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“Fantastic food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Chico Mexican Food Restaurant

El Chico Mexican Food Restaurant
JBR - GM10, The Walk, Al Sufouh Road | Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971-4-423-3828
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Ranked #545 of 5,560 restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We had a great night, food and service was excellent. Every thing was fresh and very tasty.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Not the best really”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

"The walk' near Dubai Marina is in the main a line up of 'chain' restaurants and El Chico is another one delivering up mass produced so called "Tex Mex' in accordance with its plastic menu.
Nothing to recommend here - Nachos had far too much cheese, no guacamole. Fajitas served up some flavourless, processed heated chicken on 'sizzling' bed of of pre-boiled onion and raw green pepper. Chimichunga mainly cheese filled.
Service was OK, not great, not bad just OK
Overall average and would not rush back.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Very good choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012 via mobile

Last night we enjoyed the dinner at El Chico. Great food and excellent atmosphere. Choose to sit out for dinner. Don't miss their Brownie for dessert. I have to say it, their staff are good and felt their warmth in service. Would recommend for those who love Mexican.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hannover, Germany
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106 reviews 106 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Delicious! Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

The food here was fantastic! I am from San Diego, California and I cannot live without Mexican food, so I was glad to find a place so far away that was great.

The staff was phenominal and bent over backwards to accommodate my friends and I. The atmosphere was also top-notch. It is very festive and right on the JBR walk. It is literally across the street from the sand - which gives it a very Mexican feel.

I would absolutely go back here next time in Dubai. One last thing.... I hate guacamole! My friend insisted I try it (they make it at the table), and I'm glad I did. It was exceptional. Try it!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cairo, Egypt
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good Mexican Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

The food is great. I have never been to El Chico before. Nice Mexican food. You have to be a bit early on the weekends if you want to sit outdoors since the walk is usually crowded on the weekends.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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