South American groove on the open air terrace directly on the Leopoldstraße. Variety of Mexican-Spanish food as well as exotic cocktails and well-mixed drinks in Chico’s Bar, pure vacation feeling!
›› Schwabing, Leopoldstr. 44, Tel. 33 01 93 30, www.donluca.de
There are three ways to get a seat in the evening at the Enchilada – by making a reservation, by bribing the waiter or just by being lucky. This Mexican restaurant is popular and is an institution in Maxvorstadt. This is surely due to the excellent cocktails, the happy hour from 6-8 pm and the traditionally prepared Tex-Mex food, from enchiladas to steak. And if you happen to visit Stuttgart or Bremen, you won’t need to miss your favorite Mexican restaurant because there are Enchiladas in more than 20 German cities.
›› Maxvorstadt, Gabelsbergerstr. 97, Tel. 52 22 97, www.enchilada.de
A hip Tex-Mex restaurant, decorated prison-style, large, sabre-shaped fan on the ceiling. Daily Happy Hour and free Nachos plus other specials, e.g. an All You Can Eat buffet on Mondays. In summer, a cozy beer garden awaits droves of exuberant patrons.
›› Haidhausen, Breisacher Str. 19, Tel. 48 51 37, www.escobar-muenchen.de
Creole cuisine with a mix of French, Spanish, English and Caribbean specialties, including fish and coconut dishes. The low-lit intimate atmosphere complements the seductive food.
›› Schwabing, Nordendstr. 10, Tel. 27 39 97 16
Popular, very busy Tex-Mex bar. Fajitas are a culinary highlight. Happy hour daily 5 pm-8 pm.
›› Isarvorstadt, Buttermelcherstr. 17, Tel. 22 64 63, www.joepenas.de
Mexican party place with rustic décor and wall paintings. Always packed, particularly for happy hour (Sun-Mon 6-9 pm) with burritos, tacos and nachos to go with the cocktails, as well as steak and seafood.
›› Isarvorstadt, Thalkirchnerstr. 71, Tel. 74 79 33 27, www.los-bandidos.de
›› Altstadt-Lehel, Frauenstr. 9, Tel. 23 23 87 29 29, www.milagros-restaurant.de
Not for cozy dinners, but a place for party-time and even dancing on the tables. Vast choice of Mexican specialities and even larger choice of drinks and cocktails.
›› Schwanthalerhöhe, Landsberger Str. 110, Tel. 2 72 13 46, www.pappasitos.de
A Mexican restaurant chain throughout Germany with two branches in Munich. Popular meeting place for students which explains why it’s anything but quiet. Party atmosphere and cocktails.
›› Altstadt, Im Tal 16, Tel. 24 29 54 94
›› Maxvorstadt, Türkenstr. 50, Tel. 28 15 94
Tacos y Tequila
Chic but comfortable bar-restaurant decorated in Mexican style with cacti, lots of candles and little lights. The open kitchen is right next to the bar, where you can see the delicious tacos being prepared.
›› Schwabing, Herzogstr. 93, Tel. 30 65 77 00, www.tacosytequila.de
This is one of Munich’s top addresses particularly in summer, when one can enjoy fajitas, tamales or huachinango from the grill amongst the palms and torch flames on the outdoor patio – or one of the delicious cocktails. The perfect setting does come at a high price though.
›› Schwabing, Leopoldstr. 13, Tel. 33 04 07 24
Bar-restaurant with authentic food and authentic Mexican décor with palms, wheelcarts and rifles. Usually very full.
›› Neuhausen, Wilderich-Lang-Str. 4/Ecke Schulstr. 44, Tel. 1 66 58 22, www.zapata-mex.de
Dillinger Chicago Bar´n Grill
International cuisine, ranging from Tex-Mex to Argentinian steak and cozy setting, two locations in Munich.
›› Obersendling, Hofmannstr. 19, Tel. 78 74 90 22
›› Laim, Laimerplatz 2, Tel. 53 88 75 30
Hard Rock Café
The Munich branch of this well-known café and bar chain. American dishes range from diverse salads, sandwiches, burgers to steaks and barbecue dishes. Large choice of cocktails and American beers.
›› Altstadt, Am Platzl 1, Tel. 2 42 94 90, www.hardrock.com
The original is back! After a sabbatical, this classic bar-restaurant has reopened in 2010 and is as good as ever with super cocktails, tasty American and international food and a great atmosphere. All’s well again!
›› Haidhausen, Breisacher Str. 18, Tel. 44 800 44
The Big Easy
A New Orleans bar and restaurant exemplifying the diversity of American cuisine. Tex-Mex, Cajun, barbecue and seafood served, plus live jazz band on Thursday evenings, Jazz brunch on Swundays and public holidays.
›› Neuhausen, Frundsbergstr. 46, Tel. 15 89 02 53, www.thebigeasy.de