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Chilito's

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727 E. Prosperity Ave, Tulare, CA 93274-2142
(559) 686-2445 ‎
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 5
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I was initially put off by the drive thru

A restaurant with a drive thru usually screams "Fast food". I decided to go in and see the place for my self. I sat at the bar and the owner brought me a menu. He offered me a beer while I browsed, offer accepted I sat and looked at the menu. I noticed that the place was full of Mexicans...well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2014
sirkevin1967
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Carlsbad, California
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Cambria, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I have now tried this twice and that was once to many. Food is so bland, no flavor and just not what I call good Mexican. Don't waste your time or money.

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Fountain Valley
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We stopped here for a drink. Great Cadillac margaritas. The bar is not separated from the dining area and the acoustics are not great so if you want a quiet intimate dinner this is not the place for you. Nice wood furniture and friendly staff.

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Nashville TN
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137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It's a very nice place with great patio. Unfortunately there's no separation of the bar and the main dining area. The night I was there, several people were very loud, cursing sailor style. It's apparently popular with the locals as a couple of the groups at the bar knew each other. There was an older couple near me and they... More 

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have loved this restaurant since day one. Best food by far, service is great. Our family has parties their constantly and I never have to worry about anything

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Carlsbad, California
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120 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A restaurant with a drive thru usually screams "Fast food". I decided to go in and see the place for my self. I sat at the bar and the owner brought me a menu. He offered me a beer while I browsed, offer accepted I sat and looked at the menu. I noticed that the place was full of Mexicans...well... More 

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Gabriola Island, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Always stay at the Best Western on my way to Palm Springs and eat at Chilito's every time. The food is excellent. Eat at Mexican restaurants often and this is one of the best. Better than the best Mexican restaurant in Palm Springs. Great margaritas, excellent service and affordable prices. definitely will be stopping here again.

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Northern Cal
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My wife and I ate here early on a Saturday evening. The service was good, the tamales were good and the margaritas were very good.. It is close to the Hampton Inn and we will return..

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

As Brits on tour made very welcome ... Very friendly Join in an enjoy ! Chicken Diablo is hot and best washed down with ample beer

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Visalia, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

One time to find out and the second one to make sure, both times the food just did not work for me, I'm Mexican so I do know what I'm talking about. So no more of this place, the 3 stars is for the service, it was the only good thing about this place.

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

In my opinion for a restaurant the Chili Rellenos were killers, the cheese sauce was excellent and they were not hot (Chilli). As far as the rest of the food, it was very tasty, hot and good portions. The service was fast and the prices were very comparable to other mexican restaurants. Now for the noise, yes it was a... More 

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Additional Information about Chilito's

Address: 727 E. Prosperity Ave, Tulare, CA 93274-2142
Phone Number: (559) 686-2445 ‎
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Tulare
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 727 E. Prosperity Ave, Tulare, CA 93274-2142
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Tulare
  • Phone Number: (559) 686-2445 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?