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Salsa Mexican Bistro

Penrith, England
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Ranked #68 of 131 restaurants in Penrith
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Scotland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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oxford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stopped in Penrith for dinner whilst on holiday and thought we'd give this place a try as we love Mexican food! They served us 2 lovely home cooked meals (beef burrito & chicken enchilada), it was reasonably priced and the staff were super friendly!! It's a shame we live over 200miles away otherwise we'd be regular customers!! Definitely recommended!

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Walsall
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Went in on my own early on a Tuesday evening whilst in Penrith on business. Super meal, friendly service. The restaurant had a lovely ambiance even though it was quiet. It did look like they were setting up for a large party so it was going to get busier later. Would recommend its worth a visit.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Live locally and went for the first time last week -The staff are great -the place is warm, clean and well looked after. The food was excellent -we had the party menu with shots included . Give the place a try !

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