Te Amo

Restaurants, Lebanese Kentish Town
4 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

We love you, Te Amo: this Kentish Town kebab restaurant gets its grills, meze and salads just right.

Please note, Te Amo is now closed. Time Out Food & Drink editors, Oct 2016.

‘Te amo’ means ‘I love you’ in Spanish, so you might be forgiven for thinking that a new tapas joint has opened in Kentish Town. But you’d be wrong. Despite the name, this place is not Spanish but Middle Eastern. And it’s seriously good. 

Te Amo bravely occupies a space that has brutally crushed three other restaurants in living memory. It might be too early to predict success where others have failed, but the Lebanese owners of Te Amo are certainly doing things right on the quality front. Kebabs are the real thing, the equal of the better-known E Mono up Kentish Town Road, but much more varied. 

The dining room at the back is comfortable, and there are proper main dishes (meat and fish) as well as wraps. Even though the restaurant is cheap and informal, the food here displays a fastidious commitment to high standards. Seasonings are subtle. Pickles are great. Even the falafel is deftly executed, light and airy rather than dense and dry. There’s plenty to love about Te Amo. 

By: Richard Ehrlich

Posted:

Venue name: Te Amo
Contact:
Address: 194 Kentish Town Road
London
NW5 2AE
Transport: Tube: Kentish Town
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £35.
Do you own this business?
Static map showing venue location

Average User Rating

5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:2
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
LiveReviews|2
1 person listening
Tastemaker

I have to say, I was wary of this place - how you can you trust a place called 'Te Amo' which is supposedly Lebanese, not Italian?! On recommendation, I decided to put my concerns about naming convention to one side and made a trip here for a long lunch. I can confirm that the restaurant is fully Lebanese, and it is delicious! I ordered the lamb kebab - the lamb was juicy and flavoursome, the salad was really fresh, and the rice was tasty. It was so good that I went back the next week for a take away lunch - the falafel is on point! If you're in the area, it's definitely worth a visit for good value, freshly prepared food.