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“Nothing Special, But” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The German Cafe

The German Cafe
1805 Paseo San Luis, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635-4613
+1 520-456-1705
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Ranked #4 of 119 Restaurants in Sierra Vista
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: German, International, Bakeries, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Authentic German Cuisine & Hospitality Including other International Specialties: Bringing Germany to Sierra Vista, Arizona
Tucson
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Nothing Special, But”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It is important to know that my wife and I grew-up eating classic German dishes on a regular basis and later lived in the greater Milwaukee area, which is well-known for its German cuisine. We were invited to by some friends -- first-generation German emigres -- to sample the faire at the German Cafe. They went nuts over the food, while we thought it was quite ordinary. Perhaps we're jaded by our experience. Service was excellent. No complaints whatsoever about our visit.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Whittier, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The Good, Bad and Ugly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

First the food was good, the service was bad and the location next to a bar where the smokers were outside and you had to run the gamut through a haze of smoke was ugly., Our food was tasty but my husbands food arrived about three to five minutes before mine. I told him to start so it wouldn't get cold, but he had no silverware. When my food finally came, with silverware for both, his food was cold and my food was only lukewarm. We were in town for two weeks and love German food but did not go back. We will wait until we can go the Phoenix club in Orange County, CA.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Poulsbo, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Interesting Visit.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The food was fine but there was a major mix up with our orders that resulted in my husband accepting something he didn't want and mine being redone and coming back partially cold. We may have figured out why the mistake happened, a holiday menu change, and the server later apologized profusely, but initially he was absolutely adamant that we had ordered the wrong dishes which we all four knew was not the case. Were it not for our friends whose orders were correct, we probably would have walked out. He did apologize and hopefully learned a valuable lesson about customer service.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A Perfect Touch Of Germany”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

It is as close to a legitimate German Gast Haus as you can find in the entire state. Friendly, waram folks, and dynamite food. Potato pancakes like mam used to make. I go there as often as I can while watching my already ample German wasteline.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Garland, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Will NOT Dissappoint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

OK so it's St Patrick's Day and everyone is looking for traditional Irish fare - not us! We found two German food spots in this little town - the other one was closed on the days we were here (Sun/Mon). Turns out this one was more than accommodating on both counts. Serving traditional corned beef/cabbage for those looking for that, but their German food was wonderful! It was pretty crowded because it is somewhat small. We joined some other diners and really enjoyed our dinner. They have various schnitzel offerings as well as brats and wursts. The service was friendly and quick and the prices were "working person friendly". I passed on the desserts but the one our new friends enjoyed looked luscious. They were all locals (one of whom spent 15+ years stationed in Germany in the military) and they are regulars here. It is a bit off the beaten path, but not that far. Just keep your eyes open; like I said, it is small - but worth it.

Visited March 2014
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