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Desperado, Mexican Restaurant-Bar

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Mexican, Southwestern
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Birmensdorferstrasse 129, Zurich 8003, Switzerland
01 451 60 60
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 food. The margaritas were especially good. Would go back again!

Thank BunnyL25
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles 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 was cheddar, monterey and certainly not long horn. But it did seem to also contain... More 

Thank enewsletters
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 based main course dishes (tacos, grill item..) and food was done well. The service was... More 

Thank Nilkanth K
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Waedenswil, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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. Make sure you book in advance, the place is packed after 20:00.

Thank Ofirro
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45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Service was good, staffs were polite and responsive.Food quality was decent, and shall be tried once in a while. The restaurant is spacious but it was completely occupied (atleast during our visit on Friday evening). It is better to reserve your table. We also witnessed atleast 4 birthday parties in just 2 hours time, interestingly, found out that birthday person... More 

Thank SurenTrip
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

The food was cold and tasteless, the price was too high, we will not go back there again. Staff were nice.. Good location.

Thank Rania S
Zurich, Switzerland
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Over priced low quality place where the waiters don't know that tortilla chip are nachos. Everything felt like it was reheated. Dry :( Taco Bell is 1000 times better then this place and that's being generous.

Thank Beatrise42
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Nice concept restaurant - all your heart desires out the of the mexican kitchen; burritos, enchiladas and their signature dish fajitas all you can eat. Start with a frozen Margarita!

Thank Daniel H
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142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

This restaurant - conveniently located close to the Wiedikon train station - offers a wide range of reasonably priced Mexican dishes. The service personnel is kind and friendly and the food as such good. The atmosphere is a bit loud, but o.k.

Thank Don_Pedro_CH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?