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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
NOT for a family; more of a bar than a restaurant

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Kmagg
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Nashville TN
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22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nashville TN
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137 reviews 137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
4,016 helpful votes 4,016 helpful votes
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 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Prescott, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Great Mexican food at a good price near motel, and we could watch the NFL game from our table. The local crowd at the bar was a bit too noisy for the two of us to have conversation at our table however.

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Palm Springs, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Excellent Mexican food at an unbelievably affordable price. I would have been charged double the price for my fabulous chimichanga in a restaurant here in SoCal. Waiter was also wonderful and food came out very quickly. However, it was extremely annoying when someone went to the jukebox in the corner near the bar and decided to play a bunch of... More 

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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?