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El Chico

Gartenstrasse 2, 72074 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Ranked #50 of 131 restaurants in Tubingen
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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North Carolina
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130 reviews 130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

GREAT atmosphere. Very cool place, fun place, on the river with a great view-- definitely a good dinner location. The Mexican food is good, not great-- not American Mexican. But still fun to go out and get some decent tex-mex. Don't bother with the queso or expect much from the chips. BUT molle chicken enchiladas and strawberry margaritas were real... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012 via mobile

We were in the mood for Tex-Mex, and we had no complaints. Good music, friendly waitstaff, very good enchiladas and fajitas. The guacamole was just ok, but given our location we were pleased with the food overall. Highly unlikely to find better Tex-Mex in Germany!

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Tubingen, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

We are in Tuebingen for the year and live down the street from El Chico. We heard from friends from Columbia and Nicaragua that the food was very authentic and quite good. We were not disappointed. The burritos, enchiladas, and mole sauce were all excellent. The chips with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa were fresh and tasty. El Chico has... More

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