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El Chico Mexican Food Restaurant

The Marina
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JBR - GM10, The Walk, Al Sufouh Road | Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Large potions!

Tasty food that comes in extra large potions. Staters are huge and we had loads left over. Staff very attentive and constantly filled up our bottomless drinks. Great for all the family!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Wigan, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was craving for Mexican food during my visit to Dubai last month. The place was recommended by a local. The place was not very busy but may be it was late afternoon . Big portion of food, fast service and good staff.

Thank Hani B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited El Chico yesterday with the family. Food was good, generous portions. The kids Chicken Fajita was a good size, enough for myself and my daughter. The tacos at the beginning were so tasty. Price of food wasn't too bad. Our waitress wasn't great, she didn't smile or ask how anything was, and wasn't particularly attentive even the the... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tasty food that comes in extra large potions. Staters are huge and we had loads left over. Staff very attentive and constantly filled up our bottomless drinks. Great for all the family!

Thank Hotel1978
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average food, good location on the Walk nice but nothing to write home about. Prices on the expensive side.

Thank Sn D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is nice, great service, friendly staff, reasonable price and you can also use the entertainer

Thank Amr E
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant 8 years ago when it was one of very few restaurants in JBR, and It was my favourite restaurant for years to the point that I was recommending it to my friends all the time! My parents are in town so I took them there today for late lunch, the food was horrible! mixed... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Had a great meal at El Chico's, our eyes were definitely bigger than our stomachs. They have a complimentary entre of home-made corn chips & salsa was beyond words, we were in love (They brought us extra). The meals were huge & very filling. The staff were so efficient & were there to grab our drinks for complimentary refills before... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The restaurant is in a good location, they have some items in the menu (like the fried avocados and the nachos) that are very good, price is ok. I am Mexican so I have always the need to look for places that will serve Mexican food, this place is more American Tex-Mex but it's ok, I will go back.

Thank Clfarias
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We stopped here for lunch, and sometimes you just want to have sensible size portions and not be overloaded, maybe we were just overwhelmed but the food was "too much" and in truth a little flavorless.

Thank rjcrowther
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Delivered even faster than what what was told on the phone in robust plastic dishes and boxes, still hot. You will not be hungry after, portions are abundant! Nachos and sauce included. I will definitely order again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: JBR - GM10, The Walk, Al Sufouh Road | Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
  • Neighborhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: +971-4-423-3828

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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The Marina
It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago there was no marina. Opened in 2003, the man-made marina runs along a 3km stretch of shoreline. A heady mix of luxurious hotels, apartment buildings, and cafes, the marina hosts regular community events and markets, and is a wonderful place to while away an afternoon or evening. Spectacular at night when the skyscrapers glisten, here you can enjoy dinner on the beach next to the sea, or visit a high-rise bar in a hotel for a magnificent view across the Gulf and the man-made Palm Island, with the world-famous Atlantis Hotel at its end. The Walk at Jumeirah beach Residences is a pedestrianized stretch leading to a new development: The Beach. It’s one of the few places where Gulf nationals mix with tourists and Western ex-pats. It’s a popular place to show off your supercar for an evening, so watch out for Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris in abundance.
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