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El Chico Restaurant

4310 Buffalo Gap Rd, Abilene, TX 79606
325 695 2875
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Ranked #68 of 220 Restaurants in Abilene
Sun 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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Abilene, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Several of us stopped in here to eat because my brother and his wife kept recommending it as a great Mexican food place. They are right! It's a nice, clean restaurant with wonderful atmosphere and staff. The food was so amazing and reasonably priced. Someone really needed to literally roll me out of there as I could not leave any... More

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Abilene, TX
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199 reviews 199 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was not busy when I arrived and they appeared to be fully staffed, just taking their time. Nobody else in my seating area, maybe ten customers in the whole restaurant, yet my waitress kept walking past saying, "I'll be right with you." Finally took my order. Food was fair - chimi had no sauce on it and nothing inside... More

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Odessa, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had lunch in El Chico and it was very good. The service was good as there 6 of us there! The food was wonderful. I would highly recommend it.

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San Antonio, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Being from San Antonio, we didn't expect great Mexican Food in Abilene, but thought we would try El Chico's. My wife had a grilled chicken salad and I had the beef enchiladas. My wife's salad was large with lots of chicken, but my enchiladas were kind of dry with not much cheese. I didn't care for the seasoning in the... More

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Austin, Texas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Wasn't expecting such good food and service in a mall, but there it was. I ordered a chicken dish which came with fresh grilled vegetables (not the usual soggy squash) which included green beans, mushrooms, onions, carrots...

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2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

We are visiting from Florida and wanted to find a great Mexican restaurant. We found it. Chimichanga, taco salad, tea and apple pie were fantastic. Staff pleasant and efficient.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We were seated by the hostess and it took more than ten minutes for a server to acknowledge us and that's after I got her attention. Servers had walked right by us no less than six times and the guy who ended up being our server actually waited on the table right next to us and refilled their drinks. The... More

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Abilene, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Service was Excellent! Very friendly staff! Food was delicious! Got the sour cream chicken enchiladas and they were seasoned to perfection! Cesar the General Manager came by our table to say hello and see how we were doing! Great dining experience!

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Sweetwater, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I have been to this restaurant twice. During my first visit Marco was my waiter. He was so helpful and suggested the Top Shelf Chicken Flauta Casadia. Because that experience was so pleasant I went there again to order the same thing. I'm sad to say, both visits proved the hostess needs more training. However, once again the wait staff... More

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Sweetwater, Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

Over the years, this El Chico has been a negative experience with food not worthy of the El Chico brand name. We gave them a try last weekend and it was AWESOME!! The manager even came around checking on us. I'm so glad they've improved and are now worthy to carry the El Chico name!

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