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El Chico Cafe

45 Charles Blackburn Dr, Mountain Home, AR 72653-9271
870-492-4700
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Ranked #12 of 64 restaurants in Mountain Home
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night
Description: We are open late and can easily accommodate large groups. We have ample parking (boats, buses, RV's welcome)and have a great kids menu selection (Mac and Cheese, chicken strips, burgers, etc.) and a many American items to please everyone in the group. We have a full bar with the best margaritas in town. We hope you'll join us!El Chico Cafe provides an upscale dining experience, serving top-quality Mexican food favorites with fresh, new specialties of today. Conveniently located on Hwy 412/62 bypass in front of Home Depot and across from WalMart Supercenter.A Mexican food tradition since 1940 has grown into more than 75 restaurants, including more than 25 franchise locations. The El Chico story began when Adelaida Cuellar's homemade tamales drew huge crowds at a small county fair in 1926. Her sons opened a cafe in Dallas,following their mother's recipes for enchiladas with chile con carnesauce. Today, El Chico is still serving top-quality Mexican food favorites with fresh new specialties of today.
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Paragould, Arkansas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited El Chico on Saturday evening with a group of 33 people. We had called ahead and let them know to expect us, and they had a room ready when we got there. We had two young men as servers who were both friendly and efficient. The food was superb and the atmosphere was just right. We also appreciated... More

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Gassville, Arkansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A lovely lady from Hospice of the Ozarks greeted us outside of El Chico, informing us that if we mentioned we were supporting them, this El Chico establishment would donate 10% of our tab to their organization. Having personally experienced the benefits of hospice, we were only to happy to participate. This is part of their "Give Back Tuesday" program.... More

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Mountain Home
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I'll start by saying that I was born and raised in Texas so I'm a little picky when it comes to tex-mex. My opinion is this particular el Chicos has really good food. The past couple years, they've introduced some really great food. The main thing about living this far north is lack of flavor and spice and el Chico... More

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Arkansas City, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have never been to a restaurant where the managers were so attentive. The food was fast and tasted fresh as always! Can't get enough of their sour cream sauce and top shelf quacamole!

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Mineral Wells, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

When traveling to mountain Home I always make sure to stop in at elchico. This particular location has been very consistent year after year and has never let me down. The food is awesome, always hot and fresh. The service is always great. Every visit in to eat the managers have always great ed our table and have been very... More

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Gassville, Arkansas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

I am honestly not sure how anyone could rate the food at this place anything above a one. It tastes like a microwaved tv dinner. We have been twice, both times with a group choosing this place. Needless to say both times the group has been unanimous in saying how terrible the food is. The first visit I was given... More

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ManagerECMH, Guest Relations Manager at El Chico Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us and sharing your observations. We would like to better understand your concerns. If you have the time, please give us a call at 870.492.4700 or send us a private message on how we may contact you. Our aim is to make your next occasion with us a very enjoyable one. More

Mountain Home, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Not a good place to eat at all! Fake mexican food isn't good! Sorry but I was very disappointed. I enjoy eating at Salsas Grill.

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ManagerECMH, Guest Relations Manager at El Chico Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us and sharing your observations. We would like to better understand your concerns. If you have the time, please give us a call at 870.492.4700 or send us a private message on how we may contact you. Our aim is to make your next occasion with us a very enjoyable one. More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was very good...I had enchiladas and my husband had steak nachos. Service was good but our waiter was a little abrupt. Overall good experience and we will definitely go there again.

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ManagerECMH, Guest Relations Manager at El Chico Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive review! We appreciate feedback of all kinds from our guests and will forward your compliments and areas for improvement on to our management and staff. We hope to see you again soon at El Chico! Don't forget to like us on Facebook and "Join the Club" for special offers and new menu items! More

Lake Station, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Typical franchise tex-mex. Just about every item one the menu was fried. These are usually the places I avoid when home. Would not recommend!

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ManagerECMH, Guest Relations Manager at El Chico Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us and sharing your observations. We would like to better understand your concerns. If you have the time, please give us a call at 870.492.4700 or send us a private message on how we may contact you. Our aim is to make your next occasion with us a very enjoyable one. More

kansas city, Missouri
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The service was very good, and the food was good as well. We had 8 people, and they seated us quickly.

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