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El Chico

Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish, South American, Central American
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Gartenstr. 2, 72074 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
497071550256
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Severna Park, Maryland
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

This is as close to Mexican food that I found while in Germany. It is a great place to celebrate an occasion as it is too pricey to come here more often than that.

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Thank Josh1191
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

If you have been to Mexico or have eaten in the USA at an authentic Mexican restaurant, you will be disappointed here. For starters, the guacamole is or tastes like it comes out of a bag and I'm pretty sure the salsa is ketchup with a couple of chopped onions. Out of everything we ordered, the Fajitas were the best... More 

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Thank familyfoodfun
Tubingen, Germany
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Nice bview on the Neckar, just on top of the Neckarmüller restaurant.. But mexcan ! Heavy food, but marvelous drinks. Perfect Caipirinha, and others, good life music, cool location. Go there in the nght, you will have fun.

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Thank Wolfgang S
Bruhl, Germany
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

If you get an outside table and the weather is nice, this is a good spot to have a margarita and a tuna salad. Yummy! So much good views of the Neckar. It's quite American-Mexican but it tastes good. The inside is not so nice to sit in as it is really noisy.

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Thank jannekannekanne
Tubingen, Germany
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The food here is edible at best. Nacho's and dips are all out of a bag- the main meals aren't much better. The cocktails are good- when you get them on an offer (happy hour etc) if not they can prove a little expensive. Service is slow and impersonal- but so to be expected from such a place.

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Thank FuzzyBadger
Tubingen, Germany
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I came here with friends for dinner. The BBQ ribs and the wedges are delicious! The amount is quite considerable, and many girls couldn't finish. I think this is a good place to go with male friends especially when you want to eat some huge loaf of meat.

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Thank PorcheCasablanca
Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Terrible food AND expensive? Ouch. I ordered beef fajitas which tasted like they were cooked in old oil...and the portion was small. Which - due to the old oil taste - was probably for the best... My friend said this was the best Mexican in TUBINGEN. In other words, don't eat Mexican in Tubingen! Makes Taco Bell look like fine... More 

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Thank SharonGP
Kongen, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I can't express enough about the concerns I have about this restaurant. My husband and I ate at this restaurant for the first time over the weekend. I have a auto-immune disease called Celiacs Disease and can't have gluten (wheat, rye or barley products). I ordered a Caesar salad WITHOUT croutons and explained to the waitress twice that I couldn't... More 

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Germany
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Was in Tubingen for the ChocolART Festival and decided we needed something to eat that was different from the usual German fare. Stopped in El Chico just after they had opened, so there were plenty of room - which changed shortly after that as groups of folks came in. We decided on a white wine and the Mexican Glühwein (glühwein... More 

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Thank LarryLucifer
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80 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

not much to say about this place. nice location, service below average, food is just okay (and sometimes below average), cocktails are good (and available to go). music is too loud in the evening. its hard to make a conversation.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish, South American, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gartenstr. 2, 72074 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Tubingen
  • Phone Number: 497071550256

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