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El Chico Mexican Restaurant

#21 of 301 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 - 11:00 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
  • 8
    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
Pleasantly Surprised

7/26/2015 4pm meal. Prompt, friendly service. Food was piping hot when brought to our table - the way we like it. AND, the food was deeelicious! Just the way i remembered it from the last time i ate at an El Chico over 20 years ago. We will definitely eat here again on our next trip to Waco.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Brenda R
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

7/26/2015 4pm meal. Prompt, friendly service. Food was piping hot when brought to our table - the way we like it. AND, the food was deeelicious! Just the way i remembered it from the last time i ate at an El Chico over 20 years ago. We will definitely eat here again on our next trip to Waco.

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Waco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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