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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Nice mexican food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
anandsundar2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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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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Bern, Switzerland
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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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Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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