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El Chango

#25 of 1,960 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
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Bolzengasse 9, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 2581212
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best steaks I have ever had the pleasure of eating we came back the following night it was that good. Staff were great especially the bloke with long hair, nice and quiet would come back again if we ever came back.

Thank DannySeals
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good place, good food. While it's far from my most beloved Argentinian place in Paris, it's still very good and tasty food, so I can't honestly give it less than 4 stars. I've asked for steak to be made rare and it was medium rare at best - German style and they don't know how to cook proper rare. Tastes... More 

Thank ingvar
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were a party of 4 and ordered a variety of food from the menu, mostly meat, which were all excellent, if a bit pricey. Service was typically German, efficient but not particularly attentive, which I don't have an issue with, but some would take this as poor service. Restaurant was very busy (Friday night) but we did book several... More 

Thank Beech63
Wanroij, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to be able to reserve a table, as they just had a cancellation. Seating is cosy, nice atmosphere. Food was good, and big portions! Especially recommended for steak/meat lovers Would come here again!

Thank Anka78F
Albany, California, United States
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Given what seems like a glut of restaurants claiming to be Argentinian steak houses in many major European cities, I was skeptical about this place given that it's literally steps off the Heumarkt plaza in old town. Have no fear. This place has what are easily some of the best steaks I've had in Cologne. They are served medium unless... More 

Thank Chris B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Group of 7 and one food was 23 minutes later than all others. Not fun to see 6 people eating and one just looking... And finally had to go say about the matter second time. Even the staff promised 5 minites after their first mistake.

Thank Pade M
Painesville, Ohio
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Located off the Square in an alley this place is easy to overlooked. I would highly recommend this Steak House. Everything on the menu is wonderful. They have some of the largest prawns I have seen and are delicious. All the steaks are excellent and prepared to perfection. Also you have to try the roasted corn on the cob. The... More 

Thank Jason M
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Visit early. We arrived at 8 and didn't eat until 10. Very busy in the city but they should have factored this in to the staffing. The waitress deserved a medal. Quality of meat very high. Nice but eating so late a problem for us. If you don't mind that, give it a try.

Thank Tummyhurts
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We waited a while for a table because the place is popular so it is best to book before your visit. The service was fine and as fast as I expect it can be at such a restaurant. We had starters and then steak all of which was excelent. Highly recommended.

Thank sturlam_rj
Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

One point for the good food, zero points for service. We had diner with 2 couples in this restaurant. We liked the food, although it was rather expensive. The meat was very good, but no French fries are served. The service was very bad, a very arrogant lady told us that a steak with champignon cream could not be ordered,... More 

Thank kimvanstraelen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$48
Grill, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bolzengasse 9, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne
  • Phone Number: +49 221 2581212

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