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Salsa Mexican Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1 Castlegate, Penrith Ca11 7hx, England
+44 1768 868666
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Friday night in January. We phoned to book at short notice & they fitted us in despite being busy. It was half price cocktail night. Really enjoyed our food, good service, friendly helpful staff, reasonably priced too 👍🏻

Thank Nicola29
Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with the lady for a New Years Eve do. Ordered the 'Tacquito' which the friendly waitress said was a new dish spruced up by the chef. Was absolutely excellent. As were the choice of craft beers and tequilas to wash it down with. Super attentive and knowledgable stuff and with the fresh menu the establishment is quickly becoming my... More 

Thank Josh B
Workington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to Salsa but I had wanted to try it for a long time. A very warm welcome on arrival, a very pleasant environment to dine and chat. The extensive menu has choices to suit any taste. I also tried some cocktails which were amongst the best I've ever tasted. I look forward to eating there again soon.

Thank Andrew S
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

We were having a stop over in Penrith and went for an evening meal last Sunday. We were the only customers, but we were made very welcome by the waitress. The place was warm and cosy, clean and great music was softly playing in the background. I had amazing king prawns to start, and then we had chicken fajitas, which... More 

Thank Roseanna H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

we called in here for dinner after the Winter Droving festival, a popular mexican restaurant, with brare brick walls and wooden floors, the staff were very accomodating and the restaurant was buzzing, good menu choice for food plus cocktails, food was hot and tasty

Thank tosherinp60
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We had the nachos with the works followed by an enchilada and tacquito. Plus a couple of jugs of cocktails. Fabulous food. Great service. Would go back if in Penrith again.

Thank Salruk
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We found online that you can order to take away which is perfect when I have twin babies at home and couldn't face a meal out. It's been a couple of years since we ate there but remember it being very nice. The takeaway menu is a little cheaper taking into account we use our own crockery and don't need... More 

Thank Zoe H
Keswick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic evening here, with outstanding service and the tastiest food. The ribs were to die for with amazing tapas too. I will definitely be going back, and recommending it to all my family and friends!

Thank LauraFradsham77
St Ives, United Kingdom
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390 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

After asking our receptionist at The Premier Inn on arrival what restaurants can be recommended, we decided to go Mexican on Sunday evening. Well what an excellent choice we made. The service and food were most enjoyable and I found the prices to be really reasonable. It makes a change from the usual chain restaurants and this establishment had charm... More 

1 Thank Martin G
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Honestly I couldn't praise this place enough! The staff are friendly and attentive. The atmosphere has a very welcoming Mexican vibe. There are plenty of seats and even though they were busy on a Friday evening they still sat us for food without a reservation. The food was delicious & plentiful. Their cocktails were not only on a fab offer... More 

Thank Holly M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Castlegate, Penrith Ca11 7hx, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +44 1768 868666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?