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El Chico Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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4310 Buffalo Gap Rd, Abilene, TX 79606
325 695 2875
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

I usually like this restaurant, but this time...eh. The salsa was very bland with no flavor and the ground beef seemed like re-heated leftovers. The staff was super friendly. Not in a big hurry to go back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I usually like this restaurant, but this time...eh. The salsa was very bland with no flavor and the ground beef seemed like re-heated leftovers. The staff was super friendly. Not in a big hurry to go back.

Thank SummerRain67
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Delicious food and economical prices. Nicely located in the air conditioned comfort of the Mall of Abilene.

Thank John B
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The fajitas were a little over cooked, but they were good. The beans could use a little more seasoning and the rice I think was Uncle Bens. It's a corporate store that's been there for a long time it has highlights and shortcomings. Jessica the server was pretty good. I heard the manager talk to some of the employees and... More 

Thank Clint C
Abilene, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place has good food every time I've gone but the service is hit or miss. Our most recent visit we had an awesome waitress that was very attentive and had our drinks filled the whole time and she also got my order fixed with no problems. Other times we've been there we've had some rude teen servers that we... More 

Thank maggs_hdz92
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39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Lots of food for reasonable prices. Waiter was very friendly. Would give it 3.5 stars if that was an option.

Thank proudftd
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Had a late lunch at this location. Service was ok as was the food. I didn't leave disappointed but the location gave me no reason to come back. It just felt ok.

Thank Irod87
Belfast, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

This isn't the best Mexican food that I've ever had, but it was yummy. It was also good value and plentiful.

Thank Beasmart
Abilene, Texas
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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 

Thank Connie A
Abilene, TX
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274 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 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 

Thank MangaMan
Odessa, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Alma K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd, Abilene, TX 79606
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Abilene
  • Phone Number: 325 695 2875

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern


Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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