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“Decent Mexican” 3 of 5 stars
Review of El Rapido

El Rapido
Kazinczy u. 10, Budapest, Hungary
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Ranked #993 of 1,797 Restaurants in Budapest
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Dundee, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Decent Mexican”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This Mexican is right next to Szimpla Kert and right by our apartment so we went a few times. Really cheap and food was good, I got chilli con carne one time and it was awful, my partner couldn't eat it either. Everything else we had was really good, the gringa in particular. There is a bar downstairs which is also pretty cool, we stayed for a few tequilas before moving on. All in all a decent Mexican to try out.

Visited October 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Mexican fast food place and bar next to Szimpla”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

With El Rapido the good thing is not their food. It's an okay mexican food. It's a very small place, usually you have to wait 15-20 minutes to get your burrito. Portions are rather small. It's also a shop where you can buy your tortillas for dinner.

The good thing is that it's in the bar district and has late opening hours. It saved my life couple of times when I was heading home from the bars. The other thing is that there's a pub downstairs which you can easily miss. It has an amazing athmosphere, you can find there anything you would want to buy in a flea market. Sometimes they do live performances there. You can ask for table games and nice drinks.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vienna, Austria
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The meals are perfect there! It is just beside the famous club "Szimpla", so you can eat some wonderful meals here in the evening before going to the club. Highly recommended!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Budapest, Hungary
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Tasty mexican food for good price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were strolling around in the city centre and wanted to stop at Bors bisztró (next to El Rapido), when we found out its closed on Sundays. Luckily for us, cause El Rapido is another really good place to eat (and chill out) in Budapest. It has a special hip atmosphere, with lively colours. About 70 different Tequilas + mexican & indian take away food/drinks to buy upstairs. Metal music and a fully tattooed girl preparing your tacos and quesadillas just adds spice to the atmosphere :)
When you go downstairs its even more special. You can find there a mixture of "just everything" from an old mirror, through rubber Donald Duck to lamps from the socialist era - which are all for sale. And I nearly forgot the drink bar, where the bartender prepares your drinks and announces when your food is ready upstairs. The 20 min wait is the only drawback of the place, but... Both our vega Quesadilla and meat Gringa were excellent and the place is cheap even for Budapest (food for two at 6 or 7,- EUR).
This is a good stop after the long nights in the pubs around too, as they are open till 4 a.m.
Will go back for sure...

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stuttgart, Germany
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Amazing mexican food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Born and raised in San Diego, I feel I have a pretty good knowledge of Mexican food.This burrito blew my mind! Extremely flavorful and mouth watering fresh ingredients combined with a bohemia was the perfect end to what could have been a drunk disaster post Szimpla. This burrito will always remain in my heart. Long wait but absolutely worth it-- make friends in line and enjoy the open kitchen as the master chefs create their master pieces`!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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