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Kronenstr. 1, 66111 Saarbrucken, Saarland, Germany
+49 681 3906619
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got what was to be expected from a Mexican food chain restaurant..all the known favorites are on the menu, and some extras. We ordered fajitas, spare ribs and pollo picanto...portions are big and the taste was okay, little bland but not bad at all. I would have said "good" as a final opinion but in this app the choice... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We have waited 1 hour for our food. And we were 6 in the whole restaurant. Food was undercooked and tasteless. They will not see me again.

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Saarbrucken, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Overpriced for the quality. We always go there for a group dinner, but every time I'm disappointed by bad service and tasteless food.

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Saarbrucken, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I went there with my friends several times. It's nicely decorated and has a comfortable atmosphere. The ribs taste especially good, which I highly recommend. The traditional Mexican burritos are also quite decent. It's located near the market and has quite a lot of seats.

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Suva, Fiji
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Cost: €15 pp Nice interior with appropriate music and spacious seating. They have an English menu too! Ordered the Pollo Picante for a spicy chicken dish. It turned out to be not that spicy, as expected. Was given complimentary chips w/ salsa. The main dish serving size was huge - with wraps, rice, mashed beans and the chicken in picante... More 

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Metz, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Well, I have never eaten Mexican food before, and maybe this restaurant is actually doing a great job by produciing authentic Mexican food, but I really didn't like it. I went here for dinner on a sunday evening. I ordered the nacho starter and the quesada grande with some kind of chily colorado (I don't recall the exact name). The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Lack of spices seem to be the tendency in Germany, and the food at Cafe Especial could do with some more of it. Apart from that it's a quiet place during the day, very popular in the evening, and the food is good. Lots of options on the menu, and they have menus in several languages.

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Averbode, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Went there recently for a school reunion which was great. And returned a bit later with my girlfriend. Simple but cosy. Warm atmosphere. Friendly service. We had empanadas and some cocktail. Try the cocktails. The place is big enough for parties and cosy enough for a visit with two.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2008

great food, good cocktails, not too pricey. On week ends always crowded

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kronenstr. 1, 66111 Saarbrucken, Saarland, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saarland  >  Saarbrucken
  • Phone Number: +49 681 3906619

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