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“Not recommended”
Review of Engel Ratskeller - CLOSED

Engel Ratskeller
Price range: $32 - $40
Cuisines: Austrian, German, Swiss
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed June 28, 2013

The only positive aspect of this bistro-restaurant in central Vaduz is the quick and friendly service which is truly outstanding. However, the rest of the experience is best forgotten. The entire facility was dominated by at least four huge tour groups (Americans, English, Japanese) and all eating what looked like a chicken filet sandwich and fries looking extremely unappetizing. I ordered the spezl with cheese sauce based on another review on this site. The portion was huge but after the first bite I realized I had made a huge mistake. I might recommend this restaurant to my worst enemy but never to a friend.

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1  Thank Mascalzone
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

They have a fixed price menu which looked fine but we decided to go for the German options. Hearty, perhaps the gulash soup wan't home made but it was good. The spetzl ( little gnocchi) withe cheese and apple sauce was filling and tasty. The staff were very friendly and the service quick. Only downside was that there was a problem with the credit card machine so we had to pay in cash.

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1  Thank Maggie F
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Limited selections in downtown Vaduz so went with centrally located "traditional kitchen" on main square. Usual high prices for food which, a first in this part of the world, was pre-prepared. Not fresh and not particularly tasty.

Thank Andy C
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

With a lovely position on the main plaza outside the old rathaus, this is a great place to watch people. The menu is highly varied with German, Italian, and Asian dishes. Food is no more expensive than is usual in Switzerland, so that wasn't a shock... Also, they are surprisingly welcoming to children, which can be hard to find! Even without asking, the waitress brought a kids menu and a set of coloring pencils... Now our ten year old was happy with his Nintendo DS, but it was nice to have the gesture of welcome made up front.

The food was delicious. Our son enjoyed his schnitzel, his fries were fresh, and no one made any fuss about providing an American boy with some ketchup (a bottle even rather than just a single stingy packet!). My spaghetti arrabiata was incredible! Fantastic al dente pasta with a spicy sauce teeming with vegetable bits, garlic and onion. From how fast my husband absorbed his chicken piccata, I'm guessing it was great too!!

If you're used to ordering in German, the local accent can be a little difficult to understand at first. No worries, the staff has many languages fluent with different people. If your waiter doesn't understand you, they will swap staff until you can have one that treats you great.

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Thank 4n6geekette
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

i have been several times at this place. two years ago, it was an acceptable restaurant. one year ago, just average. this time, the food was not good: the whitefish with almonds was very bad, the cordon bleu was poor, and other dishes were even worse. besides, the boss was shouting for a while to the employees (who are not very good, by the way) in a disgusting and unacceptable way, making the meal unpleasant.

looks like this restaurant has chosen the groups of japanese and indian tourist as their source of profit, and forgot about the rest.

not a place to be recomended anymore, despite of its good location and nice terrasse.

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Thank atontao
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