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17-19 Hockerill Street, Bishops Stortford, England
01279-65-13-68
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bishops Stortford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Dunmow
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

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
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Tucked away in a nice corner of Bishop's Stortford this is definitely a little gem in the town. Very small but good atmosphere. Started with the sharing nachos which were a good size and cajun chicken for main which was cooked to perfection! Definitely will be going back!

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Takeley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Lovely atmosphere, lovely food and the staff are fab!!! Bless our waitress up and down stairs all night always with a smile!! Celebrating my husbands twins 21st thankyou prickly pear!!!

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We've been here a few times now and its been excellent every time! Best restaurant in Bishops Stortford :) Excellent food; warm, inviting atmosphere; nothing loud, lit up & obnoxious if you know what I mean. A true gem. We make this a regular date night spot!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This restaurant was a last minute choice as it was Wednesday night early and not a lot of places were available. But what a great choice! The place is smallish, intimate and very friendly (staff explaining the meals to those of us who had never eaten Mexican before), and the food was excellent. The choice of wine was good too,... More 

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

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