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“Mediocre "Mexican" food” 2 of 5 stars
Review of popocatepetl

popocatepetl
Nobelstraat 163, 3512 EM Utrecht, The Netherlands
030 2315719
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Ranked #199 of 344 Restaurants in Utrecht
Price range: $27 - $35
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Local cuisine
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Mediocre "Mexican" food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

There are many places like this in Utrecht: the food is not exciting, but not terrible either, and prices are usually quite low. Still, if you want a nice dinner, I would try to find another restaurant.

Visited February 2011
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Just bad. Give it a miss.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

If you've ever eaten any authentic or just decent Mexican food, forget this place. You will be sorely disappointed.

The ambience is fine, the decor is nice, staff were okay (though typical Dutch reluctance to ever come near to fill your drinks), but the food is overpriced garbage. I don't think they even know what half of the things on the menu are supposed to look like, or they got the recipes in an Albert Heijn cookbook somewhere along the line. But it's just tasteless. Furthermore, the food was served tepid at best. Yuck!

  • Visited September 2010
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Cayucos, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A great place if you need a Mexican food fix in Amersfoort.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011 via mobile

Pricey by California standards but great interior and a good meal!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“fun family-friendly place. Reasonable food at acceptable prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

This place is one of our Utrecht favorites, partly due to my wife's terrible affliction with vegetarianism. The food is tasty and the colorful wall-tiles and dia-de-los-meurtos inspired knickknacks on the wall create a cheerful homely atmosphere. This cheap and cheerful theme does not wholly carry over to the menu prices, which I would not characterize as budget, although by dutch standards its not too pricey either.

Service is usually punctual and friendly, although when it gets busy they seem a bit overwhelmed and may leave you waiting. The tiles also ruin the acoustics and may leave you shouting at your dinner partner(s) to be heard when its busy. Reservations from parties of six and above.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Very lively atmosphere, always full, great food. Just as your would expect :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2009

Very lively atmosphere, always full, great food. Just as your would expect :)

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