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El Chico Mexican Food Restaurant

JBR - GM10, The Walk, Al Sufouh Road | Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971-4-423-3828
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Ranked #512 of 5,559 restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Although, the location, atmosphere and staff were pleasant, the food was most definately not! We eat spicy food more or less every day so looked forward to a Mexican banquet, but were instead served bland and tasteless prison food. Having not been served anything much better than being barely edible, we wrote the experience off as a failure and went... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Had a terrific meal in El Chico. On arrival was given complimentary nachos and salsa which were very tasty. The food was outstanding quality and great value for money. The service was excellent with friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely be returning when visiting Dubai in the future.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The location is definitely good. Opposite the new Beach Mall and center of JBR walk. Food and service is ok.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

El Chico is centrally located on the Walk (JBR) and very popular. With both indoor and outdoor seating, this place is buzzing with people and atmosphere. The food is delightful and filling. Anyone who enjoys good Mexican food will have a really good meal at fantastic value. Plenty of choices and an array of vegetarian and meat dishes. They also... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Visited with my wife during a stopover on our way to Mauritius. Situated on “The Walk” nearby our hotel the Sofitel. Visited for an evening meal and we started with a sharing platter before having a salmon and fajitas. Be warned the servings are large and very tasty. Due to being located on the walk there is no alcohol served,... More

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Espoo, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Entrance was promising with Mexican dressed lady and decoration supported positive expectations. Menu had normal (=expected) Mexican restaurant elements and chips&salsa were served quickly. I ordered wings as starter. It was bigger than expected: 12 pieces. Taste was not as hot as I expected but ok. Main course was chicken fajitas and it was ok but not great. It contained... More

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We ate here over the weekend on a quick trip to Dubai. The hostesses, our server, and the manager were all johnny-on-the-spot: friendly, attentive, and timely. Unfortunately, the food was less than good. Not horrible, just edible; and certainly not worth what they charge. There's a bunch of great eateries in Dubai, but this ain't one. Skip it!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Friends of four ate in the restaurant.We are served with a starter and a dipping sauce.Very nice and appetizing.The hostess suggested their mixed grill course that costs 98 dhs.The waiter suggested to put mushroom on it,add 15 dhs.The serving proportion and suggestion is not too impressive.It is very nice to see burning hot plate served on your table but the... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Decor was very cute, food met the expectations and the sizzling chocolate cake was superb! Service was attentive and friendly. The only one little remark is that the food could have arrived earlier, but it apart from that, good job!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My Wife and I took my 13 year old son for some fun Mexican food. The service was attentive without being intrusive, the food was tasty and plentiful and the atmosphere was fun and light hearted. If you are expecting authentic Mexican fine dining then you will be disappointed. This is reasonably priced, tasty good Mexican styled food ..... and... More

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