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El Mexicano Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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7 New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF, England
+44 1273 727766
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 enchilada and it was so tasty. Really nice meal. We were a group of three... More 

1 Thank stephanie b
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 tapas set menu, 3 dishes for £10.50 or something close to that and you wouldn't... More 

1 Thank Sam H
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 calimari which was perfectly cooked. The other half had the chicken burrito which was huge... More 

1 Thank Julie C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 of £9.95 per person. Portions were huge, Gambas Aioli, Albondigas, Mushrooms in Garlic finally Chorizo,... More 

1 Thank Trevor C
Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
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271 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A restaurant next to Theatre Royal in Brighton. A lovely place to have a meal the food was very good we had Nachos for two to start followed by Beef burritos for mains and churros for two for desert. The portions were large and the food was piping hot and very good service. The only negative thing this place is... More 

Thank Edward J
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A thoroughly enjoyable meal at this restaurant. The Tapas menu was great and there was good variety. Cocktails were well done and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The chef even came out to see how our meal was! Highly recommend for date nights, meals with friends or just a quick bite.

Thank UkMoo
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived there and were quickly seated by a very kind waiter. He took our order and it arrived very quickly. The nachos were one of the best I have ever had in my life. For my main course I had a pulled pork burrito which was out of this world and would highly recommend it. The food was quick... More 

Thank Sam W
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We are regular visitors to the Theatre Royal, but for the first time we chanced upon this little gem of a tapas restaurant - absolutely perfect for a pre-theatre meal and all at a great tapas special price. Food was delicious, the service top notch and the whole experience was perfect. This will now be our regular pre-theatre venue.

Thank K3558UQmichaelr
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Really enjoyed the wrap I had, full of yummy things but they also had several other vegetarian options very lovely service too and we arrived late and needed the meal quickly as were due at the theatre well worth a visit.

Thank Claire R
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Dropped in here before a gig at the Dome. Hadn't booked but they found us a table on a busy Saturday evening. We had the Nachos to share then a Pulled Pork Burrito and vegetarian Fajitas. All very good, tasty and hot. Reasonably priced too.

Thank Paul R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$44
Mexican, Spanish, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?