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Steakhouse Ponchos

Salzgasse 11, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
0221/2772999
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Ranked #56 of 1,651 restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Eight of us visited Ponchos when we were on our football tour to Cologne, we read the great reviews on Tripadvisor and decided we had to try it out and we were blown away. We were going to go back the night after with the entire team but they were closed (it was a Sunday evening). The steaks were delicious... More

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The steaks were great but do not order medium rare unless you like raw meat. I took a medium+ and it was perfect. Do look at the "wine list" and choose the Malbec or one of the priceier. The house wine is undrinkable and makes me sneeze.

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Aldershot, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We had a booking for 14 people during a business trip to Cologne. Steakhouse Ponchos got it SPOT ON! The service was fantastic (the head waiter was brilliant with quite a rowdy English sales team), the food was incredible and everyone agreed we would go back next year when attending the same event. To sum up how good the food... More

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

One of the best steaks we've had - beautifully tender and full flavoured. If we'd been staying in Cologne for longer, we would have made a return visit.

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Herning, Denmark
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were seated 20 min after our reservation time. Ordered pretty quickly as we were starving but then waited 2 hrs for our food. On top of this were the waiters very rude and kept lying telling us the food was 10 min away. To top it off the waiter asked for a tip and got angry when we refused.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We felt like a steak on our first night in Cologne, and so I did a Trip Advisor search and found Ponchos. We were a bit sceptical, but considering how tired we were, we decided to just give it a try. There are a whole heap of Argentinian places down by the water – but lucky we found a review... More

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Herning, Denmark
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Went to this restaurant in a group of 12 people. Even that we had a booking we needed to wait for 30 min to get our table when we arrived. It was then 21:30. We ordered the food quite fast and managed to get our food around 23:30 !!!! Two hours wait and all other tables was screaming loadly for... More

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Northants UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Steakhouse Ponchos was my second choice, after we could not get a reservation at my first (Meat.ing) and thank goodness the first was full. I booked a table for 4 at 2100hrs, and arrived at 2045. The entrance is dark and scruffy. You go downstairs to the cellars and open the door into an amazing restaurant, full of life, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

After reading the reviews on trip advisor we decided to visit this restaurant on our first night in Cologne. The staff were friendly and bilingual; a huge plus as we have a little broken German between us. We ordered steak fillets, one with Gorgonzola sauce and the plain, baked potato, fries, corn on the cob and 2 Cuba Libres. The... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

I had an excellent steak with gorgonzolla sauce. It was verging on one of the top 5 steaks I've ever had. I also went to The Grill near neumarkt and for more money got much worse chips(wouldn't of been out of place in a KFC) and an inferior steak... which made me appreciate what you get at Ponchos even more.... More

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