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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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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food! Not a huge menu, but that is fine by me as sometimes I feel there is too much choice. I had the Portobello mushrooms to start, followed by the BBQ chicken fajitas. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Portions were just right. I feel the restaurant itself lacked a bit of atmosphere, but it wouldn't stop be going back. I... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great post cinema meal here. Friendly and relaxed with lovely food. Well priced and full of flavour ... the quesadilla was fab. As a solo diner I felt welcome and had good service. Quite intimate and with character ... will definitely return and explore the menu again

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

Thank you for your lovely review for The Prickly Pear. I'm so pleased you enjoyed visiting us and enjoyed the whole experience in the restaurant. It's always nice when customers compliment us on every aspect of the running of the restaurant. It's really important to us so thank you again. We'll look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards More 

Twickenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't believe I've not visited here before. Its brilliant. The menu is great and stands out amongst the other local eateries. Can't wait to go back!

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

Thank you so much for your review for The Prickly Pear. It's so good to hear reviews like yours. Our menu isn't the largest but we feel we offer a great range for everyone and we can adapt our dishes to each individual customer. We do have some delicious specials as well that change frequently. Thank you again and we'll... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow!! What a lovely place! Visited early on a Saturday,(6.30) at the request of our grandsons of 12 and 15, who had visited before with their parents. We were first in, but others diners quickly followed. Lovely restaurant, atmosphere excellent, the music just right ( we could chat without raising our voices). Very friendly place, staff brilliant, as was the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review for The Prickly Pear. All our staff look at the comments and they love to see reviews like yours. The restaurant is usually quiet at that time of evening but it soon fills up on a Saturday night. We're so pleased you enjoyed the whole experience in the restaurant from the look,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 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
163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this review

Thank you for your review for The Prickly Pear. We're so pleased you enjoyed the food and thought the staff were very friendly. All our staff care about the restaurant and want all our customers to enjoy the evening with us. Weekdays can be quieter than the weekends. Being an independent restaurant, weekdays can be calmer and more relaxing than... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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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 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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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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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 22 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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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 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?