Offering a Mexican-inspired menu, eclectic selection of cocktails and an array of quirky and entertaining features, Tonteria is a unique evening experience from nightlife entrepreneurs Guy Pelly and Marc Burton.
Look out for of sharing cocktails presented in vessels shaped in the form of "la calaca" (skulls) used in Dia de los Muertos celebrations, and the shot train delivering tequila shots to tables.
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Venue Details & Map
7-12 Sloane SquareLondonSW1W 8EG
- +44 (0)20 7881 5991
This review has a first section for the restaurant / bar before 11pm and then a second one for the nightclub.
1) Restaurant / bar before 11pm:
I went to Tonteria with friends for a birthday on a Friday night, we reserved to get a big table and ordered drinks and tapas. They have extremely yummy regular margaritas and frozen margaritas. They also have other very good cocktails and a very wide...more
This place is absolutely horrific. It's tacky and cheap and if that's what you're looking for then eat your heart out.
Let's start with the doorman, who puts you off immediately and even early in the night tries to make you feel like you are in debt to him for the privilege of coming in and spending your money.
Once in, the waiting staff inside are rude and couldn't care less about...more
This place is nuts. I think the name translates as 'silliness' which in hindsight should've tipped me off!
Started with generic platters of quesadillas, burritos and nachos to line the stomach. Then we ordered a mega sharing cocktail (as the most cost effective group option), and the madness began.
An ominous tribal drum beat starts up as 2 waitresses carrying fireworks get everyone's...more
"Do not disturb Thursdays"?
"Do not bother Thursdays" would be a more appropriate name for this disaster of an evening! That is unless you like spending 2 hours queuing with gurning door staff eye balling you. Completely shambolic queue organisation, grimy bouncers matched only by the grimier clientele, flowing with over inflated egos, fake tits and peroxide.
Don't believe the hype, this...more
Finally a proper tequila bar in London!
While London has become the culinary capital of the world, its weakest link has been authentic Mexican cuisine. While the landscape for good and spicy food is slowly improving, many places are still often reduced to cheap bars doing drunken shots. Not so at Tonteria on Sloane Square which understands that tequila is high end, sophisticated, and...more