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Pieno Lleno

68 Southchurch Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2RR

((((( Mexican
  • Pieno Lieno - Essex
  • Pieno Lieno - Essex
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.

This was our first visit and I have to say from entering the restaurant to leaving it I was extremely impressed. The waitresses were very friendly and polite, the food was of excellent quality and myself and family will definitely be returning again

Christine 02 July 2018
from Southend-on-Sea

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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.

Pieno Lleno

68 Southchurch Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2RR

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Customer reviews for Pieno Lleno

4.8 ((((( (based on 29 reviews)
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  • ((((* 14 August 2018 by Karolina from Dunstable

    Visited for Saturday night date night. Booked table ahead and just as well as very busy.
    Lovely little place. Friendly staff and great atmosphere.
    It was very loud but only as we sat next to small group who just got too excited...
    Food came quickly and it was delicious except for calamari. Clearly cheap and cooked from frozen. Just mush inside, couldn't tell what it was really.
    Other than that... yum.
    Spicy prawns and Halloumi and Chorizzo starters... the best.
    Prices very reasonable.
    You must have Churros for dessert. Fresh, hot...divine!!!
    We visit Southend often and will definitely be back.

  • ((((* 9 July 2018 by Simon from London

    Great food and good value just needs A/C as it was so hot inside.

  • ((((* 3 July 2018 by Laura from Essex

    Really loved the food, vegan options were great too, all food was really tasty and good portion sizes.
    Only complaints are that the sangria just tasted of watered down fruit juice, so was a big rip off, and even though we had told them there was a wheelchair user attending they had the doors open in a really awkward way (there's two sets of doors, and they only had one side of each open, but opposite sides) this made it really difficult for us to get in and caused a bit of a commotion, which you can imagine the wheelchair user didn't really appreciate. I also saw people with buggies struggling too, so not sure why they made it difficult on purpose.

    However I would return for the amazing food!

  • ((((( 2 July 2018 by Christine from Southend-on-Sea

    This was our first visit and I have to say from entering the restaurant to leaving it I was extremely impressed. The waitresses were very friendly and polite, the food was of excellent quality and myself and family will definitely be returning again

  • ((((( 4 June 2018 by Chris from Leigh-on-Sea

    I have been here many times now and it never fails to disappoint. The food is Sublime, I had the Pizza which was incredible beyond words.

  • ((((( 4 June 2018 by Gordon from Battlesbridge

    Very nice food and good atmosphere.

  • ((((( 29 May 2018 by Rachael from Southend-on-Sea

    Food was fantastic, service was spot on and the restaurant had a great vibe

  • ((((( 31 March 2018 by Dominika from Southend On Sea

    I found this restaurant through google. I took my husband another day to try Mexican food. I am a huge fan though. Place location is a bit away from high street what makes you to walk a bit but that’s alright! Look and atmosphere inside is pretty warm and cosy. Once we have entered waitress came to welcome us with pretty smile on her face and let us choose a table, which was nice actually. We have ordered firstly prawn in spicy sauce ermmm it was really spicy, but yummy! Next we went for cocktails: mojito, pina colada, and Cuba libre. Number one cocktails so far is mojito! Then for main we had chicken burrito for only £11. At the end we went for churros with chocolate dip but they’ve run out! Such a pity :-( Anyway I highly recommend this restaurant. Once you visit you will keep coming back on and on ;-)
    Well done! :-)

  • ((((* 26 March 2018 by charles from southend on sea


  • ((((* 12 March 2018 by Jacqueline from Southend-on-Sea

    We were greeted by friendly staff and shown to our table, given menus and a jug of cold water. The menu was what you would expect, including vegetarian options. The food was was really tasty and plentiful you won't leave hungry! I had fajitas which was served in a sizzling platter. The price was very reasonable. The decoration was certainly Mexican and there was spanish/Mexican music playing in the background. Would definitely go back and recommend it

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