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All 66 Mountain Home Restaurants

El Chico Cafe

45 Charles Blackburn Dr, Mountain Home, AR 72653-9271
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Ranked #17 of 66 Restaurants in Mountain Home
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun - 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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English first
Mountain Home, Arkansas
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The food is always very good! The staff is super and goes above and beyond to make sure the cutomer's dining experience is enjoyable!

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It was good that we went a little early because there were quite a few waiting. It could be because it was family night.

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Oskaloosa ,Iowa
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have several Mexican places in Mountain Home Ar. El Chico is part of a chain. It serves Tex Mex. Mexican food. I would sat that the food is just average good but not great. They do serve liquor. We do go there and have always found the service to be good and the food to be ok.

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Moutain Home
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

As a chain restaurant this is a good place to eat. I like their burrito bowl with chicken. Service is good. The manager is very attentive. They offer a nice area if you have a large party. Margaritas are really good.

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Branson, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you like spicy Tex-Mex, this is the place to go. The chips and salsa or beef nachos are great. The enchilada plate with beef and cheese and onion enchiladas is super. You won't get any of the bland authentic Mexican food here. Wish it was closer to where I live.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Not busy- 1:30 pm. waitress was friendly but a poor waitress. Didn t bring water or drinks but left hot sauce and chips. forgot our cheese dip and brought lunch -but charged for dinner price.!Took FOREVER to get the total right.2.29 was excessive for iced tea.! price was not on the menu.! The chicken enchiladas were very dry and blah.Canned... More

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Took my family here to meet friend for a get together. I have tried this place once before and did not like it. Anyway this time was not different. All the food taste the same. The staff act like they are doing you a favor by serving you. Second and last time I will eat here. There are to many... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I want to apologize for your recent guest experience. It is our goal to provide exceptional service and excellent food every time. We hope that you will direct message us your contact information so that we may contact you to find out how we can better meet that goal and... More

Paragould, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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