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“Great food, good prices, awesome service”
Review of El Rico

El Rico
Ranked #5 of 27 Restaurants in Samnaun
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed October 14, 2013

A well appointed menu, tasty dishes, delicious drinks and food. A must! Cool atmosphere, lone patrons tonight but I can imagine this place when it's crowded.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

My favourite meal was chilli con carne and steak. I disliked nothing. Friendly service and nice interier. I recommended.

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Reviewed July 27, 2012

Amazing place with great choise of food, the service was very good and the place is incredible. It's one of those places that U wilkl not expect to find in a place like that, and we went there many times in a week.

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Reviewed March 27, 2012

We had skied over from Ischgl, in all honesty to take advantage of the truly amazing duty-free booze prices in Samnaun. A wander down through this pretty, refined and immaculate village brought us to El Rico, a tex-mex restaurant. Beautiful outside seating area with comfy sofas complete with blankets in case of a chilly wind, and plenty of tables and chairs with cushioned seats too. Gleaming glasses in the spotless outdoor bar and a very friendly welcome gave us heart that this was a good place for lunch! It so far exceeded our expectations that we skied over every day of our holiday just to lunch there. The garlic bread alone was worth the journey - the best I've ever tasted - we didn't need to be told that the chef makes it on the premises, it was out of this world! We worked our way through the mexican dishes on the menu through the week and every single dish we had was faultless, perfect, as good as it could possibly be. Almost over-generous portions to be honest meant that it would be easy to share a single dish with some garlic bread if you just want a light lunch. A very nice red wine in beautiful glasses was icing on the cake, and the bill every day was perfectly reasonable - in fact inexpensive for Switzerland. The loos were immaculate and there's a big nightclub downstairs if you're staying in Samnaun. Picking up a litre of Bombay Sapphire to take back to the chalet for just over a tenner in any of the numerous duty free shops added to the attraction! Beware though - you're only allowed to take a litre back over the border into Austria and we WERE stopped and searched on our first day so I wouldn't recommend taking more than your allowance. If you ski over from Ischgl, I recommend taking run 80 rather than run 60 to Samnaun - much nicer and you arrive at the right end of town to stroll down through the village. If you don't want to walk too far with your skis, take the right fork at the bottom of piste 80 and ski down to the little bridge by the bus stop. You can leave your skis there or walk down with them through town - El Rico advertise a free lift to the gondola back to Ischgl. The bus is frequent to the lifts though if you don't want to carry skis down. You can access El Rico from the same piste lower down but the snow was a bit light and it's very flat. It's only a short walk through town and very pretty.

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