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“Burritos, subway style” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Mexicana

El Mexicana
Ranked #5,624 of 22,202 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Mexican, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Holborn
Description: For customers looking for something different in a convenient location, El Mexicana offers a variety of modern Mexican food that is tasty, satisfying and great value. Created from quality ingredients, served quickly and to the customer's exact requirements, it's a fun and exciting alternative to the food options traditionally available. From Burritos to Chili Baskets, all meals come with a choice of meat or vegetarian filling and a selection of extras including cheese, beans and salsa. There's al
Didcot, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Burritos, subway style”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Think of this place like the Subway of Mexican joints and you'll know what you're getting. Well, a more slower paced and friendly Subway anyway. Nice staff, great food, Mexican music playing - all you need for a quick bite. We'd originally planned to go to Subway - glad we didn't now!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James P
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“OK for a rapid bite but plenty of better options”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

only been there once: chef merit was, around 1pm weekday, when most restaurants were teeming, this one wasn't (perhaps not a good sign); so service was fast - and friendly; veggie burrito for £5 not great value, even for central London; edible enough, but nothing great. OK for a rapid bite but plenty of better options if you have time.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Poor imitation of London's other burrito restaurants”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

The last few years have seen a number of burrito chains spring up across London. They're very handy for a quick, budget bite that doesn't feel too unhealthy (if you pick the right fillings!).

With an ever-increasing number of places that meet a good standard (Chilango, Tortilla, Chipotle, Wahaca etc. etc.), I'm suprised that El Mexicana is still in business. Horrible stodgy fillings, greasy and lacking freshness and flavour. My advice - avoid. There's bound to be a much better place around the corner.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester England
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62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Handy Coffee and Chorritos stop near the British Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

We were a little overwhelmed by the British Museum but we found this place had nice hot chocolates and very indulgent Mexican Doughnuts (Chorritos) in caramel sauce.

I would like to return for a savoury dish. It looked like tortillas with subway style selection of Mexican fillings.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Davidbailey260365
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