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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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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 12
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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
Good food

We went for a family meal the food was really good though the menu could be slightly larger and a children's menu would be a good addition although they were very accomdating for my fussy 9 year old. Not bad value the cocktails are good and the puddings were excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sararhcg
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Ware, United Kingdom
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Ware, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for a family meal the food was really good though the menu could be slightly larger and a children's menu would be a good addition although they were very accomdating for my fussy 9 year old. Not bad value the cocktails are good and the puddings were excellent.

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Thank Sararhcg
Harlow, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Heard about this place through word of mouth. Almost gave it a miss because it was closed, but we decided to have a drink elsewhere while we waited for it to open. Glad we had, the food was excellent. Really well flavoured. It took me a while to decide on a course, they had a number of specials which sounded... More 

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Thank Danielle751
Bradford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second visit . Really good quality food and you can really tell the difference between the food here and standard Mexican restaurant fayre. So fresh , well presented and. Great service . Best Margarhita this side of San Diego.

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Thank Jan P
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to fine a resturant in stortford that isn't a chain and supporting the local community. Food was very good and would definitely recommend to a friend.

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Thank shdkfde
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Me and my partner visited on December 12th 2015. I'd booked a table for 19:45, but we arrived early and was seated straight away. We were given menus, told of the specials and shown where the drinks menus were on our table. Our waiter was very helpful, even though he was rushed off his feet, there were a lot of... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We had an enjoyable dinner here - Mexican/American but nicely different from the chain restaurants that serve up the same sort of food.

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Thank Hepatacyte
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I have only one word : just perfect in every way. House wine great. Food excellent. And the waitresses very attentive. Please keep it up.

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Thank Amanda A
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

My partner, friends and I came here in the week for dinner as we fancied Mexican food. The food was good, but nothing to write home about, especially considering the price. It came to £30 each which I found to be quite expensive considering we didn't go mad. We had starters, a couple of beers, mains, and we shared 2... More 

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Thank Sim494
BigginsBoy
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84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Quirky little place. Great food - could have eaten pretty much everything on the menu. Very pleasant service. A real find in an increasingly competitive Bishops Stortford. The road is a little noisy on a warm night with the windows open - you will have to book if you want to visit at the weekend

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Thank BigginsBoy
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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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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