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“Mexican hit at last!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chalco's Mexican Grill

Chalco's Mexican Grill
112 Lisburn Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
+44 289.068.7338
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Ranked #107 of 783 Restaurants in Belfast
Price range: $0 - $11
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Mexican hit at last!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Saw this on tripadvisor and thought I'd give it a try. Just had a chicken burrito as a take away and Wow it was good! Will definitely be back to try the rest of the menu! Fantastic portion size, good fresh food and tastes fantastic. Blows subway out of the water!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great food, average service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

I was gutted when the city centre branch of chalcos closed but i found a rival on my way home in newtownabbey which serviced my burrito cravings for a few more months until it too closed. Gutted that i wouldn't be able to get a decent chicken burrito in belfast ever again (i don't like the quality of the chicken in the "other" burrito place) i accepted this as my fate.

When a colleague told me that chalcos had a branch which was still open on lisburn road I wasn't convinced but, after a bit of difficulty finding the place, my faith was restored and I was not disappointed!

My only complaints are that the portions are much smaller than I remember them being in the city centre and I feel that it is a bit on the dear side (£15 for 2 burritos and a portion of chilli fries). The customer service also leaves a little to be desired with the staff more interested in chatting about their social life and in particular, the girl who was serving me who proceeded to discuss the events of last night with a customer behind me who she obviously knew socially. My final complaint is the way my order was packaged - the chilli fries were placed into the paper bag sideways and by the time i got home (a 20min journey) the chilli juice and grease had leaked out, through the paper bag and all over the seat of my car.

So, i would definitely recommend this place. The burritos are definitely miles better than their competitor (B#@&*m). However, the staff could do with some customer service training.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Burrito Time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Ten years ago people would have laughed if you had suggested going for a Burrito in Belfast, nowdays things have changed with Boojum making them popular in the city.

Chalcos is owned and run by a Mexican family who look after each customer as if a personal friend. The staff are friendly and couldn't look after you any better.

The food it's self is prepared quickly and tastes fantastic, a huge range to choose from as well as specials.

Very much recommended!

Visited September 2013
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Underrated for how good it is!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

My friends and I are loyal customers of chalcos and are always satisfied with service and quality. Never understood the hype of boojum especially compared to chalcos which have a hands down win! It only takes one trip to chalcos to win over the boojum heathens!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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31 restaurant reviews
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“Decent burrito.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Good service. Fast. Burrito decent, and portion was also good. Chili cheese fries not enough cheese, but portion was big enough for a main never mind a side.

All in all a cheap tasty meal. Not a restaurant, but not exactly the usual fast food.

2 burritos, 2 cans,1 chili cheese chip for 15 quid - not bad at all.

Would go back.

Visited August 2013
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