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El Chico

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Kotherhofstrasse 1, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 238440
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18:00 - 23:00
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Madrid, Spain
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346 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in the mood for meat, so we checked trip advisor and after reading the reviews decided to go. We arrived and the restaurant was full, on a Monday night. I saw there was a small table for two available and asked if we could be seated, despite being three of us. The waiter was very helpful and made... More 

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Thank alkimadrid
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food here was good, but average at best. Worth checking it out, but don't get your expectations too high.

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Thank Heist79
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty steak for a quite reasonable price. Very good atmosphere to go with your couple. Great place to eat meat without many choices besides steaks!

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Thank Jorge A
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here and meet friends for dinner. We got their special off the day, which were beef on skewers. Delicious!! So was their salad!

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Thank Nancy H
Carlow, Ireland
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

A small little steakhouse big in flavour. The tomato soup to start was delicious, not tasting like a typical soup. The filet steak was extremely tasty and tender and complimented nicely by a jacket potato. Service is efficient and friendly. For a good steak I'd highly recommend this place

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Thank ASarge77
Falun, Sweden
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Argentinian atmosphere but not overly so. The carpaccio is prepared at the table and was really excellent. I had the fillet and it was made to my taste. you get a sallad and garlic bread with the dish but sauces and side dishes need to be side ordered. The wine list was spars and the wines a little young which... More 

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Thank Gustav F
Baska Voda, Croatia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Concerning the city of Mainz which I've visited a couple of times this is the best restaurant there. I ate here 3-4 times. Concerning steakhouses, this is by far the best steakhouse that I've ever been to.

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Thank TracyJacks1984
Watford, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We went as a group on the off-chance of getting a table in the busy restaurant. The staff was very accommodating so we got a table for everyone, which was good. The steaks were excellent, cooked to perfection, with generous side dishes. Overall, the price with wine was very reasonable, so good food at a good value for money?

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Thank Jens L
Bentonville, Arkansas
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We had dinner on December 9 of this year. When we entered we were met by seating hostess and taken to our table. Our wait person Autumn came and with a big smile took our drink order. She came with our drinks and the cheese dip. She took our food order. We had the enchiladas made with beef. The food... More 

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Thank Nanagama
Danbury, Connecticut
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I dined at El Chico with a colleague who had been earlier this year and loved it! He raved about it so I said let's try it on a night when we had no business plans. It was cold and rainy but as soon as we walked it we were welcomed with the delicious aromas and great hospitality! We were... More 

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Thank Kelley T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Argentinian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kotherhofstrasse 1, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Mainz
  • Phone Number: +49 6131 238440

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