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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 #554 of 5,571 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Went to the one next to JBR, had real good food. Great service- very hospitable. Real cozy atmosphere. At the moment, lot of construction work going on in the vicinity so it may be slightly difficult to spot it...Strongly recommend it- esp the Fajita Nachos!

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Dubai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

As a Mexican, I could say this is the best Mexican food I have tried while in Dubai. Try revolutionary brisket tacos, delicious. Good price

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I am a fan of Mexican food and make it at home often. The food here is very good. I´ve not found another place in Dubai as good. South of the Border was OK, but they have gone out of business. El Chico is better. Unfortunately, construction has forced restaurant to temporarily close, but they deliver take out, as I... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Shanghai, China
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7 restaurant reviews
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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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