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.  

Place Your Order

Place Your Order

Panchos offers a take away service as well as the classic restaurant service. This means we could either eat with us in our relaxed and friendly atmosphere or put your feet up at home and enjoy your food there.

paper take away bag

Take a look at our main menu to see if these anything to tempted you well coming home from a cold and long day at work.

Main Menu


Succulent Atlantic swordfish steak, coated in Cajun spices or plain



Succulent Salmon fillet with Cajun mayonnaise sauce.



Marinated tuna steak, grilled with Louisiana hot sauce.



A tender 10oz steak, blackened with Cajun spices, seared



Tender breast of chicken, coated in a creole sauce



An authentic Louisiana dish of Chicken, smoked ham and chorizo





Tender breast of chicken coated with a Tennesse and red



Full rack of baby back ribs


Half Rack



A large chicken fillet coated in BBQ sauce




Mixture of barbecue chicken and ribs



½ rack of barbecue ribs, with Buffalo wings





A bowl of fries dusted with our own spices



A bowl of fries covered with spicy Texan chilli



A bowl of fries covered with a mixture



A bowl of fries coated with Pancho’s own B.B.Q. sauce



10oz tender sirloin, char-grilled as you like it



10oz tender sirloin with a mixture of cheese, onions



10oz tender sirloin coated with a Tennessee and red pepperjam



Grilled marinated strips of steak or chicken, on top of…



 A large bowl of fresh mixed salad, topped with bacon,…



This 6oz one is coated with Cajun blackened seasoning and…



Add to this 6oz ,juicy king prawns and a Cajun…



Layered with cheese,grilled bacon,hickory smoked bbq sauce and fried onion…



Tender fillet of chicken,coated in a spicy Louisiana sauce and…



Marinated chicken and spicy strips of char-grilled chorizo with a…



6oz pure 100% ground beef-burger, chargrilled and covered with melted…



Chargrilled 6oz beef-burger, covered with melted cheese and topped with…



Tender fillet of chargrilled Cajun spiced chicken served on a…



A 6oz gourmet burger with melted cheese, lean back bacon…



Mexican chicken, chilli beef or spiced mixed vegetables rolled inside…



A mixture of 3 different 6” ENCHILADAS. One with chicken,…



A large flour tortilla filled with your choice of spicy…



A mixture of 3 different 6” BURRITOS. One with chicken,…



 A large flour tortilla wrapped around spicy beef, Mexican chicken…


ALBONDIGAS BRAVAS (al-bon-dee-gas)

Spicy Mexican meatballs cooked in a light picante bravas sauce.…



A cowpokes favourite, on those long cattle drives. Chilli con…








DOUBLE (for two)




SURF & TURF (for two)                    

Marinated strips of grilled steak and succulent tiger prawns





Marinated strips of grilled chicken and prawns



For beautiful food in our restaurant or in your own home contact us on our Rayleigh number 01268 772479 or on our Westcliff number 01702 432832.

Cheers To A New Year

Cheers To A New Year

Start 2018 with beautiful and tasty cocktails with friends and family. January can be an exciting time of year. Whilst many people may not have a lot of money from Christmas shopping, most places understand this and provide great offers.


Where to start? To help you choose the right cocktails to start your year off with some flavor we have compiled a list below of different cocktails.


Say hello to a fresh start to the year with a Mojito. For those who don’t like the overly sweet cocktails a Mojito is a great choice for you.

Mojito – The classic cocktail with Bacardi, lime, mint and soda

Mexican Mojito – Mexican mojito twist made with gold tequila, bacardi, mint, lime juice and a splash of soda

Raspberry Mojito – This time a slight variation using raspberries with bacardi, lime juice, splash of soda and decorated with a sprig of mint



Begin the year sour faced for the right reasons with a Margarita. If your more of a sour than sweet person then take a look at the Margaritas.

Regular Margarita – A beautiful blend of Silver Tequila, Triple Sec, fresh lime and sour mix

Strawberry Margarita – Tequila, Triple Sec, sour mix and lots a lovely strawberries.


Ice Tea

Because we’re British at heart but can’t resist a twist. It’s no secret that us british love our tea but we also have a great love for flavours whether that’s in our food or our drinks.

Long Island Iced Tea – Bacardi, Gin, Tequila and Vodka combined with our own sour mix and coke over ice

Mexican Iced Tea – Tequila, triple Sec and Red Bull. This is how tea could replace coffee in the morning



Stay mellow as you enter a calmer new year. We’v have the mad rush of christmas and now its ‘you time’.

Mellow Peach – A touch of Tequila, Triple Sec, Archers and orange juice.

Mellow Tropical – Tequila, Triple Sec, banana and orange juice.



Deliciously tasty and naughty but well deserved! A dessert cocktail has you forgetting about those calories and just enjoying life.

Rhubarb and Custard – Gin, advocaat, rhubarb and ginger liqueur and elderflower cordial



For those who don’t drink or the designated driver we also have a couple of cocktails for you. They have all the sweet flavours without the alcohol.

Florida Orange – Orange juice, lime and lemonade. Simple and refreshing!

Florida SunsetOrange juice, lemonade and Grenadine


Keep it Mexican!

Mexican twist cocktails pack that extra punch for those of you that dare to keep it Mexican.

Mexican Orange Fizz – A mexican take on the classic bucks fizz with Tequila, Gran Marnier,orange juice and sparkling wine

Mexican Ice Tea – Tequila, triple Sec and Red Bull

Mexican Orgasm – K,q’h’.Ja and Tequila with cream

Mexican Mojito Our own variation on the classic mojito made with gold tequila, bacardi, mint, lime juice and a splash of soda

Joint us at Pancho’s Cantina for all these cocktails and more. To book a table at our Rayleigh restaurant please call 01268 772479 or to book with our Westcliff restaurant call 01702 432832.


IT’S CHRISTMAS! Where are you eating your christmas dinner?

IT’S CHRISTMAS! Where are you eating your christmas dinner?

There are many different types of cuisine available in Southend and Westcliff for you to choose from for your christmas dinner.

christmas dinner panchos

You could go the traditional route or maybe a roast isn’t for you. Why not take a look at what options are available before booking. Below is a list of restaurants with a variety of cuisine that are all offering christmas dinner and christmas work meals.

Toby Carvery

You could go for a traditional christmas roast with Toby Carvery. They are even provide christmas breakfasts on the 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th. For a roast with all the trimmings you can book your christmas dinner online with Toby Carvery. They offer christmas day and boxing day separate menus and one for the run up to christmas.

Miller and Carter

Miller and Carter is a well known steak house so if you love your steak this could be for you. They are offering two courses for £20.95, which is available from the 23rd November to the 24th December. It’s not your traditional christmas dinner but has all the essence of it being one.


For a more Italian style christmas meal why not try Prezzos. They offer Lasagna, Ragu and Calzones for the mains on the christmas menu. This is available from the 14th November to the 1st January. Prezzo’s offers three courses and a glass of prosecco for £22.95 or any two courses and a glass of prosecco for £19.95.


The Boatyard’s christmas menu is a mix of traditional roast dinner, lamb, steak or fish dishes. This could appeal to those of you who don’t preference a roast dinner for christmas and for the friends or family who do. Here you have a selection of options within one restaurant.


A totally unconventional christmas dinner for those of you who just prefer something other than the typical roast dinner. At Panchos you could get delicious BBQ ribs, Fajitas, Salmon and much more. We have a friendly and calming atmosphere for you to sit back and relax and let us do the cooking.

For a tasty christmas meal bursting with flavours you should book with us, Panchos Cantina. We offer christmas work meals and christmas dinner with your family and friends. Our menu has an array of choices to suit everyone needs.


For more information or to book with Panchos Cantina in Westcliff please call 01702 432832 or to book with our Rayleigh restaurant call 01268 772479.