We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Mexicano

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Spitalgasse 26, Bern 3011, Switzerland
+41(0)31 3113220
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 22: English reviews
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came specially to Bern craving for Mexican food, parked far away and walked a km before reaching El Mexicano just after 2pm where we were rejected by the staff: "We're closed, sorry." So, they close at 14:00 not at 15:00!

Helpful?
Thank JaffeCH
Struga, Struga, Macedonia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

It is not that bad as some reviews here, the place is very nice, located at the center of Bern and on the 1st floor of a building which makes it a hidden gem :) food is good and the service is great. Sometimes they have live Mexican music and it is quite interesting.

Helpful?
Thank Ivan A
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
442 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for Sangria and nachos but the kitchen had just closed after the lunch service. However we were able to order a glass of Sangria and the waiter was very good. The Sangria had lots of fruit in it and the first sip of it was great. However, the shaved ice rapidly melted and as a result, most... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gary C
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

I was craving Mexican food, granted we are in Switzerland and my expectations were not high to begin with, but frankly when I ordered a tortilla soup I never expected to get a canned tomato soup! Needless to say I will not be eating there again!

Helpful?
Thank alepublicity
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

The service was absolutely horrible they didn't take my order right so my partner need it to eat alone. The waitress didn't apologize. Also we order a beer and a juice on the menu, but they didn't have it. As a Mexican I can tell that was not Mexican food not even close.

Helpful?
Thank TaniaGross
Bern, Switzerland
Level Contributor
58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Restaurant is a bit hidden on the first floor so you have to earn your meal by going up a few steps. Food is good, solid mexican dishes. If you go over the weekend, the restaurant will be pretty crowded and noisy... live music is nice, but doesn't really help to lower the acoustic level.

Helpful?
Thank Simon V
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Level Contributor
24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

located in the city centre, 2 minutes from main station, right beside the UBS bank, it is quite crowded in the evening, always have live music every night, sometimes quite noisy, the food is not bad, the staff is quite friendly,

Helpful?
Thank maika231
Bern, Switzerland
Level Contributor
110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Step inside and you see a mass of Tables, a gaudy array of colours and what looks like a disco bar in cheap lighting. Strangely, the food was not too bad, though seriously lacking in Mexican Heat. The waiter wouldn`t stop talking to let us eat; understandable in a way, the place was empty. Truth be said, this is not... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Geoffrey D
sydney
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Food is well priced, the servings are a good size, tap water is offered and most important for us, the wait staff are very friendly and go above and beyond to make sure your dining experience is a good one. Highly recommended.

Helpful?
Thank devilbliss
Lyss, Switzerland
Level Contributor
54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

You dine for free on your Birthday!! The restaurant offers a wide range of different mexican dishes and drinks from all over the world.

Helpful?
Thank Bettina F

Travelers who viewed El Mexicano also viewed

Bern, Bern Mittelland District
 
Bern, Bern Mittelland District
Bern, Bern Mittelland District
 

Been to El Mexicano? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spitalgasse 26, Bern 3011, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bern Mittelland District  >  Bern
  • Phone Number: +41(0)31 3113220

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Mexicano staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?