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Dear Arribas Plymouth…

June 19, 2011

Last night a group of 9 of us ate at Arribas Plymouth for Laura’s birthday celebration, which gave me a big enough sample to accurately decide whether or not Arribas Plymouth is a good place to go and eat. As a group we ordered a mix of food from their Mexican menu ranging from the standard Chilli Con Carne, Fajitas and Burritos to not so typical lamb shanks and Mexican pizza.

Here is the bullet point review:

  • Food variety – There was a broad range of food and meat on offer and the vegetarian option consisted of more than just mushrooms. You could also get fajitas and burritos filled with beef, chicken, refried beans or king prawns.
  • Drink variety – mainly tequila based as you might expect from the Mexicans and the mojitos were also quite good. My biggest problem with the whole experience was the awfully salty margaritas which we had to send back as they were so bad. More salty than sea water the management agreed to swap them for a couple of mojitos and then very kindly added the cost of the mojitos to the bill!
  • Food taste – the portion sizes were sufficiently filling and served hot on arty big plates. The taste was good enough but it wasn’t anything special and the lamb I had, whilst tender, was very fatty, but the veg was cooked to perfection.
  • Price – I would say overpriced. We only had main meals and my lamb was £13.95 with 3 mojitos at £5.95, which meant that I ended up paying £31.80 for the experience. The starters started at about £4 and ranged to £10 for nachos and there was a set dessert menu at £4.95 a dish.
  • Service – Fast, Fresh and Friendly.
  • Rating – if I was to give it a rating in words it would be; ‘overpriced, but all right‘.

Eaten Today:

10.10 Poached Egg on Toast
13.40 A few crisps
16.35 Beef, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Yorkshire Pudding
17.00 Chocolate Biscuit x2
21.35 Slice of American Hot Pizza x3


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