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El Chico Mexican Restaurant

2111 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76706-3379
254-662-2750
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Ranked #28 of 301 restaurants in Waco
Cuisines: Mexican
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Glen Rose, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Def worth stopping in on a visit down to Waco. Great wait staff, great food. AAAA++++ I would def recommend this as stop for dining!

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Woodway, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Great service and food! Amazing experience!! Our server was johnny on the spot and the fajitas came out hot and sizzling just the way I like it. Best TeX mex in Waco by far!

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Came in for a quick lunch before heading out of town!!! Service was fast and friendly, food came out fast and hot...Everything was great!!! I will certainly be recommending El Chico to all of my family and friends!!! Kudos to the awesome wait-staff and management for building a great atmosphere!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Eating out at El Chico was very pleasurable. I love the food and was highly satisfied with the service. I advice anyone who is thinking of eating here.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Chips, salsa, and queso was probably the better than the enchiladas I had. The red sauce was salty and tasted burnt. Maybe that's how the sauce is supposed to be but it's the typical chain restaurant in this area.

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Austin, Texas
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10 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The service is good but the booths are dirty. The food is not good at all, in fact it is terrible. The food feels like they opened up a frozen patio dinner and put it on a plate for you!! I think patio dinners are better actually. Don't waste your time or money at this place.

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Georgetown, Texas
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56 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Its normal when we are traveling thru Waco to stop at El Chico if its anywhere near meal time. This habit dates back probably 20 years are so. It is not the best Mexican Food in the world, it is just Good. It is always good. The staff has always been pleasant and friendly. For the traveler it has clean... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I enjoy eating at El Chico when I come to Waco....great service and great food. The servers seem to always want you to enjoy your dining experience.!!

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Waco, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We ordered the guacamole live and it was a total dud. It had nothing to do with the age of the avocado, but rather not knowing how to make it taste decent. The sopapilla's were good though!

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I love watching them make it fresh at your table. You can leave the jalapeño out and add half the onions so simple. It really is designed just for you. The beer was icy. The chips were warm fresh and crispy. Come check it out you won't be sorry

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