About El Inca Plebeyo

El Inca Plebeyo is one of the hottest South American restaurants in Islington, which is no mean feat. Combining the cool rustic charm of this cuisine with the trendy chic expected in the area, El Inca Plebeyo is always humming with expectant crowds. Luckily, those crowds leave more than satisfied by the impressive spread of Ecuadorian-inspired food. Big on fresh seafood – not least of all through their famous incarnations of ceviche – as well as vibrant colours and flavours (the popular broad bean salad illustrates this combo beautifully), El Inca Plebeyo rolls out an ever-changing array of delicious small bites, hearty meals and gorgeous go-withs that make its popularity easy to understand. If you can nab a table (booking is strongly recommended), it’s definitely worth the easy trip to El Inca Plebeyo, just a short walk from Essex Road station.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


El Inca Plebeyo
162 Essex Road, Islington
London N1 8LY

Menu Highlights


Ceviche Bar

Ceviche Ecuatoriano

Fresh sea bass cubes cured with lime juice, tamarillo & chillies.

Mushroom Ceviche (v)

King oysters mushrooms, panca chilli & truffle oil

Ceviche Clásico

Fresh sea bass cubes cured with lime juice & rocoto chilli, served with sweet potato

More about El Inca Plebeyo, London

South American cuisine in London has never been more popular, so it’s no wonder that El Inca Plebeyo Restaurant and Bar is such a busy spot in Islington. Serving Ecuadorian food and Latin American tapas, El Inca Plebeyo on Essex Road has an imaginative menu comprised of dishes like traditional ceviches, salads, hearty slow-cooked stews, freshly grilled fish and some amazing South American sides that you won’t find anywhere else in London. Anyone following a specific diet will be pleased to hear that there are heaps of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options on the menu, all carefully crafted by El Inca Plebeyo’s head chef — Jorge Pacheco, from Ecuador.

The beauty of the Latin American tapas menu means that you can try out as many as them as you want by choosing multiple small dishes at once. Here’s a few of our favourites that are well worth checking out: fried green plantain, bean stew with pork belly, potato patties with basil and cheese sauce, and the incredible yellow chilli chicken wings. Tempted? El Inca Plebeyo also has an outstanding selection of wines, beers and regional cocktails making it the perfect spot to start before a night on the Islington tiles!

52 El Inca Plebeyo Reviews

52 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Zenobia S.a month ago · 1 review

Friendly and attentive customer service. Fresh ingredients and flavoursome dishes. A cosy restaurant but lively ambience, without being noisy. Overall a lovely experience and would go again

Karolina C.4 months ago · 1 review

A great evening. Delicious food and great drinks as well as lovely service and atmosphere. Definitely will be coming back for more soon. Would recommend.

Daniela B.5 months ago · 1 review

Overall our dinner involved great service and tasty food! The waitress was kind and really helpful, the place is cosy and the food is amazing!