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El Castillo

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Muntstraat 6, 6301 BW, 6301 BW Valkenburg, The Netherlands
+31 43 601 5921
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Try the Cactus Soup if you dare!

This is a all you can eat for 24 euros, drinks not included. Be warned the cactus soup will take your tastebuds off and the mushrooms look harmless but they will blow your head off!!! Great Pina Coladas! The red parrot in the cage will pose for you if you want to take a picture!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Sandie H
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Kent, UK
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Kent, UK
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a all you can eat for 24 euros, drinks not included. Be warned the cactus soup will take your tastebuds off and the mushrooms look harmless but they will blow your head off!!! Great Pina Coladas! The red parrot in the cage will pose for you if you want to take a picture!!

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Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this review

Hola amigo! Thank you for reviewing our restaurant! We're very happy to hear you survived our cactus soup and mushrooms ;). These are pretty much the spiciest dishes we have so our compliments for trying them! Hope to see you back soon! More 

Darmstadt, Germany
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Visiting this place with some colleagues it was really a nice experience. It is decorated authentically with Mexican flavour. The meal was very delicious in satisfying amount. The prices are reasonable - 17-19€ per main dish, 4-6€ for a starter. All in one I recommend the place if you like Mexican food including spicy ingredients :)

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Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed it! We hope to see you back one day! More 

Cannington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

After being in maastriche on Friday we wandered around Valkenberg on Saturday ( 5th July ) we came upon El Castillo and decided to try it. It was so authentic and large. The staff were very attentive. We had a sharing plate which was on the menu for 2 persons but we were 3 still it was no problem to... More 

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Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed it! If you are ever in our neighbourhood again, we would love to see you back! Greetings from Valkenburg! More 

Maastricht, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We booked this restaurant for my Step Son's 25th Birthday. The party consisted of 1 vegetarian, 1 Gluten Free Vegetarian, 1 Gluten Free meat eater, and 2 with no diet restrictions at all so quite a hard bunch to please ! We were not disappointed there were many GF & vegetarian dishes to choose from and the staff did all... More 

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Wauw, bedankt voor de super mooie recensie! Helaas worden gasten met een speciaal dieet vaak als lastig bestempeld maar wij... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great food , fantastic ambiance. My son said he had the best spare ribs ever. The personel is friendly and the service is good. When you 're in Valkenburg you should eat here.

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Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this review

Hola amiga! Thank you for reviewing our restaurant! So good to hear you enjoyed it and your son was so excited about our spare ribs! We hope to see again one day! More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This restaurant gives you a very nice Mexican feeling. The whole furnishing of the retaurant is Mexican. There is a lot of choice in (of course) Mexican food. And in the weekend there is a big buffet, with "all you can eat". Also you can get special Mexican beer to go with your meal.

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Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this review

Hola amigo! Thank you for reviewing our restaurant! We look forward to seeing you back soon! Adios! More 

Enschede, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Fantastic food. Perfect ambiance. Very nice restaurant in the heart of Valkenburg. Staff very friendly. Highly recommended

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Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed it and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

What a surprise! Happened upon this place while on an overnight to Valkenburg. This restaurant is huge and the décor will definitely remind one of Mexico. Bright colors, parrots, iguanas, and a fountain. Really enjoyed the ambience. The food is the Netherlands version of actual Mexican (fries and mayonnaise with everything) but is the closest we've found. Food was plentiful,... More 

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Thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed it and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I attended this restaurant a few days after Christmas and it was an absolute delight. The food was very good and there was a large variety of dishes to choose from the buffet. The staff was also very friendly and were very attentive. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice meal in Valkenburg.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife and I decided to try this restaurant after visiting the Christmas markets in the city. When we set down we were told they were too busy to offer a normal menu and the only choice was the buffet. It was a "take it or leave it" option. We took it since the city was very crowded and we... More 

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Additional Information about El Castillo

Address: Muntstraat 6, 6301 BW, 6301 BW Valkenburg, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 43 601 5921
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Limburg Province  >  Valkenburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 27
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Muntstraat 6, 6301 BW, 6301 BW Valkenburg, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Limburg Province  >  Valkenburg
  • Phone Number: +31 43 601 5921

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 27
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?