Trejo's Tacos

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Danny Trejo is best known as a long-standing Hollywood star, with a career that spans from Spy Kids to Con Air - one more recognisable than the other depending on which generation you hail from. Nowadays, it’s his tacos that are gaining him a brand new merry band of followers.

Notting Hill is where Trejo has chosen to dip his first toe into international waters. This West London neighbourhood is notoriously not the cheapest place to eat in the capital, and Trejo's Tacos does seem to fit the bill there; at six or seven pound a pop these aren't the cheapest tacos you'll find in London. That said they're no more expensive than similar sites in the area. 

Thankfully, the overall atmosphere of the place quickly gets you into taco mode. Packed with locals who are there just as much for the spicy margaritas as they are the corn tortillas, there’s an infectious buzz rippling through the venue, and it’s easy for a quick bite to become a late night session.

Overall we'd say the Trejo's Tacos is decent, though perhaps not worth the cost. We’d recommend testing out the carnitas with pulled pork and pineapple (a classic for a reason), and the steak asada with verde slaw, with both bringing a proper hit of flavour. The housemade tortilla chips are also particularly moreish, and can come with as many as seven dips to keep your palate on it’s toes - these range from spicy chipotle to pineapple salsa, although our hearts will always lie with the zesty guac.

The dessert menu is kept short and sweet with just flan, ice cream or churros up for grabs, and naturally we opt for the latter. Piping hot and crispy texture, these hit the mark when paired with the fiery Mexican chocolate.

There’s no denying Trejo's Tacos makes a great spot for mid week catch ups with friends, or a low key date night with the other half - it just won't be making it onto our cheap eats list any time soon.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Child friendly


Film and television star Danny Trejo brings his taco brand, Trejo’s Tacos, to London for the first time, with a large two-storey restaurant in Notting Hill. Trejo’s Tacos London has settled on a 3,000sq ft site on Portobello Road, that boasts around 70 covers inside as well as a 30-seater al fresco terrace. The basement also promises a speakeasy mezcal bar, which will serve cocktails whilst DJs spin music late into the night.

Trejo has become a cult figure in Hollywood thanks to a long career that has included appearances in iconic movies like Desperado, Heat and Machete, as well as appearances on TV shows like Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy. Alongside his acting career, Trejo has always had a passion for food. After teaming up with film producer Ash Shah, the pair opened their first taqueria in Los Angeles in 2016, and now boast seven locations in the US. Trejo’s Tacos London will be his first outside of his home country.

As well as serving classic Mexican tacos, there’s also a focus on healthier taco fillings, as well as options for those with dietaries. Trejo’s Tacos London will feature alternatives for gluten-free, celiac, vega, paleo, pescatarian and vegan diets, for example. Trejo’s signature dishes include s slow-roasted pork carnitas taco with pineapple and fermented hot sauce, steak asada taco with pepita pesto, and Baja-style beer-battered fish.

Speaking about the new opening, Trejo said: ‘When we launched Trejo's Tacos in LA, our aim was to serve a better version of Mexican food that won't clog your arteries. In Mexican cooking, recipes are handed down through generations, and that's what inspired this whole concept: generations of my family's recipes. We've taken out the stuff that isn't healthy, without losing the great taste and flavour.

‘I'm so ready to bring Trejo's Tacos to London. I love the creativity that the city inspires, and I can't think of a better place to launch internationally than with our friends in London. I'm excited that we found the perfect time and team to bring Trejo's to its second home.’


299-301 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W10 5TD

07731567550 07731567550


Opening Times

All day
Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-23:00
Wed 12:00-23:00
Thu 12:00-23:00
Fri 10:00-00:00
Sat 10:00-00:00
Sun 10:00-16:30


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6 Reviews 


26 March 2024  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4.5
Top Class Tacos!

What a fabulous addition to Portobello Road. The atmosphere is buzzy, the decor is warm and classy, food is delicious and the lighting is soft and flattering. Great for a night out with friends or in a couple. Can't wait for the speakeasy to open downstairs so I can come back and dance the night away.


26 March 2024  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Loved it!

Was not expecting the food to be great just yet as it is a new opening and it can take time for the chefs to settle in but we loved everything we got. We ended up having 4 rounds of churros as the end also! The Margarita's were amazing and took me back to be ing in holiday in Florida. The staff were amazing and so attentive. The decor was so much fun. This can be a night out for a group or a family meal at 6pm. It caters for all. Loved it! 

Helen P

16 March 2024  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 5
Takes some beating!

We're seasoned Mexican food lovers and always pay Trejo's Tacos a visit when in LA. Happy to say the new Lonfon site lives up to the hype! 

The steak asada and spicy prawn tostada are sensational. My daughter is vegetarian and loves the roasted cauliflower taco. Margaritas are spot on - highly recommend the Infused Fresno Chile, made with blood orange - my new favourite drink!

Armosphere was fantastic.Buzxy, but still very family friendly. Interiors super well done. It's been rammed every time we've been, so be sure to book a table ahead. Service was excellent too - especially considering how busy it was. 

Can't wait until the terrace and basement open soon! 


16 March 2024  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Best tacos in london!

Finally a great LA/ Mexican in west london! 
food is amazing and the margarita range is perfect! Spot on - highly recommend!! 

Julian M

16 March 2024  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Great atmosphere and really delicious food - all the tacos were amazing but especially the steak asada and chicken ones - and my veggie daughter loved the cauliflower one too - and the whole sea bass dish was really special and one I would have again the next time I visit

Good margaritas and a decent selection of wine and cocktails too

Service was maybe a bit slow but our whole table was just enjoying the food and the tacos and so not in a hurry - and so we stayed till late and kept ordering extra helpings and drinks!

We will be back!


08 March 2024  
Food & Drink 0.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 3
Value 1
It really is not worth the trip, wait or money.

In all fairness, this is just another restaurant where a celebrity slaps their name on it and doesn't care.  I thought it would be different.  If I was Danny Trejo, I would be embarrassed by the food and service being offered under his name.

Firstly, the food:

  • It is flavourless, with poor ingredients.  
  • It was served cold - not sure how, because it just came from the kitchen
  • I never had guacamole that had no flavour - and you can't blame the avos you get in the UK, because I eat them every day and they are very flavourful 
  • The Chicken Tikka Taco, while adventurous andcould have been good, it was bland, and there were no herbs or any fresh ingredients in it 

Then the service:

  • 20 minutes before anyone came over to take an order - even drinks; watched the staff chat to themselves and never once looked down at the tables to check they were ok
  • Food arrived all at the same time; hot food, e.g. the tacos were cold; our neighbours got starters and mains at the same time
  • Ordered more drinks, which took another 15 min to prepare
  • Then was told the table was needed back - so of that 1.5 hour slot, 35 min was waiting

All the tables around us were also complaining about both the service and food, so it was no

Unfortunately, and probably because no research was done - Londoners actually know about tacos, and we have a few really good restaurants serving them up here now!

Two words of advice: Get Mexican! 

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