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O Picado

403 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7UH, England
01702 300540
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese, Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Witham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Whilst technically ours was a 'family' visit - I must clarify that it was an adult family group. We went to the restaurant as a group of six, never having been there before. First impression from the outside was that it might be a bit small, but that impression was quickly dispelled who we weighed in and found that it... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Went to this restaurant a couple of weeks ago and loved everything about it, great atmosphere, great staff, great food. Will defiantly be going back. Have recommended it to a lot of people.

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A hidden retreat gem of a place. Friendly, family owned and run. Excellent value lunchtime menu, with fresh tasty ingredients. Relaxed informal atmosphere, in the back garden dining area, where you actually feel as though you are on holiday. Very helpful, unhurried service, and you feel as though you are in a family kitchen. Nothing is too much trouble, and... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went to this original little restaurant for dinner where they do small portions of nearly every dish which is handy for little ones though a bit too spicy for my friend's daughter's palette. Very hard working and friendly solo waitress seeming to being doing all the work for a busy restaurant. Soup was lovely but warm rather than hot... More

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We keep coming back to this place, a place to bring your friends for great food and drinks in a friendly atmosphere. We have been on a few Friday's to see a brilliant guitarist playing some great tunes in the back ground. Staff are very friendly, food is hot and we'll priced and as for the peri peri skewers, they... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have frequented the restaurant a number of times in the last few years. The staff are really friendly. The food is fresh and comes out boiling hot. The outside rear garden is very authentic and a lovely atmosphere.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Lovley fresh food and the wine was gorgeous had the vegetable rosstto. The atmosphere was brilliant aswell I highly recommend it to everyone

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife and I were greeted warmly on arrival and asked if we had booked. We hadn't but they found us a table "in the front". As we were the only people in this part of the restaurant we benefited from a personal service from the guy on he front desk. Food was high quality and served promptly and efficiently.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Thought we would try this place on a recommendation of a work colleague What a surprise it turned out to be. The food was excellent and plenty of it. We both felt a bit guilty for leaving so much of our mains but after the size of the starters it wasn't really a surprise. The only minor complaint was the... More

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Essex
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

There is no doubt this restaurant has a certain magic feel to it , that tricks your mind that you are in another country. The food was a good standard and the service was a little slow but very waiters/ waitresses are polite. The seating area was a little cramped, but this added to the good atmosphere. One bad point... More

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