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El Castillo

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Muntstraat 6/6301 BW, 6301 BW Valkenburg, The Netherlands
+31 43 601 5921
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Wiltshire
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Just had the buffet which was very nice with each item described in English so very easy to choose. Warned by waitress to beware of items marked as hot as they were very spicy but was a little disappointed not to find any that met my expectations. Overall good food at a very reasonable price, recommended a visit.

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Thank Mr_HappyWiltshire
Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this review

Hola amigo, thanks for the review! I'm guessing you have a high tolerance for spicy food because most of our guests tell us they almost died eating the foods that mark 'very spicy' ;) If you ever get the chance to visit us again, let us know and we will make sure your food is piping hot to meet your... More 

Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic Mexican buffet. Food was outstanding (which can sometimes not be the case with a hot buffet but this one truly was special) The kids were blown away by helping themselves to so much lovely food, oh and eating it in a tree house! The waitress who served us was really nice, made a fuss over the kids and... More 

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Thank Ali B
Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this review

Hola amigo! Thanks for the great review :) We're very happy you enjoyed our restaurant en we will make sure our staff will recieve your compliments. More 

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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyable lunch with festive atmosphere in the heart of Valkenburg. Kids enjoyed the parrots and the food was tasty.

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Thank Mark M
Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this review

Hola amigo, thank you for reviewing our restaurant! We're happy to hear you enjoyed our food and atmophere. Hope to see you back again! More 

Ghent, Belgium
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58 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

El Castillo was a pleasant surprise: it manages to create a Mexican atmosphere in the south of Netherlands. The decorations and music do their magic. The food was OK to good - with a special plus for the calamars. Please note that restaurant has a buffet service, but only after 15.30.

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Thank Fly_in_Ro
Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this review

Hola amigo! Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We are happy to read you enjoyed our Mexican food and atmosphere! We hope to see you back again soon so you can try our buffet. More 

Groningen, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We visited El Castillo on a Sunday evening for a laid back dinner with a party of 3. We each ordered a cocktail with some appetisers which were absolutely great; All the food was very good and most dishes were gluten free. Everything on the buffet was labeled on allergies and the kitchen and waiting staff was well informed on... More 

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Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this review

Hola amigo. Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We're are very happy to read that you experienced our food and drinks as absolutey great! Of course we will talk to our staff about your complaint about the service, thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you back again. More 

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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Very friendly staff, nice atmosphere inside. You can choose between buffet (fixed price), or dine a la carte. Service is smooth and quick, food is very, very tasty! And all of this is not overly priced. For sure to recommend!

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Thank feijeD
Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this review

Hola amigo! Thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant, we are very happy to read you enjoyed your visit. We will make sure our staff recieves your compliments. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Leiden, The Netherlands
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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a great selection of tasty Mexican food! Loved the tequila injected ham! And also the spare ribs. Cocktails are OK. My favorite part was pablo the pet parrot! What a charmer this fella was! He definately brought some extra smiles! Would come here again!

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Thank Hanneke J
Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this review

Hola amiga! Thank you for reviewing our restaurant, we are delighted to read you had a good time with Pablo and enjoyed our buffet. Hope to see you back again soon! More 

Ceauce, France
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

A highlight of our visit to Valkenburg. Great food, all you can eat from an excellent and varied buffet. Friendly and efficient staff and interesting and atmospheric decor. A great eating experience.

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Thank Sansbup
Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this review

Hola amigo, thank you for reviewing our restaurant! We're very happy to read you enjoyed our food, service and atmosphere. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Kirkland, Washington
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Not our first choice, but should have been. We abandoned the roasted chicken place across the street, and came over here to eat again. I'm from Texas, been to Mexico in many cities, and the decor here is 100% Mexicano. ¡Que bueno! Excellent frozen margaritas and food. The owner is Dutch, and has been to Mexico numerous times, according to... More 

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Thank bobpopewa
Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this review

Hola amiga, thank you for visiting and reviewing our restaurant! We're happy to read you enjoyed everything. We have put a lot of effort into making our restaurant as authentic as possible and we're very happy to read it's a succes. Thans again and we hope to see you back again one day. Adios! More 

Milan, Italy
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Valkenburg center is full of restaurants, all in row: not simple to decide, they seems all similar. At the end we have been in this strange place, with kind service and a sort of covered garden were you can eat with a big parrot around. Good food: we have eaten a large buffet salade and a very satisfying plate of... More 

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Thank faggio58
Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this review

Hola amigo, thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you back again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $27
Cuisine
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muntstraat 6/6301 BW, 6301 BW Valkenburg, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Limburg Province  >  Valkenburg
  • Phone Number: +31 43 601 5921

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