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Grober Ernst

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zum Stussihofstatt 16, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 (44) 2512055
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly service - nice ambiente

We came here for lunch and had starters and paella Valenciana as a main course. The starters: I had porcini, my friends garlic prawns; both were well prepared. We got a glass of sherry and chorizo for free and the wine selection was just perfect. The only negative point: the paella was a bit burnt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
Jamesfood
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Zurich, Switzerland
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
260 reviews 260 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We came here for lunch and had starters and paella Valenciana as a main course. The starters: I had porcini, my friends garlic prawns; both were well prepared. We got a glass of sherry and chorizo for free and the wine selection was just perfect. The only negative point: the paella was a bit burnt and did not smell the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We wanted to have tapas and walked into this restaurant. We were given an English-language menu which had no mention of tapas. I had asked the hostess about tapas and she gave me another menu. My husband has made his mind by then already ( no tapas ). We ordered house wine. The wine was not bad, but it was... More 

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Gersau, Switzerland
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149 reviews 149 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had a work dinner here a month ago. The menu is ok and the food is passable but I expected more Spanish flavour. I had the paella and it didn't have any rich flavours that I love about this dish. There are many other restaurants that offer better value for money and definitely much more flavour.

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Italia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We spent the new-year eve dinner in this terrible restaurant. First of all the restaurant atmosphere is quite awkward, it clearly pretend to be a legit and luxurious Spanish restaurant. It is not! The food in the menu has little to do with Spain, the furnitures are tacky and the staff is rude. We had to wait over 40 minutes... More 

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Woking, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

A truly lovely venue, wonderful atmosphere and delightful yet simple food. The spectacle of the flambe chicken was great, tasted wonderful too !! Give it a try & you won't go far wrong.

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Frankfurt
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Despite the name the menu card is made up of superior Spanish cuisine in a lovely, intimate dining setting. Expect a warm welcome from your hosts. Service is excellent, friendly and informal according to the needs of your party. In 4 visits I've never been disappointed. One of the best in its district. Personal tip: Home made noodles with Drunken... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Very cozy and little restaurant located in the heart of Niederdorf in Zurich. If you like good and fresh food, excellent meat and the outstanding Ernesto Noodles (handmade) then I can recommend this place. Very romatic if you go there with your partner for a lovely evening.

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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

"Grober Ernst" doesn't sound at all like spanish haute cuisine. Grober Ernst doesn't look at all like it when you walk by through the back alley in the old part of the Zurich Niederdorf. But when you leave the Grober Ernst you know it is spanish cuisine at its best. Service is excellent both by the owner who is attentive... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Hidden from the tourist main stream, though very centrally located in the old town of Zurich, the "Grober Ernst" offers an exquisite selection of spanish dishes... Jamon Iberico, and a Vega Sicillia is a decent start ;) Run by the owner! Personal service. Must reserve towards the end of week!

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Zurich
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

The "Grobe Ernst" has been going strong for many years, not at least thanks to the charismatic owner. Traditional cuisine, focus on meat dishes, pasta with very rich sauces. Make sure you're really hungry as the portions are big! Wine list includes many top picks from Spain, which is not a surprise since the owner is originally from Barcelona. Great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: zum Stussihofstatt 16, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +41 (44) 2512055

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am

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