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Prickly Pear

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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
Top service and tasty food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Johnny W
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Elsenham, United Kingdom
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Elsenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Bishops Stortford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Finally made it to the Prickly Pear, we've been meaning to try it for months...based solely on the tripadvisor reviews. We booked an early table, it was quiet when we arrived although by the time we left there were a dozen customers. The ambience was nice, staff were friendly although we were irked that they wouldn't allow us to sit... More 

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Bishops Stortford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We took my elderly dad and our 11 year old son one evening during the week at about 7pm. Food was very nice, not too much or too little. Decent choice and very good service. We were one of just a few groups in the restaurant. It was fairly quiet. We enjoyed the window seat - the restaurant is upstairs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We needed something special for a family dinner with our 4 children but we didn't want the same old menu that the high street offers. We went to Prickly Pear in Bishops Stortford. We got a table for 18:00 knowing that the first 2 hours on a Friday should be fine before it gets busy. The atmosphere was warm and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Used to come here all the time and loved it so I ignored some of the bad reviews and decided to go back. Unfortunately I should've listened to them. We had booked a table a week in advance but when we arrived they said it wasn't ready and we had to wait downstairs for 10 minutes with no offer of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The PP has a limited menu with a small number of specials on offer - to be honest a limited menu is always better as too much choice is never a good thing! We ordered the 2 sharing platters to start and an extra bowl of chicken wings. The platters were a plate of nachos with beef chilli, guac and... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I visited the Prickly Pear the other week for my Birthday Meal and once again I had an extremely enjoyable evening! The food was spot on again (I had the nachos, chilli con carne and cheesecake) and the staff were lovely as always Really love this place, would recommend to anyone!!

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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