We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value

Details

PRICE RANGE
$5 - $40
CUISINES
Barbecue, Argentinian, Steakhouse, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
View all details
features, about
Reviews (93)
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
85 results
Traveller rating
64
11
2
1
7
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
64
11
2
1
7
Show reviews that mention
All reviews parrillada empanadas pork belly burger salad riverside market cooked meat meat lovers busy place great atmosphere meats platter nz medium tender
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

A pork burger to die for 🤩 Fantastic smiling and warm staff and atmosphere. Can warmly recommend this place to anyone who is hungry or just want a quick snack.

Date of visit: January 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 18 December 2023 via mobile

Not a good experience unfortunately … the meat was over done (and not medium rare) and the fries not fried. Would not choose this place again.

Date of visit: December 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

This place was packed on Sunday afternoon when we went here which was a bit of a shame BUT if a place like this was quiet on Sunday afternoon I guess you’d be concerned. Food was great, staff were great, music was great.

Date of visit: July 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 11 July 2023

Good food but omg “the cocktails” what a joke! We paid $15 each for basically a bourbon & coke which was gross & a very small glass of passion fruit syrup, both we’re undrinkable (never had the happen before!) when we went in to buy...some frizzy to try to make them drinkable I told the guy thats what the fizzys were for & he stared blankly at me & didnt say anything. Then charged me a extra $6 each for the fizzys! Stick to a beer or wine if you are going to have a drink there!More

Date of visit: July 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 17 June 2023 via mobile

Excellent all round. The three of us thoroughly enjoyed our late lunch. A large glass of Malbec was just what was needed on a cold winters day. Recommend.

Date of visit: June 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 3 March 2023

Just received our order for parrillada for $65 the beef was missing and it would be lucky to feed one oerson. I've noticed a decline in quality, especially things missing in the order but tonight is dismal and I feel ripped off. I'm sorry I...took a chance and ordered from hereMore

Date of visit: March 2023
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 5 January 2023

the beef is best. the chicken empanada is a tiny bit dry. generous with the water and plenty of seating. very busy

Date of visit: January 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 6 December 2022

We had the Quincho Parrillada for two of us. It was fantastic and a great way to try most of their meats. The chicken was incredibly tender and moist. The beef cap, chorizo, and pork belly were excellent. The chimichurri sauce, poured over all of...the cooked meat, added a very nice taste addition. A lot of food for lunch, but a great lunch/dinner selection. We had the salad as the side, and even that was great - not at all normal boring side salad. We each had a glass of Los Haroldos Reserva Malbec which was excellent. This is a much smaller place than we expected, and we chose to sit at the "bar" watching the chef. He was very willing to talk about the food, his home in Cordoba, Argentina, and even the meaning of Quincho. Very highly recommended. We'll go back.More

Date of visit: December 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 9 November 2022 via mobile

First up I would have to say that my beef ribeye was so good. Full of flavour perhaps in places more rare than medium but the flavour more than compensated. I ask to eat outside and rather than a table number I was given one...of those horrid buzzers for my table. This meant that when my food was ready I had to go inside and collect my food. When paying NZ$38 for beef ribs I think this is a bit rich. Secondly I was handed my entree of two chicken empanadas and the steak all at the same time. By the time I finished my steak my empanadas were cold. Not sure if this is a local staffing issue but a buzzer for a dinner like this spoilt the dinner totallyMore

Date of visit: November 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 7 November 2022 via mobile

Excellent steak perfectly cooked. Ordered it rare and it was spot on. Friendly staff and great service. Busy place well worth a visit

Date of visit: November 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 2 October 2022 via mobile

The service is very good, nice clean interior and exterior, the staff are very friendly and helpful, all the food is tasty.

Date of visit: October 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 23 September 2022 via mobile

$72 platter is not worth it at all. beef was so tough to chew on. spices are not nice at all especially the pulled pork. very disappointed dinner experience 😔

Date of visit: September 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 20 September 2022 via mobile

Yummm! This is a must try if you like flavour and, quality. The server was helpful with suggestions and the meals were absolutely divine, cooked to perfection.

Date of visit: September 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

Best feed I have had in a very long time. Beautifully cooked and seasoned meat and salad was not overlooked as it was flavourful and balanced. 40 minutes on and I can still taste the flavours. Great value for the quality (and quantity) of the...meal!More

Date of visit: August 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Valentina Marquez, Marketing at El Quincho, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2022

Hi Hugh! Thank you so much for your kind review. We are really happy you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you back soon 🔥

Reviewed 13 July 2022 via mobile

Ordered two plain burgers for our daughters as part of a larger family order. Two burgers arrived filled with cheese and other dressings (not as described in the menu). We explained that they were not plain as requested and were incredibly shocked by the reaction...we recieved. The server refused to accept her mistake or accept that they were not plain and insulted us as we were not from NZ. Wouldn't apologise or exchange the food for a correct order. Told us she would refund the two burgers, but then ejected us from the restaurant, even though we hadn't eaten any of the rest of our meal. Said she needed the table, even though there were other tables empty and no new customers. I asked her why would she eject a family and she just told us to leave and stuck her finger up at us as we left. I asked if we could speak to the manager and she said she was the owner. Absolutely makes no sense at all and ruined the end of such a lovely day.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Ibis Christchurch
1,225 reviews
.24 km away
Christchurch City Hotel
62 reviews
.26 km away
Distinction Christchurch Hotel
243 reviews
.40 km away
BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
3,496 reviews
.45 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Dosa Kitchen
195 reviews
.03 km away
Riverside Market
230 reviews
.03 km away
Dimitris Greek Food
619 reviews
.03 km away
Midnight Shanghai
183 reviews
.03 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial
163 reviews
.22 km away
Kate Sheppard Memorial
11 reviews
.11 km away
St. Michaels and All Angels
7 reviews
.11 km away
The Central
5 reviews
.29 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
T7650HKianw
14 May 2020|
Answer
Response from 78iainw | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, unable to help now I'm back home in England where NOTHING is open.
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

EL QUINCHO, Christchurch - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions about El Quincho

Yes, El Quincho offers takeaway services.

El Quincho is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4