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Restaurant Emilio

Zweierstr. 9 | Eingang an der Birmensdorferstrasse, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
+41 44 241 83 21
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“french fries” (6 reviews)
“paella” (2 reviews)
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European, Spanish
Zweierstr. 9 | Eingang an der Birmensdorferstrasse, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch. It's a limited menu. The staff was welcoming and attentive. Both of us ordered the half chicken - as it was recommended by our server. 43 CHF each. Came with a iceberg mediocre salad that had too much vinegar tasting....More

Thank bonjourvivi
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We had heard about the chicken of this restaurant and decided to give it a try on a weekend night. The restaurant was half booked and the service staff was plenty, but still not very fast. We decided to have the roasted chicken with fries...More

1  Thank Donald v
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Was not sure what to expect when I was told to order the chicken - "it's the best" my friend whispered. After all, I have eaten lots of chicken cooked in various styles. But when my order came, it certainly lived up to the praises...More

Thank Vera V
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We have not been to Emilio for a very long time. It has been an institution im Zurich for decades. Now we were invited by friends to join them for dinner. The restaurant is not very spacious. Tables are close together and I felt a...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 December 2016

You know, all their food is good, but when some restaurant is famous for something, you need to trust them and give Philipp, the restaurant manager, the chance to have you try what i personally consider one of the best roasted chicken i have ever...More

Reviewed 30 November 2016

Emilio is an old Spanish restaurant in Zurich. The decoration is nice, simple and a bit old. The menu us rather limited, however what they serve is great. I had a chicken (one of their specialties) which was horrendous expensive (CHF 60). Although my mouth...More

Thank SGV_2015
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The tastiest chicken around. Also very tasty shrimp in a butter sauce. Great French fries and the desert that matches the main meal!!'

Thank Jack T
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Well the decor needs finally some renovation. Old traditional family restaurant were my fahter 30 years alreededy used to go. The price is on the high end side, however the chicks are tasty but the french fries are below the standard for such a Restaurant.

Thank Max A
Reviewed 20 March 2016

some guests seem to love this place. maybe they had other expectations or simply more luck. I find it totally overpriced and quite a bit snobish, not my place, definitely.

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Chicken, chicken, chicken..... 50 Swiss francs, however it was a massive portions and was very tasty. We had two chickens between six of us. The service was very good and the restaurant was very busy, so you need to book. The decor needs updating and...More

Thank NQuilt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$42 - US$104
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zweierstr. 9 | Eingang an der Birmensdorferstrasse, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 241 83 21
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