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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: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Food ok, but very loud

Restaurant is a bit hidden on the first floor so you have to earn your meal by going up a few steps. Food is good, solid mexican dishes. If you go over the weekend, the restaurant will be pretty crowded and noisy... live music is nice, but doesn't really help to lower the acoustic level.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Simon V
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Bern, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was absolutely horrible they didn't take my order right so my partner need it to eat alone. The waitress didn't apologize. Also we order a beer and a juice on the menu, but they didn't have it. As a Mexican I can tell that was not Mexican food not even close.

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Thank TaniaGross
Bern, Switzerland
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Restaurant is a bit hidden on the first floor so you have to earn your meal by going up a few steps. Food is good, solid mexican dishes. If you go over the weekend, the restaurant will be pretty crowded and noisy... live music is nice, but doesn't really help to lower the acoustic level.

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Thank Simon V
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

located in the city centre, 2 minutes from main station, right beside the UBS bank, it is quite crowded in the evening, always have live music every night, sometimes quite noisy, the food is not bad, the staff is quite friendly,

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Thank maika231
Bern, Switzerland
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Step inside and you see a mass of Tables, a gaudy array of colours and what looks like a disco bar in cheap lighting. Strangely, the food was not too bad, though seriously lacking in Mexican Heat. The waiter wouldn`t stop talking to let us eat; understandable in a way, the place was empty. Truth be said, this is not... More 

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Thank Geoffrey D
sydney
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Food is well priced, the servings are a good size, tap water is offered and most important for us, the wait staff are very friendly and go above and beyond to make sure your dining experience is a good one. Highly recommended.

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Thank devilbliss
Lyss, Switzerland
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

You dine for free on your Birthday!! The restaurant offers a wide range of different mexican dishes and drinks from all over the world.

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Thank Bettina F
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great ambience, and i like the fahita wrap which they make. It tastes really nice and it is located in the main city.

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Thank anandsundar2015
Bern, Switzerland
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

They try hard, the waiters are good, the Food is good, but they fear putting HEAT into the Food; true Mexican Heat! But, after the bland Food that is served in Bern, even a little Mexican HEAT is welcome.

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Thank Geoffrey D
Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
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239 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 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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Thank David_F1206
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

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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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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