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“Very popular in Deventer” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Popo

El Popo
Brink 13, 7411 BR Deventer, The Netherlands
0570-618608
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Ranked #14 of 85 Restaurants in Deventer
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Bangkok, Thailand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Very popular in Deventer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

This restaurant is very popular among locals. They have mexican food for a okish price. It's not very cheap but also not very expensive.

The quality of the food is good. It's very nicely decorated and you feel like in a little mexican tavern in the middle of the Netherlands.

The spare ribs are delicious and they often have all you can eat offers!!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Happy Chaos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

This place sure has energy. The food is good, no high cuisine, just good food for a fun night out. We went here before going to the theatre and enjoyed having cocktails. This place is explosion of fun. The staff is happpy, bunch of noice from the kitchen, loud music it really is a good start for a night out!
Killer spareribs!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Deventer (NL)
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Our favourite in Deventer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

Good food, not too expensive and great atmosphere. Great for kids too.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Run don't walk PAST this restaurant”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

I almost never write a bad review.
Honestly, this was the worst meal I have had in years.
Everything was bad. Drinks, food, and it took forever.

If you want improperly made drinks with half dead flowers that look like someone picked them up off the floor before putting them into your drink, this is the place for you! Wating 45 minutes for food with undercooked beans and cold tortillas, is not my favorite way to enjoy Mexican food.

Just pick another place! Please!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Lasne, Belgium
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Once burned, twice shy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2009

With my wife, daughter, her husband and our grandson we had dinner on Sunday February 15, 2009. The drinks were fine (caipirinhas and frozen margaritas) but excessively decorated. In fact, a childish sparkler was lighted on my wife's drink setting the straw on fire, which dripped red hot on to her hand , causing an ugly burn. The staff was attentive with a soothing ointment but did not have the courtesy to try and make amends by offering the drinks or anything else. The choice of food was very standard and limited and the cooking, while not bad, was nothing to write home about. At the end I had to point out that the bill wrongly included the children's menu for our grandson: El Popo advertises that on Sundays this is free. In short, I fail to understand the enthusiasm of other reviewers for this run-of-the-mill, noisy and commercially driven place.

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