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El Chico

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Kotherhofstrasse 1, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
06131 / 23 84 40
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Been Visiting for Years

I have been coming here for years after being introduced by some friends. The steaks are always tender and cooked just the way I order. The apple strudel was so good. It was warm with vanilla ice cream and some whipped cream. It was very light and flakey. They are a small restaurant and you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
caribecouple2010
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Reston, Virginia
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Reston, Virginia
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been coming here for years after being introduced by some friends. The steaks are always tender and cooked just the way I order. The apple strudel was so good. It was warm with vanilla ice cream and some whipped cream. It was very light and flakey. They are a small restaurant and you should always make a reservation.... More 

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Thank caribecouple2010
Mainz, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was never disappointed. This is a restaurant where you can really have a good steak. The prices are a little higher than average, but its worth. The only thing you have to consider is, they are always booked out and its not the biggest restaurant!

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Thank Ole L
Germany
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Verry nice food, big and tasty.the service was good and the waiters didn't forget an order! The stake was juicy and the chips were crispy but not burnt or greasy. I think it was a good meal and a good price for all the food we ate. Definitely to be repeated!🍷🍻

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Thank Rainbow227
Wiesbaden, Germany
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175 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Had the steak kabob special with a baked potato, the special price was really nice but could tell from the menu the normal prices were about average for a steak place in Europe. Food was delicious. One note, this is the 3rd steak joint my wife and I have hit in Germany this year... For all of them, medium well... More 

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Thank Richard K
wiesbaden
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I went several time during the last years to El Chico. The meat is great. The menu is simple but it works. If the price of the meat is high (but with a really good quality price ratio), the restaurant offers good wines for really decent prices. If you are around, pick-up your phone, book a table and go for... More 

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Thank Fuppsala
Westoning, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Been here twice now while in Mainz on business and it never fails to impress! The steak was amazing, I had the filet which was perfectly cooked as I requested and the side salad was nice. I had a beer and some red wine which was really good. It's not a big restaurant so booking is required as we turned... More 

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Thank Paul B
Wiesbaden, Germany
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We went here to celebrate the American Thanksgiving holiday. The steak was good and so were the baked potatoes. All four of us were not impressed with their version of "medium well" or "medium" as all steaks were very under cooked.

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Thank KaitlynMiller
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Food was very delicious, served professionally in a great atmosphere. I can really recommend this place as a very good opportunity to eat a dinner with someone who is special for you.

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Thank Slawomir J
Stuttgart
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226 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

I took a customer to El Chico while visiting Mainz as I saw it as number #1 restaurant in Mainz. We were not disappointed. It was just as reviewed by everyone. The steaks were incredible, cooked exactly as requested. The service was also amazing. I almost felt as if we were guests at someone's home. Nothing was too much for... More 

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Thank GK_10_1972
Cary, North Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Two coworkers and I ate dinner last night at this quaint restaurant. All three of our meals were great and reasonably priced. We all concluded the dinner was superior. They use black angus beef. The owner was friendly and helped with the translations to English. It is a nice area for walking as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kotherhofstrasse 1, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Mainz
  • Phone Number: 06131 / 23 84 40

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?