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El Castillo

Muntstraat 6/6301 BW, 6301 BW Valkenburg, The Netherlands
+31 43 601 5921
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tortillas” (6 reviews)
“mexican food” (12 reviews)
“cactus soup” (5 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
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Muntstraat 6/6301 BW, 6301 BW Valkenburg, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If only their food would have tasted as authentic as their interior. But it's not. So beware, fun with kids, but do not get your hopes up for true Mexican food, nor high quality food for that matter.More

Thank JBE77
Cecile D, Guest Relations Manager at El Castillo, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hola amigo, thanks for the review and feedback. We are sorry to hear your visit was not in line with your expectations. We would like to know what you ordered so we can have another look at these dishes and perhaps change them. Thanks again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been wanting to go here for a while now, but it turned out to be very disappointing. The interior looks nice, they really tried to give it a nice Mexican atmosphere. But the most important part, the food, was really lacking. We had the...More

Thank evenserieus
Cecile D, Guest Relations Manager at El Castillo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola amigo, thanks for the review and feedback. We are so sorry to hear it wasn't what you expected. Our apologies! Did you let our staff know about this? It's important for us to know which dishes you ordered so we can have another look...More

Reviewed 19 January 2018

We came here once and we'll never come back. We went for an early dinner around as we were staying at thermae 2000 and wanted to enjoy the wellness late in the evening. We were only 4 or 5 couples in the entire restaurant so...More

Thank Vi A
Cecile D, Guest Relations Manager at El Castillo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hola amigo, thanks for the feedback. We're sorry to read you didn't enjoy your visit to our restaurant. Did you tell our staff about this? Just a tip for next time, at any other restaurant, tell them! We will do anything we can to make...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018

We went there for christmas and a friend son choose to go there. Ok let's try.. From outside you don't see that inside is very big and very nice. There are a lot of real animals like Iguana, parrotts,... The dishes are good ...

Thank jose c
Cecile D, Guest Relations Manager at El Castillo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hola amiga, thanks for the great review. Hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 22 December 2017

We visited this restaurant by accident strolling down the streets of Valkenburg. Very nice and amusing staff, but I must say that the showstopper was indeed PABLO the Ara parrot that was very talkative and amusing ! Walking in you are greeted by 2 large...More

Thank Jessica C
Cecile D, Guest Relations Manager at El Castillo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hola amiga, thanks for the great review! It was a delight reading it and we'll make sure to share it with our staff. Also big thanks for noticing that we care for our animals a lot. They are not just for entertainment but they are...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Absolutely so disappointed in this place. I didn’t have high expectations walking it, we went on a Saturday and they had buffet style and that is not Mexican at all if anything more American than Mexican. Decor was very nice I will say that but...More

Thank rachelmurillo
Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hola amigo, Thanks for the feedback. We are sorry to hear it wasn’t what you expected, our apologies! We don’t advertise with serving 100% authentic Mexican food because we are located in the Netherlands and through the years we adjusted some dishes to soothe every...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I went here with my wife after the Christmas markets. We didn’t know it was buffet style, but we still stayed because we were hungry. We are both Mexican and this was not Mexican food at all. The buffet is overpriced it was around 51...More

Thank jmurillo23
Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hola amigo, Thanks for the feedback. We are sorry to hear it wasn’t what you expected, our apologies! We don’t advertise with serving 100% authentic Mexican food because we are located in the Netherlands and through the years we adjusted some dishes to soothe every...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Not bad food for say but not Mexican food. The sign actually says "Mexicaans restaurant." Which is the best way I can describe it. It like it but definitely not Mexican food.More

Thank Eric C
Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hola amigo, Thanks for the feedback. We are sorry to hear it wasn’t what you expected, our apologies! We don’t advertise with serving 100% authentic Mexican food because we are located in the Netherlands and through the years we adjusted some dishes to soothe every...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Walking around in Valkenburg and looking for all the nice looking restaurant on the city centre with the nice lights and heated outside terraces it is just a romantic scenery. Only one manor concern all the restaurants advertise with dead 💀 animals for food! Some...More

Thank Geusa
Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Hola amigo! Thanks for the great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our Vegan menu!

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

11 of us for lunch on a Saturday. Warm welcome, beautifully colourful interior with loads of parrots, sombreros and airy spaces. Ate à la carte - delicious food, good wine and Mexican beers. Service excellent - will be back for sure. ThanksMore

Thank Hugo H
Cecile D, Manager at El Castillo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017
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Hola amigo! Bedankt voor de mooie beoordeling ter plekke en we waarderen het zeer om dit ook hier op Tripadvisor...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 31
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muntstraat 6/6301 BW, 6301 BW Valkenburg, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Limburg Province  >  Valkenburg
  • Phone Number: +31 43 601 5921
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