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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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Ghent, Belgium
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58 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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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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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Enjoyed the all you can eat buffet once more :) we keep on coming back to this Mexican restaurant. when you have the change go visit the toilet for some nice humor.

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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 visit us often and appreciate our toilet humor :) See you next time! More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful service, exquisite ambiance and food to die for!! We have been in the Netherlands over 3 weeds and enjoying everything but seriously missing Mexican food! We were not disappointed at all by trying to Valkenberg for the Mexican!! The staff was fabulous. We had frozen Strawberry Margaritas, cold nachos with fresh authentic salsa, an entree for two that was... More 

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

Hola amiga! Thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant! It was very nice having you and we're glad you finally found a good Mexican restaurant. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Very good Mexican restaurant with menu card or buffet with a variation of choice in meat, chicken, veagetables spicy or not, good choice in desserts and fruits

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

Hola amigo! Thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $28
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, 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
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?