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“Good food but shame about the booking process”
Review of Salsa Mexican Bistro - CLOSED

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Salsa Mexican Bistro
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The food is fine, but the better ambiance is upstairs. We booked a table of 9, 3 months in advance, then confirmed a week before. On the night the table was dowstairs - the manager (who was unhelpful) gave the explanation that there had been a mix up but as a small business they decide where people sit and a local group wanted the tables upstairs. I don't disagree particularly with that approach - but we felt very let down that this was not explained on either booking call. Food is good but you cannot trust the booking process.

Thank DerbyhireHappycamper
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The food is fine, but the better ambiance is upstairs. We booked a table of 9, 3 months in advance, then confirmed a week before. On the night the table was dowstairs - the manager (who was unhelpful) gave the explanation that there had been a mix up but as a small business they decide where people sit and a local group wanted the tables upstairs. I don't disagree particularly with that approach - but we felt very let down that this was not explained on either booking call. Food is good but you cannottrust the booking process.

Thank DerbyhireHappycamper
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife insisted we go here. She's wanted to try it as she'd not had good Mexican food since she moved here from America three years ago. She wasn't disappointed. The quesadillas were lovely but for me the best appetiser was the ribs - a tasty, tangy sauce with meat that just dropped off the bone. The mains were very good to - the enchilada was delicious. The only reason this is a five star rating is the drinks service was slow - when our glasses were empty we had to catch their attention to get another drink. But for the food, atmospehere and friendly service I'd certainly recommend this place.

Thank SteveB99
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

I've eaten here plenty of times and it never fails to be spot on. I can't help thinking that some reviewers want so much more than a restaurant can deliver. I can't claim to have visited Mexico or India or China but don't we all love the cuisines from each? At the end of the day, if you want 'authentic', book the plane tickets abroad, book a hotel for the family and make a reservation in a top restaurant in said Country and then work out how good a value it is. It's the same as asking for 'proper' Fish n Chips in Canada, you'll get what you ordered.

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Thank serpicotoe
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We have been here several times and always enjoyed the experience. It is a quaint little restaurant so it would be advisable to book at busy periods or weekends. There is a good choice on the menu and the quality of the food is good. It is set over 2 floors and sometimes the sizzle has gone from the skillets by the time the waitress has negotiated the stairs with the food. Friendly staff and nice decor.

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Thank Shaftoe_12
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