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Ella Canta

4.3
88 reviews
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£41 and over
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Mexican
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*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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
12.00pm - 2.00am

Saturday
11.30am - 2.00am

Sunday
11:30am - 6:00pm

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Phone number
020 7318 8715
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Martha Ortiz
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Offers

Interval or Lunch menu: 2/3 courses £25/£36

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 31 January 2018

Ends: 27 April 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30

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

What 88 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
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3.8
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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Haute Mex - falling short of the mark for anyone who has spent time in Mexico City (some very bland flavors ) and is expensive but our waiter Vladimir (if it had not been for him we would have walked out early) made the occasion.

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3.0Dined on 10 April 2018

We were warned by a staff member at the Intercontinental Hotel, who we told we were dining at Ella Canta, to have patience with the service, another staff member told us to go for drinks but "we might like to dine elsewhere". After our experience, I would say they were right to some extent. We found that we were treated correctly by some staff members, such as the maitre, however, our server was overly familiar and relaxed and showed a complete lack of interest trying to resolve an issue we had. The restaurant was really quiet, just another 2 or 3 tables, so there wasn't much atmosphere either. We were a group and ordered various dishes to share, so we tried many of the plates on the menu. Some we liked, some we didn't. Probably wouldn't go back.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Fantastic food and menu. The atmosphere is very special. Everybody was happy. Real Mexican food at its finest.

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4.0Dined on 19 March 2018

Good Mexican food is hard to find in London, so I try everything to see what’s tolerable and what’s off my list. There are maybe three places in the city that make me feel that they understand the flavours and combinations of Mexican food. Ella Canta is definitely not a traditional Mexican style, but the flavours are spot on. The Aztec soup had the perfect flavour of a traditional tortilla soup served in a different way. Ceviche was fresh and presented well. The pork carnitas tasted like home with the fresh-pressed corn tortillas. The only meh dish at the table was the chicken. It was just ok and didn’t exhibit the traditional flavours or the other dishes.
Service was good but a bit on the slow side.
Margaritas were a bit small and would do with better presentation as blended rather than no ice.
Overall, I would definitely recommend and will go again. But don’t expect it to look like Baja style, New Mexico style, or have refried beans and rice.

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Excelente comida , es lo que esperábamos de la cocina de Martha Ortiz , que orgullo que abriera un restaurante en Londres 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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5.0Dined on 13 March 2018

It is great to have real nouveau cuisine Mexican in Mayfair, ‘in the middle’ of London. The spirit of Mexico City’s Dulce Patria -Ortiz’ restaurant-, is felt since the entrance. Waiters are as nice as in Mexico City, the menu is incredible, the food, delicious!!!

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Excellent Sunday brunch with great food and limitless cocktails. The service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Outstanding food and service. Husband is Mexican and I lived there for many years and this is hands down the most authentic Mexican food we have eaten in the UK exquisitely prepared. Not cheap but absolutely worth it for a special occasion. We had brunch with our limited margaritas which were unbelievably good. Lunch menu looks pretty accessible and we will definitely be going again.

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Excellent drinks, authentic and delicious food and creative cocktails

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3.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Food and cocktails looked amazing but lacked citrus

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

An incredible evening with a delightful ambience. Thank you to the chef Martha Ortiz for being so wonderful when she met us and the amazing friendly staff and manager at Ella Canta for a fabulous meal, experience and a slice of beautiful Mexico in London! Hugely inspired by Frida Kahlo too which made me love it even more! I shall return or visit the restaurant in Mexico City!

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3.0Dined on 20 February 2018

it’s good food and worth a visit , been twice now but there are other mexican restaurants i prefer

probably my expectations were too high as was expecting it to be close to the level of cosme new york

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Expensive but worth going! Amazing food, service very friendly and very good. I will go back.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Excellent food and really friendly staff. Even had a mariachi band for valentines!

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2.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Had to wait 50 minutes for our pre-booked table and we weren't offered a drink or apology.
Our waitress was lovely but the sommelier when asked for wine recommendations would start at the £100+ bottles which we found odd, there was a heavy push to sell.

In general the food was ok, and the restaurant had great ambience.

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Very warm and friendly staff. Loved the food I will defiantly be back

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Great service, loved the decor and the food was outstanding. Fun, vibrant, delicious. We will definitely be back when menus update. Manuel was a fabulous waiter and looked after us perfectly.

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

We arrived with a group of six people for brunch and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Very attentive staff, amazing Mexican food and very good margaritas. The venue has a nice feel to it as well. Our friend with lactose intolerance was served some alternatives that looked almost better than the regular fair. The waiter always made sure we had everything we needed and looked after us well. Can 100% recommend it.

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3.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Went for the lunch set menu, left hungry and had to stop for sandwiches afterwards. Still cost over £100 with cocktails, which were disgusting. The food looked pretty, with beautiful colours, but that didn't compensate for the lack of flavour and tiny portions. The room is bleak and has no redeeming features and service was poor. Won't be returning.

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5.0Dined on 31 January 2018

We visited for my husband's 30th birthday and had a brilliant evening. The wait staff were really attentive and knowledgeable on the menu and more than happy to answer questions on the food. The food was phenomenal - hands down the best Mexican food we have ever eaten. Very authentic and exciting! Would certainly visit again and recommend.

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5.0Dined on 28 January 2018

Amazing as we loved the service and food. So much so that, we are going again soon!

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4.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Great last dinner for our London weekend. Restaurant was beautiful and the staff was amazing. Everybody was very professional and super friendly. Glasses were never empty from water (or other drinks). The food was really good, but with interesting combinations I've never tasted before. It really shows that Mexican food is more than Tex-Mex tacos and burritos. The guacamole was a great starter and the chocolate/corn cake was devine! A little bit more expensive that our regular dinner out, but wortih it, mostly because of the staff and the atmosphere they set. Would deffinetly recommend this restaurant for special occasions, or for a more fancy dinner out.

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Great food, great margaritas, great service. We hope to come back soon and have Vladimir as our host again. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on 26 January 2018

Great restaurant from a great and authentic Mexican chef!!! The food is as good as it can be!!! I think this is the best Mexican restaurant I have tried in Europe.

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5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Great service, excellent food, really enjoyed my dinner

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Great starter, great prehispanic chocolate, tasty pulled pork, dessert just ok.
The dj was not up to 5 star hotel, it ruined the night. Unimaginative music choice, too loud (it is still a restaurant not a disco), some very bad tunes (rap songs in a restaurant, really?) and no sense of the pulse of the night. Most customers were uncomfortable but he didn’t notice or care.

Service ok, but I was expecting better.

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3.0Dined on 30 December 2017

They forgot my request of putting a Happy Birthday Message on the dessert

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2.0Dined on 30 December 2017

Horrible food and service. It’s nothing like her restaurant Dulce Patria in Mexico City. The food was over seasoned. The drinks finally arrived after the main course was served.

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3.0Dined on 28 December 2017

We found out about Ella Canta searching for top new restaurants in 2017. Made a reservation and surprisingly noticed the restaurant was located in our hotel. Convenient but not fond of hotel restaurants in general. We were seated at a very odd table, not conducive for conversation amongst three people. We opted to change tables but were made to wait 40 minutes for a table I was finishing their dessert. We were informed that another table of the same layout was reserved for a very special client . Orange or client special? Once we sat down, I asked about a booth that still seemed vacant. I was informed that the booth did not have a reservation we did not ask for that kind of table. That was disturbing. The service was outstanding, the food was good enough but not as spectacular as the price commands.

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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on 13 December 2017

Ella Canta is a special place for food and has a terrific cocktail offering. I must go in the evening as at lunch it just lacks a bit of atmosphere but not due to the service which is a bit laid back but charming and in keeping with the overall feel of the place. Mexican food as you have not experienced it ever before.

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4.0Dined on 9 December 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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1.0Dined on 2 December 2017

If you like sitting next to a DJ whilst eating, being ignored by the staff, unable to chat to your fellow diners and being served less then mediocre "Mexican" food then this is the restaurant for you. The dishes presented were ill defined, generally unseasoned and missed the complexity of flavours expected from high quality Mexican cooking. I just hope Ortiz wasn't in the kitchen that evening as I would hate to think this was in anyway acceptable or intended for Ella Canta. Ella Canta, more like Ella No Canta!

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3.0Dined on 18 November 2017

Could do with branching out the menu slightly. The sauce with the beef was really not good. The other mains were average. Starters were better. Fun cocktails but not the best. Was expecting more. Strange gimmicks too. On the positive side guac and ceviche were really delish, but then guac isn't too difficult.

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