Take a journey with us and explore the flavours of Ecuador. Let Chef Jorge Pacheco create a special meal for you whether it is a date, a birthday party or just a Tuesday. Book your table today. For parties of 8 or more, please call us or send an email with more details of your reservation.

020 7704 9393 / 074 0320 7739
[email protected]
162 Essex Road, London, England N1 8LY

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Our Modern Take on the Traditional

An Islington Favourite

Quickly becoming a local favourite, El Inca Plebeyo is a modern take on traditional Ecuadorian dishes. Each recipe has been expertly developed by Chef Jorge Pacheco, and our relaxed and welcoming atmosphere provides the perfect setting.

Join us to experience Ecuadorian culture through good food and good music. With unique dishes, cocktails and artisan spirits from the heart of Ecuador, we provide the best choice for organising your next event!

El inca plebeyo is a traditional Ecuadorian restaurant situated in Islington. This was my first time trying Ecuadorian food and I was mind blown. Chef J Pacheco is the owner & chef and I applaud him! El inca plebeyo is an amazing restaurant, from food to service everything was I cannot recommend it enough!

Sureca Sukumar

First time ever eating Ecuadorian food and this place did not disappoint. Family run place on Essex Road. Had the ceviche, moto pillo, pork belly and fish stew. All dishes very tasty and well presented. Very attentive waiter. Will definately return.


Tuna turadito was my personal favourite (really refreshing clean flavours and you could still taste the tuna) but my partner loved the grilled chicken and the plantain with cheese and onion and tomatoes was such a smashing combo. The figs with cheese for dessert was nice but would have preferred the caramelised pumpkin however they ran out. Our waiter was so attentive, helpful and friendly and this was such a great first experience of Ecuadorian cuisine. Not sure how authentic it was because I hadn’t tried it before but it was definitely delicious

Ayeshat I

We stumbled upon El Inca last night whilst walking down Essex Rd and were welcomed in and guided through the menu by the very friendly owner, Jorge. All the food was great (the fish stew in particular was incredible) and the seabass tiradito was also delightful. Would highly recommend for anybody who wants to try some authentic Ecuadorean food!

Sam Schwarzenegger

El Inca is highly recommended!! Extremely friendly and welcoming hosts. Chef Jorge and Luis are genuinely pleasant people in a creative cosy place. The food is top notch and reasonably priced. Great experience!

Omar E

Our Top Dishes

£ 9.90

Cured sea bass, tamarillo, onion, lime, chillies

£ 26.00

Whole sea bass steamed in a banana leaf with cassava and pak choi. Ideal for 2

£ 18.00

Slow-cooked pork (12hrs), giant white corn, ripe plantain, potato patties, pickled tomato and onions

£ 13.50

Tuna, cassava ‘yuca’, pickled onion

£ 6.90

Quinoa pudding with coconut cream, caramelised sugar served with ice cream

£ 4.50

Fried green plantain sprinkled with sea salt

Private Dining

Our collection of special venues mean no matter what size party you are thinking we have a place for you. Take a look at the options and send us a message to see how we can make your private dining experience perfect.

Our Venues

Leaving my family farm outside Loja, Ecuador, I moved to Europe and learned to cook in some of the best restaurants. After years of missing home, I decided to bring a little bit of Ecuador to London by opening up El Inca Plebeyo.

— Chef Jorge Pacheco

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