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33-35 Greenwich Church Street, London SE10 9BL, England
+44 20 8853 4880
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10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Me and my friend was greeted by a male waiter who carried himself in an unprofessional and sloppy manner. His delivery and approach was extremely laid back for a busy Saturday afternoon. From here alarm bells already started to ring, however as I was craving a burrito that day so I decided to give it a try. I ordered my... More 

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Thank Rayman M
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

I go here (now called Buffalos) regularly with friends for a Saturday night meal followed by a good old fashioned catchup (read 'gossip') over a few beers afterwards. Since reopening as Buffalos the menu has been broadened to include American style as well as the original Mexican offering. Always consistent food with very friendly and attentive staff in a lively... More 

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Thank James N
Surrey, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Wine & food were okay. Somewhere for a quick stop, nowhere you'd really want to go back and visit again in my opinion. Staff didn't seem very happy or friendly either which is a shame

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Thank Natalie S
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Visited here with friends for dinner one evening, having never eaten here before but having had some of their cocktails. The food was OK, the beans a bit soggy and not really very spicy, but the nachos were good. Came away with the feeling that the meal was just "alright", nothing special. Service was good, though.

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Thank jamaicangingercake
Venice, Italy
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115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We went here for lunch; the service was ok but food was average. Steaks were not exceptional but acceptable. I think there's some better in the surroundings.

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Thank RNdaniele
Raigad, India
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169 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Nice place for lunch or dinner.. Typical Mexican food with lots of spices and dip... Loved the Nachos. .

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Thank chhand_bhatakanti
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Extensive cocktail list well mixed with some house specials. The food can be a bit hit or miss. At times very good others disappointing. Lovely late night dinner option allowing you to view the Greenwich night from the large windows. However your also very visible to the public so not a spot for discreet meetings. Toilets are down a tight... More 

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Thank Marcus_Berbeck
London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Great location in busy greenwich town centre, nice atmosphere. Typical mexican food. Decor nice. Great cocktails. Only gripe is tables are bit too close to each other so not much privacy. Staff friendly.

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Thank CaliJay15
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

We were looking for somewhere child friendly in Greenwich on a busy Saturday lunchtime and chose Desparados. The staff were friendly and it is definitely a family friendly place. The location is good, right in the heart of Greenwich and close to the Cutty Sark and DLR station. The food was OK, but nothing special. Not particularly authentic Mexican, but... More 

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Thank Duncan_S777
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Great location right in the centre of Greenwich, great atmosphere, great service and great food! Paella on the lunch menu was.... Great ! And the other food served around looked and smelled great. Only dropped a star as gents out of action and had to use the ladies!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
10:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 02:00
Thursday
10:00 - 02:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33-35 Greenwich Church Street, London SE10 9BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Greenwich
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8853 4880

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

Staying in Greenwich

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Greenwich
Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the very concept of global time was established at Royal Observatory, just one of several buildings of architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park and a number of related buildings (and one world famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.
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