess or carb-heavy plates that spoil some Mexican joints. Chicken quesadillas are spiked with pico de gallo, rich braised-pork tacos are balanced with pineapple salsa, and perfectly cooked flank steak benefits from a punchy marinade. To drink, skip the wine list in favour of the margarita-led cocktail line-up, which puts a Mexican spin on the classics (think bloody Maria with el Jimador Blanco Tequila). Otherwise, a bottle of Pacifico or Dos Equis beer should hit the spot.

Café Chula Location

75 West Yard, Camden Lock Place , London NW1 8AF

Opening times

Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm (Thurs -11pm) Fri-Sun 9am-12M (Sun -7pm)

Café Chula's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 10.0

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Service: 10.0

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Atmosphere: 10.0

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Value: 10.0

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 5

14 March 2013

I come from California and the one thing I miss almost as much as the sunshine is Mexican food! I've finally found it though at Cafe Chula. The tacos are to die for…very fresh and yummy! The crispy fish taco is baja style so something I definitely would have seen in Cali and serves my cravings well. The tortas I wasn't so familiar with – Mexican style sandwiches served on soft French baguette with beans, guacamole, lettuce, tomato and a choice of different filling. The pickled jalepeno on the side makes this sandwich all the better! Dinner time you have a choice of bigger plates like a pork chop with creamy chipotle sauce and a steak served with grilled cebollitas (green onions) rice and beans. Of course I wash it all down with a margarita or a Dos Equis beer and my life is complete! Now all they need to do is burritos and I'll be in heaven. Much love to this little tucked away gem.

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