El Chico’s Cantina and Bar Review
El Chico’s is a Mexican bar and restaurant on Streatham High Road. They serve food all day and in the evening they serve drinks and cocktails. Scroll down for our review of a recent trip to El Chico’s for brunch.
|Monday||12:00pm – midnight|
|Tuesday||12:00pm – midnight|
|Wednesday||12:00pm – midnight|
|Thursday||12:00pm – midnight|
|Friday||12:00pm – 1:00am|
|Saturday||10:00am – 1:00am|
|Sunday||10:00am – midnight|
El Chico’s serve Mexican food. Think Nachos, Tacos ad Fajitas etc. Download the food menu.
In the evening they transform into a bar serving the usual selection of wines and beers as well as cocktails. Download their drinks menu.
On Weekdays 12pm-4pm and weekends between 10am-4pm they serve brunch. The brunch menu is not as Mexican as than the normal food menu (click to enlarge):
Location and contact details
|Address:||62 Streatham High Road
|Phone number:||020 8677 5100|
- Happy hour: Monday-Friday 5pm-7pm; cheap wine (£4), cocktails (£5) and beer (£3)
- Ladies night: Tuesday evenings; Prossecco (£4.95)
- 20% student discount (excludes Fridays and Saturdays)
We visited El Chico’s on a Sunday for Brunch. The restaurant was nicely but slightly oddly decorated in a Mexican theme. We were the only customers in the resturarent which was a little worrying.
To drink I had a Mocha with whipped cream:
And to eat I had the Mexican breakfast (eggs, chorizo, refried beans, tortilla, Salsa, sour cream and guacamole):
Pip had unlimited (2) black coffees:
To eat she had the veggie breakfast (eggs, halloumi, mushrooms, beans, avocado and sourdough toast):
The food was nice enough but nothing special for the price. We were surprised when both dishes were served to us in frying pans! I thought this was funny at first but the novelty wore off. Using metal cutlery to cut food on a non-stick pan is a weird feeling.
There wasn’t much of an atmosphere in the restaurant. We were the only two people there! The choice of music was also a bit odd – Mexican remixes of pop classics. I guess that’s also a good way to describe their brunch menu.
El Chico's Review
The waiter was very friendly and considerate. But the food was average and the atmosphere was lacking. Overall I wouldn’t recommend El Chico’s for brunch. Try Boyce Da Roca instead.