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Prickly Pear

19 Hockerill Street, Bishops Stortford CM23 2DH, England
+44 1279 651368
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (21 reviews)
“chilli” (9 reviews)
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
19 Hockerill Street, Bishops Stortford CM23 2DH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We managed to get a table for two with no booking on a sat evening, it was chosen by chance (well by trip’s other reviews) and we chose well., It was nice to try s Mexican that wasn’t a chain. The food was of high...More

Thank Reyno84
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review The Prickly Pear. Constructive feedback enables us to continually review and improve any areas that are falling short. As a little Mexican it is very important that we strive to offer the best food and service. We...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Celebrated my brother's birthday here and had a lovely evening. Food was good and service was great. Would have liked to have seen a slightly more varied margarita menu as there was only one type of margarita but other than that we had no complaints....More

Thank Freshy73
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Prickly Pear. We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening for your brother's birthday. We care greatly about our customers and want everyone to have an enjoyable time with us. Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

I've been using this restaurant for the last 18 years and despite only going occasionally I have never had a problem with the cuisine or the service. Consistently good. Went with some friends last night and was accommodated at very short notice. You have to...More

Thank John D
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review for The Prickly Pear. We are so glad you've enjoyed dining with us for so many years! It's such a privilege to hear this!!! We've enjoyed your custom too. Hope to see you soon, thanks again John Kind...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The title says it all. Brilliant food, lovely staff and a great atmosphere - we'll definitely be back. Went for a friend's Birthday and we were a party of about 12 and the place was excellent

Thank Alex T
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review for The Prickly Pear. We love the title and love everything else you've said too!! Thank you again and we hope to see you soon. Kind regards

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Whilst staying for one night prior to a flight we were looking for somewhere to eat dinner. Google suggested here and TripAdvisor confirmed it. We were not disappointed. Lovely welcome, our waitress Georgia (?) was really friendly and helpful and the restaurant itself is really...More

Thank LizzyC79
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review for The Prickly Pear. We love to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. You've certainly put a smile on Georgia's face. We are so lucky to have her in our team, she's a great asset to...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

We've been past this place many times but finally managed to visit last week. We had no trouble booking a table with only a couple of hours notice. The restaurant looks unassuming from the outside but inside has a nice atmosphere and the staff were...More

Thank AndrewT273
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review The Prickly Pear. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and thought the food was excellent and good value for money. Our £12.95 special two course menu runs throughout the weekdays, every week. We offer this...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

I have been saying for quite some time, “I really must give The Prickly Pear a go”, but just never seemed to get around to it. I am incredibly pleased that I managed to fit a visit in this week with some friends, I was...More

Thank Robert T
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for your review for The Prickly Pear. So pleased that you finally managed to come and dine with us. It's lovely to hear that our wait staff did a great job of looking after you and that the food you ate was delicious....More

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Ate here last week, lovely food, served fresh and cooked with care. The staff are very friendly and helpful, always checking to see if we needed anything and that we were happy with everything. We enjoyed our relaxing evening here and will certainly be going...More

Thank wendyc1410
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you so much for the great review for The Prickly Pear. We are so happy you enjoyed the food and service . All our food is freshly prepared in our kitchen. We have 2 chefs that have been with us for many years now,...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Didn't fancy the overpriced food at the airport hotel so drove into this place. Friendly attentive staff. tasty meal and reasonable value. We had the fajitas and would recommend. Try the ice cold Jarrods cola, really good. Main with a drink is less than £20...More

Thank jon c
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you so much for the review for The Prickly Pear. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us. It's lovely when we receive great feedback and comments about the staff. I love to pass the compliments on to them, it always...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

I must admit that if it wasn't for Trip Advisor my wife and I would not have visited this restaurant. Whilst it doesn't look very inviting from the outside, inside it is an absolute gem. The atmosphere was perfect, the food was amazing, the value...More

Thank srm34633
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review for The Prickly Pear. We are really pleased that you came to visit. It's great to hear you enjoyed our food and the atmosphere was perfect for you. Thank you for your lovely comments about our staff, we...More

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Freshy73
4 October 2017|
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Response from 163pricklypear | Property representative |
There's a car park about 200 meters away which is free in the evenings.
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Waynecooper01
9 March 2017|
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Response from 163pricklypear | Property representative |
Starters range from £4.95 - £5.95, Main courses range from £11.00 - £15.95 and desserts are £4.90 - £5.50
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Anne B
17 August 2016|
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Response from 163pricklypear | Property representative |
The restaurant is open Tuesday through to Saturday evenings from 6pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, 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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