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Prickly Pear

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19 Hockerill Street, Bishops Stortford CM23 2DH, England
+44 1279 651368
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with some friends to catch up and it was small but the staff were very friendly and food was good. Only thing I would mention is that we were the only people in there apart from another group of 6, although this was a weekday it felt oddly quiet.

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Thank rmd523
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal! Food came fast and we had the sweetest little waitress, who was really helpful (I believe her name was Chloe)! Would definitely visit again!

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Thank karina_leigh3
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review for The Prickly Pear. Reviews like this put a smile on all ours faces. I'm glad to hear you had a delicious three course meal with us and you enjoyed your visit. Chloe is a great asset to the restaurant. She is so sweet and caring and great fun to be around.... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The main reasons why we chose to eat at the prickly was because, we heard that the food was good, and the prices were reasonable, and the atmosphere was festive. When we arrived, we were surprised to see an empty restaurant. The host asked us where we would like to sit and we chose a cute little table in the... More 

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Thank Jake O
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review for The Prickly Pear. The restaurant is always quieter early evening and gets busier around 7.30 - 8pm. We're so glad you enjoyed all your food with us and had a nice relaxing evening. We do hope to see you in the near future. Kind regards More 

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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I was really looking forward to this cosy Mexican and went with open mind having heard mixed reviews..... To summarise unfortunately food in nearby chain much more flavoursome, small portions, overpriced, nice decor but lacked atmosphere. Establishment clean but lacks character and service slow and lacked enthusiasm.Very expensive for what we had ...nothing would tempt me to go back really... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Was looking forward to this restaurant as thought the food would be better than the chains . I left feeling neutral and would not return. The food was small in portion and nothing outstanding or memorable. Very expensive for what we had definitely NOT good value for money ! Pleasant decor but lacked atmosphere unfortunately ! Staff pleasant but not... More 

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Thank Abdel E
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this review

Dear Abdel. Thank you for your review for The Prickly Pear. I am disappointed that you felt the need to write a negative review. As you can see we have some great reviews from customers on Trip advisor. We are a small independent restaurant who cares greatly about what we do here. We are no more expensive than the other... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I've been here a number of times and it's a great environment, has fabulous food and provides an excellent service. Thank you!

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Thank Dpk0124
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this review

Thank you for your review for The Prickly Pear. We love to hear you've been on several occasions and that our standards of service and food are consistent every time you've dined with us. We have a great team of staff here, that work extremely hard to maintain the high standards that we set. We are really happy that you... More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Great food and a good atmosphere, the owners couldn't be more helpful.I have eaten here before and i have never been disappointed. Nicer than the chain restaurants on the high street.

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Thank Paul R
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this review

Thank you from all of us here at The Prickly Pear for your review. We really appreciate your comments and we'll look forward to seeing you soon. Many thanks again More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Had dinner here last night for the first time I honestly cannot praise it enough from the food to the service atmosphere and price,this is now officially my favourite place to eat in Stortford and surrounding areas will definitely be a regular here from now on,can't believe I've never visited it before. Ps the desserts are to die for !!!

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1 Thank mandy c
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review for The Prickly Pear. It is immensely rewarding to read and share your comments with our team of staff here. I am delighted to know your time spent with us, from the food that we serve to the service and atmosphere of the restaurant were all to your enjoyment. We look forward to the... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We eat here regularly and it has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and consistently excellent food as well friendly and attentive staff. Definitely much nicer to visit than one of the restaurant chains in the town.

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1 Thank Andy G
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review for The Prickly Pear. We always love to hear from our customers and it's great to have positive feedback. Hope to see you dining with us again very soon. Many thanks. More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Lovely meal, lovely atmosphere, a little pricy. Great place for couples. A little on the small size if you were to have large parties, but the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wine !

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Thank Tracy J
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this review

Thank you for your review for The Prickly Pear. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and found the meal lovely. The restaurant is small but we still accommodate larger tables and we have a room called the Sauraro Room that is just off the restaurant that sits 8 people. We've found that larger tables love to book this room.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Hockerill Street, Bishops Stortford CM23 2DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Bishops Stortford
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 651368

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