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El Chato's Restaurant and Club

Mexican, Southwestern
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1201 15th St, Ozona, TX 76943
325-392-5808
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Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Today's drive was from San Antonio to Artesia, NM. A long day on the road and by lunchtime we were scouring the landscape and internet for choices. El Chato's is an oasis--though the decor is a bit kitschy. There were numerous work trucks in the parking lot, which is usually a good sign. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2013
Heather R
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Lewisville, Texas
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I have Mexican food a lot. This was arguably the worst I've ever had. I would guess that about 10-15% of this food is fresh, if that. The chili con queso was gelatinous goop from a can. Besides the poor quality of food, this restaurants interior decor is SO BRIGHT. Every wall a different color. My husband said "kind of... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Great food and friendly staff. Beautiful place and very clean. I ordered the burito with beef and the flavor was amazing. Good place to stop and have a lunch or dinner after driving for a long time. It is kind of hard to miss because the location but if you stop to get fuel its just one block behind it.

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Sonora, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Every thing on the menu is great! Service is good, They have other people they are waiting on but they always make sure you have enough to drink and assure you that your order is being worked on so you don't feel you've been forgotten. I don't know where other people get that the food and service are lousy? I've... More 

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Austin, Texas
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Ugh. We were driving from Marfa to Austin and really wanted a nice lunch spot. It was a Sunday so a couple of our top choices were closed. We ended up at El Chato based on the Yelp and Tripadvisor Reviews (and a complete lack of other of choices). It is conveniently located right off I-10, literally less than one... More 

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Ozona, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The food is not very good. The chicken fajitas were bland and greasy. My husband got the chicken fried steak one time and I'm never very happy to be charged too much for a meal that comes with french fries that I can find myself in the freezer isle at the grocery store. I placed a large to go order... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We were very happy with our meal here. The guacamole enchiladas were great and my spouse said the same about the chicken fajitas. Even better were the deserts. They are homemade and the flan was great, as well as the wonderful chocolate pie. Even better was the price for all the good food. The décor inside is very bright and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Everything was served very hot. Pretty well seasoned. pretty clean, including restrooms. The restroom was tiny with little privacy.

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Lewisville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Today's drive was from San Antonio to Artesia, NM. A long day on the road and by lunchtime we were scouring the landscape and internet for choices. El Chato's is an oasis--though the decor is a bit kitschy. There were numerous work trucks in the parking lot, which is usually a good sign. We were seated quickly and the server... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

As Californians on a road trip to Louisiana, we were eager to follow up on the recommendation made by our new Texas friend. He was clearly a regular there who was able to enthusiastically refer others to it. Like anyone in their sixties and dealing with 12-hour driving days, our memories were becoming blurred by dinner time, and so the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

When my family and I got there we seated ourselves and waited 2 or 3 minutes for a server to come. Once she got there we ordered our drinks and waited about 10 minutes for them to come. When she brought out the drinks we told her we were ready to order. We started to order, but the menu was... More 

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Address: 1201 15th St, Ozona, TX 76943
Phone Number: 325-392-5808
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Ozona
Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

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  • Address: 1201 15th St, Ozona, TX 76943
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Ozona
  • Phone Number: 325-392-5808

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

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