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Desperado, Mexican Restaurant-Bar

Birmensdorferstrasse 129, Zurich 8003, Switzerland
01 451 60 60
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
2 Nov 2017
“Good hearty food, reasonably priced”
13 Oct 2017
“Avarage Mexican food”
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Birmensdorferstrasse 129, Zurich 8003, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Went here last night with a group of 9 work colleagues, and found the food hearty and very tasty, although probably not particularly authentic. The mixed starter had a good mix of spicy deep fried jalapeños, and milder spiced ribs, chicken, and customary nachos and...More

Thank internetsam
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Like every Mexican restaurant, the interior is very colorful and cozy. Unfortunately, the food is only average and the music is too loud so it is almost impossible to have a normal conversation.

Thank Mirna B
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Had dinner with friends. All food is fine, the service attentive, the atmosphere nice. In summer, you could eat outdoor in a backyard on a nice terrace. Only one issue: the ice cups are very small and mostly consist of cream (>50%). Too expensive for...More

Thank Pefis
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I loved the informal atmosphere and the Mexican style of the furniture, but was not particularly impressed by food and drinks. An exception is probably nachos, which were pretty good.

Thank Federica L
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Our co-workers raved about this restaurant and we visited for lunch one day during the week. The restaurant is clean, they have a variety of choices on the menu and the service was good. They have several locations. We did not try any of the...More

Thank Suicu
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We were a group of four on a Sunday evening and had a good time. Service was fast and friendly and the food portions were large. One of us was vegetarian but the menu had a good selection and we had no problems findings suitable...More

Thank BunnyL25
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The ambiance is nice but the food is not at all authentic. I wouldn't even call it Mexican. I ordered the enchilada suiza and have exactly no idea what I was served. It was a big blob of cheese-like stuff, of which I don't think...More

Thank enewsletters
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We were a group of six friends who visited Desperado and one of us had her birthday. The ambience is lively and best enjoyed with a group of friends. Cocktails are awesome and starters were tasty (nachos, cheese etc.). We ordered Vegetarian (enchiladas) and chicken...More

Thank Nilkanth K
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Relatively authentic food (very authentic for Switzerland), very attentive service, very good drink selection and traditional décor and music.

Thank Richard Q
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Great food, great atmosphere, very reasonable prices (for Zurich...), fast service and super nice staff (well English speaking as well). We celebrated birthday to our son, so his main dish was free, and we also got a big and super tasty desert, on the house....More

Thank Ofirro
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Birmensdorferstrasse 129, Zurich 8003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: 01 451 60 60
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