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Restaurant Papa Joe's

$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Bar, Central American, Grill, South American
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Schauplatzgasse 23, Bern 3011, Switzerland
+41 31 310 11 55
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:30
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Nyon, Switzerland
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Early evening on a cold rainy Sunday in central Bern can be a bit limited. I had vaguely heard of Papa Joe's but knew nothing about it. It looked warm and inviting so we went in. I guess the core is ribs, steaks and burgers, but for non meat eaters they produced a great salad. I expect I'll go back.... More 

Thank Michael_Nyon
Oakland, California
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221 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I sat at the bar and ate french fries and had a cocktail. This is a theme restaurant and probably something younger drinkers would enjoy if they are not from the US, otherwise it's a bit "been there done that". But it was open when nothing else was, so that gave it some extra rating.

Thank GPToak
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We had 2 cocktails inside. Then we got hungry and wanted to eat. Therefore we walked up to the tables and sit down on a free and not reservation table. The 3 waitress that were standing around told us, that we have to go down again and make first a checkin. We had still two cocktails and all our belongings... More 

Thank Nick S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Loved it. Lovely service. I live in Switzerland and I am impressed of everything. Family and friendly place for sure

Thank Alejandra M
Bern, Switzerland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The place is welcoming and the staff was polite, funny and warmhearted. The food was good, they have burgers, meat & fries, and other things. I'm sure you'll find something you like. Would recommend, though you should know that one meal costs in between 15-30 francs on average.

Thank nikkitheaussie
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing time spent @ Papa Joe' s... Can only recommend :) wonderful people and great food. Definetly try when you're in Bern

Thank Viktor B
Geneva, Switzerland
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

A bit kitschy, overdone decorations, but truth is, it brings a nice atmosphere, lots of careful details, warm colors, water, green, orange, ropes and bridges. Excellent service, food is tasty but not outstanding, it is what you would expect. All sorts of cocktails but you do have your safe wines snd beers.

Thank Tibor M
Niederscherli, Bern, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

We had a great meal in a nice atmosphere with a very friendly service. We like to go there because it feels a bit like being on holiday, so you're only a few minutes from home.

Thank Regula M
St. Gallen, Switzerland
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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Catered for straight away and told to sit in a table beneath a big, plant. A helpful, ethnic chap took our order in broken yet coherent English. We went for the chicken wings and Smokey Joe Ribs, the latter costing Fr. 31.50. I uploaded the photo of them. An onion ring was sticking at the top. Two servers served the... More 

Thank Spekka
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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274 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Stayed across the street in the Best western Hotel for the World Cup Ski. We didn't have dinner but got some nice cocktails. Nice place for having drinks with friend / clients.

Thank Frank v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$55
Mexican, American, Bar, Central American, Grill, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schauplatzgasse 23, Bern 3011, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bern Mittelland District  >  Bern
  • Phone Number: +41 31 310 11 55

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