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El Mexicano Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Spanish
7 New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF, England
+44 1273 727766
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (19 reviews)
“tapas” (61 reviews)
“gambas” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm Hours
Mexican, Central American, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF, England
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1 - 10 of 262 reviews

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We sat inside but by the open front of the restaurant, perfect for a very hot sunny day. Food was excellent, I can particularly recommend the fajitas. Great service and lovely food and cocktails, very enjoyable and we will definitely return.

Thank Tracy1000
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My Friend took me here as a birthday treat, we had the lunch special 4 x tapas with a glass of wine, the food was the best tapas I have had and the portions were very generous unlike other tapas bars I have visited, the...More

Thank lyn p
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic. The food was amazing and the service was very polite. The Ambiance was excellent too. I fully recommend it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We had the sharing platter, Enchiladas and Fajitas. All great. Better than most Mexican joints in London!

1  Thank DaClicker
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent early evening dinner before a show. Tapas or full blown meals available. Really like this place.

1  Thank Marion C
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The meal was fine until one of the waiters dropped a plate of sauce over the floor/table and a member of our party. The staff promptly left us with napkins and cloths to deal with it ourselves then continued to completely ignore us for the...More

Thank emz161
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Lovely dining experience, I have been twice and the staff are always very attentive and smiling. Lovely food and wine at a good price.

Thank jojomaffyews
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Went for the £11 lunch tapas deal. Small glass of wine and choice of two tapas. We had patata bravas, chorizo and gambas, paella and croquetas. All tasty and great value.

Thank EssexTamdy
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The place I go with my better half for a pre-theater meal. Mid week a deal is available for this. Never had a bad meal - everything I've ordered is fresh, well cooked and very flavoursome. Service is generally always good bar a few very...More

Thank MrElmo
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

After a hall day on the beach we fancy a Mexican food, as we were walking in central we find the restaurant good located, tidy place. We had a nice starters, mains were good except my partnerone she had a chicken fahita the chicken was...More

Thank Halim C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 49
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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