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Salsa Mexican Bistro

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Penrith, England
01768868666
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
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  • 2
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  • 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
Good atmosphere and helpful staff

Margaritas started the meal nicely, and olives / nachos both tasty. Generally the food was pretty good and the portion size as expected. Our very hungry 11 year old was defeated by the full size ribs. The Burritos were good, but a little drier than I would have liked. Only bad point was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
Amanda Th T
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Cumbria
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bit of a last minute decision to visit here, but so glad we did! Warm welcome when we walked in and generally a nice warm feeling to the whole place. We had nachos as our starter and I have never had any as good before! Everything tastes so fresh and homemade, the salsa and guacamole were delicious! I had enchiladas... More 

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Thank Xmisssunshinex89
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

What a find! Looked up eateries in Penrith and found this. Checked with hotel staff who said they ate here regularly. Parking in Penrith easy as after 6pm. Food tasty and relaxed service. Very friendly. Lovely cosy bistro done out in mexican "day of the dead" theme . 2 adults and 2 children ate 3 tapas, 4 mains and 3... More 

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1 Thank helen b
carlisle
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Came here in a group of around 20 on a Saturday night. Cannot really fault the place. We got the party menu which consisted of mixed starters to share and I had the chicken fajitas as my main. Cold and hot starters were lovely, portion sizes not massive so if your with a hungry bunch get extras. My fajitas came... More 

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1 Thank carlislelass33
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Margaritas started the meal nicely, and olives / nachos both tasty. Generally the food was pretty good and the portion size as expected. Our very hungry 11 year old was defeated by the full size ribs. The Burritos were good, but a little drier than I would have liked. Only bad point was the childrens chicken fajitas which was a... More 

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Thank Amanda Th T
Bingley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Found found this place about 6.30 on a Saturday evening. Not very busy but food was fab and service cheerful. Been to a bistro night before and noted the bill was half the price!

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1 Thank Andy M
Washington, DC
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208 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We like to find Mexican food in non-traditional places... like England, Australia, New Zealand... especially when we are tired of pub food. The quality of the food is very good... fresh and items are individually prepared.

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Thank MdTravelerX2
cumbria
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Just walked in , hadn't booked & got a lovely table in the window-great for people watching!!! Decor was novel, good atmosphere. Bottle of water on table- nice little touch. Drinks usual restaurant pricing, menu quite small but food was tasty- especially the ribs!!! Great cocktails and the Rose Tequila is a MUST!!!

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Thank sarahkitten5
Yorkshire
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Chimichangas were so hard I couldn't t cut them and the filling was minuscule. My husband enjoyed fajitas but tortious and rice came on same plate?? Usually come in heated covered dish to keep them warm and the chicken mix on a sizzling platter? The free drink with combi platter didn't t arrive and had to ask for it,waitress seemed... More 

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Thank rainbowYorkshire
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Didn't expect to find a Mexican in Penrith and were pleasantly surprised at excellent service and food. Would definitely go again and recommend.

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Thank J C
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went for an evening meal and found it ordinary. The food is certainly Mexican but the menu did seem somewhat formulaic and we definitely didn't find the place to be exciting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Penrith, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: 01768868666

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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