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Texas Embassy: VT meeting 4th August 06
This was a really good venue for a VT meeting organised by Natalie (nhcram) for 20 or so VTers to get together in London. It is well situated and the upstairs of the restaurant is spacious enough for several long tables.
It has a faux-Texan decor, with bare wood floor, various flags and other ephemera hanging on the walls and ceilings, giving it the whole "Cantina" feel, (see other photos!). It was a really pleasant evening and everyone had a lot of fun. Oh and the staff, whilst not over fast with service, were really nice and friendly - especially the bar man who gave me a free drink! Cheers! :))
Favorite Dish: For a vegetarian, the food wasn't brilliant. My enchilladas were with beans and cheese and really not very appetising. The starter had been tortilla crisps and advocada dip, spicy cheese dip etc etc and quite filling so maybe that had something to do with the fact that I didn't have much appetite left for my main course. It was followed by a large chocolate and nut brownie with cream and icecream. The icecream was fine but the brownie was a bit dry. If I should ever revisit, I would try something else, but a Texan style restaurant is probably not the best place for a vegetarian! :)) The whole meal came to £22.50 each.
Apparently they serve a mean Margarita too! Just ask Andy (Fen) :)))
The Texas Embassy: Close to real tex-mex
My husband and I claim Houston as home, so we are of course huge tex-mex fans. We've been away from Houston for close to 3 months now, so we are definitely having some withdrawals. When we heard that London had a mexican restaurant called Texas Embassy, we definitely had to check it out... and we were not dissapointed!
Its a rather large restaurant with plenty of seating for large groups. The floors and tables are clean and it seemed to be generally loud the whole time we were there. The noise was not a problem for us as most places back home are like that, and then we also didn't have to worry about our son bothering the other patrons.
Favorite Dish: Not necessarily my favorite because it was my first visit, but the chicken enchiladas with the sour cream sauce were very good.
They also have a wide range of margaritas available.
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Texas Embassy Cantina: Tex Mex near Trafalgar Square
The Texas Embassy Cantina is located in the heart of London, just around the corner from Trafalgar Square. It was the venue for a fabulous VT Meeting on the 4th August 2006, organised by Natalie (nhcram).
The restaurant specialises in Tex Mex cuisine and claims it is one of the most successful restaurants of its type in London. Its interior is decorated in a Texan theme, with steer heads mounted on the wall for eaxmple, while its drink menu specialises in the Mexican tipples of Margharitas and Tequila.
Dining is split over two levels, with the upstairs section being the perfect place for big groups, and it was less smoky up there as well. This was where the meeting was held - 21 VT'ers sat side by side at a long table, drinking, eating and gossiping, oh and of course taking large amounts of photos!
Favorite Dish: We had to choose from a couple of set menus, all costing £22.50 each, including service. To start we were given Tortilla chips with Salsa, Guacamole & Queso (hot cheese dip). For main course I opted for the "Sizzlin' grilled chicken, beef & vegetable fajitas" with assorted sides. There was also the choice of having BBQ Ribs or BBQ Chicken, or vegetarian burritos for those so inclined.
We certainly couldn't complain about the amount of food - there was way too much!! They just kept bringing it out. Unfortunately it wasn't the greatest food, but that wasn't the reason we were there so it didn't really matter.
Desserts was supposed to be Apple Pie or Chocolate Brownies, but I managed to sweet talk the waiter into a slice of Key Lime Pie instead. Wish I hadn't bothered...it was terrible! Oh well, I didn't need those extra calories anyway ; )
Texas Embassy: A blast from the past...
This is now a restaurant/bar just off Trafalgar Square...but was originally the Texas Embassy before the creation of USA...I've only had a beer, or several in here...but a fun place! On a recent revisit I can see why I've never been back...the food looked really naff...and the draught beer was £3.75 a pint...not that it stopped me having quite a few!;)
Texas Embassy Cantina: Tex-Mex in London
This was a Tex-Mex place in London, the only one I could find. The atmosphere tried to be authentic but seemed overdone. In Texas I would rate it as average, in London, very good. The actually building the Texas Embassy was in, is a few blocks away.
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Texas Embassy Cantina: Ah, Texas the Great Nation
What a sight for sore eyes. A little piece of Texas in the heart of Downtown London. During our trip with a Seattle based rugby team over to England, we were lucky enough to pass a small restaurant with alot of history for 8 of the people on the tour.
The eight of us were all Texans on a Seattle team's tour, so we felt a little out of place... until we came across the Texas Embassy!
As many people know, Texas was its own independent nation from 1836 until 1845 when it joined the United States. One of the few countries in the World to recognize this status was England. They were even nice enough to start an official Embassy with us on British soil.
Without too much of a history lesson, Texas is no longer a country, and now this building is a great restaurant!
Favorite Dish: Tequila and Enchiladas.
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Texas Embassy: Cocktails...
This tex-mex restaurant is situated just around the popular Trafalgar Square. The decor is very mexican like, ambiance very friendly and laid back with good music. Although a big restaurant, the service is fast and the food is excellent with really big portion.
They have a huge bar on the first floor, used mainly for private parties or w-e but they have a bar at the ground floor level as well open at the restaurant hours.
Favorite Dish: Great cocktails....and fried jalapenos, vegetarian quesadiilas and las tres enchilladas
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Texas Embassy: Great atmosphere
Great atmosphere. A good selection of cocktails which you can have before being seated which is ideal when it is busy.
The portion sizes are American so beware! Never made it to the dessert yet!!
Waiting staff are very helpful and friendly.
Can be very busy so be prepared to wait on occasions.
Favorite Dish: The fajitas are lovely and you get all the side dishes you need to make a really god fajitas.
Check out their web site for the full menu.
Texas Embassy Restaurant: Texas Embassy Restaurant
The 'Texas Embassy' in London is a restaurant that serves Texas style mexican food. At one point in history, Texas was it's own country and we did have an embassy in London. That's where the creator's of the restaurant got their idea (I think they are from Texas). For you Texans far from home, this is a great place to stop by if you're feeling a little homesick.
Favorite Dish: The beef fajitas and cold beer.
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