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El Lokal

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Gessnerallee 11, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 43 344 87 50
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10:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri 10:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Used to like this place, now not any more. We asked the bouncer nicely for some information & just looked a bit inside to see if our friends were there. The bouncer reacted terribly and just threw us out of the place, also injuring my hand a bit. Terrible, unfriendly, would recommend all my friends and clients to keep away... More 

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Thank marusya_nz
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

You can drink many kinds of alchol drinks in a lovely atmosphere of el local, as it is understood in the name it has a latino atmosphere, funny decorations, helpful and kind bartanders, prices are a bit high for visitors from other countries. People of every ages have fun together in the same place. I dont feel alienated.

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Thank Kursat D
Zurich, Switzerland
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We've been here three times now and it is one of our favourite places in Zurich. Its a little walk out from the main centre but very accessible and worth it. There is a huge skeleton hanging from the ceiling and a busy nautical and funky theme throughout. They do live music too and we plan to return for that... More 

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Thank Hippypop
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Super chill, great food, very nice staff. We had a great lunch and good beer. Overlooking a little creek. I definitely would eat here again, when in Zurich.

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Thank Joe K
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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249 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

El Lokal has a prime location next to the river providing a great drinking spot. Outdoor and indoor seating are available with good quality draft beers available.

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Thank Luke W
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

A very nice and atypical and very cool place in Zurich. Good for a drink with friends and good music. When there is live music the place is compeltely crowded but after this shows it's easy to find spot.

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Thank Kikka412
Baar, Switzerland
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

very relaxed bar in the heart of zurich, enjoy your beer right next to the river, especially nice during summertime. very fair prices.

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Thank theflyindutch
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181 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

This is a alternative location where people from all different societies go to. It has local beer and food. In Summer there is BBQ outside. The outside area is very nice in summer!

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Thank Remo G
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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662 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

I rather liked this place although the décor is a little wacky. we just stopped here for drinks. very interesting design and wall dressings. staff were pleasant and helpful and a good overall experience. watty

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We just wanted to go for some drinks on a Saturday evening. The place is cheap and the service was extremely unfriendly. After 30mins we left since there are so many better placed around there...

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Thank Feykir

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gessnerallee 11, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 43 344 87 50

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