Ella Canta

4.4
169 reviews
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£41 and over
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Mexican
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
*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.

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, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
5.30pm - 1.00am

Friday
5.30pm - 2.00am

Saturday
Brunch: 11.30am - 4.00pm
Dinner: 5.30pm - 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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Public Transit
Hyde Park Corner Tube Station
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Entertainment
DJ entertainment every Friday and Saturday night.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

What 169 People Are Saying
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C
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

La comida muy auténtica, margaritas de diferentes sabores muy buenas y el un buen servicio

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KM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ella Canta was an absolutely amazing way for myself and my boyfriend to celebrate our anniversary. The staff were very pleasant, food was amazing and the atmosphere was really fun. A big thank you to the team at Ella Canta for a truly memorable evening!

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h
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It felt special, fun and not fussy or formal. Lovely staff. I’d go back!

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AH
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was top notch! Great looking cocktails. Food was excellent. Presentation of staff in lovely headdress added to the atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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p
London
32 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I don’t recommend at all! Ordinary food , terrible service , no ambience and overpriced for what it is.

Actually sad that it is considered one of the best Mexicans in town

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FM
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu had the best Mexico has to offer, impecable presentation and excellent mix of textures and flavours, the best option to discover new exotic and vibrant ingredients cooked to perfection. The service is always at the highest level with kind and smiling staff, it feels like being in Mexico.

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S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, different and good.

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ME
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great service and friendly staff. But the cocktails margaritas were not the same as 'cocktail in the city's. That's the reason I made reservations.

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TG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

WEIRD ! Place looks like it is from another string era. Terrible lighting. Different but awful food. Worst meal I have ever had in London!

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SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very authentic Mexican brunch followed by colourful and very tasty margaritas. We are definitely coming back for more!

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MA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to have a Sunday brunch with a group of friends and I was gladly surprised by this restaurant. We wanted to try a different brunch and this was a perfect choice. We decided to take the 3 course option, share it all and ask the waiter for suggestions as to what to order. He was very nice and chose perfectly for us. Plus, I loved the tasting menu of delicious margaritas that came with the brunch.
I will definitely recommend this place.

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NH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderfully theatric cocktails and the ceviche was to die for. They even let us wear their Frieda Cahlo style head dresses and take pictures for my mums 50th, and brought her a sweet birthday treat

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant we had brunch menu with margaritas well worth the £45 a head. Margaritas were wonderful, exotic flavours and free flowing for 90 minutes. Staff attentive and super nice. Food was inventive with a innovative twist on your normal Mexican menu would highly recommend great for girly catch ups

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CS
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service , very professional team, and food was fantastic, one of the best Mexican restaurants in London, if not the best!

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really good and authentic - the cocktails were pretty amazing too!

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing.. one of the best restaurants in London. The attention to detail of every element makes the experience a memorable one,

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NB
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really delicious food! The service was great, only downside was that for bottomless brunch service was slow. Was more a case of a drink with each course than bottomless brunch.

But otherwise it was great, really enjoyed the quality of food. Wasn’t too busy so was a nice atmosphere.

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing service, delicious margaritas, we will be back!

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E
London
14 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch experience. Food was great, as was the margaritas and overall service. Highly recommended!

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n
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous from food, to service to interiors and atmosphere!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. One of the best I’ve had out of Mexico

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

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.

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d
London
12 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SO
London
90 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Different flavors, great service!!

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TC
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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LK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SG
London
10 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!!

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OC
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 !

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W
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The interiors are amazing, the service was flawless and the food was devine. Really recommend this for any occasion, personal or work.

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OC
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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 !

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j
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious handcrafted cocktails and innovative Mexico City cuisine make Ella Canta one of our favourites. Standouts include the duck with mole and the lobster!

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MO
London
14 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were here a few times. Every occasion is as good as before. Perfect.

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OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and beautiful people. Defo recommend!

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience here Friday night. Friendly and attentive staff, excellent food and cocktails; not cheap but worth it.

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

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.

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CP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious gourmet Mexican food (Chiles en nogada’ exceptional!!), super friendly service, noisy DJ music unnecessary in my view...

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A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service from start to finish. Margaritas were fantastic! We had a wonderful evening.

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Unique flavours. The service was outstanding. Delicious cocktails, especially passion fruit Margarita. Already planning my second visit.

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