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Salsa Mexican Bistro

Penrith, England
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Ranked #61 of 132 Restaurants in Penrith
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
York, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Visited here with my partner and our five year old daughter - we love Mexican food - she is a fussy eater! The staff were lovely, this was no problem and they gave us lots of options for her, including jacket potatoes, cheese wraps, so we didn't have to go elsewhere. We had starters and mains, everything was lovely -... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I recently visited here on my birthday, during a trip away. I have to say the service was fairly poor. Not very attentive and kind of looked like they couldn't be bothered. Food was OK. Tasted Mexicanish but not very authentic, although the Jalapeno started was pretty yum. Plus point, the food was very quick but I think that's because... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was an unexpected find in a town of pub grub and takeaways. Great nachos and excellent potato wedges. An extensive range of fajitas, burritos and chimichangas. Ignore the bad reviews - they certainly did not reflect our experience. Atmosphere and service first class. Good selection of wines too.

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Scotland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were looking for something other than the usual italian, Chinese or Indian cuisine and we certainly found it here. The food was hot and served quickly. Service was good and the waiter was attentive. The quality of the food was great, with plenty of choice. Watch out for those Bird's Eye chillies - they pack a punch!!!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had dinner here during a short break in the lakes. As soon as we walked in (without booking) we were warmly welcomed by the staff and even being a Friday and busy they managed to squeeze us in. The atmosphere was good and the menu had plenty on offer. Overall the quality and quantity of our starters and mains... More

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The restaurant is spacious and well laid out the decor perhaps a little tired. Excellent menu with varied choice of traditional Mexican fare and accompaniments the prices are above average they could maybe consider early bird or tea time special offers. The food was very good well spiced the shredded beef enchiladas were delicous and came with fresh salad and... More

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Skelton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Great food, very friendly efficient service. All in all we had a very pleasant dining experience, we will definitely be back again although we won't order so much next time as the portions are very generous!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We visit Salsa every time we are in the Lake District which is 3 or so times a year. We drive from Ullswater because we think it is fantastic. The service is quick (we have 4 hungry children so quick service is a must), the food is good quality and the prices reasonable. This visit I had a vegetable and... More

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Carlisle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Although the restaurant was barely half full we waited a very long time for our food. My partner was unable to eat his meal because it was so dry. We complained and the staff assured him that if he ordered the same thing again it would be better. This time it only took a few minutes to arrive and it... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My wife and I needed somewhere to eat after 8pm on a Monday night, which turns out to be more difficult than you might think in Penrith. As we were wandering about we happened upon Salsa, which turned out to be very fortunate! As we walked in we were welcomed by an incredibly friendly waiter, and when I asked about... More

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