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El Chico

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Gartenstrasse 2, 72074 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
4907071550256
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 9
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    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious BBQ ribs, and relaxing atmosphere.

I came here with friends for dinner. The BBQ ribs and the wedges are delicious! The amount is quite considerable, and many girls couldn't finish. I think this is a good place to go with male friends especially when you want to eat some huge loaf of meat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
PorcheCasablanca
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Tubingen, Germany
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Tubingen, Germany
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The food here is edible at best. Nacho's and dips are all out of a bag- the main meals aren't much better. The cocktails are good- when you get them on an offer (happy hour etc) if not they can prove a little expensive. Service is slow and impersonal- but so to be expected from such a place.

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Thank FuzzyBadger
Tubingen, Germany
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I came here with friends for dinner. The BBQ ribs and the wedges are delicious! The amount is quite considerable, and many girls couldn't finish. I think this is a good place to go with male friends especially when you want to eat some huge loaf of meat.

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Thank PorcheCasablanca
Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Terrible food AND expensive? Ouch. I ordered beef fajitas which tasted like they were cooked in old oil...and the portion was small. Which - due to the old oil taste - was probably for the best... My friend said this was the best Mexican in TUBINGEN. In other words, don't eat Mexican in Tubingen! Makes Taco Bell look like fine... More 

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Thank SharonGP
Kongen, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I can't express enough about the concerns I have about this restaurant. My husband and I ate at this restaurant for the first time over the weekend. I have a auto-immune disease called Celiacs Disease and can't have gluten (wheat, rye or barley products). I ordered a Caesar salad WITHOUT croutons and explained to the waitress twice that I couldn't... More 

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1 Thank linda H
Germany
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Was in Tubingen for the ChocolART Festival and decided we needed something to eat that was different from the usual German fare. Stopped in El Chico just after they had opened, so there were plenty of room - which changed shortly after that as groups of folks came in. We decided on a white wine and the Mexican Glühwein (glühwein... More 

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Thank LarryLucifer
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79 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

not much to say about this place. nice location, service below average, food is just okay (and sometimes below average), cocktails are good (and available to go). music is too loud in the evening. its hard to make a conversation.

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1 Thank cr4y
Severna Park, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Kwc0213
Tubingen, Germany
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55 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Thank Sam A
heidelberg
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gartenstrasse 2, 72074 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Tubingen
  • Phone Number: 4907071550256

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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