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Spaansepoort 71, 3011 MN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 412 0364
17:00 - 23:00
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Been there yesterday evening, the restaurant was crowded! Well, lets start with the service, really good, friendly and extremely fast! I really liked the service! But the food.. We had tacos and fajitas and both dishes did not convince us, too dry, not authentic.. So it's good for a Mexican beer but the food really needs to improve.

1 Thank Frowin
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Food was poor, ordered fajitas that were supposed to come with the usual ingredients such as peppers. What I got was overcooked dry lumps of chicken that looked like they were cut from a chicken schnitzel along with some burnt onions and pieces of sweet corn. Its a shame the food is so bad because otherwise the location and restaurant... More 

Thank Damian D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Great food. We were with 8 people and everybody enjoyed their diner. I would recommend the chili con carne.

Thank 691katrienb
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The service and location were good but the food was average. I had the prawn with avocado for starter which was good but the chicken fajitas were bland. The strange thing was the chicken was basically chicken kebab meat. Cooked to a crisp and lacking flavour which is fine when you a ordering a chicken kebab but not a chicken... More 

2 Thank Gary027
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Went for dinner here with my boyfriend and a friend of ours. It was my boyfriend's birthday and we wanted to sit outside, and from the start the waitstaff was very helpful and accommodating. We got delicious cocktails while we were waiting, even the virgin mojito was delicious. We were all very pleased with the quality of our meals (nachos,... More 

Thank Kiki H
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

A very nice Mexican kitchen restaurant at Oude Haven. Very good food, great ambiance, friendly stuff. There is always plenty of people, so you might want to make a reservation to make sure you have a table, especially for a larger party ;)

Thank Andrey G
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

As a lover of Mexican food I have been disappointed by the food at Popocatepetl often but still went back every time. For some reason it never sits right with me. Every meal we eat here has something that just doesn't work and kind of ruins the dish... Why do i keep coming back? Well, it's still Mexican food and... More 

Thank Dannyvaneijk
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Chain of Mexican restaurants in Holland. Good quality at reasonable prices. Staff is well trained and friendly. General choice of food. Stay away from the cocktails as they are very poor and overpriced. Wines are OK. Located in the old harbour of Rotterdam.

Thank Stefan K
Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Good ambience even in winter , service is excellent from young and enthusiastic staff . Food is EU Mexican but it will pass if you really feel the need for Mexican as I did .....

Thank Russell M
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Great position with a lovely view. Ordered a margarita, but was disappointed to find it was very small on tequila. The mexican food lacked any flavour or spice. Disappointed, when on my return to my hotel I discovered the Blaak and the many excellent food options that were there.

Thank KahylaNoosaHeads

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spaansepoort 71, 3011 MN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Rotterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 10 412 0364

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?