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Desperados

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6 Station Square | Petts Wood, Orpington BR5 1NA, England
01689 836655
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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
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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
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  • Special occasions
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London
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

When I first came here I found it very friendly and atmospher is lovely , the staff can't do enough for you and the food is great very tasty , if you love T.Bone steak it's the biggest I've ever seen amazing and melts in your mouth I definitely recommend it

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Thought I would give Desparados a 2nd chance as first experience was awful. Went with a friend for lunch. The staff were really rude, dropped food over my friend with no apology and seemed to be more interested in chatting to each other than paying attention to customers. One of the other customers said that there was no toilet paper... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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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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Address: 6 Station Square | Petts Wood, Orpington BR5 1NA, England
Phone Number: 01689 836655
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Orpington
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • 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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