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El Chico Mexican Restaurant

#21 of 299 Restaurants in Waco
Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican
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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 7
    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
Dinner with family.

Very nice older style El Chico makes it quaint. Nice outdoor patio. Great selection of Mexican/tex mex favorites. Service good. Food and chips and salsa was g r e a t !

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Mark B
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Waco
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Waco
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very nice older style El Chico makes it quaint. Nice outdoor patio. Great selection of Mexican/tex mex favorites. Service good. Food and chips and salsa was g r e a t !

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Liberty, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great food we had a party of 5 and all got something different. Everyone thought the food was great. We were all stuffed and the service was good too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 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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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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Additional Information about El Chico Mexican Restaurant

Address: 2111 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76706-3379
Phone Number: +1 254-662-2750
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
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
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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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
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
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?