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“Surprised by the bad reviews” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Espitas - CLOSED

Espitas
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
South West London/Surrey
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287 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
“Surprised by the bad reviews”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

I travel frequently and eat in many restaurants, from budget to expensive, and I had no problems at all at Espitas, the food and service both very good, and it is in a prime postion, right in the heart of Dresden's Neustadt, where all the action and atmosphere is. We visited on seperate occasions, and always found the food and service of good quality. Recommended!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank AFCW
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“bad quality, long time of waiting”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

The restaurant itself seems nice from the outside. At the beginning we were also still statisfied, the appetizers arrived in time and were good in average. However, the main dish arrived after more than 40 minutes and the quality of the food was terrible. I wasn't even able to eat the meat of my enchiladas. When you asked the staff for something they mostly replied bugged and not very obliging.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank pimpl
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Krakow, Poland
Level Contributor
401 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Nope...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Did not get this right. The menu is super hype, but perhaps you get too many things there? Just screams "microwave" all over... The main dish was alright, but lacked this special taste which got lost during microwave heating... still paid quite a considerable amount of money. Ahh! We got our coke in a can! IN A CAN! really?

The waitress was very nice, introduced herself and helped with the menu. However when it came to paying, before putting in the price for the card payment, she turned around to look at me in this very special way when rude waitresses ask for a tip, which is absolutely my choice. Hated that... this brought down the service to POOR.... avoid!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Panhirsch
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Groningen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awful service, mediocre food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Tried this restaurant with a group. It seemed like they only had two waitresses on staff, who were generally nowhere to be found. Drinks orders were forgotten and we spent a total of three hours waiting for our appetizers and main course. When asking why it was taking so long, the standard answer was 'five minutes'. When it finally came, the food was mediocre. The appetizers (most of us had nachos) were of supermarket quality, the main course was all right, but not nearly enough to satisfy. We all left hungry and cranky.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank treanir
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Dresden, Germany
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worst Food in Dresden”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

Don't waste your money. Throw some chips from Kaufland, jarred salsa and canned corn on a plate, microwave and you have exactly the same thing that this restaurant serves you for 20 euros. It's definitely not Mexican, and frankly definitely not even restaurant quality food. They also had no interest in addressing the needs of our friend with food allergies. Refused to even talk to the chef to see if there was gluten in the food. Awful staff, awful restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank DalmaInDresden
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