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#251 of 1,606 Restaurants in Zurich
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Zweierstr. 9, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
+41 44 241 83 21
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 21:30
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18:00 - 21:30
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 and the paella. Each dish is around 60 CHF, which I consider too expensive (and... More 

1 Thank Donald v
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89 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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 and recommendations. Crispy skin, tender and juicy meat. Most satisfying meal for sure. I have... More 

Thank Vera V
Zurich, Switzerland
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 little bit caged. It's rather loud, too. The atmosphere is old fashioned, but okay. It... More 

Thank Peter B
Doha, Qatar
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 tried. It's juicy, crispy, tender, tasty. You might even forget to eat the french fries... More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 got a bit dry when I saw the price, I must admit that it was... More 

Thank SGV_2015
Frankfurt, Germany
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399 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
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
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Zurich, Switzerland
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603 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
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
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 the chips definitely need to be improved but otherwise a good experience.

Thank NQuilt
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Is the chicken worth over 50 Swiss francs? Yes, it most definitely is! Portions are huge and the quality is unrivalled. Service is friendly and attentive. Last but not least this is one of the rare family businesses and this makes a difference. Also, the Paella and the beef steak are great. The home made french fries are awesome as... More 

1 Thank Konrad M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 241 83 21

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