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El Chico

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Kotherhofstrasse 1, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 238440
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner on December 9 of this year. When we entered we were met by seating hostess and taken to our table. Our wait person Autumn came and with a big smile took our drink order. She came with our drinks and the cheese dip. She took our food order. We had the enchiladas made with beef. The food... More 

Thank Nanagama
Danbury, Connecticut
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I dined at El Chico with a colleague who had been earlier this year and loved it! He raved about it so I said let's try it on a night when we had no business plans. It was cold and rainy but as soon as we walked it we were welcomed with the delicious aromas and great hospitality! We were... More 

Thank Kelley T
Heraklion, Greece
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

In a very good location , a very warm restaurant with excellent meat. The service was very good and quick,the fillet we had was really very delicious and the prices were really reasonable. Try to make a reservation before because it's quite full . I will definitely visit this place next time I will be in Mainz

Thank Adam_ps
Lucerne, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

We are living in Europe for few months and have tried many dishes. The steak here is the best we ever have. Fillet steak is the recommendation. Better than rumpsteak and lamb. But you can try all :)

Thank jiamond
Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Based on review we visited this restaurant late evening. We did not have reservation and initially the waiter did not want to accomodate us but we convinced him. Steaks were tender and tasty. Service was not very good but they improved in the end.

Thank Travel_by_air_N
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Service was attentive, friendly and accurate. The steak was done perfectly and tasted great but was a little sinewy for me. The vegetables were perfect. The prices were reasonable. I will be back.

Thank Glenn S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Great steaks, great hospitality from the owners of the restaurant. I enjoy every single bite.. Going there everytime when visiting Mainz. Booking is almost a must.

Thank Tomi K
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120 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

By german standards may be a good steak house but compared to usa,australia or argentina wouldnt make the cut.Service average.

Thank ald59
Southbury, Connecticut
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, European, Argentinean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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: Kotherhofstrasse 1, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Mainz
  • Phone Number: +49 6131 238440

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