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Gartenstrasse 2, 72074 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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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 ok, view good but service poor

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2014
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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94 reviews 94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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60 restaurant reviews
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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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North Carolina
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101 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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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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  • Address: Gartenstrasse 2, 72074 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Tubingen

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