Chente's has been in business for over 25 years and it is a favorite with locals. I was born in Alice and while I don't eat out much when I'm in town visiting my family, Chente's is the best choice for Mexican food. The food is very good, and the price is right, especially for a hearty Tex-Mex breakfast or dinner. It is a very short drive off the hwy 281 exit and very casual/family friendly. I have eaten at many Tex-Mex restaurants that cost a lot more and don't taste as good.
The free chips (flour & corn tortilla) are good, and the house salsa is excellent-fresh tasting & spicy with a very nice texture. The pico del gallo is also quite good. You have the option of getting a la carte enchiladas/tacos, but the entree option is worth the extra $1.50 or so since you'll get excellent Spanish rice (and I'm very picky about this since my mom's is acknowledged by my very large family as being the best), tasty refried beans, guacamole (which I can't comment on since I don't like guacamole, and yes, I've tried many versions), and very good white or flour tortillas (kept warm in containers). You can request charro beans instead of the refried, but personally I find them too bland (even after adding salsa or PDG). I have enjoyed the beef, cheese & chicken enchiladas many times and highly recommend them-they use enough delicious spicy sauce (so many places skimp), real meat/chicken, and they get the texture of the cheese right. If you want to be a little healthier or want a different enchilada version, try the chicken entomatadas, which are basically enchiladas with the delicous fresh salsa instead of the red chile based sauce, plus they put some chopped lettuce & tomato on top-very tasty! I highly recommend mixing any leftover sauce with the refried beans and scooping them up with a flour tortilla-delicous! The fajitas & tacos are very good as are the huevos rancheros. There are some Mexican-style grilled options which are tasty and a good value. Service is efficient. Alcohol & desserts are offered, but I can't comment on them since I've never had them. My family has come here for over 25 years, and we will continue to do so.
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