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El Chico

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Gartenstrasse 2, 72074 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Dining options: Drinks, 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
    4 of 5 stars
food was pretty good

We had dinner here and breakfast. I would skip the appetizers. i thought we wold get chips with different things to dip, was all heated up together. The skillet meals where good. The breakfast omelets were cooked in the skillets for breakfast. They had service on days where other restaurants were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Kwc0213
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Severna Park, Maryland
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Severna Park, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had dinner here and breakfast. I would skip the appetizers. i thought we wold get chips with different things to dip, was all heated up together. The skillet meals where good. The breakfast omelets were cooked in the skillets for breakfast. They had service on days where other restaurants were closed for the holiday or Sunday breakfast.

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Tubingen, Germany
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The taste is good and it very good for quick meal and much better than Donner kebab. The good thin is you could chose from different kind of sauce there.

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heidelberg
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This restaurant was the absolute worst I have ever experienced. My wife wanted a burger we had travelled all day and were starving. El Chico looked like it might fit the bill as it supposedly had American/Mexican food.We started with 5 Salsas with Chips. The salsa containers are so small that one can't get a chip into them and the... More 

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

situated on the Neckar river, lovely views. Very busy restaurant and lack of waiting staff so service poor. Our order was taken and waited 30 minutes for starter of nachos and drips. These were given to wrong table!! we heard the table next to us say they hadn't ordered them when brought with their other starters but the new male... More 

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Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Nice location on the river and great patio seating. The food was good, but if you're from anywhere in the southern USA, then don't expect to eat anything called "Mexican food", in Germany, that remotely resembles or tastes like what you would expect. Having said that, we enjoyed our lunch!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The restaurant is located by the Neckar river offering a wonderful view. The food was nice and service was also good.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Burritos were bland and themargaritas were mostly ice, lime, and water. Waitstaff unattentive and atmosphere loud.

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Anguillara Sabazia
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I've seen many time this restaurant walking in Tuebingen, and it was always full, so i decided to try it. The place is huge and the kitchen is open, i leked it. We took a mix entree for one person in two and we finished it suffering for all that fat and all the sauces. I mean, they should suggest... More 

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Tubingen, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Tortillas and corn don't make something Mexican, and the food lacks flavor. However, the drinks are good and the drink specials can be great. Go for the view of the river, enjoy a few drinks, and eat elsewhere.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

It was a nice change of pace then eating traditional Germany food. The food was okay, our waitress was very friendly, and spoke very good english, again university student. Great atmosphere! We sat inside the restaurant, much quieter compared to sitting on the terrace where everyone smoke.

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Address: Gartenstrasse 2, 72074 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Tubingen
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Address: Gartenstrasse 2, 72074 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Tubingen

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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