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El Mexicanito Bruxelles

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#1,438 of 2,386 Restaurants in Brussels


$9 - $31
Mexican, Latin
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Vegetarian Friendly
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0.4 miles from Royal Palace (Palais Royal)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small restaurant with a family ambience and typical mexican decoration. My friends and I had a problem with the table because we arrived late and there wasn’t a place at our fiends’ table and the waiters were very nice to help us to find a...solution to be all together. Also waiters were nice and fast to bring us food and very good mojito and margarita. Food is typical mexican food, very delicious! Really recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed November 12, 2021

The margaritas were excellent. They have one with tamarind syrup which was delicious. The staff are super friendly and the food is decent though nothing to write home about. The service is incredibly slow and considering the quality, the place is overpriced. It cost us...50 euros per person ( including 3 drinks each two entrees shared between three people and main courses). The music is also horribly repetitive and a bit too loud.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 5, 2021 via mobile

Nice place with a good vibe. Food is good and portions are massive, cocktails are very good and the service is also nice. Can recommend.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed June 27, 2021

Visited here with several friends for dinner. The restaurant and the food does come across as authentic and overall the food was good though nothing remarkable. When I think of this restaurant I don't think of the food but the prices. I and my friends...all thought the menu was more expensive that was necessary. The Staff was somewhat friendly and spoke some English (thanks!). Rather than saying recommended or not recommended, I'd say try the place once and decide if you like the food and find the prices worth it. Personally, I don't think I'd go back, but happy to have visited the restaurant in order to make my own judgement. Reservations possible.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 13, 2021 via mobile

We were really disappointed when we visited this restaurant. The tacos were boiled shredded chicken with no flavour and just some sauce drizzled over the top. The rice tasted reheated and some grains were as hard as bullets. My partner ordered beef but it seems...he was served luke-warm pork. We asked to pay 4 times before the waitress finally came to take our payment. Will not be returning.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed June 24, 2020

We went for dinner and everything was correct: food, portions, and drinks (great micheladas and house-made nachos!). Staff is very friendly and efficient. I will come back!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

I had the 4 enchiladas. 1st of all they were cold. Cold food is something I really cannot understand, we were only 5 so why on earth.... 2ndly the food was not that good and really, really, really basic. If you charge 17 €, at...least give something in return. Truth be told: staff and athmosphere were nice.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020

I can't remember having a better service in a restaurant in Brussels. Warm and friendly, it's like being in Latin America. A true oasis is the rather unfriendly restaurant scene in Brussels. Having worked in a Mexican restaurant before, food is as genuine as you...will find in Brussels.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

The “Mexican” food was average even for europe. We heard great reviews and really looked forward to our reservation for a friends birthday. The margaritas are highly rated so we started there...but it was just ok and very over priced. The Paloma was tasty, less...expensive and twice the size. Guacamole was lacking seasoning. We ordered Tacos al Pastor...the meat was dry. On a positive note the salad on the side had a chimichurri garlic butter sauce that was excellent. Portions are not big enough to share as another review said. In fact a bit on the small side for what you pay when compared to other near by restaurants. Our server was kind and attentive. He gave recommendations, spoke Spanish, French and English. Note: It was cash only which left us running to an atm near by.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020

Came here with newly found friends. Everyone was so approaching. The Owner Even gave us free drink. I totally recommend this ace to everyone!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

I love this place :) Authentic Mexican food made by Mexicans ♥️ All the tacos are made with homemade tortillas :9

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed September 3, 2019

Im surprised to read bad reviews or perhaps me and my friends were just very very lucky! Great food and orders came very quick. Drinks (Micheladas and Margaritas were great) , friendly service, good music and fair prices. Really a good combination and I would...definitely recommend itMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

Don’t waste your time and your money in this pathetic restaurant - apart from their delicious margaritas, rest of the food and drinks were very bad. Salty guacamole, dry chicken and stinky fish. Really not worth it. And by the way there is no service...no...one seems to run the place (he or she might be on holidays:(More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

It was the third time I went to the Mexican restaurant, the cuisine is authentic and really tasty. What a pity that the service is just non existant. You wait for half an hour to get the first drinks, the starters came relatively quickly (20...min later) than they forgot to take the order for the main dish, disappeared for 30 min, 45 min later what two of the three dishes were ready, the waitress informed us, that there was not enough fish for the third dish, another 20 min waiting... it was specially annoying as I had invited friends and had praised the restaurant... overall I had to go 4 times to look for the service, we got the (fortunately great!) dishes after hours of patience and the girl got two times the orders wrong bringing confounding drinks. Service standards in Belgium are low, but, this was the worse I have experienced since along time. The owner has to get the service trained and professional if not this will become a disaster which would be a pity as the cuisine is top!More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 12, 2019 via mobile

If you enter a Mexican restaurant and you see a lot of Mexicans having dinner, I guess it is a good sign. Food is delicious and honest. Good portions. Margaritas are a must. Service, although in the slow side, is very attentive an nice. Will...return...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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El Mexicanito Bruxelles is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3