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El Chico Cafe

45 Charles Blackburn Dr, Mountain Home, AR 72653-9271
870-492-4700
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Ranked #11 of 59 restaurants in Mountain Home
Price range: $10 - $15
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
kansas city, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Entrees were OK. Taco shells had more air then meat in them. Price was not worth the meal. The service was good. Maybe because we ordered from the less expensive side and didn't have anything to drink may be the reason. I most likely will not go back to them again.

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Jasper, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

My husband and I both grew up eating at El Chico's in Texas and were thrilled to find this location in Mountain Home. The food was as wonderful as we remembered. We've been here twice and each time, not only were the servers attentive, but the manager checked on us as well. Nice touch. Although we live 1.5 hours away,... More

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Imboden, Arkansas, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were hoping for some amazing Mexican food but we only found average. We know that tastes are different but from the salsa to the entrees we weren't impressed. The service was good though. It just wasn't our style.

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Lakeview, Arkansas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Service was slow and no check back after delivering food. Had to walk out due to hair in nachos and no one to talk to.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it greatly when our customers take the time to contact us - it helps us to serve you better. Please accept my apology for your dissatisfaction on your recent visit to our restaurant. Your comments have been forwarded to our general manager and a message has been sent... More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We went here with my family for my moms birthday and had a great time. The food was good and the service was friendly and we left with togo boxes! Well be back!

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Sacramento
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Though the service was really very friendly, the food was less than average. I ordered a salad, the waiter brought it out but the kitchen had forgotten to add everything to the lettuce. Burritos were too spicy. Tacos were bland. The guacamole was sour cream, avocado and tomato. Just wasn't impressed at all by the food.

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Mtn. Home, AR
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This afternoon I had the Chicken Monterrey breast with rice and sautéed vegetables for under $12 and the plate was empty when finished. The fried ice cream inside a cinnamon sugar dusted shell topped with hot fudge, whipped cream & a cherry will have you coming back. If that is more than you can eat, try the Crispy Chicken Taco... More

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Beverly Hills, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

I was not a fan of this place , neither was the other 3 people witn me. The salsa and chips taste like they could be got at walmart . They cheese Enchilada was more onion than anything.

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I love this place, I enjoy the food, the wait staff are always nice, and the manager is always walking around to table to table to make sure your meal is to your liking and that you're enjoying your whole eating experince. He also make's this unbelievable salsa! It isn't the salsa that is automatically served to you upon your... More

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