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.

“A cozy gem”
Review of El Gordo Loco

El Gordo Loco
Ranked #272 of 3,725 Restaurants in Munich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A cozy gem”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

One of my favorite restaurants in Munich! The food is very tasty and atmosphere to match a romantic candlelit getaway in Munich. When I go there with my friends they always get the surf and turf but I stick to the hot plates or the vegetarian burrito. Perfect for a date with my special someone and then a walk along the river to the GOP theater. We had a great time!

  • Visited September 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank TheJayJays
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

256 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    140
    66
    30
    11
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“El Gordo Loco: a must in Munchen”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

El Gordo Loco made the end of a long day of to bring around perfect. Very friendly atmosphere! Great food at reasonable prices. If you want to eat where the local folks eat, this is it! Was recommended by Mikes Tour guides. Right again guys!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Dalelindabraden
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anaheim, California
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“WOW!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Having come from Southern California, my husband and I have been greatly missing Mexican food our last three years in Germany. Why oh why did I have to find this place with less than a month left in Germany? This place is just fantastic! The owner was super friendly and the food was everything we have been missing. I definitely recommend this place and will go back every time I am in Munich.

  • Visited September 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank C_Radness
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“I wanted so badly to like this place”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

I saw that there was a guy from Mexico and another from california here and my hopes were raised so high for a chance at decent mexican food in germany. Sadly it was not to be. 6€ for chip and salsa and the chips weren't even fresh?! They had that nasty flavoring stuff you get on cheap packaged chips. Any self respecting mexican/ californian would not be caught dead with this crap in their restaurant. Sad to say the entrees were not much better. We also waited over an hour for our food (and over 45 minutes for the chips & salsa). This part wouldn't bother me so much if it was worth it...

  • Visited August 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Fellowtraveler719
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Israel
Level Contributor
145 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Mexico in Mucnhen”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Great atmosphere. Plates were excellent. Well worth. Not expensive. Very welcoming owner. Easy to find. Authentic music. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Gonen S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed El Gordo Loco also viewed

Munich, Upper Bavaria
Munich, Upper Bavaria
 
Munich, Upper Bavaria
Munich, Upper Bavaria
 
Munich, Upper Bavaria
Munich, Upper Bavaria
 

Been to El Gordo Loco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

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

Claim Your Listing