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Popocatepetl

Riviervismarkt 1, Haarlem 2011, The Netherlands
023 - 551 19 01
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Ranked #129 of 163 restaurants in Haarlem
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jan 3, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were seated right away at a very busy time, but we never got served. Fortunately, we sat at a table next to the bar and were able to order drinks. The bartender was excellent and made great drinks. She got us a server, who came by with tortillas and menus, but never came back to take our order. After... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The restaurant is nice and roomy. Service staff was not bad. The food is not very good. The guacamole that was served was not fresh and tasted like garlic, not avocado. The main dishes were not cooked at the time if they were reheated, which makes the taste is not very good.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Um, hello, we're from Texas and to find really good Tex-Mex not only out of state, but out of the country is a RARE FIND! I don't actually recall their referring to themselves as Tex-Mex, but that's basically what it is. Fresh ingredients, terrific wait staff and excellent people-watching while you enjoy your meal. We've been for dinner a number... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Upon entering Popocatepetl, we were welcomed by bright colours and bold prints. Exciting. I thought. The staff brought us to our table. But forgot to give us the menu. We had to call another waiter to bring us the menu. The waiting time for the food was a bit longer than usual. Our orders were ok and dessert was so... More

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Newcastle
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92 reviews 92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

It was a quiet Monday evening. The food was good. The service was OK. It just didn't coincide. The beer was poor. We have been eating and drinking in restaurants and bars in Belgium and Holland where there is a wide variety of good beers on tap. This place had the worst beer choice of anywhere that we have been.... More

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Kunming
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The 2 of us went there for a lighter meal and ended up properly stuffed :) 2 main dishes and a drink each got us to 35€. This is a pretty decent tex-mex with nice beans and sauce on the side and good portions. Take a starter only if you are hungry as a wolf, or share one for two.

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Ciampino, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The place is nice and typical mexican, right downtown Haarlem. The food is well displayed, made me hungry as soon as I saw it! Taste was quite good. The staff is kind and the service is quick enough. The toilet has to be seen...very peculiar... Prices are fair.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Plus: * decent prices for the same quality food. Not spectacular in terms of flavor. Ok though. Some sisling foods are nice to try. Especially for the effect when it arrives at your table right? * ok staff and atmosphere. Minus: * all a bit average. No real highlights when you go there.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Ok the food is nothing special, but it wasn’t bad and it actually reminded me of mexico. Very friendly staff! It was getting pretty busy and we could see them struggling a little. The manager was trying the best he could with his young and poorly skilled employees (why do owners always think they can get away with hiring school... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This place was great. It was colorful and fun. The staff was super friendly and when I didn't like the smoked chicken on a salad, they gave me something else. I couldn't finish my meal and asked for the rest to go. I don't think they get that request very often. They seemed a little confused by my request. The... More

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