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Steakhouse Ponchos

#102 of 1,763 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
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 38
    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
Excellent Steak. Service slow

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Fortism
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Had a fun evening here, tony the waiter was really fun and the steaks were absolutely fantastic. Service time was fine but it was very busy. Not cheap but worth it for the meat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a fantastic restaurant! We went here on our first night in Cologne and it was a great welcome to the city. They staff were friendly and welcoming and more than happy to help when looking at the menu. We were recommended medium rare which is what I had and I have to say it is one of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Don't go there if you're in a group! You will wait a long time before you get your order! If you want to have tap water, you'll wait a long time... And don't get it in the end (the 7 euros water bottle will came faster but beer will be cheaper). In the end, if you want to pay separately,... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?