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Green & Red Bar & Cantina

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About Green & Red Bar & Cantina

A temple to tequila in Bethnal Green. Evening Standard Bar of the Year 2006, Green & Red, combines an infectious passion for fine tequila with soulful Mexican food and a fantastic atmosphere. Big on wood, there's a comfortable bar and dining area upstairs; a loungey space downstairs. The menu showcases the food of Mexico's Jalisco state, home of tequila. Jaliscan cooking is typically fuss-free, home-made style food designed to share. Starters range from superb chargrilled shrimps with a roasted cherry tomato and habañero salsa, and a zesty sea bass ceviche, to ribs with pasilla chilli and orange salt. Regular DJs play a mix of funk, soul, rock 'n' roll, with a pinch of salsa and Mexican hip hop. Amazingly knowledgeable staff provide charming service.

Full a la carte


ANTOJITOS - Small dishes:
- Chile Relleno An ancho chilli stuffed with aged ewe's milk cheese, spring onion and fresh herbs £4.50
- Ceviche Citrus cooked sea bass with pomegranate seeds, serrano chilli and coriander - served with totopos £6.50
- Ensalada de Chayote Chayote (a crisp green Central American squash), grapefruit and coriander salad with toasted pumpkin seeds and jalapeño chilli £4.50
- Camarones Puerto Vallarta Chargrilled shrimps with a roasted cherry tomato and habañero salsa - served with totopos £7.50
- Chorizo Asado Pan-fried Chorizo with shallots and coriander £4.50

Main Course

- Birria Slow braised lamb shank cooked with beer, cloves and ancho chillies £12.00
- Carnitas Slow roasted pork belly and ribs with pasilla chilli and orange salt £11.50
- Pollo Rostizado Corn-fed chicken roasted with achiote spices, served with a roasted tomato salsa £10.50
- Pescado al Horno Whole sea bream baked in banana leaves with a tomato and ancho chilli salsa £14.50
- Calabaza con Lentejas Roast Ironbark pumpkin with lentils, sweet potato and chayote £9.50
- Carne Asada Chargrilled aged rib eye with chipotle salsa and spring onions £12.50

ALGO MAS - Sides:
- Tortillas Freshly hand pressed tortillas £0.50
- Frijoles Refried pinto beans £1.00
- Elote Asado Grilled sweetcorn with lime and arbol chilli £2.50
- Guacamole Avocado, tomato, onion, jalapeño chilli and lime - served with totopos £3.50


- Sandia con Chile y Limon Watermelon served with crushed piquin chilli and lime £3.00
- Jericalla con piloncillo Baked vanilla custard with cinnamon and orange zest £4.50
- Arroz de leche Gran Centenario Rice pudding with raisins soaked in Gran Centenario Reposado £5.00
- Churros con Chocolate Churros with thick spiced hot chocolate £5.50

Additional Information


51 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA

Nearest tube:

Liverpool Street

Average Price:

£25-£34 / €35-€49

Opening times:

Mon - Sat 5:30pm - Midnight
Sun 5:30pm - 10pm

Dress Code:


N.B. Bookings can no longer be made for this restaurant through London Online

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