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“The only place to go for dinner!”

Mexican Lodge Swingin' Steaks Restaurant
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“The only place to go for dinner!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

We enjoy steak and this was recommended by the staff at the 'Hat Rock Inn' 2 minutes walk away - this was perfect. All served in a great atmosphere.
The menu is limited to steaks but they are good quality and perfectly cooked (as ordered). The salad was fresh with a good dressing and I enjoyed the beans.
Our waiter was busting his chops to keep everything moving and managed perfectly -we never ran out of beers but were never hassled, our steaks were delayed for a while (exactly as we had asked) and it arrived cooked exactly as we had asked.
There are a lot of restaurants that would do very well to learn from the waiter and the steak chef here - bring exactly what is ordered, when it's ordered and with a smile.
Worth a detour.

  • Visited September 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“A must”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

I think the only place to eat dinner in at Mexican Hat but don't worry (unless you are a vegetarian) - this place is quality. Big steaks ( quite big prices but probably due to location) good beer and good atmosphere! Staff are very friendly and know how to cook a good steak! It is an experience.

  • Visited September 2012
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carlisle
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Poor”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

The steaks were cooked by a very surly 'cowboy' and served with sloppy beans with what can only be loosely described as salad. You eat outside, and there are lots of flies. The swinging bbq is a novelty to see, but not much more.

Visited August 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great fun!”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

I went to Swinging Steak with three adult relatives and we all loved it. The outdoor Western atmosphere and music were delightful (we are not even country music fans) and the steaks sizzling on the swinging grill in view nearby looked very appetizing. We ordered the Rib Eye and it was delicious; excellent flavor, juicy, tender, and succulent. I still am salivating for it several days later! Could have eaten more. The Texas Toast was good too. The beans lacked zip at first, but I added hot sauce, salt and pepper and ate them together with the lettuce salad which was quite satisfying, and I don't even like red beans very much!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank ercv
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barrow, cumbria
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Interesting way to cook a steak”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We were recommended this place by the lady on the desk at our motel. To be honest there is not a lot of choice in Mexican Hat so we made our way there. First impression was hey this place looks cool the steaks and burgers are being coked over a swinging grill by a cowboy. The fact is the menu is very basic and in my opinion a bit over priced. We just had a burger which was served with salad beans and lots of flies for company.

Visited September 2012
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Thank mandylou42
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