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El Chango

#32 of 2,005 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 - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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Boca Raton, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very similar experience to other patrons. This family-run restaurant has good food, arrogant staff. The steaks are good. The other dishes as well. Dine here with an open mind as you shouldn't expect great service. Just enjoy the food. Note: Reserve your table well in advance as they seem to be booked every day. Minimum wait is 1-2 hrs w/o... More 

Thank Anthony A
Heraklion, Greece
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very warm steak restaurant specialized in Argentinian steaks. It's decoration is very special and food is delicious and original. Meat is soft and cooked in the best way. The staff is very friendly and fast. The wine list is good too. Try the flamed steaks. After dinner you can walk around Cologne old town and the Rhein... More 

Thank Stavros1924
Barcelona, Spain
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We have eaten there several times and the food has always been superb. The steaks are thick and juicy and done to perfection. My wife likes the Bernaise sauce and I like the Mushroom Cream Sauce. The vegetables are all good with very large portions perfect for sharing with one or two other people.

Thank brucebF9769YO
Bay0nne, Manager at El Chango, responded to this review

Dear Guest, dear brucebF9769YO, thank you very much for yor kind rating! We appreciate this and we hope to see you soon in Cologne. Your Team El Chango More 

London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I was in Cologne on a recent business trip and was recommended to visit this restaurant. It is situated just off one of the main squares in the heart of Cologne. Even on a Monday evening the place was busy which is always a good sign. The menus was quite broad and the prices high in comparison to the UK... More 

Thank waynep19642015
Bay0nne, Manager at El Chango, responded to this review

Dear guest, dear waynep19642015, thank you very much for spending your time and your kind rating! We appreciate this and we hope to see you soon back in Cologne. Your Team El Chango More 

Cologne, Germany
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

El Chango is one of our go to restaurants in Cologne. Normally the food is amazing and we never have any complaints about anything. We hadn't been for a year so we thought a visit was long overdue. Sadly the service we had last night was really disappointing. Drinks orders were continually forgotten and every time we had to remind... More 

Thank Fodfather
Mooncoin, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I have visited El Changos many many times whilst on business in Cologne, it is in my opinion the best steak restaurant I have ever been to in all my travels.

Thank Pat O
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 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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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

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
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 52
Grill, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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?