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Cafe Especial

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Kronenstr. 1, 66111 Saarbrucken, Saarland, Germany
+49 681 3906619
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Everything just perfect! Food, beer, service, interior, atmosphere. Tasty and fresh. Just fall in foodlove in this place ;)

1 Thank Joanna P
Metz, France
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

my fav restaurant in Sarrebruck ! very tasty food, fast service, good beers and price is ok. i turn back to this place at each travel in Germany. the chimichanga is soooo amazing.

Thank luna k
The Hague, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We got what was to be expected from a Mexican food chain restaurant..all the known favorites are on the menu, and some extras. We ordered fajitas, spare ribs and pollo picanto...portions are big and the taste was okay, little bland but not bad at all. I would have said "good" as a final opinion but in this app the choice... More 

Thank ronald2700
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We have waited 1 hour for our food. And we were 6 in the whole restaurant. Food was undercooked and tasteless. They will not see me again.

Thank Roberto F
Saarbrucken, Germany
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Overpriced for the quality. We always go there for a group dinner, but every time I'm disappointed by bad service and tasteless food.

Thank hardboiledezgi
Saarbrucken, Germany
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182 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

I went there with my friends several times. It's nicely decorated and has a comfortable atmosphere. The ribs taste especially good, which I highly recommend. The traditional Mexican burritos are also quite decent. It's located near the market and has quite a lot of seats.

Thank mars198356
Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Cost: €15 pp Nice interior with appropriate music and spacious seating. They have an English menu too! Ordered the Pollo Picante for a spicy chicken dish. It turned out to be not that spicy, as expected. Was given complimentary chips w/ salsa. The main dish serving size was huge - with wraps, rice, mashed beans and the chicken in picante... More 

Thank Abhineet G
Metz, France
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80 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

Well, I have never eaten Mexican food before, and maybe this restaurant is actually doing a great job by produciing authentic Mexican food, but I really didn't like it. I went here for dinner on a sunday evening. I ordered the nacho starter and the quesada grande with some kind of chily colorado (I don't recall the exact name). The... More 

1 Thank MoeRoddy
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50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

Lack of spices seem to be the tendency in Germany, and the food at Cafe Especial could do with some more of it. Apart from that it's a quiet place during the day, very popular in the evening, and the food is good. Lots of options on the menu, and they have menus in several languages.

Thank Mendaril
Averbode, Belgium
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

Went there recently for a school reunion which was great. And returned a bit later with my girlfriend. Simple but cosy. Warm atmosphere. Friendly service. We had empanadas and some cocktail. Try the cocktails. The place is big enough for parties and cosy enough for a visit with two.

1 Thank askWulf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kronenstr. 1, 66111 Saarbrucken, Saarland, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saarland  >  Saarbrucken
  • Phone Number: +49 681 3906619

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