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Steakhouse Ponchos

#100 of 1,778 Restaurants in Cologne
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Altstadt-Nord
Argentinean
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Salzgasse 11, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
0221/2772999
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Steaks and Atmosphere...

Great Steaks and Atmosphere..., this restaurant was highly recommended to me, and it really didn't disappoint, our steaks were perfect, and the general ambience would be appealing to medium to large business groups. It can get quite hot in this subterranean restaurant. However, I had feedback from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
CMinall
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Wendover, UK
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Wendover, UK
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Great Steaks and Atmosphere..., this restaurant was highly recommended to me, and it really didn't disappoint, our steaks were perfect, and the general ambience would be appealing to medium to large business groups. It can get quite hot in this subterranean restaurant. However, I had feedback from a friend who visited two days earlier, they were stuck by the kitchen,... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Best restaurant we ate at in Cologne. The bread served with chimichurri/salsa and garlic sauces to start was amazing. Empanadas were very good. Steak was great and the best baked potato of my life--I never knew a jacket potato could taste so good. Grilled corn was also very good. I put the garlic sauce on everything. Service was friendly and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It could have been that we were early to eat but the service was slow. The steak however was excellent and worth the wait. It was cooked just right for me and melted in the mouth and tasted perfect with its seasoning. My starter of garlic mushrooms was substantial and very tasty. Beer and wine were good value. The restaurant... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I usually visit Poncho once a year when I am travelling for work in Cologne. It is an amazing steak house with beef coming directly from Argentina. If you are a meat eater this is the place to go. The steak are very big and tender. Unfortunately the service sometimes can get a little bit slow and really the only... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Recently ate at this place and thought, overall it was really good. The steak I ordered came perfect and was superb, great taste, very lean, lovely. My only real gripe is that the service was slow, but it was a busy night and the place was full

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Steaks were absolutely fantastic! Service time was fine but it was very busy, especially after fair time(Köln Messe). Not cheap but worth it for the meat.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Ponchos is very atmospheric with its position in a cellar in the old town. It was pretty busy on a Wednesday evening so might need to book. When I looked at the menu I thought I had stepped back 40 years with old favourites on the starter and pudding menu and Obviously steak for most mains. The service was excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The steaks were to die for, cooked to perfection no need to say more! Make sure you try the corn on the cob too, delicious.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I think that Cologne has some of the best Argentinian steakhouses. This one in Salzgasse in the old town is no exception. Basement location, decked out to look like an original, waiters dressed in national dress and outstanding steak with excellent seasoning, a good range of starters, large salads and good value house wine. With friendly and efficient service, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Went on a Sunday night. Cosy little place, could do with a decor revamp but none of that matters when you taste their food. The fillet steak with peppercorn sauce is possibly the nicest piece of meat I've ever eaten!! Melts in the mouth. Waiters are very very friendly and overall enjoyable night.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Salzgasse 11, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: 0221/2772999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Argentinean
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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