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El Cafe

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Avenue de la Couronne 463, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 640 07 79
11:00 - 03:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

One of the worst experiences I have had in a "cafe/bar" (and i have travelled the world). The prices are fair sure but the staff is extremely impolite especially in the night when the bouncer thinks hes the prince of monaco and acts aggressively and gives no reason whatsoever to why we are getting kicked out. I am actually at... More 

Thank GS-RVW
Suomussalmi, Finland
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11 reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Went there for some drinks and dinner. Food was okay, drinks were really good, but what disappointed us was the service. Takes a LOOONG time for the waitresses to come and get the orders, and then even a longer time before the food/drinks come. Also, no smile, not polite at all. A nice place but if your schedule is tight,... More 

Thank 593annim
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Worst service ever. Unfair in change. Don't want to offer a free tap water with a 20 euro bill. Not worth

2 Thank Jan D
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Friday night for a birthday celebration and had a good time there. During the happy hour (till 10pm) you can order a cocktail and get another one for free. Nice environment with good music!

Thank Juliana O
Antwerp, Belgium
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150 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Nice cosy sofas, relaxed atmosphere and great Mexican food choice. Difficult to take it easy on the calories intake when you're here. :)

Thank michvdd
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This bar is really nice, the music is good, the atmosphere is really nice for a party and the food is also good. I don't like the cocktails anymore, they were really good in the beginning but nowadays it's less tasty but i really like going out there.

Thank Aushim K
Brussels, Belgium
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

El Cafe is a place where we have come several times as the relation quality/price is very good. However, on our last visit we met a waitress that probably will make that we will never return to the place again. We arrived on 23.04.16 at 15.00 and the place was pretty empty, a lot of tables available. We wanted to... More 

5 Thank Roberto A
Brussels, Belgium
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Always nice to hang out with friends there.. Great atmosphere and cocktails! The food is Tex-Mex and there is a nice open terrace in summer:)

Thank 17_Gaelle
Arezzo, Italy
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Nice place where you can have a beer with friends or eat something. You can find typical belgian beers and mexican food.

Thank Francesco D
Brussels, Belgium
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Everything is blue, not the color you need for a nice meal. The cafe/snack serves Mexican food, and here is a problem, they don't use corn. they use wheat. All Mexican breads are with corn. Any way passed this, was my food to spicy, even when mentioned mild on the menu. I lived for 6 month in Mexico, and never... More 

Thank ChachaStephane14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Mexican, American, Belgian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue de la Couronne 463, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 640 07 79
El Cafe is the place to be in Brussels. You can enjoy a real tex mex meal and drink a sweet coffee in our sofas. This is the perfect place to spend time with your friends and family. Happy Hour 19h - 21h

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