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El Chico Restaurant

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

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  • 7
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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place to eat in the mall

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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CO
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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.

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Childress
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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.

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Abilene, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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Abilene, TX
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252 reviews 252 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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REDINGTON BEACH, FLORIDA
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

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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Abilene
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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