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“Lovely, kooky little place”
Review of El Lokal

El Lokal
Ranked #568 of 1,970 Restaurants in Zurich
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 7, 2012

We came here for drinks one weekend, and thought it was really cute. Indoors, it feels like a bar in Berlin, with quirky decorations. Outside, you can sit next to the river, with nice views.

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Reviewed August 23, 2012

I visited El Lokal twice during the winter/spring and I was impressed with the great atmosphere and feel of the interior. Each visit was with a group of 15+ individuals and the owners were more than happy with making prior reservations during the early part of the week, though as the weekend approaches they do not accept reservations. We had many selections of tapas (and too many beers to remember) items off the menu and were overall pleased with the food and we loved the atmosphere.

This week I was invited to a birthday party here and for the first time we had a table outside as the weather was beautiful and the feel of the place was nice next to the water and being around others enjoying the great summer weather.

The staff/owners have always been extremely accommodating and the diversity of the staff is nice to see. The bar/club is located roughly five minutes from HB in a relaxing, open environment.

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Reviewed August 9, 2012

I really like this place.

It's located pretty close to Stauffacher. During summer, they have tables outside overlooking the little stream (not enough to be a river) which are nice, birght and airy. The bar indoors is absolutely fantastic. I love the way it's decorated. It's full of wood and decorated with hundreds of posters, pics and artefacts. Che Guevara plays a great part in the décor and I totally love it.

I haven't eaten here, only had a few drinks at lunchtime, but I surely intend to.

The service was really good. I was extremely pleased to see international people working here. As a coloured person myself, I like to see my people represented. Well done to the manager and recruiter.

Will be back soon and hope to come more often.

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

This is an interesting bar to hang out for a beer in Zurich. It's quite casual and laid back, so a totally different vibe from the fancy places along Seefeld.

Conveniently located within walking distance between Zürich HB and Selnau train stations, and you can even pop over across the street from Reithalle or Stall 6 to do a little bar-hopping.

Can get a bit loud inside with the music playing, and it doesn't have a proper dance floor, but that doesn't stop some people from dancing when a good beat is on!

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Reviewed July 10, 2017
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