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Daily 6:00PM - 6:45PM 10:00PM - 10:30PM

About Ella Canta

*Join the team at Ella Canta for Brunch! Your experience at £59 per person includes 3 course meal from 11.30am on Saturday & Sunday along with 90 minutes unlimited Classic Margaritas!

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.

One Hamilton Place
Park Lane
London, W1J 7QY
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday
11.30am - 1.00am

Thursday -Saturday
11.30am - 3.00am

Sunday
11:30am - 6:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7318 8715

Website:
http://www.ellacanta.com/

Executive Chef:
Martha Ortiz

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Ella Canta Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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Spicy (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Romance (14)
Group Bookings (12)
Business Meals (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Cosy (7)
Healthy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
People Watching (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Brunch (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Casual (3)
Child Friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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vip
 (México)·Dined 3 days ago

We had weekend brunch. The food was copious and absolutely stunning - at last London has somewhere that serves authentic modern Mexican food - innovative and beautiful. Margaritas were delicious and service was perfect. Highly recommended!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 10 January 2018

Ella Canta is a wonderful addition to the London Restaurant scene! The Food is REAL Mexican but to an elevated level. Please don't make the mistake of equating this to Tex Mex burritos and tacos. This is very sophisticated food done to perfection. If you like Latin American restaurants like Coya, you will LOVE Ella Canta. The drinks are creative and delicious! The ambiance created by everything from the staff clothing to the creative barware and table ware add to the whole experience. I will be coming back again regularly!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 16 December 2017

Quite possibly the best restaurant I have ever been to, food was excellent, incredible presentation and a genuine concern for customer satisfaction from the informative and friendly staff. Would 110% recommend to a friend

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 5 December 2017

Nice decor and ambience however very limited vegetarian options and sadly the vegetarian food I sampled was mediocre. Cocktail menu was extensive and very good

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 (London)·Dined on 14 November 2017

Loved it. Great food and service.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 November 2017

Ella canta was an experience! Mexican food with a twist, basic poor dishes of typical mexican cousine brought to a sophisticated level, very well presented and tasty.
Our table wasn't really the best, just at the entrance, but I could see that inside was really cool, also the bar area looked very nice, would definitely go back for a drink at the bar.
Loved the staff, very friendly, funny and well dressed, the location is just on the street, so not a great view, but I guess in the evening you don't notice it as much as lunch.
We had a big lunch, a bit of everything, pato al mole and cochinita were delicious. Also tried the spiced hot chocolate and some mezcal and tequilas, they have a fantastic selection.
Would definitely go back soon!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Miami)·Dined on 27 October 2017

Great food, fantastic cocktails and very good service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 26 October 2017

Once again exquisite flavor, unique combinations and great service!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 23 October 2017

Fabulous Mexican restaurant with delightful service & great sharing plates. Spicy sauces are superb and the general ambiance is both interesting and comfortable. We had Monday night birthday dinner for a friend and were made to feel very special. Beautiful decor and the cocktails are delicious.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Attentive wait staff dressed in pretty Mexican flower hair pieces and bolero trousers and tops in pastel colours. Chic furnishings. Fun bar ware!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2017

It's hard to find good Mexican food in London and this didn't disappoint.

Every dish was outstanding, a flavour sensation, and the staff were fun, friendly and super efficient.

Highly recommend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 13 October 2017

What a fun place with an excellent service!
Cevice was the highlight of the meal for me. Give coffee a miss though.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on 12 October 2017

Although I have now lived in London now for over 10 years I still miss having great Mexican food options. Ella Canta is a refreshing reminder to us that the Mexican kitchen is so much more than quesadillas, tequila shots, deep-fried Chimichangas and "tex-mex" most places offer. I love a great burrito and tacos too, but if you're going out for a proper meal, elegant setting and want Mexican food, this is where you want to be. Martha Ortiz brings London an exciting menu filled with flavours deep in Mexican tradition. We had the tamal, guacamole nacional, ceviche and tacos to start. All were delicious but the fish tacos definitely deserve special praise. I chose the duck with mole as my main. Heaven! We certainly plan to return to Ella Canta real soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on 12 October 2017

The food was delicious but you struggle to escape the sense - especially when you first enter - that this is a hotel restaurant. Bar is great. Cocktail list amazing. But go for the food! The only slight negative was the imbalance between rice and chicken. Too much rice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on 11 October 2017

Delicious food, authentic flavors and service just as if you were in a top restaurant in Mexico City.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Hot Spot, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fun, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 10 October 2017

The ambience at lunchtime is a bit lacking (or maybe still too early for people to have discovered it), but food, service and cocktails are all outstanding.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 October 2017

The best Ceviche in London

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 (London)·Dined on 6 October 2017

Great atmosphere, excellent service and the quality of the food was perfect.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 6 October 2017

Lovely bar and cocktail list to start. Very inventive menu from starters through to dessert. Very professional service and nice ambience. To me this belongs in the top tier "wow" London restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 5 October 2017

Amazing service, very attentive. Gorgeous food and cocktails!

Tags: Fun, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Spicy
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 (London)·Dined on 30 September 2017

The pickled salmon starter is to die for. We also had the duck mole and slow cooked pork main which were delicious. The service was flawless and the cocktails sublime. I will be recommending this place to friends

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Spicy, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Fantastic service and presentation, wonderful modern twist on traditional Mexican flavours and dishes, with ingredients flown in directly from Mexico. This is not tex-mex or oaxaca equivalent, this is a much more sophisticated take.

The octupus and cochinita pibil were real stand out dishes, as was the talavera purpura cocktail.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 27 September 2017

The different tastes & textures are unique, bringing out new + fresh flavors into traditional dishes.
The wine list is spectacular, well chose varietals to go with the various dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 24 September 2017

Ella Canta was a breath of fresh air, with flavors & textures that surprise and please. The combination of ingredients is unique, condiments are outstanding and now one can see why Martha Ortiz is one of the most recognized chefs in the world!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 24 September 2017

Authentic mexican food with a wonderful refinement. One of my new favourite London restaurants without a doubt.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on 21 September 2017

That was one great experience! Authentic food just as I had it in Mexico. Outstanding interiors and charismatic staff. The place is a new hot spot. Strongly recommended!!
P.S. The food generally is not very spicy, so if you like it spicy in a Mexican way - ask for spicy salsa.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 16 September 2017

Great upscale chic-Mexican restaurant. Martha Ortíz presents an amazing spin on traditional dishes and ingredients.

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·Dined on 15 September 2017

Excellent Friday night at beautiful Ella Canta restaurant! Excellent interpretation of modern Mexican haute cuisine . We had table for two for late dinner night. Service was attentive knowledgeable about every single dish; and charming. Rare qualities even in some of London's top restaurants. Overall it was an excellent experience! Chef Martha Ortiz came to our table to have a quick chat. We are really appreciated for Chef time and it was a great honor to met the best Mexican Chef in the world. The food they were all executed perfectly. If you want haute cuisine based on ingredients and themes from Mexico then you need not look any further.
It was an excellent experience and we thoroughly enjoyed the service and the food as well we could meet an extraordinary Chef from Mexico!
Best. xxx

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Casual, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Spicy, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 14 January 2018

HIgh end creative Mexican Brunch with "unlimited" margaritas in a 90 min window. They begin with 6 starters and then a main and dessert. Way more food than we needed. I would suggest they do a lower cost option for those with smaller appetites. Great room - glad it wasn't crowded.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on 5 January 2018

The service is impeccable. Staff are lovely and knowledgable. The food wowed us our first visit but disappointed us on our second trip. The recipes are amazing but it fell short this second visit. The octopus was flavourless and tough, the tamale was slightly cold and nothing special.
The cocktails are nothing short of incredible.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2017

The food quality has diminished since its opening.
The service continues to be very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 2 December 2017

A great restaurant, combines a mixture of; good original food, great atmosphere and service.
Will come back.

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·Dined on 17 November 2017

Loved the decor, the attention to detail, the number of people serving, the ambiance. The food was not great but the churros were divine. Would love though to go back to try the tamales and other dishes... as the service was very good and the DJ was spot on with the salsa music.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 13 November 2017

My good friend and I had lunch at Ella Canta on a Monday which was quite quiet. The restaurant is trendy with a good feel and very welcoming. The food was beautifully presented, colorful and delicious. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Excellent modern Mexican cuisine, attentive service and smart setting. In early Nov. around the Day of the Dead, the staff looked amazing with traditional face painting and elegant uniforms. Unfortunately this restaurant is already attracting loud groups and, whilst we like a lively atmosphere, our evening was spoilt by the constant shouting, no less than three happy bday songs, and a live DJ pumping up the volume to the point we couldn't hear a word from the waiter explaining each course. As in most top restaurants, large noisy tables should be confined to private rooms. For the average price of £290 per couple (incl. 2 cocktails and 1 of the cheaper bottles of wine) you would expect to leave impressed not annoyed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy
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 (London)·Dined on 2 November 2017

Food was good but a bit challenging - we didn’t love everything, which we would normally with a tasting menu. Atmosphere and service were great especially the costumes for day of the dead.

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 (London)·Dined on 30 October 2017

Really good Mexican food - we went for the tasting menu at £80 each so not cheap. However you could certainly get away with paying less if you went a la carte. The guacamole (with edible golden grasshopper!) was especially good! Service friendly and attentive. Very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 24 October 2017

Rather expensive for what is essentially very simple fare, but delicious flavours! Lovely room too and very attentive staff. Worth a visit. £260 for two people with one glass of champagne and one margarita.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 20 October 2017

Although located in a hotel there is a separate entrance that makes this feel more free standing. The two standouts are the superb food and the excellent cocktails both in their own way special in that they would not be easily found elsewhere. Slightly standoffish service and not such a great atmosphere not helped by being virtually empty apart from a very few other diners - maybe better in the evening.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Beautiful ambiance from the moment you enter. Great unique Budda bar like music. Great selection of Tequila, excellent margaritas. Service is top ten. BUT; even though food was tasty, it did not deserve the justification of their price.

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