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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
Closed now
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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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175 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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10 restaurant reviews
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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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about El Mexicano

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

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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?