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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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not the best

My partner and i came here on a spontaneous date night. The food was ok and of fair value but the venue needed updating .... The menus where laminated paper and my glass was filthy. The cutlery wasn't ready on the table and the napkins were cheap looking serviettes. Felt more like a greasy spoon... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Nlondors
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My partner and i came here on a spontaneous date night. The food was ok and of fair value but the venue needed updating .... The menus where laminated paper and my glass was filthy. The cutlery wasn't ready on the table and the napkins were cheap looking serviettes. Felt more like a greasy spoon than a restaurant i don't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Loved the food but unfortunately the tables are to close together and thus it was difficult to hear what you are saying. Would go again for lunch but not dinner.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

In the film 'Once Upon a Time in Mexico' Johnny Depp shoots the chef whenever he cooks a certain dish perfectly. I do not think the chef at Desperados ever has to worry about this happening to him! My wife and I popped in on a Friday night for a quick meal and couple of drinks. The staff were friendly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Couldn't fault the food and service. Enjoyable evening, was a little bit noisy, found myself shouting at times for hubby to hear me. Would I go again yes. Good evening if you are with family celebrating a birthday, anniversary etc.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I would definitely go back here again and I will probably order the same food I had the last time. The food was really, really nice.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I used to be a regular visitor here when i lived in the area and i always found it to be a fun night out with reasonably priced, decent food. Last night it was my fiancée's birthday and we'd booked a table for 7 of us. It was obvious when i first walked in that it was now under new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

On Friday night I returned to Desperados with a friend, it is my favourite restaurant around! The food was fantastic, large portions and full of flavour. The cocktails are to die for, best place I've ever been for cocktails!! The service was alway brilliant, would definitely recommend!

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Had a great meal staff we very good will go back again. The food was of a high standard and orders were served very quickly.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Popped into Petts Wood for a quick meal as I did not fancy cooking this evening. Wish I had stayed at home and had beans on toast now! I have eaten at Desparados 4 or5 times before and found it to be reasonable, so expected much the same this evening. Was ushered to a dirty table then the spray gun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Such an amazing restaurant! The atmosphere is incredible, matches the Mexican theme! I haven't been to Mexico but this is the best Mexican food I have tasted! The staff are very welcoming and go the extra mile. The cocktails are fantastic and they are happy to alter them to your taste. It is suitable for everyone family's, couples friends etc.... More 

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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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