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El Chico

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1751 Evans Road, Melbourne, FL 32901
3217224622
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: El Chico is a family casual dining restaurant open for lunch and dinnner 7...
El Chico is a family casual dining restaurant open for lunch and dinnner 7 days a week. We offer lunch specials, happy hour, full service bar, outside patio dining (dog friendly on patio), full service catering, take out.
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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Mexican Food, Fun Atmosphere,Perfect White Queso Dip! Very friendly Service! Dog friendly on the patio!

We'd never been here before but stopped in one Saturday night late. They were still serving and people were still trickling in. Very large place, highly decorated with fun Mexican tchotchis. The tortilla chips were perfectly thin and crispy and we added on the Queso. I've searched years for a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Best Mexican food either of us can remember. The restaurant is well designed and filled with fun decor and friendly staff. It was busy when we visited, but still felt intimate and was quiet enough to easily visit with our friends. Service was great. The waitress even stopping by to change out our tortilla chips for "warm ones". Who does... More 

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Florida
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141 reviews 141 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Service was bery good and the guacamole,,,, was great. The brisket tacos were very dry and bland. Grood memossa.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We'd never been here before but stopped in one Saturday night late. They were still serving and people were still trickling in. Very large place, highly decorated with fun Mexican tchotchis. The tortilla chips were perfectly thin and crispy and we added on the Queso. I've searched years for a good Queso (one like my college town had) and I've... More 

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South Miami, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This was a restaurant recommended by our hotel nearby, so we went for lunch. The inside atmosphere was nice and seemed well put - together. The food was good enough, perhaps not really authentic Mexican but not bad for tex-mex. Would consider going again if we wanted tex-mex in that area, although there are some better places to try closer... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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75 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I took my wife and one of her co-workers to lunch today to thank the co-worker with help updating my iPad. We were seated promptly and our drinks came out fast. They ordered the Guacamole that is made at the table. I am NOT a fan of Mexican food because 2/3rd of the meal is always refried beans and rice.... More 

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Haslett, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went to dinner with 4 adults. 2 of us ordered the Chimi Combo and the other 2 ordered fajitas. All the dinners looked excellent. I ordered a Chimi Combo and I was very impressed. Also, the waitress kept the water flowing and the chip basket full. The service was excellent and the food was tasty.

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Maumee, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Authentic tasting mexican food. Good atmosphere, good margaritas, friendly wait staff and large selection for the value.

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Melbourne, Florida
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45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have eaten in many Mexican restaurants all around the country and I am picky. Many of the food items here are really wonderful....try the tamales for example...salsa is top notch and they have a little salsa bar in the back so you can kick the heat up a notch or 20 and add flavorings (try the mango habanero). There... More 

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Viera, Florida, USA
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141 reviews 141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We recently went here for dinner. The Top Shelf guacamole was quite watery and bland. The chicken mushroom enchilada was good but not remarkable. The avocado enchiladas were similarly disappointing. Overall a sad meal and we will not be back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

An average (good) Mexican restaurant with excellent service. Has a salsa bar with different salsa's that were very good. It doesn't outshine other Mexican restaurants but was more than adequate to enjoy a meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1751 Evans Road, Melbourne, FL 32901
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 3217224622

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

El Chico is a family casual dining restaurant open for lunch and dinnner 7 days a week. We offer lunch specials, happy hour, full service bar, outside patio dining (dog friendly on patio), full service catering, take out.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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