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El Chico

Kotherhofstrasse 1, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
06131 / 23 84 40
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Ranked #6 of 400 Restaurants in Mainz
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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English first
Quito, Ecuador
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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300 reviews 300 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
697 helpful votes 697 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Although a little off the beaten path the place was pretty full when I turned up on a chilly Monday night. The menu focusses on steaks and there is a limited wine list to accompany. The staff are friendly and knowledgable and the service is attentive. The star of the show though is the steak which was cooked to perfection.... More

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Amman
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

It's the best steak house in town!! Actually the only best food in town.. The first time my husband and I went too, I didn't like how small the place is and has no specific theme or ambience , but my husband insisted that we check the menu and try... The menu is basically simple , only steaks and side... More

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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We have been going to the "El Chico" for almost a decade. Never been disappointed and taken a lot of other friends around. Even when you stay in Frankfurt, it is worth to come over (ca. 45 minutes). You can choose between different cuts / sizes and add some superb sauces and sides. Given that the restaurant is not big,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My experience would bring me back every time I'm in the area. We showed up on a busy night with no reservation. They found a great spot for a colleague and me. Had a great fillet in an easy going atmosphere...just what I needed after a long day. ...stay away from the plum schnapps...unless you've nothing planned for the next... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

But I got average. I read reviews here and was excited to go. I went on a Friday at 6pm when they opened and was turned away because they were packed. Good sign! I made a reservation for the next night right at 6 when they open. The place was packed! Everything was good but I was disspointed in the... More

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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
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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