Yeyy we’re back open and have a brand new on-line reservation system.  If there are no time slots available we are fully booked that evening I’m afraid…  For any other enquires email


A visit to Ulverston, Cumbria would not be complete without trying some delicious local food and drink. Our little market town has many lovely pubs and Inns but why not try something different? Amigos is the original and currently only Mexican Restaurant in the Southern Lake District. Established in 1997 by two ‘Amigos’ the quaint bar and eatery has become a popular venue for discerning locals and indeed curious tourists!

Ethically produced and wherever possible, locally sourced fresh produce is the key to our continued success and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Zesty vibrant tomato salsas cut from the vine, healthy chunky guacamole laced with jalapeños and fresh lime, sizzling fajitas, sticky pork ribs and the finest fresh steaks you could ask for straight from our butcher over the hill 😉

Intimate dining, family congregations and larger parties are all provided for and every night is indeed different! Our friendly service and relaxed ambiance will make you feel welcome the moment you arrive…

Cozy, Delicious, Romantic, Fun…

Just a few of the words our customers use to describe Amigos!

The restaurant

The decor in our street level restaurant radiates warmth and relaxation. The contemporary Mojito and Aztec Chocolate painted walls form a modern canvas displaying traditional Mexican artefacts. Soft lighting, colourful linen cloths and wax crayons for doodling on your table set the stage for both an intimate and fun dining experience.

The 32 cover restaurant comfortably accommodates both cosy couples and larger pre-booked party groups. Our friendly team serve in a refreshingly casual but attentive way offering a relaxed unpretentious experience. Reservations almost always essential, especially at weekends.

The cellar bar

The hub of Amigos is without doubt the bar, situated in the cellar of this fine Georgian building via a small stone stairway. Originally the servants quarters, many features have been retained including the cast iron range, servant bells and huge slate slab floor. Chalkboards, Mexican Artwork, candlelight and vibrant music make it the heart of the building which is the main entrance to Amigos.

Head to the bar, ‘check-in’, order drinks and peruse the quirky menu. Your order will be taken down here and you can relax with your drink until your food is almost ready when you will be shown to your table in the Restaurant.

Our cellar bar is fully licensed so you’re more than welcome to just pop in for a drink! Along with draught San Miguel we offer international bottles beers, fine wines, jugs of Sangria, cheeky cocktails and tasty tequilas!

The courtyard

Open to non-diners and a relatively new addition to our building, the walled courtyard catches the last rays of the evening sunshine and offers a great ‘al fresco’ experience. Contemporary lighting and modern music kick in once the sun goes down so its a great place to congregate either before or after your meal. Outside music events are hosted here so keep your eyes peeled for our next ‘Fiesta’.


We’re looking forward to welcoming you back indoors from June 2nd!


  • On-line table bookings are for Restaurant dining only, minimum main courses.
  • The ‘rule of 6’ applies to all of our indoor space.
  • Courtyard tables (many undercover and heated) cannot be booked on-line and will be available on a first come, first served basis for ‘drinks only’ though we have a snack menu option during certain times. Our full food menu will not be available outside due to our tiny kitchen limitations.
  • You cannot book a table in our Cellar Bar for ‘drinks only’ however we may be able to accommodate you at the door on the day.
  • Please be kind, courteous and patient with our staff.  It’s all new to us too and we want you to have the best time with us.

COVID-19 RULES - June 2021

  • Masks must be worn when not seated
  • Table service only
  • No table hopping - please don’t socialise with anyone not in your group
  • Please don’t move the tables which are set up following social distancing rules
  • Check in using the NHS track and trace app or provide your details to staff


Amigos is a small independent business and rely on reservations being honoured. For this reason we require a non-refundable deposit of £10/person to secure all bookings - your booking is not confirmed until receipt of the deposit.

Food pre-orders are also required to minimise contact and guarantee choices. Please email all preorders, including dietary requirements, minimum 48hrs beforehand where possible to where you will receive an acknowledgment.

Please arrive on time for your reservation as we can only hold your table for 15 minutes. All indoor tables are subject to a 2 hour turn around unless otherwise arranged.

By making a reservation at Amigos you agree with our T’s & C’s


Events, offers and a whole lot more

We like to keep things interesting at Amigos, take a look at what’s on.

Latest news, offers & events

COVID practices in our new world..

We are so happy to welcome you back. Obviously things have changed but you can guarantee the same great food and service with a smile (even if hidden behind a mask)!  We’re strictly following all the current Covid guidelines – please be patient and kind with procedures in place, we don’t make the rules but they are there to keep you and our team safe.

You will also see we’ve been super busy during the forced closure revamping the entire venue including a heated and covered outside Courtyard – we hope you love it as much as we do!? xx

Christmas Menu 2019

Our Christmas Menu will be available to download and print for your office party from the end of October! (We are still tweaking it…) This is the only menu available in December due to our tiny kitchen. Many dates already full so please email to check availability and pay your deposits 🙂

Carnival Day Live Music

Saturday July 6th = Ulverston Carnival Day!! The Brilliant ‘Watching Columbo’ will be performing live in our Courtyard from late afternoon! We will be open all afternoon into the evening with restaurant bookings as usual! A mini ‘nibbles n nachos’ menu will be available throughout the day in the Courtyard!

Live Music

Our successful Mi Casa event last Summer has prompted us to utilise our outside space more frequently this year… The weather isn’t suitable quite yet but things are in the pipeline for the next few months, watch this space!

Wine Tasting

Our wine suppliers Tanners, have kindly agreed to host a ‘fun’ tasting and quiz night followed by our lovely food… We’re thinking of calling it our ‘Chilean Wine’ night and serve Chilie & Wine? You see what we’ve done there…? It’ll be a pre-book only do, probably on a Thursday night, email us if you would be interested in some tickets!

Here comes the sun!

That one nice day last weekend saw our first diners braving the elements and sitting in the Courtyard with their drinks (it was coffee I might add)! This prompted the ordering of a couple of Mexican Chiminea’s to grace the courtyard and hopefully keep you brave souls ‘snug’? Keep your eyes peeled for their arrival…

Shot Roulette

The latest addition to our Cellar Bar is the introduction of our many homemade flavoured Vodkas, Rum and Tequilas…
Our favourite Sweet Shop varieties include skittles, pear drops, liquorice, pineapple cubes etc etc… Buy a Roulette of shots for your group and get the ‘killer’ shot FREE! Yes you guessed it, it’s Chilie Vodka 🙂

Preorders & Deposits

Our covers have reduced dramatically due to social distancing etc. so the last thing we need at such a tough time for our little abode are no-shows! For this reason we are asking preorders (to minimise contact and eliminate food waste) & deposits (to avoid empty seats when folk are on the cancellation list).  I’m sure you’ll all understand.

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Gift Voucher

Amigos Gift Vouchers

Amigos gift vouchers make a great present for any occasion... Birthdays, Anniversary's, Weddings and even Graduations!

The perfect gift for any occasion

Buy on-line now via our 'secure' Paypal option and we will simply pop it in the post to your chosen destination free of charge. If you prefer, you can call into the Cellar during opening hours and purchase them from the Bar.

Contact us today

Come to Amigos, and experience a little bit of Mexico in the Lakes!

Contact Details

Amigos Mexican & Steakhouse
30 Cavendish Street
Ulverston, Cumbria
LA12 7AD

Amigos restaurant based near Barrow in Furness

The Amigos story

It started with the meeting of two unique minds, when 2 women (yes women) met on a catering management course in the mid 90’s and were inspired by each others enthusiasm to create from scratch a quirky quality eatery in The Lakes . Excited by a couple of Mexican acquaintances and a fondness for fresh, bold simple flavours and the relaxed way of sharing dishes, Amigos was born.

Our beautiful Georgian building in Ulverston required major renovation and we set to work… This building has soul, and so does our food! The rest is history.

Amigo restaurant in ulverston, cumbria

Hola, meet the friendy Amigos team!

Tracy Usher

Tracy Usher

Chef / Patron / co-founder! Email / Social Media & everything else…

Mark Reed

Mark Reed

Chef / 20+ years experience / nice guy with a heart of gold

Becky Crofts

Becky Crofts

Bar(lady) / Miss calm, sweet, polite / hollow legs

Hayley Usher

Hayley Usher

My daughter! Brilliant all-rounder/ uni student when not here 🙁

Brett Usher

Brett Usher

My son! Waiter / studying A-levels / gets bossed by the girls 😉

Laura Davidson

Laura Davidson

Waitress / amazing teeth and smile / best at coffee and puddings

Sally Bleasedale

Sally Bleasedale

Waitress / trainee hairdresser / daft as a brush and lovely

Fiona Young

Fiona Young

Bar(lady) / events manager / talk the hind legs off donkey

Kaila Matthews

Kaila Matthews

Bar Manager / cocktail guru/ waitress / smiliest host ever

Amigos the Mexican

We hope you come and visit us soon. Who knows, the Amigos team might join you for a tequila!

Tracy Usher x

Owner and Head Chef