Downtown Taqueria

4.3
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15 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mexican
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  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
To make bookings for more than 10 people, please email tacos@downtowntaqueria.co.uk with the date, time and number of people you'd like to book!
What 15 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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J
Bath
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks, will definitely come back again.

KM
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends hate going with me to Mexican restaurants in the UK because I’m highly critical. I’m from California and it’s hard to please me. I get that some ingredients aren’t available but even when they are some chefs don’t know what to do with them. I expect it to at least be good food.

Last night my belly and taste buds were over the moon. I had the mezcal margarita which was super smokey. I loved it but my friends weren’t keen. Next I tried Tom’s margarita which was served perfectly to my taste, on the rocks no salt! Good tequila does not need salt!

Chips, salsa and guacamole were the perfect salty accompaniment to margaritas. The “chilaquiles” with pineapple salsa were also a treat. We had 3 portions!

I had the carnitas quesadilla. Carnitas perfectly cooked and the quesadilla gooey. It was super filling. I ordered a fish taco I couldn’t eat but brought it home to my husband and he loved it. I did taste what I think was a tomatillo salsa on it and it was quality!

My friends also tried the jackfruit taco and the tinga de pollo, which were wolfed down with enthusiasm.

Our waitress was helpful and super friendly and I noticed she was working the tables with no problems. There was good music playing and a general good vibe.

Don’t waste your time going to places with quirky ingredients that would be great if they knew how to use them. Those places should stick to Spanish food which they do much better.

Mexican food, especially tacos are meant to be simple but flavourful and Downtown Taqueria gets that completely. I will be back!

No images of the food because we were too busy eating it!

Ps I would love you to make a Chorizo con Papa taco. (Mashed papa please)

S
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Staff were amazing! And so friendly! It was my sisters birthday and we had the best tacos and margaritas ! Authentic taste and variety! Will be back for more! 😊 also the music was on point!

CB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was great, really tasty and worth the visit. The service let the visit down. Long waits to be served, to get orders taken, to get anything brought to us to the point where we were just about to ask where our food and drinks were when they appeared. It wasn’t overly busy either which is a shame as it could have been so much better

EM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always bring my family here from Swindon! Best tacos in Bristol! Great cocktails and menu is changed regularly so we have something new every time we visit. Good for sharing food (like tapas style) and more quality over quantity. Cocktails are 2 4 £10 on happy hour and tacos are £5 each ( but they do 4 for the price of 3 I think) so the bill can rack up very easily ! (But definitely worth it!) Can’t wait until my next visit.

I’m not vegan or veggie but LOTS of choice. We had a veggie sharing board and didn’t miss the meat.

CF
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely friendly staff, great food that is very filling. We all enjoyed it.

k
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, smashing cocktails and lovely service. I'll see you again soon, Downtown Taqueria!

ES
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place and fantastic Mexican food! Just a shame we could not tried the pork and chicharron tacos!

T
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Some of the most enthusiastic staff I've encountered and the whole place had a fantastic casual atmosphere, and whilst the food was nice I've had much better tacos for less elsewhere.

SG
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food here is so fresh and tasty. So many different flavours all packed into a soft taco. Swiftly prepared and presented beautifully. Tasty cocktails too.
If you're a foody you have to go here!

JL
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Our experience was very disappointing. The starter was really salty, so much so I couldn't eat it. Our main course (a veggie taco sharing board) was cold - not slightly warm, cold. The taco shells were soggy from where they must have been left on the side for too long which made is really unpleasant to eat. When I mentioned this, the waitress said that this shouldn't be the case as they bring everything over as soon as it's ready... Which obviously wasn't true in this case.

The service in general was good and our waitress was very friendly and topped up our water, asked if we needed more drinks etc.

The door of the restaurant was open as it was a hot evening - but this meant there were a lot of flies in the restaurant which ruined the ambiance a bit!

I requested a table in a quiet spot of the restaurant (as my husband is hard of hearing) which they kindly accommodated and it was quieter than sitting in the main part of the restaurant.

The cocktail menu was great and they had a good selection of beer, but the food wasn't good at all.

Overall disappointing and I wouldn't recommend.

a
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Pre theatre meal, teenage kids loved it... (so did the Mum's). Very friendly staff.

H
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

The food & drink is good (w/ the exception of the classic margarita) but the service is absolutely appalling. It was my 4th (& last) visit to Downtown Taqueria & frustratingly every time I have received the same terrible service- unacceptably long waits drink, wrong food order, inconstant attentiveness, items randomly added to bill & just a general lack of care or compassion from all staff. I really wanted to like it, as Mexican is my favourite, hence the revisits & they have the potential to be great but its always been extremely disappointing & frustrating!! You

VS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and cocktails and a fun atmosphere, with really nice service

LM
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice set up. Good tacos and good cocktails. 4-6pm happy hour is great. Be careful with the habanera sauce (brown sauce) its crazy hot.

Really nice to order a range of tacos and share with everyone.