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El Chico

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Koetherhofstr. 1, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
06131 / 23 84 40
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Southbury, Connecticut
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant has amazing steaks and sides. The place was little difficult to find in one of the side streets. Make sure you ask for specific directions from your hotel. Also, it will be hard to get in if you do not have reservations.

Thank bettys280
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These guys know what they're doing. Amazing food, service and atmosphere, along with sane prices, make a great experience one's not to miss. The only unfortunate thing is the difficulty of getting a table at this place, so be sure to book well in advance!

Thank Itay K
Florence, Italy
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great steak on a nice patio. Make a reservation if you want to be sure to get in. Steak and fresh salad at a reasonable price. Staff were helpful about what to request for "doneness". Exactly as requested.

Thank knitravel
Herndon, Virginia
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

If you happen to be in Mainz, you have to stop at El Chico for a steak. It does not matter what type of steak you have because they are all amazing. Rump, lamb, ribeye or filet. All of our steaks were amazing and perfectly done. There wasn't a whole lot of side dish, which is fine because the steak... More 

Thank LTRedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The Ribeye was one of the most tender steak i have ever had. Combine that with the cozybatmosphere and a great server, and you have an epic dinner! Outstanding!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

El Chico is an Argentinian steak house in Mainz. It is tucked away on a side street off of another side street so it is relatively quiet. There were 4 people in our group and we all got the 300 gram filet mignonette which is served with salad and herbed butter and garlic bread. We also ordered frites. That's a... More 

Thank Jezuzek
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best steaks in town. Argentinian beef, a nice atmosphere and very friendly host. Reservation recommended.

Thank MZBB88
Mogliano, Italy
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

I was in Mainz with a friend and we decided to try this restaurant…it was simply excellent! The meat was delicious and the service flawless! Highly recommended!!!

Thank Leli2288
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

I went there casually with some colleagues and we had a fantastic rib eye. The waiters were warm and kind and the owner was great too. We liked it so much that we went there again the day after... Same story but this time with a rump steak. I really suggest it.

Thank fabrizsb
Reston, Virginia
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

I have been coming here for years after being introduced by some friends. The steaks are always tender and cooked just the way I order. The apple strudel was so good. It was warm with vanilla ice cream and some whipped cream. It was very light and flakey. They are a small restaurant and you should always make a reservation.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Steakhouse, European, Argentinean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Koetherhofstr. 1, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Mainz
  • Phone Number: 06131 / 23 84 40

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