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El Chico

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Mexican, Steakhouse
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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, Reservations

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  • 68
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This is not Mexican, it is an Argentine steakhouse. The steaks are excellent as are the salads and extra cost vegetables, potatoes etc. Very popular even mid-week so make a reservation. Staff very friendly and helpful. Right next door sharing the outdoor seating area with only a hedge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Bloomfield Hills
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Bloomfield Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is not Mexican, it is an Argentine steakhouse. The steaks are excellent as are the salads and extra cost vegetables, potatoes etc. Very popular even mid-week so make a reservation. Staff very friendly and helpful. Right next door sharing the outdoor seating area with only a hedge separating the two is a separate Mexican restaurant.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I came here by myself on business. I ordered the rib eye and fries. I'm from the US and normally like medium rare but the waiter advised to get a medium instead. It came out just to my liking. The restaurant was quite busy but they sat me without a reservation. Id recommend reservations if you are with a group.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I had a terrific dinner with an excellent steak fillet. The presentation was nice and the sides were very tasty. The wine selection was also very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is the place to go if you want a delicious steak. A steak like it should be. Also try the nice argentine wine. We were there now a couple of times and get never disappointed.

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Mainz, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This restaurant is located in a side road in Mainz. Small environment, but nice and very hospitable. Make sure to have a reservation, most of the evening are booked and not available for walk in guests. Steak is delicious, never waiting too long even if restaurant is full Try to get a room in the back, there's a bit traffic... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The meat is great! the place is small, but nicely set up. My only problem is that the wine in the menu is different to the one availalbe (that I consider a lower quality one, but we paid the same price).

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Be sure to make reservations in advance as this place fills up quick. The ambiance is warm, romantic and inviting. Although our waiter did not speak too much English, we managed to communicate with each other. Our server was both attentive and friendly. The tomato soup appetizer was smooth and creamy, quite possibly one of the best I've ever had.... More 

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London UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Excellentl restaurant. Simple no nonsense menu. Attentive but not overbearing staff. Dined here twice at the begining of June '14 and thoroughly enjoyed it on both occasions. Wonderful food. Gets very busy so book in advance if you don't want to be disappointed. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Best steak in the city! The Steakhouse is located in the Altstadt of Mainz, the location is not the best because it is right on the road and there are construction going on ant the building next to it, but at the evening it's pretty quiet. The waiter did a great job offering us an American Merlot when we asked... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

You'll need to book here as the restaurant is small and always busy - with good reason, the steaks are fantastic. Service is quick and efficient, but very friendly. Have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful place.

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Additional Information about El Chico

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

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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: Mexican, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?