El Inca Plebeyo

(53 Reviews)
162 Essex Road, London, London, N1 8LY
Latin American, South American
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Opening hours

Sunday to Tuesday: 12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00.

Restaurant description

Experience a colourful taste of Ecuador and Latin America at El Inca Plebeyo on Essex Road, with a vibrant selection of dishes served in a bustling, rustic setting of exposed brick walls and a quirky collection of knick knacks throughout.

The El Inca Plebeyo menu specialises in traditional and modern Ecuadorian cuisine, with colourful dishes made to be shared. Zesty ceviches are made with sea bass, lime juice and rocoto chilli, while ripe plantains with homemade cheese are perfect finger food for the table. Succulent slow-cooked stews are a popular choice, while celebrated chef's specialities include the Ecuadorian slow-roasted pork.

Save room for dessert at El Inca Plebeyo in Islington, as rich chocolate fondant is served with chilli candies, while the bar serves up a concise international wine list, as well as artisan spirits from Ecuador.

A warm, inviting Ecuadorian restaurant in London, El Inca Plebeyo also serves kids' menus, and sits just a minute's walk from Essex Road Rail Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for El Inca Plebeyo
4.8
(based on 53 reviews)

96%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1)
  • business (2)
  • child friendly (11)
  • dinner (43)
  • large parties (5)
  • lunch (18)
  • private dining (4)
  • romantic (9)
  • trendy (10)
  • value (10)
  • By William T from London
    26 September 2020

    Very enjoyable, dishes we had were well presented and tasty. Staff very attentive and friendly. All I would say portions could be slightly big for the cost.

  • By Eva D from london
    24 September 2020

    fav dishes were plantain, quinoa dessert, and pisco sour!

  • By Westley Adaken A from London
    18 September 2020

    Amazing team and service was second to none - absolutely class. A real authentic dinner selection and it didnt disappoint, catering for any diet preferences as-well (as i ordered a number of vegan / Veg options) . The Mushroom Ceviche was excellent, as well as the patacones and the potato patties being so tasty that we ordered 4 portions. Jorge the owner and Chef greeted us and was a true gent - front of house and Chef, who was so friendly and wholesome. A real authentic and down to earth place which I will be visiting again soon.

  • By Emily M from London
    8 September 2020

    I had a beautiful dinner! The food is bright, fresh, simple, and high quality. The ceviche was really delicious and fresh. We also had some tasty cocktails, and tried some liqueurs made from fermented sugar cane, and fermented blue corn. Jorge is the best, and made good recommendations :) It was a great date night. I can’t wait to go back!

  • By Caroline G from London
    7 September 2020

    This is a lovely restaurant with very friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. Having spent time in Ecuador I felt the food was very authentic and really reminded me of my time there. Very fresh ingredients and delicious fish.

  • By Stephanie L from London
    31 August 2020

    The decorations was really nice, a bit of a reminder of Ecuador. We all tried different dishes and we all like them a lot. I tried the ceviche and it did remind me the one I had there, really nice flavour. Although Ecuadorian dishes are meat based I was glad to see some vegetarian options for one of my friends. Additionally the fresh juices were outstanding! And we got to eat fresh sugar cane dice! Overall, it was a very nice experience and I highly recommend the restaurant. I’m sure I’ll come back again to try the other dishes.

  • By Georgiana M from London
    31 August 2020

    Great, flavourful and zingy ceviche dishes, really good side dishes too. My first Ecuadorian restaurant but I will be back for more. Enjoyed the maitu - steamed sea bass in banana leaf with cassava and pak choi. They'd been very busy and had run out of pisco so made me a rum sour instead - delicious and fairly strong! They also had a great deal on Ecuadorian pilsener, which was surprisingly good (I say that because I don't like many beers!). The food was tasty and the service was friendly and relaxed - the kitchen was meant to have been closing at 10 but they did not usher us out or make us feel rushed at all - the kitchen brought stuff out to us even after 10 pm, which most restaurants don't do in the UK. A great experience!

  • By Carolina R from London
    22 August 2020

    Fantastic! Authentic Ecuadorian food. For the pork lovers, I recommend the Hornado Excellent service and very friendly. Pisco Sour a great drink to accompany the food. Also, the decoration of the place is so beautiful!

  • By Joris De Geest D from London
    4 August 2020

    Very nice little Ecuadorian restaurant. I had the Ceviche Clasico, which was a bit spicy (just perfect). The taste was great, but the fish is cut into very small chunks. Others at my table had the Ceviche Ecuadoriana, which they also enjoyed. For a main I had the Hornado, which was fantastic. We also had some plantains, potato cakes and the lentil & cheese as sides. Everyone loved the potato cakes and plantains. The service is also great as the waitstaff is friendly and happy to explain items on the menu and make recommendations.

  • By Joanna G from London
    22 February 2020

    The restaurant has the feel of the real Ecuador, with friendly owner/staff and authentic "local" cuisine. We especially enjoyed the ceviche and the octopus. Shame we couldn't stay for the churros.

Restaurant Location Map
El Inca Plebeyo
162 Essex Road, London, London, N1 8LY

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