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La Contrada

$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, Spanish, Tunisian
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Heinrichstrasse 83, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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306 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We went to La Contrada mainly because of the Tunisian food. We were not disappointed, the food was excellent, seafood and couscous. The service is very nice, Naim is always there to give you a good feeling. Absolutely recommended... though I would like to see more Tunisian food on the menu :)

Thank DaKe72
Zurich, Switzerland
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This is the best place to congregate with friends for a lovely evening of excellent food, drink and discussion. The atmosphere is easy, relaxed and genuine. There were several parties of 6 pax and also tables of couples, yet we could all talk in normal voices and enjoy our evening together. The food was perfectly fabulous, fresh and delicious, from... More 

Thank kathyk-takes-a-trip
Horgen, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

A place that will surprise you after entering. Super friendly service, great quality of food and a nice mixture of meals. Not too classy, but real.

Thank Kil-Hilly
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2014

La Contrada is our fouvored Restaurant to go and eat and drink, and we are a group of 4 to 5 friends sins over 30 years, and we all eat well and know Zurich's food world. And od course the ownwer couple are fantastic hosts, with a large tolarance for a bunch of clown like we are.( Hello Nestor !... More 

Thank neichum
Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Went here afterseeing the reviews on Trip Advisor. The food was excellent, cooked really well and full of flavour. The presentation was not the same as what you would get in a top end restaurant, however the prices reflect that. I will be going back again - more than once if it's as good today.

Thank Feefi
Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012 via mobile

After returning to Zurich for the first time in many years I was delighted to dine at such an exciting place. Eating out used to be a pretty dour affair in Zurich in the 1990s. Not any more thanks to the great waiting staff, the roving musicians and of course the chefs behind the delicious offerings. We had mushrooms, fish,... More 

Thank Pilumitch
Princeton, New Jersey
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2010

I highly recommend La Contrada. Food was absolutely delicious. It is a small, unassuming Italian-Mediterranean restaurant in a plain neighborhood to the west of the train station. The owner, Naim Ben Dhafer, genuinely enjoys serving delicious food and interacting with the clientele. When we told him we enjoyed our dinner, he was so happy that he went skipping down the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Tunisian
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heinrichstrasse 83, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Gewerbeschule
  • Neighbourhood: Gewerbeschule

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