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El Chico

Kotherhofstrasse 1, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
06131 / 23 84 40
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Ranked #5 of 392 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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
London UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Steak was excellent! Wine list - short :-( It is nice place to spent some time for diner if You are in Mainz

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Had a really good dinner there. Although I didn't have a reservation the staff squeezed me in between two other reservations (and I still didn't have to rush). The filet steak was very good and the baked potatoe was simply awesome. Top that off with a nice atmosphere and a very nice and friendly staff that also likes to joke... More

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