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El Mexicana

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Mexican, Fast food, South American, Central American
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Middle Level The Exchange High Road | Unit 23B, Ilford IG1 1AS, England
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Ilford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

My kids love coming here if we spend more than a couple of hours in town. I can recommend the burritos! For the portion size and location the prices do seem a little steep, but they have no competition in Ilford re; Mexican food and the quality is good.

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Thank FMB2016
UK
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Shared nachos with a friend here on a recent trip. Also had some fried desert things similar to donuts, thoroughly enjoyed it

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Thank lolalu72
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

We love this place, esp the sweet potato fries and churros. The shredded beef is a real treat, only place I've had perfect halal beef. Prices are reasonable and service always polite. One of a regular lunch haunts. :)

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2 Thank Zaffareen K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

Had enjoyed great Burrito , Nachos with three toppings and potato wedges......Kids too like the all......had tried first time Mexican food and enjoyed a lot......good ambience, service is quite good....

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Thank Prashant P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

Visited with my kids. Sweet potato chips were great, wings were stale, Staff was unhelpful and don't dare ask for tap water even if you spend alot because they won't give you any. Not cheap either.

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Thank Z B
London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

Very good value, the sweet potato fries are made fresh and are to die for! With burrito meals averaging £6 including a side and drink, the multitude of filling choices will guarantee you leave feeling full (if not a bit over-stuffed) and satisfied, with enough money left over for the journey home... bargain! They also serve a small selection of... More 

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Thank kim t
Southampton, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

This place is great for grabbing a quick bite. I had a huge burrito stuffed with just about everything, but you can pick and chose your fillings (although there's a surcharge for more unusual things like avocado), & you can see it all freshly made in front of you. It was incredibly tasty and filling and thus I think good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

I love Mexican food, have it regularly while travelling to the US. Whenever we visit Ilford exchange, we grab a quick bite here. It can sometimes be very busy and things take time but if you go here at 12-12.30pm, chances are that you can get everything quickly. I love the sweet potato fries, the nachos, burritos, etc. To end... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Located in the ground floor of the Exchange shopping centre in Ilford. Visited EL Mexicana for a lunch meal (Burrito and fries), it cost £5.99 including a drink. The service was very efficient, but it’s all about understanding the toppings that go into the Burrito. The restaurant wasn’t busy considering it was lunch time. It offers all the typical Mexican... More 

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Thank CrystalPower
london
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61 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Ordered Mexican donut (Churros) and sweet potato fries - had to wait half and hour! The end product was bland, there was no sweetness in the potatoes and the inside of the Churros was undercooked which also tasted awful. We didn't have the mains and have no intention to.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast food, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Middle Level The Exchange High Road | Unit 23B, Ilford IG1 1AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Ilford
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 also a range of tasty side orders, hot and cold drinks and desserts.

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