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El Nivel

First Floor, 28 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7JS +44 2081281297

(((() Mexican
Opening hours
Tuesday - Thursday : 17:00 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday : 17:00 - 00:00
Sunday : 17:00 - 23:00

Absolutely brilliant! Great food and lovely surroundings

Victoria Masters 15 September 2016
from London

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Specialising in agave spirits, cocktails and Mexican tapas, El Nivel in Covent Garden is the latest project from famed restaurateur and tequila connoisseur Tomas Estes. Featuring an authentic, Mexican saloon-style bar, the restaurant also serves up Latin specialities prepared by its Cordon Bleu head chef.

Comprising of small plates made for sampling and sharing, the El Nivel menu is split into meat, fish and vegetable dishes, each inspired by Latin cuisine. The guacamole ‘yim fun ho’ includes fresh strawberries and mango served on an edible shiso leaf, while the tres chiles colorados features succulent beef cubes with rich sauces and huitlacoche cream.

The tapas at El Nivel in London have been designed to perfectly complement its extensive range of tequilas, mezcals and cocktails. The citric tang of a Hibiscus Highball and deceptively sweet tequila-based La Marquesa offer punchy refreshment, and a diverse selection of international wines and ice-cold beers are also available.

An authentic Mexican watering hole in Covent Garden which also offers a host of private dining options, El Nivel is just a 5-minute walk from Leicester Square Tube Station.

El Nivel

First Floor, 28 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7JS

Contact +44 2072407400
Reservations +44 2081281297

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Customer reviews for El Nivel

4.6 (((() (based on 47 reviews)
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  • dinner (40)
  • romantic (22)
  • trendy (21)
  • lunch (15)
  • value (14)
  • private dining (10)
  • luxury (6)
  • business (5)
  • large parties (5)
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  • ((((( by from London

    Food was excellent - especially the pork belly and reasonably priced (about £7-£10 per dish). Service was just the right level of attentiveness and the waitress was very helpful in suggesting what and how much to order. And the tequila was lovely! A very different atmosphere from La Perks - much better for a quieter catch up/dinner. All in all I'd highly recommend the place!

  • ((((( by from London

    Absolutely brilliant! Great food and lovely surroundings

  • ((*** by from London

    The food was cold and, generally, not very nice.
    The photos of the interior of the restaurant make it look a lot better than it actually is.

  • ((((( by from London

    A hidden gem! Great drinks and food

  • ((((( by from Covent Garden

    It is a querky venue, quite small with a really good ambiance and great friendly service

  • ((((( by from London

    Very good friendly service.

  • ((((( by from London

    Gorgeous food. Full of flavour. Enjoyed the cocktails

  • (**** by from London

    Following on from some excellent reviews, i was looking forward to visiting El Nivel. Bar area downstairs was lively and vibrant, upstairs restaurant far more demure.

    Food wise, I couldn't be more disappointed! Labelled as a Mexican, I excpected quality Mexian based goodies. Hearty in their use of rice, black beans, chipolte sauses etc. What I was served up was small, tasteless and overpriced (2x4cm soft tacos with 3
    Small strips of barely seasoned
    Beef... £9!). I don't mind paying, but please make it worth it.

    I stopped after 3 'tapas' and decided to take business elsewhere before appetites were ruined.

  • ((((( by from London

    fantastic cocktails as ever, i particularly enjoyed the amazing chocolate desert paired with a wonderful Tequila

  • ((((( by from Norway

    Excellent food and service. Very friendly staff. Every dish was a delight and the wine was delicious.

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