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El Mexicano Restaurant

) #94 of 863 Restaurants in Brighton €€ - €€€ Mexican, Spanish,
7 New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF, England
+44 1273 727766
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (20 reviews)
“tapas” (53 reviews)
“guacamole” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Spanish, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
7 New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited here previously but on this visit noticed that's now tapas and Mexican, having previously only been Mexican. Was this due to the larger Mexican restaurant opening along the road perhaps? I still stuck with the Mexican though and went for pulled pork enchiladas....More

Thank Hats112
Reviewed 24 April 2017

El Mexicano is right next door to the Theatre Royal which is why we chose to eat there. It turned out to be a great choice, very good Mexican or Spanish food is on offer at reasonable prices. I would certainly chose to dine here...More

Thank AndyReflect
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great lunchtime offer of 2 tapas and glass of wine for just under £10. Generous portion and tasty tapas - decent wine but mainly central location to sit out and people watch.

Thank benjyk
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Really tasty Mexican food, fairly priced and good portions. We really enjoyed our food at El Mexicano! Thanks!

Thank Hazel C
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Wonderful friendly service and fabulous food. Great if you want to truly have an amazing evening, pre-concerts/pre-theatre. The Mexican Tapas is wonderful! Desserts are delicious!

Thank Lavendergal
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Have eaten in here several times, usually before I go to the theatre. Never had a bad meal in here. The staff are efficient if not a little bit robotic, in saying that they do their job well. The food is excellent. I had chicken...More

1  Thank stephanie b
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Visited El Mexicano before a trip to the theatre next door, very pretty restaurant and the waitress was lovely. We mentioned the theatre and once we had showed our tickets were given a free glass of prosecco - very nice touch! We ordered off the...More

1  Thank Sam H
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Snug little restaurant. Took a while for anyone to notice we were waiting to be seated, so we almost left. Glad we didn't. We ate off the lunch deal menu, so value at less than £10 each including a drink was excellent. I had the...More

1  Thank Julie C
Reviewed 13 February 2017

In a bit of a rush, cutting it fine before a matinee performance at Theatre Royal next door. Waitress could not have been more helpful, understanding time limitations we ordered 2 X tapas each plus 1 glass of wine each at an all inclusive price...More

2  Thank Trevor C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$44
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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