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El Mexicano Restaurant

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7 New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF, England
+44 1273 727766
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Really enjoyed the wrap I had, full of yummy things but they also had several other vegetarian options very lovely service too and we arrived late and needed the meal quickly as were due at the theatre well worth a visit.

Thank Claire R
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Dropped in here before a gig at the Dome. Hadn't booked but they found us a table on a busy Saturday evening. We had the Nachos to share then a Pulled Pork Burrito and vegetarian Fajitas. All very good, tasty and hot. Reasonably priced too.

Thank Paul R
Brighton, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

We had a wonderful selection of tapas food here and also had some lovely wine too. It was quite empty though which was a bit of a shame, Hope it survives-as we will be back!

Thank JamesGMcLaughlin
Hastings, United Kingdom
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714 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Super friendly service. We were in a huge rush and they gave us the food mega quick but that did not ruin the high quality. The pricing was fair too.

Thank streakey
Epping, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We found this place while strolling and had tapas for dinner. Delicious! Lots of choice and decent prices. 7 dishes plus a portion of bread and one alcoholic drink came to £40. Really lovely place and hope that the huge Wahaca two doors down doesn't give them anything to worry about.

Thank Christine E
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Came here, with the intention of having Mexican but after seeing the menu opted for Spanish Tapas, sat outside eating and was not disappointed, all the classics you would expect, and very tasty not disappointed, not amazingly cheap but quality food for the money , A few doors away there is a large Mexican chain restaurant opted for this smaller... More 

Thank Robert H
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

I've been here on several occasions with my bird. We really enjoy the ambience - not too busy and feels very authentic. The food is delicious and the staff very attentive. And really great value for money to boot! My only criticism is that the portion sizes are slightly too large - I always leave feeling slightly on the bloated... More 

Thank Matt E
Winchester, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for quick lunch. Loved it. It's not outstanding but it's tasty, served quickly and with a smile. The food looks good, portions are good and has bags of flavour. Sat in the sun in late October, people watching. What's not to like? Really. And £20 for 2 people including drinks, for the lunch menu. Yep.

Thank RichSWinchester
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We are from the States and lived in an area overrun with amazing Mexican restaurants. We live in London now and we're surprised that some of the best Mexican food we've had in a long time was in Brighton. Delicious!

Thank KarliSP
Coventry, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Good selection of tapas attracted us to this city centre location, where we had a variety of dishes, that were sufficient for our lunch-time visit, with the package also including a glass of wine. We chose to sit out on the street, in the October sunshine, and enjoyed our "Spanish Style" experience here.

Thank Keith V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $44
Mexican, Spanish, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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: +44 1273 727766
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?