Pieno Lleno

(78 Reviews)
68 Southchurch Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2RR


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.

Customer reviews for Pieno Lleno
(based on 78 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (25)
  • dinner (70)
  • entertainment (5)
  • large parties (25)
  • lunch (30)
  • luxury (3)
  • private dining (5)
  • romantic (26)
  • trendy (20)
  • value (44)
  • views (1)
  • 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.

  • By Sharon C from rayleigh
    22 December 2019

    We have been back to Pieno Lleno so many times now as it is the best Mexican restaurant around! The food is cooked fresh every time so you can request changes to the ingredients and tastes out of this world. The service is outstanding too, the staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble.

  • By Keith K from Southend
    19 December 2019

    Lovely food and friendly staff. I enjoyed the margarita.

  • By Jane K from Southend
    14 December 2019

    Had our Christmas Party here for 14 people. The Staff worked very hard looking after everyone. They were quick bringing the food out from the starter to the desert. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The atmosphere was good but could probably been better with some party music to get in the party mood. Overall a really good night.

  • By Maggie T from Southend on Sea
    13 December 2019

    Love this restaurant and visit regularly. Staff genuinely lovely people and Mexican food always good and very reasonably priced.

  • By Sam S from Southend
    23 November 2019

    Great food , lovely atmosphere

  • By Emma L from Southend
    23 November 2019

    Great service, great food and great value

  • By Jo T from Witham
    23 November 2019

    Excellent service and lovely food. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and be returning myself.

Restaurant Location Map
Pieno Lleno
68 Southchurch Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2RR