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El Chico Mexican Restaurant

#20 of 298 Restaurants in Waco
Certificate of Excellence
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2111 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76706-3379
+1 254-662-2750
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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: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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El Chico is the best place to go to for some good food and drinks. Service is amazing here! Great place to bring your family out for dinner! Fajitas are off the chain 😋.. I would recommend El Chico to my friends and family!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Celeste R
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

El Chico is the best place to go to for some good food and drinks. Service is amazing here! Great place to bring your family out for dinner! Fajitas are off the chain 😋.. I would recommend El Chico to my friends and family!

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Corsicana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Food was bland and margaritas when we got them were watered down. Service was terrible - waited for at least 15 minutes to be acknowledged and then the server was not very attentive either. We stopped in for lunch and the place was not all that busy. I have been both a hostess and a server in the past so... More 

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Whitney T, Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

I do want to personally apologize for the poor service you received while dining with us on your recent visit. There is no excuse for having to wait 15 minutes to be acknowledged. We pride our selves in fast and friendly service and we failed to do this during your visit. I will address your concerns and comments with the... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Awesome food and service is great. The fajitas are so good, tender and juicy. And the quesadilla were off the chain when i took a bite the cheese just melted in my mouth.

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Waco, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Went by el Chico the other day and the food was great I would recommend el Chico to all my friends and family..!!!

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Waco, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

El Chico in Waco on the Circle is awesome! We have always had the best food and service! We're loving all of the new menu items! The staff is the best -- Drew, Brian, Whitney and all the rest!

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Food came out quickly and service was good too. Decoration inside is much better than what you would expect by looking at the place from outside. Friendly staff and accommodating with our kids. I recommend this place if you want good typical TexMex food.

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee, USA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Stopped here while traveling from Dallas to Austin. Rated pretty highly on Tripadvisor so we gave it a shot. Nothing fancy, but no complaints either. Margaritas were good. Salsa was OK. Service was good.

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Eddy, Texas
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122 reviews 122 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

After attending a party, my husband and I stopped by El Chico for something light to eat. We enjoyed the table side Guacamole and the two taco meal, which we split. It was just enough and very enjoyable. My only complaint was the noise level in the restaurant. It would have been very difficult to carry on a conversation in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Best place for drinks and food, you have to meet Drew the bartender he can make you anything you want he is really nice and funny.! Brian the GM stopped by our table to say hi and was very nice and friendly so we will definitely be back tomorrow! You have to STOP BY and try it for yourself! 😀😀😀

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Im a regular here because of the service and food. I recomend the drinks and quality to everyone. You will keep coming back for more with a smile.

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Whitney T, Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

We are always glad to hear when our teams hard work has paid off by gaining another loyal customer. I will make sure I pass on your great comments to our staff. We look forward to being able to serve you again very soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2111 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76706-3379
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-662-2750

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?