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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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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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 4 weeks ago

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 

Hertfordshire
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Went with my sister for dinner. Had a lovely evening. It is so nice not to dine in one of the many chains which pop up everywhere. The service was a little fractious but this was due to first night nerves, the waitress was so nice and I am sure she will be an asset to the restaurant. The food... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review for The Prickly Pear. We are glad that you enjoyed your evening with us. The night you dined it was the waitress's first night and she was a little nervous, but we believe the same as you, she will be a great asset to our restaurant. All our staff care greatly and are trained... More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I Took my son and future daughter in law for a meal. Restaurant is quite small but not uncomfortable. Food was excellent and our Waitress was very patient, friendly and helpful! Enjoyable evening, would recommend!

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

Thank you for your review for The Prickly Pear. We love to hear positive feedback about our food and our staff. Everyone that works at The Prickly Pear care greatly and want our customers to have an enjoyable night. It's great when we receive lovely feedback which the staff can see. It makes the hard work pay off! Thank you... More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Loved it. Very welcoming, happy to amend the menu to accommodate my son who is vegetarian, fabulous food, well cooked & presented. So nice to go somewhere independent. Small & friendly, sensibly priced, nice decor Thank you for a lovely evening

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

Thank you for your great review for The Prickly Pear. We always try our very best to adapt dishes to suit everyone dining with us. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your meals with us. We do pride ourselves on being an independent restaurant and strive for consistency. Everything we do stems down to providing our customers with great service... 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?