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Salsa Mexican Bistro

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Penrith, England
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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
Amazing hidden gem

I visited the bistro the weekend past with my partner as we had been recommended it by someone staying in our hotel. It was lovely!! Staff were so helpful and friendly. I had seabass and was lovely and portions sizes were good! I thought the price was decent compared to other places in the town and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Amy J
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Yorkshire, UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here a couple of times as my wife's parents live in Penrith. The place has a really nice buzz to it and both the food and service has been great on both visits. Everything you would expect for a Mexican is on the menu and the prices are very reasonable. The food is good quality, well presented... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I visited the bistro the weekend past with my partner as we had been recommended it by someone staying in our hotel. It was lovely!! Staff were so helpful and friendly. I had seabass and was lovely and portions sizes were good! I thought the price was decent compared to other places in the town and good quality food! It's... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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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
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
Senior Reviewer
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
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30 reviews 30 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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