Fresh new signing brings El Mexicana to Gloucester Quays

Peel L&P has announced that El Mexicana, the authentic Mexican eatery, has signed at premier outlet and dining destination in the South West, Gloucester Quays.

The menu will consist of Mexican favourites, from burritos to quesadillas and nachos, as well as sweet treats in the form of freshly made churros, suitable for quick grab-and-go lunch as well as dinner. All dishes will be made fresh and with organic ingredients, with El Mexicana encouraging customisation to perfectly suit the diner’s taste.

El Mexicana will be launching in the coming months, having taken a 600 sq ft unit adjacent to The Real Greek. The new space forms part of a key gateway to Gloucester Quays’ wider retail offer, and diversifies the cuisines on offer at the destination.

Paul Carter, Asset Director at Peel L&P, commented: “Providing new options at Gloucester Quays means we can truly appeal to all of our visitors, whether they live locally or further afield, and whether they want to grab a quick lunch or enjoy a meal as part of a full day out. El Mexicana delivers on all of these – their offer works for a number of visitation reasons, and they add a fresh take on a new cuisine for Gloucester Quays.”

Gloucester Quays expanded its dining options last autumn, with the opening of The Real Greek, which contributed to a 10.5% uplift in F&B sales for the year compared with 2019.

John Coverley, Founder of El Mexicana, added: “Our take on some of the most famous Mexican dishes has universal appeal, and can be summed up in two words – fresh and vibrant. We are delighted to be joining Gloucester Quays, a place that has shown its huge F&B appeal and is continues to be relevant for a huge range of customers in and around Gloucester.”

The news of El Mexicana signing at Gloucester Quays follows a strong 12-month period for the destination, with record breaking sales in 2022. Peel L&P has also driven an industry-leading ESG agenda for Gloucester Quays, following the announcement that alongside MediaCity Salford, it is amongst the first retail destinations to achieve ‘Net Zero Carbon – Operational Energy’ in line with UKGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework.