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Popocatepetl The Mexican Rotterdam

Spaansepoort 71, 3011 MN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 412 0364
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good55%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (5 reviews)
“nice decor” (2 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Spaansepoort 71, 3011 MN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I was warned not to expect anything of Mexican food in holland and was in for a nice surprise. It's a very well appointed restaurant: very nice decor and a nice feel. My girlfriend got there early on a Saturday evening (about 5pm actually). Place...More

Thank Jeroen U
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Many restaurants claim that they serve real Mexican food. This reastaurant too. The Chief Waiter was, when we were there, a Mexican lady (evidence enough for the taste?). The food we ordered was sharp, sweet, tasty and inviting to order more (which we did not).

Thank WVER973
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

If you like Mexican food this is a good place to go. Nice decor, space inside and outside. Good variety in dishes and everything I tried was good. Have been here before and would come here again.

Thank Sylvana S
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This Mexican restaurant was very busy every night that I was in Rotterdam. I enjoyed the food and the Margaritas (both classic and frozen are available) The Quesadillas were particularly nice. I suggest you reserve a table as many people were turned away when I...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Went in here one night for dinner. Decided to get 3 small dishes between 2 of us and then order more if we wanted. Food was really flavoursome. Nachos were amazing, would definately recommend. Ended up getting 2 more dishes, not because they were small...More

Thank Lynsey D
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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...More

Thank Synthia_Jb
Eric B, Manager at Popocatepetl The Mexican Rotterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks for the feedback! Greetings, ^Thomas

Reviewed 2 May 2017

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...More

3  Thank Smriti S
Eric B, Manager at Popocatepetl The Mexican Rotterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks:) Greetings, ^Thomas

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
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
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Tim H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
  • E-mail
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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