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.
5.30pm - 1.00am
5.30pm - 2.00am
Brunch: 11.30am - 4.00pm
Dinner: 5.30pm - 2.00am
11:30am - 6:00pm
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Daily 6:00PM - 6:45PM 10:00PM - 10:30PM
Amazing food. One of the best I’ve had out of Mexico
While the food at Ella Canta was just superb, and the service quick and smart and friendly, the ambiance was made considerably less fun by the very loud banging EDM and techno music that started at about 8pm, making it all but impossible to have a conversation without shouting directly into each other's ears. What on earth is the point in making a restaurant sound like a night club? And don't get me wrong, I really like EDM and techno, I listen to a lot of dance music. Just not while I'm trying to eat.
I'm clicking 'no' to the question above 'Would you recommend Ella Canta to a friend?' because, to be honest, I wouldn't, not while it features atmosphere killing soundtrack.
Best Mexican outside of Mexico. Period.
My o my complain would be that the chilaquiles were a bit underwhelming compared to the other menu options (we ordered all of them lol). A little pizzazz would have made them perfect but overall this restaurant is like my gramma cooking in a very classy setting. Love Ella Canta and you will too.
Took my Mexican wife for her birthday. The staff were amazing: friendly and attentive. She said the food tasted like home. The Octopus was spectacular, just like in Campeche. Amazing bar and cocktails. We can't wait to go back.
Different flavors, great service!!
Texan desperate for a fix. Sunday huevos rancheros did the trick. Ask for the charred habanero salsa as it’s off the menu but outstanding.
I really love the flavours and quality of ingredients. They have great drinking options, alcoholic and non alcoholic. Love the decor, particularly the restroom area. Service was kind and efficient.
Pleasantly surprised, finally London has an authentic new style Mexican restaurant. Not the usual Tex Mex that tries to pass as Mexican. Flavours are authentic, spice heat is brought down a bit for the European palate, but that is easily added back.
Service is excellent, food good and place lively. Well done!!
This time I took 9 Friends to @ellacanta , got great, Great, GREAT comments from all of them, we had quite an internacional group with people from Singapour, Malasia, Italy, UK, Korea & Australia. I was very proud to show these Friends a little bit of Mexico. Met Enzo a great manager and had great services & smiles from Juliana, Andrea and my friend Reinaldo who let me play a song with my guitar to my friend in the table, THANK YOU !
The interiors are amazing, the service was flawless and the food was devine. Really recommend this for any occasion, personal or work.
Great atmosphere, food art, excelent tequila and Mezcal list, service and customer care is FANTASTIC. As mexican I can tell you that the Food transported me to my country, very autenthic mexican and modern food. I Love It !
Delicious handcrafted cocktails and innovative Mexico City cuisine make Ella Canta one of our favourites. Standouts include the duck with mole and the lobster!
We were here a few times. Every occasion is as good as before. Perfect.
Beautiful food and beautiful people. Defo recommend!
Great experience here Friday night. Friendly and attentive staff, excellent food and cocktails; not cheap but worth it.
Excellent food and service. Authentic Mexican food in a beautiful place with a lot of attention to detail. The Margaritas were fantastic. We had a great time.
The service was good but the food was not good at all. We had to send back most of the plates and that is the first time it happens to us.
Delicious gourmet Mexican food (Chiles en nogada’ exceptional!!), super friendly service, noisy DJ music unnecessary in my view...
Excellent food and excellent service from start to finish. Margaritas were fantastic! We had a wonderful evening.
Great restaurant. Unique flavours. The service was outstanding. Delicious cocktails, especially passion fruit Margarita. Already planning my second visit.
Service was great, concept of a weekend brunch with mini unlimited margaritias was also very good - they were very nice!
The food was good, we enjoyed every dish BUT pricey for what it actually consists of. The Egg dishes for main were only okay- i could easily whip up at home and the mound of tortillas under the eggs just made the dish dry. They need to be rethought with the presentation changed. Resturant istelf is very nice, if lacking a little atmosphere but there were not many people dining. Music could be a little louder and more upbeat.
For stylish and exciting Mexican food and ambiance Ella Canta brings high end Mexican cuisine to the London food scene. Feast on guacamole and duck in mole sauce. Finish with coconut flan. And do check out the cocktails which are fun for the tastebuds and the eyes. Amazing.
Delicious food ruined by appalling service. Until the arrival of the very efficient and charming Anna Maria there was no service at all! I sat in the bar for ten minutes awaiting my sister and brother in law and, although, only one of the three people in the bar, experienced no acknowledgement of my presence. Having given up on the bar we moved to the passageway. At the table we received two wrong drinks orders and another table’s food. The efficient and charming Anna Maria took over and completely changed our experience. Also gave us a cake and various other treats as it was my sister’s birthday dinner. I went a year ago and loved it but prob won’t go back despite the fantastic food. Could not recommend. Such a pity.
My husband and I had an amazing brunch at Ella Canta.
The bottomless margaritas are superb and the food was delicious.
We had tostada de pulpo and shrimp ceviche as starters, the dishes were fresh and tasty, presented in a really creative way.
For mains we had lamb which was lovely and chicken a la barbacoa which was divine.
For dessert we had churros and pan Dulce, the desserts are big portions, probably enough to share with the whole family.
The staff is friendly and attentive.
I am sure we are going back one day soon, I will definitely recommend this place to my friends and family.
We decided on the tasting menu on the occasion of the Mexican Independence Day. This was a big mistake. The entire menu, except of the ceviche was very boring without any taste explosion. The dessert contained only Ice Creme in various flavors. For this we could have gone to an Italien Gelateria! The interior is very sophisticated although there was no need for a DJ playing music as we were in a club. We were with friends and wanted to talk. Sorry the visit was rather disappointing.
very nice restaurant. Authentic and smart cuisine. I loved the variety of Mexican dishes and it definitely took me back home through the taste
Really nice vibe in there, service was excellent and there are 4 unique margaritas to try which was a highlight.
Food is fresh and some great chilli sauces to try (blackened habanero for the win)
Great service, likely the hospitality.
Our host explained the food and the tradition behind the dish. Overall we had a good time with great food. Thank Ella Canta!
Incredible food, cocktails and amazing friendly service. Great experience.
Great Mexican food and great cocktails. You should go!
I thought dinner at Ella Canta would nicely complement our visit to the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the V&A and it was absolutely the right choice! It is wonderful to see high-end Mexican food showcased here. I am Mexican and my friends kept asking if the food was authentic. The ingredients are of the highest quality and the dishes are all based on traditional cuisine but all with an interesting twist. I loved the huarache to start and the black mole was a delicious main course albeit a bit too salty for my taste. The pastel de tres leches was truly amazing. Not keen on the café de olla with the ice foam on top as it made the coffee cold too. We all loved the guacamole with the grasshoppers. In general we had a delightful evening and all in our party of six very much enjoyed their food. The only disappointment was that our waiter, who had been brilliant, presented a tray with mezcales and tequilas at the end of the meal. He went to ask who wanted what and proceeded to serve. We all genuinely thought the drinks were on the house but do not be fooled by the over enthusiastic hospitality, these Mexican digestifs will certainly be added to your bill.
Absolutely stunning food and fabulous service! Would go again and again!
Amazing restaurant! Best Mexican cuisine in London and really friendly staff
My wife and I enjoyed a splendid Sunday Brunch at Ella Canta.
We went with the fixed price menu including unlimited margaritas. To begin with, the service was impeccable (from arrival to end)....just what you'd like for a casual Sunday: friendly, informative and engaging, yet they gave you space/time to savour and enjoy the food and drink. With the fixed price you get a choice of a starter, main and dessert. The food was exquisite with petite, yet flavourful starters and very well sized mains. We had the octopus tostada and shrimp aguachile, respectively, as starters. The former was very flavourful and latter nicely tangy with citrus. For mains, I had the chiliquiles (verde) and my wife the torte bread with slow cooked pork with a side order of the melted cheese with chorizo. Both mains were very well prepared and lovely. the side was perfect when it arrived, one suggestion is including a to keep the queso warm while at the table as ours went solid quite quickly. We finished off with churros (chocolate/caramel sauce) and vanilla flan (both excellent). The timing between courses was perfect and food came out just right temperature wise. Presentation was very nice as well.
The 4 varieties of margarita were interesting (grapefruit, lavender, hibiscus and pistachio) as well....I also had a traditional with salt. Once through the varieties, you can pick your favourite and keep on going...mine was the pistachio.
The venue is nice if a bit "cold" feeling. very high ceilings, open spacing and medium wood make for a bit disconnected feeling. Maybe a bit more colour to warm the room up? A minor point to be sure.
Only one small knock because of price....as £100+ for brunch seems a bit high but I suspect you are paying for location and proximity.
All in all, we really enjoyed it although the price point makes it more of a special occasion place.
Food was excellent and a definite step up from the typical Mexican cuisine we're used to in the UK. However, that shouldn't mean that the restaurant lacks the vibrancy, excitement and colour of Mexico and sadly Ella Canta seemed like a typical 'hotel' restaurant with little personality, even though the excellent waiting staff tried to compensate for that. In fact, apart from the food, the restaurant is almost indistinguishable from Theo Randall's resturant in the same hotel.
Great food and service . Big shout out to Vlad who was amazing
It’s hard to find authentic Mexican cuisine in London. This was some of the best we’ve had (and we are searching constantly). The carnitas “drowned sandwich” was very good; the octopus appetizer and black mole tamal excellent; and the tomatillo and red salsas excellent. A little pricey, but the refined setting (nicely spaced tables, and a relaxing room) matches the price. Service was convivial and helpful.
Really outstanding and imaginative food. Great raw and fish items. Music very loud so more suited to group dining that romantic meals a deux.
Amazing food and the services is phenomenal. Very well located.