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Salsa Mexican Bistro

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Penrith, England
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice food but very pricey!

Came in to Salsa as our first choice was closed (Costa's, excellent, read my review)! The place was lacking in atmosphere. Was empty and you could here a pin drop. We asked what children options were available and they had none. Really poor. All the main meals were expensive compared to Mexican... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Leonard B
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Came in to Salsa as our first choice was closed (Costa's, excellent, read my review)! The place was lacking in atmosphere. Was empty and you could here a pin drop. We asked what children options were available and they had none. Really poor. All the main meals were expensive compared to Mexican food I have had elsewhere also. When the... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Really nice guy serving us and all staff were lovely. Great food, great atmosphere and reasonably priced. Steak fajitas were yummy would definitely go back and recommend.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This little place is great for Steak not to mention the steak sauce at the side of which I buy some to take home with me, it comes exactly as you like it, just melts in your mouth and staff are very accommodating. My husband and I have been several times and would always come back. Fajitas are great also.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had been slightly put off by some of the reviews, but this year we decided to try this restaurant and really enjoyed ourselves. Although it was quiet, the staff were welcoming and offered good advice regarding our food choice. We shared a starter of nachos baked in the oven with refried beans, cheese, salsa and guacamole - delicious. We... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a family gathering of 14 people, staff could'nt have been friendlier or more helpful. 2 Vegans were well catered for with a good choice of foods , Great food, with tequila shots made it an even better family gathering

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Myself, husband and friend visited on a Saturday evening on our way home from Buttermere to Hebden Bridge. What a lovely place to eat. The weather was raining and we sat near the window. Was so idyllic. The staff was fabulous. Nothing seemed too much trouble. The food was amazing! Not really a Mexican food lover but that meal was... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Love this place - really friendly staff - gorgeous food - can't get in as often as we could so order from takeaway menu (they also deliver)

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

lovely surroundings, great food, and very attentive staff! A gem in the centre of a market town It is a very authentic experience, and the host Steve cannot do enough for you

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Wakefield
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The restaurant qas quite quiet for a Thursday evening, with a family and several couples besides ourselves. The young lady who seemed fo be combining front-of-house duties with waitressing, was very pleasant and we were served promptly. We don't eat meat as a rule so we stuck to the veggie fare, which may be why our meals felt a bit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Friendly service and really good food - also good value, thoroughly recommend! We hadn't actually been to Penrith before and popped in here on a whim but it certainly was worth it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Penrith, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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