Mexican Night In

Mexican Night In

Sometimes these winter days can get to us, bring down our mood and interest in going out. However these days most foods are readily available as takeaways and this is the same for Mexican food.

take away sign


After a long day at work, going out in the dark to also return home in the dark and often rain, a simple takeaway is all you want. This can be a motivation to get through a long work day or just a impulse treat. Either way a whole hearty Mexican dinner can look inviting at any time.

With great food like this you may even want to share with your friends. Celebrate your Friday night by inviting over your family or friends and ordering dinner. Whilst you may not fancy going ‘out out’ you can still have a cheeky drink indoors accompanied by your favorite food.

The great thing about ordering your food is you can do this when leaving work and pick it up on the way home so there’s no waiting around involved. We have two restaurants located in Rayleigh and Westcliff which can help you find the one most convenient to you.

Save yourself the cooking going into the weekend and treat yourself for all your hard work throughout the week. You could invite your family round and catch up with them over dinner. This is your way to treat them and spend time with them.  

Or invite your friends round to chat, laugh, drink and eat your way into the weekend with you favorite people. This is a great alternative to going out on winter nights, saving you from getting cold and wet.

There is something on the menu for everyone to enjoy. Even the fussiest of eaters can find something to eat from our menu, take a look now at our main menu. Why not start with our ultimate nachos to two followed by a selection of fish dishes, meat dishes and vegetarian dishes.

Panchos Cantina offers their well loved Mexican food as a takeaway option for you to eat in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re eating alone or with others you have plenty of choice to choose form with many more to try.


For your takeaway order please call either our Rayleigh restaurant number 01268 772479 to place your order. Or on our Westcliff number 01702 432832, whichever one you plan on collecting from.


Kids’ Easter Holidays

Kids’ Easter Holidays

Is it really Easter already? Wasn’t it just christmas? These holiday seasons come round so quickly leaving us wondering what to do, so why not join us for lunch or dinner in one of our friendly restaurants.

It’s that time of year again when the kids have broken up for two weeks over the Easter break. So what do you do while they have two weeks off on the sugar high from chocolate eggs? Why not have a lunch out. We have a menu that specially caters to children, take a look below to find your little ones favorite meal.

BBQ Chicken

Tasty chicken fillets cooked in a beautiful BBQ sauce that makes it easy to get your kids to eat a full meal with no arguments. This dish comes in at a budget friendly £4.95 leaving you with money in your pocket.

Panchos Kid’s Burger

Our kid’s burger consists of a 4oz chuck steak burger that is char grilled to perfection. This can be served with or without cheese, just let your waiter know. Another dish coming in at under five pounds, only £4.95.

Ribs For Kids

The ribs for kids come in child friendly portions with a half sized portion of ribs for your kids to enjoy. This ribs for kids meal will set you back a small £4.95, not bad for a meal for your little one.

Fish Fingers

A classic for all children is the fish fingers that we all know is a favorite amongst kids. This dish is again £4.95. Our fish fingers are one of our most popular dishes among the kids who eat at our restaurants.

Chicken Nuggets

Who doesn’t love chicken nuggets? Another classic favorite that always goes down well with the kids is our chicken nuggets. Made from crisp crumbed chicken pieces. With the low price tag of just £4.95.

Panchos Cantina is a family friendly establishment that caters for the kids’ favorites as well as the adults. We pride ourselves on having a relaxed and friendly environment for you to enjoy your meal with us. Our children’s meals have been created with their favorites and your budget in mind leaving you with money to spend throughout the rest of the children’s holidays.

For more information or to book a table at our panchos cantina restaurant in Westcliff please contact us on 01702 432832. Or to book a table at panchos cantina in Rayleigh please call 01268 772479.


Valentine’s Day Meal

Valentine’s Day Meal

Valentine’s day is always a great excuse to go out for dinner. Why not make your valentines meal Mexican. Join us for lunch, dinner or order yours to take away.

wooden heart with red background

It’s coming up to that time of year were you can’t go in to a shop without being reminded it’s valentine’s day soon. They each show this differently depending on the shop. Some do this subtly with deals and offers and others, card shop in particular, don’t. They have an abundance of red hearts around the shop with several red signs in the window.

Traditional Mexican Valentines Day

We know what valentine’s day looks like to us but how is it celebrated in Mexico. In Mexico this day is called El Día del Amor y la Amistad which means a day of friendship and love.

As you can probably gather from the name of the day they celebrate not only there partner but also there friends. They celebrate with a meal either as a couple or with a group of friends. Presents are still given but again not just with your partner but also with friends.


Choose from many tasty dishes with something for everyone. Start with one of our full flavoured starters that you can choose to share or eat by yourself. Then take a look at the variety on the main menu that will leave you wanting to come back to try other dishes.


Our cocktail menu has as much to offer as our main menu with many different drinks to enjoy. Whether you fancy a refreshing drink or a sweet one we have serval to tempt you. We also provide a couple of non-alcoholic options for the driver.


Panchos now offers a take away services for those of you who want great mexican food in the comfort of your own home. Just call through your order with either our Rayleigh or Westcliff restaurant, whichever one is most convenient for you. We’ll have you favorite dishes ready and waiting for you to pick up.


Panchos Cantina is a Mexican restaurant that provides great food and a warm and friendly atmosphere. You can sit back and relax while we take care of your order and enjoy each dish. To book a table with us or to order your meal to go please contact us on our Rayleigh number 01268 772479 or on our Westcliff number 01702 432832.

The Multi-Award Winning Mexican Restaurant

Pancho’s Cantina The Multi-Award Winning Mexican Restaurant

When visiting a restaurant you want to know if it’s worth your time and money, preferably before you go.

five star rating

There are many rating systems for restaurants that you can find online to see where they rank. These include reviews from customers that have visited the restaurant and what they thought of the food, atmosphere and the staff. This is one great way to see how others felt about that particular restaurant.


However you can also look up expert ratings on each place to see what the professionals in this industry think of where you eat. We’re going to give you a break down of the ratings that, we personally, are proud to have.


This ranking is general done using a ‘star’ rating. How many stars depends on who is reviewing the restaurant as that each have their own systems. Most seem to use a standard 3 star rating to represent how good a place is and how much they would recommend it.


This starts with which 0 stars, a rating no restaurants wants if they want to continues to keep there establishment open. A 1 star rating shows a very good restaurant in its category. The 2 star rating is a restaurant that has excellent cooking and is considered ‘worth a detour’. Lastly a 3 star rating, this is reserved for only the best restaurants.   


For some personal reviews from customers that have been to any restaurant you may be interested in, take a look at This site allows you to write and read reviews from people who have already visited these places. These give you an insight into how good the place is and whether it’s worth a visit.  


If you are looking for professional reviews however, some of the most well known restaurant reviewers include Michelin Guide and La Liste. Both of which we have proudly achieved a 3 star rating from. These are both worldwide restaurant rating systems and are used to seeing the best of the best. We have also acquired a 3 star rating from both Judgement of Paris and Great Chardonnay.


Panchos Cantina is a multi-award winning Mexican restaurant. We provide great food, of which even the worldwide rating professionals loved so much that gave it a 3 star rating. Our staff take pride in making a friendly and relaxing atmosphere to all of our customers. So book your table with Panchos Cantina today. Please contact us on our Rayleigh number 01268 772479 or on our Westcliff number 01702 432832.