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) #225 of 340 Restaurants in Lugano ££ - £££ Mexican, Japanese, Sushi
Quartiere Maghetti, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 923 38 25
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good31%
  • Average24%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible10%
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“fajitas” (2 reviews)
“sushi” (10 reviews)
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Mexican, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Quartiere Maghetti, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I visited this restaurant a year ago and had a rather bland Mexican dish. This time I went for Thai and it was much better ! A friend and I had some Chips and Salsa to start with (we were definitely doing fusion!) and this...More

Thank veggietraveller2015
Ristorante E, Marketing Manager at Etnic, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Dear Sir, thank you! It was a pleasure for us to know you enjoyed our restaurant and our thai veggi curry dish. This week we changed the receipt of our Salsa with nachos, we hope you'll try it next time you'll visit us. Best regards

Reviewed 13 November 2016

This restaurant has Thai, Sushi, Mexican, etc. food. This is about the only place in Lugano where you can get good Mexican food, which I love. I had an excellent Chicken Burrito, my wife had a spicy Thai beef dish. Our friend had Fajitas. Nice...More

Thank Philip P
Ristorante E, Direttore at Etnic, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Dear Client, thanks for your review. We are pleased you enjoy your stay at our restaurant. We hope to see you and your friend again! Best regards

Reviewed 8 November 2016

Overpriced (price/value), unhappy staff, strange in generall. ALthough a nice location that has much more potential.

Thank Alexey B
Ristorante E, Direttore at Etnic, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Dear Client, Thanks for your review. Unfortunatly, with so little comment it is difficult for us to understand what happened. Best regards

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner tonight at Etnic with our to boys (9 and 7). First time sushi for them and they loved it. It really was delicious. Special thanks to our waiter Erik, did a good job.

Thank nitoba
Ristorante E, Direttore at Etnic, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Dear Customer, thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to know you enjoyed our sushi. You will be welcomed next time you come in Lugano Best regards

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Chose this place for lunch because of its wide ranging and eclectic menu - Thai, Mexican, Lebanese etc. Bustling canteen like atmosphere, nice staff, fairly cheap.

Thank Dixie_Cup_Refil
Ristorante E, Direttore at Etnic, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Dear Sir, it was a pleasure for us to know you enjoyed our restaurant. You will be welcomed next time you come to Lugano. Best regards

Reviewed 7 September 2016

A real pity! One of the few places around where you could have a fresh and bio vegan lunch was shut down. Just the "regular" fusion restaurant remained with a lower over all quality.More

Thank David M
Ristorante E, Direttore at Etnic, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Dear Sirs, First I would like to precise that the Etnic Restaurant STILL OPEN. I can understand your disappointment but we didn't really closed the vegan part but we decided to reorganize it, with less dishes but the same quality. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 2 September 2016

A very busy place at lunch for the locals. Food is very decent. Service can be a bit slow when it is busy. It is best ti get there before 12:00 as at lunch it is packed!

Thank Paul B
Ristorante E, Direttore at Etnic, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

Dear Client, thanks for you comment and, yes, at lunch it is very busy and you suggestion is good! Hope to see you again. Best regards

Reviewed 18 October 2015

Mexican, Asian, American, and Italian food. Avery busy place at 12 noon for business people as it is located in the centre of town. For lunch, get there before noon!

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 6 October 2015

The menu offers many different dishes and type of cuisine, which can be interesting. We decided to get some Mexican dishes that weren't bad but not exceptional. The thing that really disappointed us was the service and the staff. (which was slow and disinterested). When...More

Thank FabyyCH
Reviewed 13 September 2015

A kind of self service with vegan food. It was nice to try, but to be honest, it is not my thing....but you have to to try everything once. The restauant next door, with the same name, served all kind of foreign cuisines, but this...More

Thank Tramx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
11:45 - 14:30
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quartiere Maghetti, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 923 38 25
  • E-mail
Restaurante Etnic

Is not only sushi, not only mexican, not only thai, not only vegan, but much more.
We try to offer the best of world cuisine, with personalized service, trying to always improve ourselves.
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