Pieno Lleno

(85 Reviews)
68 Southchurch Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, East of England, SS1 2RR
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Main course: £13
Food spend: £22

Opening hours

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 16:00 - 22:30
Friday: 16:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:30.

Restaurant description

Capturing the colour, spice and passion of proper Mexican food, Pieno Lleno is a relaxed eatery in Southend-on-Sea. A great selection of classic dishes are served up alongside carefully crafted cocktails, with a small al fresco seating area at the front.

Traditional favourites from Mexico feature on the Pieno Lleno menu, along with inventive Mexican takes on other world dishes. To start, there are nachos to share, topped with cheese, guacamole, salsa, sour cream and jalapeños, moving on to specialities like sizzling fajitas with a choice of fillings. There are burritos, chimichangas, and even Mexican paella with spicy rice and cajun chicken. Fusion recipes are also on offer, like Mexican pizzas, and succulent steaks, burgers and fresh seafood cooked on the grill.

A range of crowd-pleasing exotic cocktails are served at Pieno Lleno in Southend-on-Sea, including crowd-pleasers like margaritas, piña coladas and even a signature sangría. For pudding, there are signature banana burritos with Nutella, and classic churros.

A fun slice of Mexican dining, Pieno Lleno is just a 10-minute walk from the family-friendly attractions at Southend-on-Sea Pier.

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

Customer reviews for Pieno Lleno
(based on 85 reviews)

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  • al fresco (2)
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  • child friendly (28)
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  • large parties (29)
  • lunch (35)
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  • By Peter B from Canvey
    29 February 2020

    Excellent food, service and good prices. Will be visiting again.

  • By Michael P from Southend on Sea
    27 February 2020

    Arrived half an hour early but this was not a problem. Very warm welcome. The three of us shared a platter for starters and there was plenty of variety and quanitity and it was good quality food. We all had separate main courses. None of us could manage to clean our plates, I'm afraid as the portions were too much for us but again, the quality of the food was excellent. At the end of March I will be booking the restaurant again for my birthday meal with the family!

  • By Sharon C from Rayleigh
    22 February 2020

    OMG, the food is to die for! Great friendly service, big portions and an incredible price. Love the cocktails too, definitely recommend.

  • By Deborah D from Southend-on-Sea
    18 February 2020

    Brilliant food, lovely atmosphere and ver good value 5*

  • By Matt T from Southend
    13 February 2020

    Busy, which was a good sign. Good service, good food. Good experience, not too pricey!

  • By Jon R from Southend-on-Sea
    7 February 2020

    Would recommend to family and friends. Good food and service. Will be going back.

  • By Emma B from Southend
    29 January 2020

    Was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. Lovely atmosphere, friendly attentive staff and delicious food. Really lovely evening.

  • By Teresa G from Southend on Sea
    15 January 2020

    Lovely food and great service from the waiter, he was friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the sea bass

  • By Clair K from Southend
    31 December 2019

    Great food and service

  • By Luke I from Bradford
    23 December 2019

    Excellent little restaurant serving up the finest delights of Mexican dining. I had the beef burrito which was fantastic, nicely seasoned and spiced, with hint of hotness. Churros for dessert, with some excellent little dipping pots. Service was good and very friendly. Would highly recommend.

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Pieno Lleno
68 Southchurch Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, East of England, SS1 2RR