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El Mexicano

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Spitalgasse 26, Bern 3011, Switzerland
+41(0)31 3113220
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5:00 pm - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good place for a change ...

For an evening with friends to have something different this is a quiet and quite good place during the week. Food is good but not exceptional, plate sizes are big, customer is respected. It sounds, resemble and look like Mexican but do not expect what you enjoyed in Mexico as ingredients do not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
David_F1206
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Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
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Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
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168 reviews 168 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

For an evening with friends to have something different this is a quiet and quite good place during the week. Food is good but not exceptional, plate sizes are big, customer is respected. It sounds, resemble and look like Mexican but do not expect what you enjoyed in Mexico as ingredients do not have the same savour like local products.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The food was good but yhe "frozen" margaritas weren't even cold. The horrible part of our experience was that a mouse walked behing my chair and when my husband very kindly told the waiter what we saw, he said "oh, yeah, he's a regular here, kind of like a pet"... I was disgusted enough to not finish my food and... More 

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Chicago IL, USA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I visited this place as part of a large group (about 18 people), which seems to be their specialty, as there were several other large groups dining. As far as Mexican food in Europe goes, it wasn't too bad. They had all the usual fare, such as tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, enchiladas and tampiquenia, available with beef, pork, chicken or vegetarian.... More 

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Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was my experience: Friends and I had dinner there. I wanted to pass on alcohol for the second round of drinks and ordered some mineral water instead. The waiter shrugged it off and said, "If you don't order alcohol, I won't bring you anything." I thought he was joking. The drinks came, but no sign of water. We waited... More 

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had nice enough food.Nice service and helpful staff.Amount of salsa,and other sauces was very little in portion.Otherwise food was nice enough.

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Bern, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Those are my impression of the El Mexicano. I'm no latino but i do love Mexican food. But sadly this Mexican resto cant full fill my expectation. Food is okay, not wow and furthermore staffs were bit unfriendly. Maybe was not my lucky day

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Cupertino, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I ate twice at El Mexicano. The fajitas were good. Second time I order nachos and chile con carne; below average! The service was excellent. Good atmosphere.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

This is a very ordinary Mexican. Atmosphere inside is good, with live music on the Friday night. But the food and service are severe let-downs. Shared nacho starters were ok - although their saltiness aroused suspicions of them being emptied from a packet. Fajitas were desperately disappointing - cold tortillas, bland sides, no cheese. Very underwhelming, especially compared to the... More 

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Territoire de Belfort, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Enchiladas verdura supposed to be with vegetables was filled with potatoes instead. Meat of very low quality. Overall a very bad culinary experience, far from what we would call decent food.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

Went their for a birthday party. Restaurant has a great atmosphere with traditional live Mexican music on weekends. The singers stand in one place all night, which happened to be near our table and it was very loud which made talking very difficult. Would be nice if they move around. The menu has a very wide choice of items. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Spitalgasse 26, Bern 3011, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bern Mittelland District  >  Bern
  • Phone Number: +41(0)31 3113220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?