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Desperados

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6 Station Square | Petts Wood, Orpington BR5 1NA, England
01689 836655
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average food distinctly iffy service

Bog standard Tex Mex food, not bad but nothing exception stands out. Starters of nachos to share were pretty good, poppers ok, 'three colours slide' just tomatoes, avocado and small balls of mozzarella all undressed. A plate of beef and prawn of fajitas probably the best of the mains... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
James P
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  • Special occasions
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English first
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Bog standard Tex Mex food, not bad but nothing exception stands out. Starters of nachos to share were pretty good, poppers ok, 'three colours slide' just tomatoes, avocado and small balls of mozzarella all undressed. A plate of beef and prawn of fajitas probably the best of the mains. Enchiladas a bit dull. Steak was ordered medium rare and came... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visited this restaurant with my daughter. Friendly, helpful staff. Enticing atmosphere, and FABULOUS cocktails. Food was delicious! Manager on hand to help at every turn - very attentive.

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Kent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

As a family we visit often as we can rely on good service, nice food and great cocktails. Really recommend the lamb cutlets and the fish dishes. The manager Mario wants to make sure you always have a great time. It's not fine dining it's a Mexican fun night out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I visited Desperados on Tuesday night with some friends. The atmosphere was really lively and the cocktails were delicious. The service was brilliant and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. Would 100% recommend and will definitely be coming back.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Delicious food and amazing cocktails! Staff cannot do enough to help and really quick with bringing menus, drinks and food!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

When we arrived we were sat next to a family clearly known to the restaurant. A short while into the meal the wife spilt the entire contents of a bright red tobasco sauce over the legs, clothes and handbags of our party. When we pointed out to the manager that the item which was most damaged was a designer handbag... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Came here for a friend's 18th birthday party, and we were not disappointed! Service was attentive and made sure we were looked after on this special day. The bar served amazing cocktails which were made even nicer on our (student!) pocket with a half price happy hour offer. Our starters arrived promptly: I had a delicious prawn cocktail with a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I ignored all of the warning signs - dirty laminated menus, table and glasses. In hindsight we should've walked. However I've walked past this place so many times and it has been heaving. We ordered burritos and a burger for the kids. Despite being one of two tables in there, the burritos turned up alarmingly quick, smothered in cheap American... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Well worth it try the fajitas or if you haven't eaten for a week then the t bone Service was very quick although the steak was cooked slow to perfection

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Food was ok.Not happy that the staff were serving drinks to young adults who had obviously had too much to drink. This caused a quite tense atmosphere in the restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Station Square | Petts Wood, Orpington BR5 1NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Orpington
  • Phone Number: 01689 836655

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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