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El Inca

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Peruvian, Latin, South American, Colombian, Central American, Spanish, Argentinean, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
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Goerresstr. 2, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 245503
6:00 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Trier, Germany
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Considering the needed business adaptation addressing the lack of original ingredients and the German taste the cozy , friendly and well kept restaurant offers a good feeling and latin America menu, highlighting Peruvian and Mexican dishes. I would go again anytime and recommended to anybody looking for some latin flavours in the palate.

Thank Obi1Knob
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

This place is a little bit hidden and i didnt know what to expect while going inside! However The food was very nice and the food was very quickly prepared! It was really tasty! On the other hand I would have loved it if the service was a little bit better! They could have been more friendly and polite. The... More 

Thank Loukiax
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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254 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

The restaurant is located in the party quarter at the Rathenauplatz. The restaurant itself is in the basement. The decoration is South American style. The menu is interesting. I had a Pisco Sour as aperitif, which is a yummy cocktail made of Pisco, lemon juice and sugar. Pisco is a brandy only produced in Peru and Chile. As main dish... More 

Thank Christian W
Bolzano, Italy
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for something authentic and not the usual mexican turistic place this is the place to be. This multiethnic resturant is very well kept, the staff is friendly and effecient and most importantly the food is great. We took several dishes from entres to lamb steak, fish and a good variety of cocktails. Everything was tasty, properly... More 

Thank Oliver_Gunsch
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 2, 2017

We had heard from friends that it was a good restaurant and weren't disappointed. Delicious food and friendly service. We really had the feeling we were in Latin America. It's hidden away but definitely worth a try.

Thank Mechekeb
Level Contributor
54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for celebrating my husband's birthday. The restaurant was fully booked on Friday evening. I would recommend reserve a table just to be on the safe side. Our table was at the back and the space was very limited. I guess that the reason why the staff forgot to take the empty plates. The food was... More 

Thank Shine L
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2016

I understand that it must be hard to come by the original Peruvian ingredients to make the cooking very authentic. Even so, the ceviche served at this place is very good, well made and tasty. Very close to the one I once ate in Lima. It's all about expectations to me, and this place has very few Peruvian dishes, which... More 

Thank Oscar Gabriel A
Belo Horizonte, MG
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286 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2015

This restaurant was a great surprise and the waiter (later I found out he is the owner) was so nice and friendly while I was trying to practice my Spanish. The place is not recommended for whellchair, because you have to down in an abrupt staircase. The drinks in the menu come from not only Peru. You can find typical... More 

Thank Laerte F
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2015

Tucked in like a little basement restaurant, the first thing that hits you as you enter El Inca down the narrow steps is the warmth of the atmosphere. Low lighting accompanies traditional Latin American adornments and photography, and the smell of food wafting up from the kitchen immediately makes you desperate to eat. Despite the restaurant being busy on the... More 

Thank Hannah W
Cologne, Germany
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

This one is a hidden gem! It's a great restaurant with very excellent food and great service. It's very crowded so make sure you have a reservation. The service is great and you'll definitely come back once you had the inca experience!

Thank cheezycheekz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Peruvian, Latin, South American, Colombian, Central American, Spanish, Argentinean, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Goerresstr. 2, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Neustadt-Süd
  • Neighborhood: Neustadt-Süd
  • Phone Number: +49 221 245503

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?