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El Chico

Certificate of Excellence
Steakhouse, Mexican
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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 94
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great steak & atmosphere

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Slawomir J
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  • Families with children
  • Business meetings
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English first
Wiesbaden, Germany
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank KaitlynMiller
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Slawomir J
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204 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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

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.

Thank JourneyinlifewithGod
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Excellent restaurant. Usually busy so reservations are recommended. Delicious steaks and friendly staff

Thank asp92196
Chelsea, MI
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My wife and I went here for dinner on our last night in Mainz. The food was excellent and so was the service. I had a 300gr filet and my wife had the Shishkabob (Filetsteak SpieB1) on the menu, and we had a 0.5L of merlot. We were both very happy with our food and the service.

Thank noturns2
Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Ate dinner here alone as my wife was not feeling well. I ordered the special beef skewers which came with a salad. The salad was rather standard fare, but the beef was cooked perfectly (med rare) and was very tender with a mild marinated flavor. Really quite good. A glass of red wine and I enjoyed my dinner.

Thank Michael T
Leeds, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

If you like steaks the way they make them in USA or Canada this is the restaurant worth visiting. They do proper cuts of steaks. Good selection of red wine, both local and international, and good selection of beers on tap. Prices are reasonable for Europe. Make sure you call to reserve seats as this place always is full.

Thank Sven J
Chemnitz, Germany
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Curios about this place position as number 1 in Mainz, I decided to give it a try. In a small street behind the center, I found a little restaurant, but with a big "garden" outside. Location: little but cared Service: excellent. I had to give 4 or 5 time feedback if I was happy with the food, if all was... More 

Thank atheist_tramp
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Really excellent filet steak at a reaonable price, We walked in at 6:15 with no reservation. No problem, they were able to seat us on the condition that we vacate the table by 8:30, For the price of the steak you get a delicious salad, two pieces of garlic bread and hash browns.The servers were very friendly and helpful with... More 

Thank Marblecityman

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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, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings


Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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?