Ella Canta

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Mexican
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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London Restaurant Festival: 3 courses & a cocktail £39

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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 17:30-19:00

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

What 397 People Are Saying
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AS
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant experience all around. Excellent food, service and ambience.

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Best margaritas!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

So empty but great food

MS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and excellent service

DP
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Excellent food but ambience suffers from it being situated in a big hotel. Service was good but a bit over attentive. They did very kindly though replace for free a drink which I’d knocked over.

JL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best Mexican restaurants in London. Don’t waste the opportunity to try the Chiles en Nogada (special Independence menu). Margaritas en cocktails are not to be missed.

W
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant would recommend

PB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING
The staff are absolutely amazing
The food is outstanding
I can’t wait to come bk

A
London
15 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and the food is unique, authentic and every bite worth savouring. An absolutely enjoyable evening.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and great service. Loved it.

l
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely & delicious experience! Highly recommend it. Great location for a special occasion or a romantic dinner.

WG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was a bit hesitant about booking after reading a review by a food critic who was quite critical of this restaurant, but he could not have been more wrong. I can only imagine he is unfamiliar with the cuisine or the chefs who take it to a higher level. All our dishes were perfectly prepared, and the service was warm and helpful. Among our favorite dishes were the Ceviche Vampiro, the lamb entree, the carnitas, and the creamy poblano rice. The Calavera margarita was perfect to accompany the meal! I don't write online reviews very often, but I felt compelled to do justice to this restaurant. Thanks for a wonderful meal during our trip to London!

C
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 4

Every staff was welcoming, hospitality was great, service was good. Food on the other hand, overprice, small portion, starter was 6 prawns that cost £12. Main was small, drinks are overprice, food overprice, desert, overprice... I was still hungry when i left. I ended up going to another place to get something hearty to eat.

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable. Lots of unusual things. The octopus and the three milk cake were great. All of the staff were super friendly.

LM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Great experience. Excellent food. Service was friendly and helpful but unfortunately slow.

e
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent friendly and knowledgeable service in a good ambience.

CJ
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value brunch with delicious food and very attentive staff.

AD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and surrounding s were amazing however the music which started about 8pm on Saturday night was way too loud for a restaurant ! A DJ in a restaurant seems funny and the dance music was not in keeping with the food !

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 21 year old daughter selected the restaurant to celebrate her birthday. It was a brilliant choice, we all enjoyed everything we ordered. Every plate was prepared to perfection keeping the essence of the Mexican flavors and traditions while presenting every plate in the most tasteful and elegant way. From the overture, to the drama, to the main act all the way to the final curtain everything was an absolutely fantastic culinary experience. One that as born and raised Mexicans we truly enjoyed 5,000 miles away from our homeland. Thank you Martha Ortiz for truthfully representing the essence and flavors of the finest Mexican cuisine with such artistry.

LR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointed unfortunately. Had high hopes and really looked forward to taking my boyfriend for his birthday. We waited over an hour for our main and the birthday cake was delivered to the table behind by mistake. I didn’t make a fuss and I don’t usually complain but it wasn’t the best experience. L

NB
London
21 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.

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

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

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.

n
London
33 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.

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

Excellent all round. Would recommend. Will certainly return.

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.

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.

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.

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.

F
London
50 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.

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.

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.

OT
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.

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.

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

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

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.

OT
5 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

Absolutely stunning meal.

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.

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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