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Prickly Pear

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Mexican
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17-19 Hockerill Street, Bishops Stortford, England
01279-65-13-68
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A bit quirky but interesting food

Good food served piping hot and very tasty. Nice atmosphere and staff try hard to please. If you want a slight diversion count how many times the staff walk up and down stairs!! All in all well worth a visit. Makes a nice change from the usual chains.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Good food served piping hot and very tasty. Nice atmosphere and staff try hard to please. If you want a slight diversion count how many times the staff walk up and down stairs!! All in all well worth a visit. Makes a nice change from the usual chains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went for my birthday after badgering my other half and it was beautiful food excellent service I can't wait to go back again

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

went for a meal with a friend and had a lovely time place is quaint and the service very good and the food very very good both had the rib eye steak which was lovely

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Saffron Walden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A group of 9 of us ate here on a Saturday night. We had a lovely meal, and the service was faultless. Super atmosphere in the restaurant too. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

First visit to the Prickly Pear and I can certainly say it's the first of many. The food was good quality, well cooked. service was effective without being over bearing. A little gem in Bishops Stortford and we'll worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The Prickly Pear never disappoints, the food was excellent and the waitress was very good too. Quesadillas were superb, as were the nachos and the rib meat just fell off the bones. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

First visit, pleasantly surprised. From the outside the Prickly Pear under-promises. Once inside, the staff, food and value for money over-deliver. Attentive staff, genuinely keen on helping and making our visit enjoyable. Tasty food (we had tostadas, enchiladas, prawns, brownie cheese cake, good wine). It was a busy night, which helped the atmosphere. All in all, recommended and somewhere we'll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I went to the Prickly Pear with my husband and daughter. The service was great, friendly and attentive. A good simple menu, as well as some interesting specials, all reasonably priced. The food was delicious and portion size just right. A top meal and will definitely be back.

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Bishops Stortford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went there for a meal with Mrs B, as she had been there before, first impressions were good. Whisked upstairs to a table, that was ours for the night - no rush, definite brownie points there! So all was, almost well, the trouble with having any kind of themed restaurant is you can limit yourselves and ultimately the clientèle to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We really enjoyed everything about the evening, the ambience, the friendly helpful staff and the food, cocktails and background music The Prickly Pear reminded us of restaurants we visited when we lived Cologne in Germany. We think Bishops Stortford is very fortunate to have such a little gem of an independent Mexican restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17-19 Hockerill Street, Bishops Stortford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Bishops Stortford
  • Phone Number: 01279-65-13-68

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  • Cuisine: Mexican

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