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El Chico

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American
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Gartenstr. 2, 72074 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 4970 71550256
10:00 - 02:00
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Germany for 7 years, and there is almost nothing I don't love about it. German food is impeccably fresh and flavorful. However, please, for the love of beer and pretzels, either stop making Mexican food or learn to do it properly. I, because I apparently have learned nothing in 7 years, keep trying to find a... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Last visit was with my friends, so we were quietly satisfied with food. This place is rather popular that's why you should make a booking before visiting.

Thank olhabaranik
Bruhl, Germany
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is the kind of place to go to if you need space for people. The food is average at most but the cocktails are okay. Staff is friendly. The prices are okay for the location. This place lacks atmosphere unless you are lucky to sit on the balcony in the sun during summer. Food wise I would recommend going... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great little restaurant on top of the Neckarmuller. Lively, cheerful staff and good food - worth a visit.

Thank techbink
Severna Park, Maryland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is as close to Mexican food that I found while in Germany. It is a great place to celebrate an occasion as it is too pricey to come here more often than that.

Thank Joshua C
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

If you have been to Mexico or have eaten in the USA at an authentic Mexican restaurant, you will be disappointed here. For starters, the guacamole is or tastes like it comes out of a bag and I'm pretty sure the salsa is ketchup with a couple of chopped onions. Out of everything we ordered, the Fajitas were the best... More 

Thank familyfoodfun
Tubingen, Germany
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Nice bview on the Neckar, just on top of the Neckarmüller restaurant.. But mexcan ! Heavy food, but marvelous drinks. Perfect Caipirinha, and others, good life music, cool location. Go there in the nght, you will have fun.

Thank Wolfgang S
Bruhl, Germany
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

If you get an outside table and the weather is nice, this is a good spot to have a margarita and a tuna salad. Yummy! So much good views of the Neckar. It's quite American-Mexican but it tastes good. The inside is not so nice to sit in as it is really noisy.

Thank jannekannekanne
Tubingen, Germany
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

The food here is edible at best. Nacho's and dips are all out of a bag- the main meals aren't much better. The cocktails are good- when you get them on an offer (happy hour etc) if not they can prove a little expensive. Service is slow and impersonal- but so to be expected from such a place.

Thank FuzzyBadger
Tubingen, Germany
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

I came here with friends for dinner. The BBQ ribs and the wedges are delicious! The amount is quite considerable, and many girls couldn't finish. I think this is a good place to go with male friends especially when you want to eat some huge loaf of meat.

Thank PorcheCasablanca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gartenstr. 2, 72074 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Tubingen
  • Phone Number: +49 4970 71550256

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