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.
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- child friendly (39)
- dinner (119)
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- large parties (43)
- lunch (51)
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31 October 2020
Truly delicious food, fast and friendly service, great portions and amazing cocktails, all at such a reasonable price. Have recommended to all of my friends and family. I could happily eat here every week! (Not forgetting, Covid friendly.) Will definitely be ordering their takeaway service during lockdown! Its just a shame their margaritas can't be delivered!!
30 October 2020
Wow! We weren’t expecting great things. A lot of restaurants are just going through the motions at the moment but this was a very pleasing experience. Lovely friendly service, they managed the COVID regulations without overwhelming the experience. Friendly, attentive and charming. The food was freshly made and beautifully flavoured. A nice change from the usual tex/mex pre made rubbish that a lot of chains try to get away with. I had an amazing spiced mushroom starter, my family sampled nachos, spicy prawns and meatballs. All lovely. Then there were fajitas, enchiladas and tacos. Delightful. We were too full for dessert and as this was lunch decided we had eaten our fill. Would definitely come back after this next Lockdown experience. I do hope this doesn’t have a detrimental effect on such a lovely place. Best of luck to them. Xxxx
28 October 2020
The food was outstanding with excellent atmosphere couldn’t fault the restaurant one bit. The nachos to start were incredible and the chocolate orange cake for dessert was to die for
22 October 2020
Absolutely stunning food! Well presented, flavoursome, a delight to eat. Lovely friendly waiting staff. I can't wait to visit again, had a very enjoyable evening, thank you
20 October 2020
Fantastic food as usual. Service was great. A friendly restaurant.
18 October 2020
Love this restaurant, been quite a few times now, the food is the best! Can’t fault it at all, there’s something for everyone and the portion sizes are generous. Those who work in the restaurant are really good and very attentive to your needs. I’ll certainly be going back! Thank you
13 October 2020
I booked Pieno Lleno as a surprise for my daughters 40th. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. They followed the COVID regulations without making us feel uncomfortable. The food was delicious, I had a chicken chimichanga, as did some others in our group. My daughter had paella and we were all very pleased with our choices. Brilliant evening, we will definitely be back!
10 October 2020
Waiters were very friendly, food was amazing and very well presented. Had a great dinner, will definitely be returning
8 October 2020
Good service good food good Mojitos. Enjoyed it here. Recommended
7 October 2020
A great meal! Friendly staff, good selection of dishes and excellent food. Parking was a bit tricky, and caused us to arrive late.
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