Los Mexikas in Bratislava – Worth a visit?

A little while ago, I got the chance to visit Los Mexikas in Bratislava. It is a Mexican restaurant located in the heart of the city, and I actually read some good reviews of the restaurant on TripAdvisor before making the visit.

We were fairly hungry and ready to eat as we arrived in Los Mexikas in Bratislava. It was a windy and grey afternoon, so we had to sit outside. The first shock came before entering the restaurant. The pictures of the food on the outside had terrible quality, and my companion said that a restaurant with such pictures of the food outside, is a restaurant to avoid. But, I had read some good reviews, so I convinced my companion to join me for a dinner in Los Mexikas. But, I had to agree… the pictures portraying the food on the outside looked terrible!

Los Mexikas bratislava

Safely on the inside, we got a menu and sat down to eat. The interior was okay, but nothing special. The waiter was really eager to help us out (in a way I would say too eager). We looked through the menu and noticed that the prices were very similar to all the other restaurants in Bratislava (that looked way better). My companion wanted to leave the restaurant again, but once again, I convinced her to stay with me!

Time to order and eat in Los Mexikas

After a while, we ordered our food, and it was quickly served. I don’t like to be negative, but to be honest, the taste in my mouth felt somewhat similar to the quality of the pictures of the food on the outside… I like Mexican food, and I want to be as positive as possible at all times, but this was food that was hard to like and to enjoy.

Los Mexikas food

The picture above might look okay, but the taste wasn’t at all as good as what it looks like on the picture. I am not sure what was missing, but it simply wasn’t a tasty and good experience.

After eating parts of our food we asked for the bill, paid, and left. Considering the fact you can get high-quality food for the same price elsewhere in Bratislava makes me say that I would never return to waste money in Los Mexikas again. Maybe we were unlucky? I don’t know. All I know is that I had to say sorry to my companion as we left, and she could smile at me and say “I told you so!”

Your thoughts of Los Mexikas?

Have you been to Los Mexikas in Bratislava? How did you enjoy the meal? Were we unlucky, or did you have a similar experience as we did? I would love to hear your thoughts about Los Mexikas!

Going to the Christmas markets in Bratislava? Read this first!

Are you going to the Christmas markets in Bratislava? Are you looking forward to it? You should! But, before you go, read this article to enjoy the Christmas markets to the max!

The annual Christmas markets in Bratislava brings tens of thousands of tourists to the town and lots of locals to the city center of Bratislava. These markets will give you the chance to experience the local culture and buy lots of products you will not find in regular stores. So if you want to enjoy your stay in Bratislava, use five minutes to read this article. It will help you in your preparation, and it will also share some insight that will help you return home with cool experiences you will remember for a long time.

Christmas market Bratislava

Christmas market advice

Come with an open mind

Do not travel to the Christmas markets in Bratislava and think that you are only going to eat food that you like and know. Come with an open mind, and prepare yourself for new tastes! Half the fun in visiting Bratislava and the Christmas markets is experiencing things you haven’t experienced before, and tasting stuff you haven’t tasted before. Do not be afraid of tasting something that you will not like, rather be afraid of missing out on something that you might like.

Come with warm clothes

Do not only arrive with an open mind but bring some warm clothes in your suitcase. You might drink a whole lot of hot wine, and it will for sure help you stay warm, but some warm clothes will prove themselves even more useful. During the daytime, you will often experience beautiful sunshine and quite nice temperatures, but as soon as the sun goes to bed or hides behind some buildings, the temperature will decrease, and you will get cold. The best way of avoiding that is, of course, bringing warm clothes, warm shoes and whatever you need to keep warm.

Live in the city center

Would you like to live in the very heart of Bratislava? Would you like to leave the hotel and be by the biggest Christmas market in Bratislava at once? If your answer is yes, then you should stay at Radisson SAS Carlton in Bratislava. This is the most central hotel in Bratislava. It might be more expensive than other hotels, but you will save a lot of time living in a hotel as central as this one. If you want to live at a cheaper hotel, but still in the center of Bratislava, we can warmly recommend Hotel Michalska or Hotel Arcadia.

Why is it important to live in the city center? You will save a lot of time. It is also very convenient because you do not have to bring all sorts of clothes with you out all the time. If you start freezing, return to your hotel room and put on extra clothes. If you get too hot, leave the clothes in your hotel room and come back for them whenever you need them. If you live outside the city center you will use money on cabs and public transportation, and of course spend lots of time traveling/walking, so all in all, we believe you will do better simply booking a central hotel in Bratislava instead.

Christmas in Bratislava

Plan your programs already

Have you read about a Bratislava restaurant that you for sure want to visit? Do not forget to book a table in advance. You might think that it is easy just to drop by, but in December both locals and tourists visit their favorite restaurants in Bratislava, and it can often happen that a restaurant is fully booked. It is important to remember that lots of companies also have their “Christmas celebrations” in December, and thus they go out to eat with all their employees. This, combined with lots of tourists, will cause restaurants to be fully booked/reserved. So, go ahead and book your table in advance, at least if it is important for you to visit a certain restaurant.

Are there other programs you want to take part in? Book them as early as possible!

Visit Vienna or Budapest

If you come to Bratislava and have some time left, why not make a day trip to Bratislava or Budapest, or maybe even Prague? Vienna is the most accessible city to visit as it can be reached in less than one hour from Bratislava. Budapest and Prague are a bit further away, but if you have a private driver, these are both destinations easy to visit on a day-trip from Bratislava. If you have 3-4 days in Bratislava, you might feel as if you have discovered the essential places and Christmas markets after the first two days. In such cases, a day-trip to one of the mentioned cities might be a great program. It should also be mentioned that these cities all have fantastic Christmas markets!

Get some cash from an ATM

If you come from a nation with Euro this should be no problem. But, if you visit Bratislava for the Christmas markets and do not have any Euro’s in your wallet, you should get some. You can pay with your card in most stores in Bratislava, but at the Christmas markets, you will normally have to pay with cash. For that reason, get hold of some cash, and the best way to get some Euro is by using an ATM.

Bring a large suitcase

It is much funnier to visit the Christmas markets in Bratislava if you have a large suitcase in which you can bring extra stuff with you home. If you come with hand-luggage only, you will visit the markets and know that “I cannot bring anything with me home anyway.” That is a boring mentality, and it is much cooler if you discover Bratislava and the Christmas markets knowing that anything is possible, and you look for great products to bring with you home.

Check out the Christmas market dates

The dates for the Christmas markets in Bratislava differ from year to year. Make sure to check them out, so that you will not arrive too early, or too late. You can read more about the Christmas markets in Bratislava (including dates) in the linked article.

What is your Bratislava Christmas market advice?

Have you got any advice that you would like to share with our readers? Have you got a question about the Christmas markets in Bratislava? Use the comment field beneath and let us hear!

Free shipping from Amazon.de to Slovakia!

Would you like to order a product from Amazon.de to Slovakia? Live in Bratislava and want to buy on German Amazon? You can now get free shipping as you order!

In the middle of November 2016 it was announced that Amazon.de now offer free shipping on orders of 39 Euro or more to nations such as Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic. It is a requirement that you order has to extend 39 Euro, but this principle is also used by companies in Slovakia, so that is not strange. You should however pay attention to the fact that this free shipping only works for orders that are shipped by Amazon.de.

If you visit Amazon.de and find a product that you like, then you must look for the following sentence: “Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.”

If the product is dispatched by some other company then it will not be available with the free shipping. But, most products on Amazon.de are dispatched by Amazon.de as well, but keep this in mind.

Now you can have your orders shipped for free from Amazon.de to Slovakia

Order from Amazon.de in English

The German language is a nice one, but most people in Slovakia rather prefer to speak and read English. That is why it is a brilliant upgrade as Amazon.de can now be reached in English as well. You can read more about how you can visit Amazon.de in English in this article, or you can press the link beneath to visit Amazon.de  in English directly.

Are you ready to do some shopping? We have personally tried this and it works fantastic. And the fact that you get free shipping on orders exceeding 39 Euro makes it even better than it has ever been. In fact it makes it much cheaper than lots of local stores in Slovakia and in Bratislava, so make sure to compare prices with the German Amazon store before you go ahead and purchase something from a local store in Bratislava.

We are writing this article on Cyber Monday and today there are lots of special deals available on Amazon.de as well. There have been major discounts available throughout Black Friday, but they are soon to stop as Cyber Monday comes to an end. But, check the Amazon Store in Germany to see if they have any discounts available that will be of interest to you!

A film to watch before coming to Bratislava

Bathory onlineWould you like to watch a film that will give you a little introduction and insight in the history of Slovakia and Hungary. This is of course first of all fiction, but still there is a sense of history to it, so if you want to prepare for your trip to Bratislava with a historical drama, then do not miss out on the film Bathory.

The film Bathory was released in 2008 and it has the title: Bathory: Countess of Blood. The film was directed by Juraj Jakubisko, and it was his first international film. The actors and actresses taking part are from Slovakia and the area, and that can clearly be heard by their English, but that only gives a greater atmosphere to the film. The story of the film is based on the story of Erzsébet Bathory, a women and a Hungarian countess in the 16th and 17th centuries.

The film has received quite a lot of awards and turned especially popular in the nations of Slovakia, Czech Republic nad Hungary, but as someone getting ready for a trip to Slovakia and to Bratislava, this will for sure get you in the right mood and it will make sure that you have some questions ready to ask your guide as you arrive to the city of Bratislava.

If you want to watch the film online you can do so for free as an Amazon Prime member or you can watch it on Amazon Instant Videos. Press this link to get to Amazon.com. You might face some problems watching Amazon Instant Videos and signing up for Amazon Prime if you are not in the USA, so if that is you, read more about watching Prime and Instant Videos from outside the US pressing the link.

Now you are probably ready to take a look at the Bathory trailer, so enjoy it and enjoy watching the film!

Spring hotels in Bratislava

Are you looking for a nice hotel for a night or two in Bratislava for the spring of 2014. We have some hotel recommendations for you!

The old town of Bratislava has a special atmosphere to it, so when coming to the capital of Slovakia you should either live in the old town or at least very close to it. Bratislava has very nice prices on their hotels, so you should be able to live in a four or five star hotel quite easily, even though the prices in general are higher in Bratislava than in for example Prague and Budapest.

Here you will find three hotels recommended which all have great location in central Bratislava and reasonable prices. Enjoy your stay and all the amazing attractions of Bratislava.

Spring hotels in Bratislava 2014
Hotel Avance
Tulip House Hotel
Botel Gracia

Bratislava hotels

Good Bratislava hotels now!

The late summer and the autumn is probably the most popular time of the year for a visit to Bratislava, and lots of smaller and larger groups come to town to see the beautiful old town and walk in an atmosphere full of history, cool shops, nice hotels and some great restaurants. If you come to Bratislava as well, one of the first things you need to do is to book a hotel, and here you can find some recommendations for great hotels with good prices currently available in Bratislava. Some of these also have free WiFi available which can be very useful when you want to read about the different Bratislava attractions in our Bratislava Guide while at your hotel, before you walk out to see them live.

Recommended Bratislava hotels now!

– Abba Bratislava Hotel (****) – Reserver

– Hotel Avance (****) – Reserve room
– Kempinski (*****) – Reserve room
– Apartment Residence (***) – Reserve room

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