Over the bank holiday weekend I took a trip to Ella Canta. An authentic Mexican restaurant, recently featured on Masterchef. Lauren wanted to give it a try, and told me there would be bottomless margaritas so, of course, I was in.
Located at the top of Park Lane, the restaurant was nestled on the corner with no noticeable signage outside so you may not notice it at first. It was the lion face emblazoned on the revolving door that alerted me to my arrival.
Inside the restaurant, it was like stepping back in time. The furnishings and pastel colours inside gave the restaurant an old time-y feel. The shapes and styling flowing throughout the interior were reminiscent of the 60s.
Taking a seat at our table, the menu was weighty and decadent, foreshadowing the food we would receive. We wasted no time in picking out choices and welcoming our first round of margaritas. We sampled four different flavours throughout the brunch, but came to conclude they all pretty much tasted the same. Though this sameness was very delicious and potent so we had no cause to complain.
I started with Fried Fish Tacos, following on with a Roasted Baby chicken with Pickled Onions and Avocado, before finishing with churros con dulce de leche y caramel. Claro.
The bill came with this beautiful artisan piece crafted in Mexico. I had to film it. Our waitress explained that the piece was to represent the wheel of life, sometimes you’re up and sometimes you’re down. Verdad! Ella Canta was definitely a high point.