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Desperado Mexican Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
Steinenvorstadt 67, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 272 60 60
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Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (6 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
Steinenvorstadt 67, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had fajitas Poulet and Rind, Chile Colorado and Rind. The Food was excellent. Very friendly waiter. Thanks Júlia.More

Thank Familie_Schlaepfer
AlexanderZ1306, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Desperado Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Familie_Schlaepfer, Thanks a lot for your positive review. It's great you chose us from the big variety of restaurants in Basel and enjoyed your lunch so much. We serve authentic Mexican dishes, including but not limited to Enchiladas, Burrito, and Fajitas. Please visit us...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This family friendly lunch spot always serves decent food at reasonable prices and in huge quantities. A rarity in Basel.More

Thank Birmingham79
AlexanderZ1306, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Desperado Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Dear Birmingham79 Thank you so much for visiting our Mexican restaurant & bar with your family on a regular base. It is great to hear that you enjoy our varied Mexican dishes so much. We, indeed, make sure, nobody leaves our restaurant hungry. We are...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Nice and colorful place with wonderful service and Amazing cocktails. Food is not the best that you will ever eat and something seemed to be heaten up in the microwave. Besides, it is quite expensive even for the Swiss standards. I wanted to give 3...More

Thank Renata B
AlexanderZ1306, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Desperado Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hola Renata Firstly, we would like to thank you for choosing our Mexican restaurant & bar and taking the time to share your experience. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed, particularly, our locations and varied cocktails. Also, we can assure you that...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018

We heard negative reviews about this place but still wanted to give it a chance as we had the Prozentbuch deal 50%. Even with 50% discount, it was not worth the price. We ordered fajitas, and they arrived in 5 minutes (microwaved) and had no...More

Thank gizgiz321
AlexanderZ1306, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Desperado Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Dear gizgiz321, First of all, thank you for visiting our restaurant and taking the time to write a review. We are sorry we didn't fully meet your expectations. We do our best to provide all our guests with fast and professional service and offer only...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This place has good Mexican food and a wide range of options too! Love the ambiance and vibe of the restaurant. Also child friendly. One of the few restaurants in Basel that I repeat!More

Thank AmritaVk
Alexander Z, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Desperado Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Hola AmritaVk Thank you so much for choosing our restaurant and leaving such a positive feedback. We are very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed our varied Mexican specialities. We serve them, by the way, daily and throughout the whole day. We...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018

Love the food here! Staff make you feel so special. I celebrated my birthday here and received a main course free! In addition, a very cheeky dessert cracks everyone up :)More

Thank SS1408
Alexander Z, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Desperado Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Dear SS1408, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your birthday celebration at Desperado Basel. We are always honored when our guests choose us to celebrate special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries. It also puts a little...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018

Situated on the main shopping street beside numerous bars and restaurants. Options to sit inside or outside. Good menu with plenty of choices and huge portions - good for a healthy appetiteMore

Thank The_Belmores
Alexander Z, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Desperado Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Dear The_Belmores, Thank you so much for your positive review of Desperado Basel. We are happy to hear our Mexican cuisine matched your taste buds and you were content with the portion size. We make sure that our guests don't leave our restaurant hungry. You...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We visited at about 8pm on a Sunday and there was plenty of room for us. We were given a table for four on the understanding that we would have to be willing to sit next another couple should they turn up. Although this didn’t...More

Thank sallymccarthy
Alexander Z, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Desperado Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Dear sallymccarthy, Thank you very much for visiting Desperado Basel and taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you liked your dining experience, from service to food and ambiance. Our friendly staff does their best to make our guests welcome...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

The prices are high and that’s ok for Basel. But if you have to wait 15 min to just order a beer when the restaurant is almost empty, that is just poor. The waitresses are talking to each other instead of working and a guy...More

Thank pyro171
Reviewed 2 June 2018

We went to this restaurant for dinner on a busy day and the place was quite full, which one cannot fault, but it was also very loud, we could barely hear ourselves speak. The entrees we ordered (burrito, quesadilla, enchillada) ranged from unexceptional to mediocre...More

Thank natajax
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steinenvorstadt 67, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 272 60 60
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