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Restaurant Papa Joe's

$$ - $$$
Old Town
Mexican, American, Bar, Central American, Grill
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Schifflaende 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 269 88 88
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was met by a smile and shown to a table it was a Monday night and it was quite busy. Drinks good, food my wife's was cold it was taken from her table and a new meal cooked which was hot and very tasty. No problem with my food. Staff very friendly and continued to ask if everything was all... More 

Thank Carrotblue
Porrentruy, Switzerland
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242 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool decoration, good service and generous tasty food. Just a shame that the prices are a little steep.

Thank AlexanderIJohnson
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Papa Joe's is one of the worst restaurants I've EVER been to. And I'm from turkey, i've eaten at street vendors that are way more professional than this establishment. Put aside all of the tasteless decoration and atmosphere, I'm basing this review purely on the food and service. I ordered a burger and it came after almost an hour and... More 

Thank Bilge Ç
SaschaNowak, Manager at Restaurant Papa Joe's, responded to this review

Dear Bilge Ç Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor.com. Because I take very seriously your feedback, I would be grateful if you could give me further information concerning your stay in the restaurant Papa Joe's in ZÜRICH (date, time, restaurant or bar etc.). So, I can clarify what exactly happened during your visit. My email is s.nowak@gastrag.ch. Thank you... More 

Recife, PE
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

The place is very well decorated and the waiters where very friendly! The food and drinks have an reasonable price considering that it is in Zurich. We had Fajitas and Nachos. For drink we had margueritas and beers. In total we spend 65 CHF. There is a bar downstairs with DJ playing Latin and Brazilian music.

Thank RitaAAlmeida
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

The staff was very friendly, the service was great and the place was very clean. However, except for the French fries, the food was not good at all. The spare ribs had hardly any meat on them and lacked flavor. The wings and corn on the cob were drastically overcooked. It tasted like everything was pre-made and then heated up... More 

Thank Jason S
SaschaNowak, Manager at Restaurant Papa Joe's, responded to this review

Dear Jason S Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. You are right; our restaurant is located in one of the most expensive cities in the world. However, we apologize if we couldn’t meet your expectations with our dishes. Maybe the next time that you are in Zurich you can visit us again so that we can convince you with... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed December 14, 2016

The only good thing was the waiter. The Food was not only overpriced but also disgusting. The ribs weren't eatable at all and the wings were to salty but the worst was the shrimp patato and the nachos. Seriously, it's not worth it not even for a drink...

Thank Silhuan
SaschaNowak, Manager at Restaurant Papa Joe's, responded to this review

Dear Silhuan Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We always try our best to provide the best service and delicious food. Unfortunately, we couldn’t meet your taste. Maybe you come again another time, so that we can convince you with our usual high standards. Until then, “Have fun & take care” Meret Hug Assistant More 

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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I had a weird dinner here the other night. Within about 5 minutes of sitting down, a couple was sat at the table next to us, so close, they had to get up to let us go to the bathroom. It was like a communal dinner. We then ordered our meals and nachos to start, which were good, but little... More 

Thank Arielle T
SaschaNowak, Manager at Restaurant Papa Joe's, responded to this review

Dear Arielle T Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We are sorry that we couldn’t meet your expectation of a Mexican Wrap. Maybe the next time you can try one of our classics. We would be pleased to convince you with our usual high standards. Until then, we wish you all the best. “Have fun & take care” Meret... More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 12, 2016

I was there for dinner with my friend and had a wonderful time. The restaurant has a cool atmosphere, very tasty servings, an awesome collection of pictures - portraying the South American culture properly. We did not order any main course as we had 2 rounds of starters which was enough! The drink - a bottoms up corona in a... More 

Thank Tuhin2015
SaschaNowak, Manager at Restaurant Papa Joe's, responded to this review

Dear Tuhin2015 Thank you for your recent positive review of Papa Joe’s Zurich and sharing your pictures! We are happy to hear of your positive experience with our “Conita” and look forward to having you back in the Restaurant soon. So we say thank you again and wish you a nice time until your next visit. “Have fun & take... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2016

we did a spontaneous stop one evening had dinner outside. the moneys where very sticky. we had some nachos with cheese. had better, not much cheese on it and not much of others, very disappointed then the pic looks different. the burger was ok, the egg was missing that we ordered and the bun was defiantly to old to be... More 

Thank Ela L
SaschaNowak, Manager at Restaurant Papa Joe's, responded to this review

Dear Ela L Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. Your feedback helps us to steady improve our services. We apologize that your visit fell short of our usual high standards and failed to meet your expectations. We would be glad welcoming you another time, to convince you with our best Burgers and Nachos. Until then,... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 29, 2016

large menu with typical fare you would expect at our mid range american chains. We had burger, chicken, fries , salad and some basic softdrinks and then the 100 swiss franc bill arrived-- welcome to Zurich. Seemed kid friendly.

Thank OriginalTaz
SaschaNowak, Manager at Restaurant Papa Joe's, responded to this review

Dear OriginalTaz Thank you for your positive review of Papa Joe’s Zürich. We are very glad that you liked our food. We are looking forward to welcome you again „Have fun & take care“ Meret Hug Assistant More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $62
Mexican, American, Bar, Central American, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schifflaende 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +41 44 269 88 88

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