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El Mexicano Restaurant

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7 New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF, England
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here as a couple on a Saturday night, mainly because the Mexican restaurant a few doors along had an hour wait! I was disappointed there was no ale, only lager for a beer drinker. I was shown a bottle of Mexican "beer" but at over £5 for a half pint bottle i decided on a pint of draft lager... More 

Thank HungryJohn2016
Worthing, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I initially contacted the restaurant online through their website and then their online contact form, I got an automatic email response saying they would respond within 48 hours, 4 days later I rung them up to book the table I tried to book online....not a great start but I was willing to give them a chance. Upon arriving we were... More 

Thank BurgessNeil
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted a quick bite to eat and El Mexicano hit the spot with is small and friendly feel. the service was quick, the food was delicious and fresh and portions sizes were just right - tapas style. (watch out for the chilli dipping sauce though - its hot!!). Would highly recommend to anyone.

Thank Stuart J
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great interior, nice menu, super tasty food, love the cocktails, big enough portions & need to come back to taste all those deserts :-)

Thank Wim B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy little restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating areas, great central location. Restaurant was quiet when we visited so the service was very fast; the staff were attentive, friendly and welcoming. The nachos for two (starter) are very filling - surprising for a nacho starter, so don't underestimate it. Food served piping hot, very fresh and delicious. Will visit again... More 

Thank JJBrooks2
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tapas . . . . .tasty and very reasonably priced. Sit outside and watch the world go by in 'theatre land'. Lots of street entertainment is usually happening too. The coffee is the best in Brighton!

Thank BrightonSally
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my new number 1 Tapas resturant. Great Staff, Fantasic Food, Great Cocktails. Its also very cheap

Thank Jim_bob_pres
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lunch here . Plenty of tasty stuff to choose from . Service super friendly , they really pay attention for their guests . Comming back for sure :))

Thank Michał T
Redhill, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a Saturday night with friends. We chose El Mexicano because of the good reviews, that it wasn't a chain & that we all love Spanish & Mexican food. We were not disappointed, the food was very tasty & all beautifully presented. The nachos were the best I've ever had! Between us we enjoyed a mixture of Spanish... More 

Thank Andi762014
West Sussex
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off for the lunch time special of two tapas and a glass of house wine for £7.95. Wasn't sure what to expect for the price but can say the tapas were exceptionally good, full of flavour and or reasonable size. The price and excellent service and fab flavours in the tapas definitely made up for it wine which was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $46
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 441273727766
El Mexicano sits in the heart of Brighton's theatre district and prides itself on being the only authentic Mexican restaurant in the area. Buzzy atmosphere is fueled by vibrant Latin vibes, music, cocktails and food. Authentic Mexican cuisine and Spanish tapas is the order of the day, including Enchiladas, mole, sea-food paellas and fajitas. After your meal, visit Valentino, the art deco style bar upstairs, which is licensed until 2am.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?