Welcome to

La Taqueria

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Forget everything you think you know about Mexican food…

La Taqueria Castle Street

53 Castle Street
Belfast
BT1 1GH
Phone: 07748 786654

La Taqueria Ormeau

274-276 Ormeau Road
Belfast
BT7 2GB
Phone: 028 9064 4477

Welcome to

La Taqueria

La Taqueria White Logo Large Transparent
Forget everything you think you know about Mexican food…

La Taqueria Castle Street

53 Castle Street
Belfast
BT1 1GH
Phone: 07748 786654

La Taqueria Ormeau

274-276 Ormeau Road
Belfast
BT7 2GB
Phone: 028 9064 4477

ABOUT lA tAQUeria

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. 

PRIVATE HIRE

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We are available for private hire. From birthday parties to weddings , we got you covered.

To request a private booking, send us an email with your party size, required date and contact details, and our team will be in touch.

Castle Street: castlestreet@lataqueriabelfast.co.uk

Ormeau: ormeau@lataqueriabelfast.co.uk

opening hours

CASTLE STREET
MON: 17:00-21:00
TUES: 17:00-21:00 (Tacos only)
WED: CLOSED
THURS: 17:00-21:30
FRI: 17:00-22:00
SAT: 17:00-22:00
SUN: 17:00-21:00

ORMEAU
MON: 17:00-21:00
TUES: 17:00-21:00 (Tacos only)
WED: 17:00-21:00
THURS: 17:00-21:00
FRI: 12:00-15.30 I 17:00-21:45 
SAT: 12:00-15.30 I 17:00-21:45 
SUN: 12:00-15:30 I 17:00-20:30

bookings

Castle Street

Ormeau Road

OUR MENU

Tostada de Guacamole con Queso Fresco

£3.50
Crispy corn tortilla with justmuade guacamole and queso fresco

Frijoles con Veneno

small £3.50
large £6
Refried black beans with crispy pork and chipotle

Tostada de Ceviche

£4.50
Crispy corn tortilla with chilli & citrus marinated prawns, crema, chipotle mayo and avocado

2 tacos de Huevos a la Mexicana

£4.50
Soft corn tortillas with scrambled egg, tomato, green chilli and white onion.
Add Crema and queso fresco £1

2 Tacos de Rajas y Papas

£5
Soft corn tortillas with roasted green pepper, chilli and potato hash.
Add Scrambled egg £1

2 Tacos de Choripapas

£5
Soft corn tortillas with red chorizo, roasted onion and potato hash. Finished with crema and queso fresco.
Veggi Option.
Add Scrambled egg £1

Torta de Carnitas

£7
Toasted bap with crispy confit pork, scallion and coriander.
Add Guacamole £1
Add Refried beans £1

Torte de Chebeza de Res

£7.50
Toasted bap with Northern style braised beef head, scallion and coriander.

Chilquiles Verdes con Crema y Queso Fresco

small £6
large £9
Crispy corn tortilla pieces and roasted white onion cooked in a spicy, tangy salsa. Finished with crema and queso fresco.
Add Fried egg £1
Add Chicken £2

Pambazo de Chorizo Rojo y Papas

(Limited number per day)

£8
Fried salsa-soaked bread filled with chorizo and potato hash, shredded lettuce, crema and queso fresco.

Aqua de Jamaica

£2
Refreshing infusion of hibiscus flower, epazote, lemon & orange peele and agave.

Horchata

£2.50
Super fresh, homemade almond and rice cooler spiced with Mexican cinnamon & piloncillo.
Add Mexican coffee liqueur £1.50

Cafe de Oila

£2.50
Sweetened black coffee with Mexican cinnamon and dark brown sugar.

Atole con Chocolate

£1/£3
Trditional warm corn drink with dark chocolate.
Add Churro £1.50
If you have any allergies or dietar requirement, please let a member of the team know.
A 10% discretionary service charge will be added to parties of 5 or more.

Entradas

Tostada de Guacamole

(For 1 person)
£3.50
Crispy corn tortilla with freshly made guacamole.
With pico de gallo and homemade queso fresco.

Tostada de Ceviche

(For 1 person)
£3.50
Crispy corn tortilla with chilli & citrus marinated prawns, crema chipotle mayo & avocado.

Guacamole

(For 2 people sharing)
£9.75
Mashed avocado with onion, tomato, coriander and lime. Served with corn tortilla chips. (v)

Totopos

(For 1 person)
£2.50
Corn tortilla chips. (v)
Quesadillas
1 large flour tortilla filled with lots of melty cheese, one filling, scallion, tomato, coriander and guacamole taquero.
Sencilla £8.50
Just cheese and onions
Bistek £12
Lean beef steak
Chorizo Verde £11
Ground pork seasoned with roasted green chillies, epazote and pumpkin seeds.
Chorizo Rojo £11
Ground prok seasoned with chipotle, ancho chillies and spices
Champiñones £10
Oyster mushrooms and onions seasoned with green chilli adobo.
Rajas £10
Fire-roasted green peppers and blackened onions.
Nopales £10
Roasted prickly pear cactus & onion seasoned with green chilli adobo.
Tacos
3 soft corn tortillas. Choose one filling.
Topped with scallion and coriander.
Barbacoa de Res £10
Beef braised for 14hours with black pepper and avocado leaf. Served with lots of coriander, scallion and lime.
Bistek con Queso £11
Lean steak chunks grilled with onions and melty cheese.
Carnitas £10
Crispy confit pork belly and shoulder.
Chorizo Verde £10
Ground pork seasoned with green chillies, epazote and pumpkins seeds/ Garnished with homemade queso fresco and crema.
Chroizo Rojo £10
Ground pork seasoned with chipotle, ancho chillies and spices. Served with crema and homemade queso fresco.
Rajas Con Crema y Elote £9.50
Fire-roasted green peppers & blackened onion cooked in crema.
With corn and queso fresco. (v)
Champiñones £9.50
Oyster mushrooms and onions seasoned with green chilli adobo. Finished with seeds, crema and queso fresco. (v)
Nopales £9.50
Roadted prickly pear cactus & onions seasoned with green chilli adobo. Finished with seeds, crema and queso fresco. (v)
Quesos Fundidos
Mexican style fondue, served in a cast iron pan with scallion, tomato and coriander. Flour tortillias on the side.
Sencillo £9
Just cheese and onions
Bistek £12.50
Lean beef steak
Chorizo Verde £12
Ground pork seasoned with roasted green chillies, epazote and pumpkin seeds.
Chorizo Rojo £12
Ground prok seasoned with chipotle, ancho chillies and spices
Champiñones £11
Oyster mushrooms and onions seasoned with green chilli adobo.
Rajas £11
Fire-roasted green peppers and blackened onions.
Nopales £11
Roasted prickly pear cactus & onion seasoned with green chilli adobo.
Sides

Frijoles Refritos £2.50

Black bean mash, queso fresco and tortilla chips.

papitas Fritas £3.59 or Add Chroizo £1

Crispy chips, crema, chipotle mayo, coriander and scallion. (v)
Guacamole side (v) £4.50
If you have any allergies or dietar requirement, please let a member of the team know.
A 10% discretionary service charge will be added to parties of 5 or more.

UPCOMING EVENTS & news

UPCOMING EVENTS & news

Gary Lightbody and Nathan Connolly La Taqueria Belfast Partners

Read about the newest members to the La Taqueria family. Snow Patrol’s Gary lightbody and Nathan Connolly.

Making Tacos La Taqueria Mexican Restaurant Belfast

Find our more about Head Chef Adam Lynas and his journey so far….

La Taqueria Belfast Mexican Restaurant Graffiti

Read Joris Minne’s in depth article about his visit to our Castle street chapter.

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