Ella Canta

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376 reviews
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Mexican
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Transporting her unique blend of visionary artistry and authentic modern Mexican cooking to London, culinary superstar Martha Ortiz now has a home on Park Lane. Ella Canta draws inspiration from Martha’s world-renowned Dulce Patria in Mexico City, blending ancient cooking traditions with contemporary style, within a space designed by internationally-acclaimed interior architects David Collins Studio. Join the team at Ella Canta for Brunch! Your experience at £45 per person includes a 3 course meal from 11.30am on Saturday & Sunday along with 90 minutes of unlimited Margaritas! A la Carte brunch menu is also available. *Excluding following dates: Saturday 18th May, Saturday 15th June and Saturday 20th July as we will offer a special TULUM Brunch at £49.00 per person.

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NB
London
17 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really great relaxed Sunday brunch. The food was good and margaritas brilliant. But, what made it was the service. Everyone was great from start to finish. The only negative about the place is the decor, just bizarre. Bit like being in BHS in 1975.

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GT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent, really varied, colourful and tasty. Service and their recommendations was fantastic.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was not good at all. Both my husband and his friend got sick after.

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n
London
32 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere is really cool. The service is amazing! I was expecting more of the food to be honest, but was nice to visit.

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A
London
26 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round. Would recommend. Will certainly return.

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DT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Mexican food, interesting flavours and presentation. The staff were absolutely lovely and very knowledgeable.

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N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the brunch with my friends. However my baby chicken dixh was not cooked properly, there was blood & the meat was still clinging to the bones. It felt awkward to complain as no one asked during our meal if it was ok and we were all chatting and having a good time. I wouldn't come back for that reason.

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AI
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The service was exceptional, we had a Colombian waiter who was very attentive and made the experience worth it. Food was quite disappointing, they took it to far with the innovation and lost the local flavours.

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c
London
130 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Expensive for what it was. Very little choice for an inexpensive bottle of wine. Staff were really helpful - one of us didn't enjoy their main course and the staff were really happy to exchange this for something else. Starter was very good and also the desserts. Not sure I would come back - only if I picked a couple of the starters.

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F
London
46 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, waiters knew the menu very well and were able to advise well. Food was good but nothing wow considering the prices this goes for the cocktails too.

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e
London
14 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was exceptional (octopus starter followed by rack of lamb) and the service good and helpful especially as our knowledge of Mexican food is limited. The ambiance was awful however apparently modelled on a 1930’s British Rail waiting room, think 50 Shades of Brown made worse by uninspired lighting. Such a shame as the food was so good but despite this inexplicable poor decor we will return to sample some more of the excellent dishes.

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OT
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant - impressive list of tequilas and margaritas - food was nice but some dishes a little more bland than expected. The rice pudding with rum and raisin ice cream was a highlight.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It was an amazing evening, lovely food and great service. My only disappointment would be about the wine pre ordered. The white wine I originally chose was changed before the evening, and then on the evening that wine was in short supply, so needed to choose another. My choice of pre ordered red wine was also in short supply on the night and the alternative offered was okay but it wasn’t a full bodied red like a Malbec. The lady kept saying she had only found out about the wine requests an hour ago, the wine was pre ordered a month before, so this shouldn’t have been my issue. Otherwise we had a lovely evening celebrating my birthday.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Not bad but not appealing enough to return. We visited early evening and when I booked it several weeks prior I had been attracted by an early bird deal. However, even though we arrived for 6:30 we were only offered the a la carte menu. It was a bit embarrassing try to persuade the waiter that we should be able to have a pre-theatre menu. Service was attentive but hard to understand the strong Mexican/Spanish accent. Food was fine but not outstanding.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a very nice experience. Very enjoyable and recomendable. 😊

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Brilliant food. Service was patchy. Starters came too quickly and mains took too long. Servers were very pleasant though. I would go back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A twist on Mexican gourmet food, and as always amazing staff

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YS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stunning meal.

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A
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was really excellent. The staff were attentive and really eager to help with menu choices and share their favourite dishes as well as make recommendations based on flavours you, the diner, like and dislike. However, I was expecting a bit more. The tortillas were amazing but the pulpo was fried to the nth degree (tough despite the server saying it was going to be so tender), the pico de gallo was so so. The tamal was lovely (amazing coming from me considering I don't like tamal). But nothing blew me away at all. Maybe for London this is good value for money and it's probably the best Mexican food you can get in the UK but the standards are pretty low. I think Ella Canta has done and can do better.

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LS
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Brilliant food and staff, highly recommend. Pre theatre menu was great value.

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VR
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food especially with the brunch offer. Really friendly and efficient staff. Will definitely be back!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The restaurant is beautiful.
I expected more from the service and the food.
Service was painfully slow. Even when we mentioned this, it didn’t get better.
Food was nice but nothing special. For the price I wanted it to be amazing. Sadly it wasn’t.
I really wanted to love this place but I don’t.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Tasting menu was not as good as a la carte. Tasting menus normally tend to reflect best dishes. Service a little slow seemed like they were having an off day.

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening meal at Ella Canta. Celebrated my boyfriends 30th and the food was incredible. Staff were very attentive and helpful. Highly recommend

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JA
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible food! Servers recommended dishes to our tastes and drinks to go with it. Mexican food done right, which is difficult to find in London!

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JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously one of the best meals we have ever had. We will go back - my wife insists! We dined a la carte and every dish we had was just a wonderful experience. Wonderfully attentive and helpful staff.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just loved it!
Friendly, informed staff who obviously loved the food as well.
An amazing experience in a beautiful restaurant. Will be back!!

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LM
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was incredible and the food was delicious.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service from Emmanuel. We will be back!

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ZJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good service, lovely atmosphere and super food

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AS
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Went there with hight expectation. Some of the food was really lack of taste, some confusion with the right wine - wrong bottle first, next one with a cork and the right one almost to be poured in the glasses with the cork-wine. Asked by the waiter if we want more homemade chips with guacamole - but then they charged on the bill. Same with extra tortillas. Leaves a strange feeling. Positive: birthday cake on the house, generally friendly staff.

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

There was a very noisy group next to us. Made it impossible to talk in the whole section. Maybe a bit of sealing soundproofing can help, you need some mix sometimes between having buzz and it becoming too much...

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks, very friendly staff and fun atmosphere. Staff seemed to enjoy themselves but were very professional and attentive at all times. We received a small suprise cake slice, which was a very nice gesture as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We will be back!

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SA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Service very disjointed. Music way too loud, hard to converse with dinner companion. Food very disappointing - all style over substance. Not remotely 1* Michelin, am very confused why it attained this rating.

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BB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Service for the drinks was too slow

Food was tasty but octopus and pork options too small

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great experience, went for my mums birthday and food was amazing. We had a little issue with the ‘unlimited margaritas’ as we had only been given two in the 90 minutes allotted to them. However they made up for this by extending it and bringing them more frequently after that

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RB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saw this restaurant when the contestants on Masterchef visited to do a service in the kitchen and loved the look of the food. I generally find Mexican food in the UK disappointing but this was absolutely wonderful. The staff are knowledgeable and really friendly. They gave us an evening to remember. The Tres Leches (3 milks) cake is worth going back for alone. Stunning. I will be returning for sure next time I am in London.

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TS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I have been twice to Ella Canta and tried many things on the menu and I have mixed feelings. First- the food is beautifully presented, however overall just falls flat. The stand-out is definitely the black bean soup with fois gras..and the beef cheek, but only when they give you the black hot sauce. All the dishes I have tried are nice, but honestly lack the depth that Mexican food should have...I lived in the US for years and was spoilt with the quality of Mexican food and in comparison, Ella Canta just doesn't quite hit the mark. I REALLY wanted to love it..and so did my husband who is quite easy to please..but he was also was a bit underwhelmed.
Final positive notes, the staff are lovely and attentive and margaritas are great. Would return for a drink and a snack..but the search for really good Mexican in London continues..

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A
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. I loved absolutely everything. The decor, the staff is very friendly and they take the time to explain everything in the menu. I strongly recommend it.

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m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food despite the signature dish wasn’t good as the rest (a 38 Pound steak with tortillas - pretty average and hard as a rock)

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