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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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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After strolling around in the historic centre of Valkenburg we decided to sit down in this restaurant, from the wide range of restaurants Valkenburg has to offer. Inside we discovered that for "only" EURO 24,00 per person we could use the Mexican buffet so we both agreed to go for it. I'm pretty sure this was the best decision we... More 

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2 Thank Erik-Ehv
Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this review

Hola amigo, thanks for reviewing our restaurant and letting us know you enjoyed our food, atmosphere and service. Hope to see you back again soon! More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the colours of the place - you don't feel in the Netherlands. The staff was OK but I wasn't expecting much anyway from such a big place anyway. We ordered a 'table bbq' - basically a gas hob where you roast tons of meat and vegetables yourself. There's is an added attraction to this but given I cook... More 

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

Hola amigo, thanks for the feedback, however, with all due respect but a table BBQ is exacly what is says, a table BBQ...you roast your own meat and veggies on a gas hob. We don't know how we could possibly recreate the circumstances in which you cook at home. We try our best to find and offer the best quality... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

I was here in 2014 so had to come again since I was staying in Valkenburg for the week. I had the Sopa Nopales (spicy cactus soup) which was a nice fire hot but not deadly. For my main I had the Pescados del mar (sort of a fish stew) which was nice but not any heat. I would have... More 

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

Hola amigo, thank you for returning to our restaurant and for leaving another nice review op Tripadvisor! For next time, if you let our server know beforehand that you like your dishes a little spicy, very spicy or deadly hot :) we will prepare the dish to your wishes. Thanks again and we look forward to your next visit! More 

Wiltshire
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
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
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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1 Thank Danae I
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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113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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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112 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$17 - $28
Cuisine
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Special occasions
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?