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Prickly Pear

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17-19 Hockerill Street, Bishops Stortford CM23 2DH, England
01279-65-13-68
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Warm welcome, small restaurant, lacked atmosphere. A lot of chicken dishes, disappointed with the food. Will not be back

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Thank Kathy C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I tried this little place out one Saturday night. It is quite a small venue but the service and food were brilliant. My girlfriend loved the cocktails and I had a sol and irish coffee which were also great. We felt ambience was lovely and felt as though we were on holiday rather than in bishop stortford.... More 

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163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on The Prickly Pear. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us. We are very lucky that we have a great team of staff who try their very best to offer a very personal service. All our food is prepared and made on the premises so it's lovely to... More 

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place. Fantastic Mexican food and great cocktails. Would highly recommend, especially the chilli!!!!

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163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review on The Prickly Pear. It's great to hear that you enjoyed our Mexican food. We pride ourselves on the style of Mexican food we prepare and cook here that offers subtle changes to authentic Mexican food. Thank you again and we do hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

the food here is lovely, had a starter main and dessert which all was flawless, can't wait to come again and try something else, all the other food that passed me smelt and looked amazing!!!

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here a few times before and the restaurant is upstairs above the kitchen so.can be warm, but on Sat 23rd it was not the most pleasant meal or setting. The restaurant was uncomfortably hot even with windows and a fan on, which made eating unpleasant. The food and service are good, just too hot in there wished... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at this restaurant. I had the brie quesadillas as my starter, which were really rather tasty. I had the Cuban curry as my main course, which was quite delicious and of a decent size. Lastly, I had the caramel waffle for my dessert, which was exceptionally good. The restaurant itself was clean, tidy, and comfortable,... More 

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essex. UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Went out with friends for dinner, food excellent and very reasonable. It's a small restaurant and they have not over filled it so really nice atmosphere.

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Thank claireessex_UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Visited with two friends for an early supper. Portion sizes were just right for us but there's no way we could have managed dessert having had a main course each and shared a couple of starters. Dishes well seasoned with just the right amount of spice. Speedy service but not rushed. Really friendly staff.

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Thank Jess B
Newport, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Great mexican food. Catered nicely for vegetarians. Phenomenal waffle with ice cream and toffee!! Fajitas and the Cuban Chilli were great as was the mexican coffee. Would highly recommend.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

My partner and I chose to eat at the Prickly Pear early on a Saturday evening before meeting friends and on the whole were not disappointed. The setting and service, throughout, were excellent and very friendly. The menu was refreshingly brief and had lots of potential choices for us both. I have to say that the prices might be a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17-19 Hockerill Street, Bishops Stortford CM23 2DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Bishops Stortford
  • Phone Number: 01279-65-13-68

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?