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Bringing a host of tantalising flavours to Southend-on-Sea, Pieno-Lleno is the place to be for those hankering for some scrumptious fare.

Perfectly marrying the cuisines of both Italy and Mexico, the restaurant offers up an eclectic menu of delicious dishes for all that care to partake. Many of which are available to tastecard members at a fantastic discount when they call in advance with their card, leaving plenty in the pocket for an accompanying beverage or two.

Beginning with one of the exquisite starters, where a glorious collection of chicken wings, available with either a BBQ, lemon and herb or hot sauce, can be found alongside a delectable calamari number, and where the grande nachos make for a wondrous sharer, diners are sure to be delighted from the very first bite.

Next up, the mouth-watering main courses feature plenty from both cuisine types, with a variety of Mexican specialties working alongside an array of pizza, pasta and grilled options in a selection that promises to satisfy any palate. Particularly tempting examples of such can be seen in the hearty chimichanga, filled with peppers, onions, cheese and the diner’s choice of chicken, beef or vegetables, the glorious spaghetti pescatori, tiger prawns, squid and spinach in a chilli tomato sauce, and the tender chorizo burger.

Found on Southchurch Avenue, a mere stone’s throw away from the Southend Pier and a host of spectacular seaside views, Pieno-Lleno makes for a superb spot in which to conclude a day of exploration.

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Debbie said "Sons Birthday Meal
We booked this restaurant for a six people for lunch on my sons birthday and I must say..."
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alison said "Fantastic!
What a find! From the moment you walk in the door you feel welcome. The restaurant itself is..."
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Dee said "Nice Atmosphere, Friendly Staff, Great Food
Fantastic! A friendly welcome, nicely laid out restaurant and a decent amount of choice (also for..."
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John said "Amazing
Nice place with amazing food and great service"
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Jo said "Very enjoyable experience
Excellent value for money. Would recommend to families as good selection to choose from. Staff..."
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Chris said
" Had a fabulous evening there. Was a birthday treat. Greated by a very hospitable waitress. The..."
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Keeley said "Lovely little place
This little restaurant isn't in the centre of town, which may be why it was very quiet on a..."
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" Heard great reviews on this place so thought would try it out. It didn't disappoint!..."
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Jessica said "Little gem of Southend
Was so glad we came! Food delicious. Ease of card use. Elite service. Very clean restaurants. We..."
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Patricia said "Cooked to your liking
This was my 3rd visit, that says it all !! The chef will make sure Whatever you order from the..."
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Patricia said
" The Plano-Llano Restaurant is a lovely place to take a family of any size. The staff was friendly..."
Read more
  • Debbie said: "Sons Birthday Meal
    We booked this restaurant for a six people for lunch on my sons birthday and I must say everything was super.
    We were greeted with a smile and seated we were able to take our time and our food was tasty and plentiful . Chef came out to ask us if all was ok and later a surprise ice cream with candle for my son.
    Definitely worth a visit and great value for money. We shall definitely return "
    Posted 1 month, 12 days ago...
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  • alison said: "Fantastic!
    What a find! From the moment you walk in the door you feel welcome. The restaurant itself is beautifully thought out, clean, atmospheric and the food is exceptional. Generous portions, exquisitely seasoned - the perfect balance of spice and fire (you can ask for more or less of either as well!) Probably the best churros I've ever had (yes even better than those I've eaten in Spain where they're a national treasure!) The staff have got it just right in terms of attentiveness too - they're super friendly and can't do enough for you and just seem to appear when you need them. The owner/chef seems to be able to cater to all dietary whims and clearly has a massive passion for delivering gorgeous cuisine. I certainly appreciated that!
    All in all a perfect place to go as a couple or with a group of friends. Despite everything being cooked fresh to order the wait isn't too long either and with a very favourable wine and beer list to while away the time you won't be disappointed. I've yet to try the very reasonably priced cocktails but there will definitely be other visits. One last thing - Mexican coffee is to die for! Just go there, you won't be disappointed these guys deserve to be super successful! "
    Posted 1 month, 21 days ago...
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  • Dee said: "Nice Atmosphere, Friendly Staff, Great Food
    Fantastic! A friendly welcome, nicely laid out restaurant and a decent amount of choice (also for vegetarians like me!). The 'pan to share' was delicious and the veg chilli very tasty and just the right amount. The staff are great and there's a nice vibe about the place. Will definitely be back to try some other dishes! "
    Posted 2 months, 6 days ago...
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  • John said: "Amazing
    Nice place with amazing food and great service "
    Posted 2 months, 10 days ago...
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  • Jo said: "Very enjoyable experience
    Excellent value for money. Would recommend to families as good selection to choose from. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Definitely be returning in the near future. "
    Posted 2 months, 11 days ago...
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  • Chris said:
    " Had a fabulous evening there. Was a birthday treat. Greated by a very hospitable waitress. The meal was freshly prepared and tasted amazing. The chef came over to talk to us which was nice. Would certainly go back.
    Would highly recommend this restaurant "
    Posted 2 months, 15 days ago...
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  • Keeley said: "Lovely little place
    This little restaurant isn't in the centre of town, which may be why it was very quiet on a Saturday night, but I'm glad we found it! The service was fantastic, with all staff being very polite and attentive. Food was great (especially the churros) and worked out a bargain with the card. "
    Posted 2 months, 25 days ago...
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  • " Heard great reviews on this place so thought would try it out. It didn't disappoint! Definitely recommend and definitely will be going back there. Beautifully decorated, clean, friendly owners and a fantastic chef who really cares about the food. Great place to go with family, friends or work colleagues. Really surprised to find such a lovely little place tucked away in its location. "
    Posted 3 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Jessica said: "Little gem of Southend
    Was so glad we came! Food delicious. Ease of card use. Elite service. Very clean restaurants. We were so impressed. The food is amazing and the portions are huge! Definitely recommend "
    Posted 4 months, 17 days ago...
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  • Patricia said: "Cooked to your liking
    This was my 3rd visit, that says it all !! The chef will make sure Whatever you order from the menu is cooked exactly as you like it.I t is a very friendly place to eat and nothing is too much trouble. I love this restaurant and lucky for me it is close enough to walk there. "
    Posted 4 months, 28 days ago...
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  • Patricia said:
    " The Plano-Llano Restaurant is a lovely place to take a family of any size. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious with a very authentic taste and big portions. The quality of the food was top niche The bathrooms where clean and tidy. The chef came out to ask us how our food was which we though was very caring and showed that he was interested in our quality of dining. The atmosphere was relaxing and friendly. Would recommend to everybody!. Being quite close to the Sea front it is very accessible for tourists. I am so happy that this restaurant is my local. "
    Posted 5 months, 19 days ago...
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  • Debbie said: "Sons Birthday Meal
    We booked this restaurant for a six people for lunch on my sons birthday and I must say everything was super.
    We were greeted with a smile and seated we were able to take our time and our food was tasty and plentiful . Chef came out to ask us if all was ok and later a surprise ice cream with candle for my son.
    Definitely worth a visit and great value for money. We shall definitely return "
    Posted 1 month, 12 days ago...
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  • alison said: "Fantastic!
    What a find! From the moment you walk in the door you feel welcome. The restaurant itself is beautifully thought out, clean, atmospheric and the food is exceptional. Generous portions, exquisitely seasoned - the perfect balance of spice and fire (you can ask for more or less of either as well!) Probably the best churros I've ever had (yes even better than those I've eaten in Spain where they're a national treasure!) The staff have got it just right in terms of attentiveness too - they're super friendly and can't do enough for you and just seem to appear when you need them. The owner/chef seems to be able to cater to all dietary whims and clearly has a massive passion for delivering gorgeous cuisine. I certainly appreciated that!
    All in all a perfect place to go as a couple or with a group of friends. Despite everything being cooked fresh to order the wait isn't too long either and with a very favourable wine and beer list to while away the time you won't be disappointed. I've yet to try the very reasonably priced cocktails but there will definitely be other visits. One last thing - Mexican coffee is to die for! Just go there, you won't be disappointed these guys deserve to be super successful! "
    Posted 1 month, 21 days ago...
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  • Dee said: "Nice Atmosphere, Friendly Staff, Great Food
    Fantastic! A friendly welcome, nicely laid out restaurant and a decent amount of choice (also for vegetarians like me!). The 'pan to share' was delicious and the veg chilli very tasty and just the right amount. The staff are great and there's a nice vibe about the place. Will definitely be back to try some other dishes! "
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  • John said: "Amazing
    Nice place with amazing food and great service "
    Posted 2 months, 10 days ago...
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  • Jo said: "Very enjoyable experience
    Excellent value for money. Would recommend to families as good selection to choose from. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Definitely be returning in the near future. "
    Posted 2 months, 11 days ago...
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  • Chris said:
    " Had a fabulous evening there. Was a birthday treat. Greated by a very hospitable waitress. The meal was freshly prepared and tasted amazing. The chef came over to talk to us which was nice. Would certainly go back.
    Would highly recommend this restaurant "
    Posted 2 months, 15 days ago...
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  • Keeley said: "Lovely little place
    This little restaurant isn't in the centre of town, which may be why it was very quiet on a Saturday night, but I'm glad we found it! The service was fantastic, with all staff being very polite and attentive. Food was great (especially the churros) and worked out a bargain with the card. "
    Posted 2 months, 25 days ago...
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  • " Heard great reviews on this place so thought would try it out. It didn't disappoint! Definitely recommend and definitely will be going back there. Beautifully decorated, clean, friendly owners and a fantastic chef who really cares about the food. Great place to go with family, friends or work colleagues. Really surprised to find such a lovely little place tucked away in its location. "
    Posted 3 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Jessica said: "Little gem of Southend
    Was so glad we came! Food delicious. Ease of card use. Elite service. Very clean restaurants. We were so impressed. The food is amazing and the portions are huge! Definitely recommend "
    Posted 4 months, 17 days ago...
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  • Patricia said: "Cooked to your liking
    This was my 3rd visit, that says it all !! The chef will make sure Whatever you order from the menu is cooked exactly as you like it.I t is a very friendly place to eat and nothing is too much trouble. I love this restaurant and lucky for me it is close enough to walk there. "
    Posted 4 months, 28 days ago...
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  • Patricia said:
    " The Plano-Llano Restaurant is a lovely place to take a family of any size. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious with a very authentic taste and big portions. The quality of the food was top niche The bathrooms where clean and tidy. The chef came out to ask us how our food was which we though was very caring and showed that he was interested in our quality of dining. The atmosphere was relaxing and friendly. Would recommend to everybody!. Being quite close to the Sea front it is very accessible for tourists. I am so happy that this restaurant is my local. "
    Posted 5 months, 19 days ago...
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