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Popocatepetl The Mexican Rotterdam

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
Spaansepoort 71, 3011 MN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 412 0364
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good54%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (5 reviews)
“mexican food” (13 reviews)
“nice decor” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Spaansepoort 71, 3011 MN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Even though we had a reservation, we waited 15-20 minutes to be able to seated. It was hard to understand the reason considering half of the tables upstairs were empty. The staff was not kind when we entered but the service was kind. Food on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank foodesk
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

I have visited the restaurant in November. The food is tasty and the service ok. The waiting time is quite long however. Otherwise the atmosphere and nice and people are friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Zzz00000
Reviewed May 30, 2018

When I go to popocatepetl I always look forward to have a large plate with mexican food. But they changed their menu into a shared dining concept. So my favorite nacho salad was gone unfortunately. The food was still very nice and tastefull, I have...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Susandb08
Eric B, Manager at Popocatepetl The Mexican Rotterdam, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Hi Susan, Great and honest review, Thank you! See you next time. Ciao ^Sjoerd

Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

A nice variety on the menucard. Well prepared. Nicely decorated on your plate. Tasty and no oversized portions .I started with Nachos wiith tomatoes, followed with a burrito chicken. One word: ‘good’. Recommended.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank rienm_13
Eric B, Manager at Popocatepetl The Mexican Rotterdam, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Great review. Thanks!

Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

The food was great as well as the service. We were able to sit on the terrace by the water which was very cosy. Plus, the enchiladas are gluten-free and the staff was able to cope well with questions on allergens. Very satisfied. Will definitely...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Elina91
Eric B, Manager at Popocatepetl The Mexican Rotterdam, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Thank you! Please come again. Ciao ^Sjoerd

Reviewed April 10, 2018

We visited Rotterdam for the marathon and needed somewhere to refuel afterwards - sat outside at this restaurant next to the harbour - was lovely. Staff were fantastic and very accommodating of our lack of Dutch! We were very well looked after and really enjoyed...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Alex R
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Every aspect is at a higher level than you expect in a restaurant, the service better than usual, the food a little tastier, the ingredients somewhat fresher, the music a little nice. On top of that comes the view, the cosy little lights of this...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank S1058PHtimd
Reviewed December 8, 2017

Average. Mexican friends tell me that their cuisine rarely travels well and this place proves that statement. Average food with very little spark

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank KAF0460
Reviewed November 15, 2017

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

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Jeroen U
Reviewed September 6, 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).

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank WVER973
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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