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Popocatepetl The Mexican Rotterdam

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Spaansepoort 71, 3011 MN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 412 0364
00:00 - 22:00
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Bucharest, Romania
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked a little while until I decided where to eat. I entered this place and I instantly liked it. The decor was really stylish and I liked the fact that the tables were not very close one to another (big plus). We ordered too many things because we wanted to try them all, but then we realized that it... More 

Thank Synthia_Jb
Eric B, Manager at Popocatepetl The Mexican Rotterdam, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! Greetings, ^Thomas More 

Farnborough, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to have Mexican whilst we were strolling around Rotterdam. IT was definitely a good choice. We were approached by friendly staff and had to wait about 10-20 mins for the table to be available. Foods we ordered were very tasty, enjoyed every single bite. I also enjoyed their cocktails "Zombie"..

1 Thank Smriti S
Eric B, Manager at Popocatepetl The Mexican Rotterdam, responded to this review

Thanks:) Greetings, ^Thomas More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good food, a lot of choice, good service and a nice decor. We ended up here on a Tuesday evening in the wintertime, so didn't expect a lot of people to be there, but the place was packed. Very fun and colorful atmosphere.

Thank Archimara
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Nice Mexican food situated at a Rotterdam city harbor. Has now (march '17) a trendy interior after an updated since 30 years. Instead of the brain freeze causing yellow/blue/red painted walls.

Thank Henk B
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Went here with my family and with my girlfriend. It's a nice place to just go out and having Mexican. When the weather is good, you can sit next to the water which is really nice. Inside it's a much cosier atmosphere and has a good feel with good food.

Thank Tim H
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
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
Located on walking distance of train, tram and underground station Blaak you can find the finest Mexican Restaurant of Rotterdam. At Popocatepetl The Mexican you can eat authentic Mexican food in an contemporary atmosphere. From Mexican beers & classic Mexican cocktails to culinary Mexican food & bites. Popocatepetl The Mexican is where you need be.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?