The Best Restaurants In Zurich, Switzerland

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Paige Watts

Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city with almost 400,000 residents, a third of whom are non-Swiss and come from over 160 countries, making Zurich a multicultural city. Zurich’s local restaurant scene is teeming with a diverse collection of authentic cuisine. Below are some of the best haunts in Zurich.


Restaurant, Greek, Swiss, Halal

Mythos is a small family business bringing Greek cuisine to Zurich. In fact, Mythos was the first place in Zurich where you could find a gyros pita. A popular spot with the workday lunch crowd, Mythos offers fresh food made with patience and care. In the summer months, you can dine outdoors, and the restaurant is great for ordering take-out. Their menu offers a variety of pitas, traditional Greek appetizers, and meat dishes.


Restaurant, Swiss, German, European

Zeughauskeller is located in a building that was built in 1487 as an arsenal store house. Legend has it that this was where William Tell was issued his crossbow. The building has been home to Restaurant Zeughauskeller since 1926. The restaurant’s décor includes oak beams, historic artefacts and weapons. The menu offers rustic Swiss cuisine, from hearty meat dishes and regionally sourced sausages to rösti. All selections are based on tried and true traditional recipes.

La Taqueria

Interior | Courtesy of La Taqueria
Courtesy of La Taqueria

La Taqueria brings fast, fresh, and authentic Mexican food to Zurich. Their menu offers everything you would find at a taqueria in Mexico, tacos, taquitos, burritos, and quesadillas. They make their guacamole daily with fresh avocados, as well as three different types of hot house sauces. La Taqueria sources its ground-fresh corn tortillas from a family-run Mexican factory to provide you with fresh tortillas rather than restored cornmeal tortillas. They also offer the largest selection of Mexican beers and soft drinks in Switzerland.

Altstetterstrasse 140A, Zürich, Switzerland, +41 43 321 50 50

Interior | Courtesy of La Taqueria

Haus Hiltl

Restaurant, European, Vegetarian, Mediterranean, Salad Bar

Haus Hiltl is recorded by Guinness World Records as being the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the world. Hiltl was founded in Zurich in 1898 by Ambrosius Hiltl and has been run by four generations of the Hiltl family. Hause Hiltl encompasses two floors with dining and bar space as well as a kitchen for vegetarian cooking classes. The restaurant offers an à la carte menu of a large variety of vegetarian and vegan Mediterranean options, a buffet with more than 100 homemade specialties, and takeaway options.

Rheinfelder Bierhalle

Zürich - Rheinfelder Bierhalle © Picturepest/Flickr
© Picturepest/Flickr

Founded in 1870, Rheinfelder Bierhalle is one of Zurich’s oldest beer halls. Since its beginnings it has kept the same values of reasonably priced hearty foods and beer on tap. It is frequented by both the young and old, from students to civil servants, and the beer hall is always loud and lively, as beer halls should be. They offer traditional Swiss meals but Rheinfelder Bierhalle is known especially for its jumbo jumbo cordon bleu, which is proclaimed as the best and the largest cordon bleu in the city.

Niederdorfstrasse 76, Zürich, Switzerland, +41 44 251 54 64

Rheinfelder Bierhalle | © Picturepest/Flickr

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