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“The music was good. The food was just okay.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chino's Mexican Bistro

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Chino's Mexican Bistro
892 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 544-8686
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Ranked #185 of 265 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Cuisines: French
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Arroyo Grande, California
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“The music was good. The food was just okay.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Based on a prior favorable visit, my wife suggested we eat lunch at Chino's (now called Chino's Rock & Tacos). It was another sunny day in San Luis Obispo and the short shorts were out and the Rock 'n Roll was playing. The outdoor dining area was busy but no lines inside. We ordered 2 soft chicken tacos and a chicken & avocado salad (served in a taco shell bowl). Total bill was $17.68 including tax.

Once we were seated outside, one of the servers (dressed in skin tight black pants and a black T-shirt) promptly delivered chips and salsa. The chips were warm and tasty, not too many. The salsa was fresh and cold. It had a nice flavor and not too much heat. The food arrived quickly. The tacos were attractively arranged and very filling. The salad bowl was quite large and also attractive. The cilantro dressing was delicious and had just he right amount of "zing".

We had an enjoyable time people watching as we ate lunch.

Overall, nothing spectacular from the food side of things. The servers were friendly and efficient college girls with a good customer service attitude.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
2 reviews
“Staff Needs training”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Taquitos could not eat they were either really old or the grease there is super dirty waitress apologized but did not offer to give me any thing else left there hungry

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Decent eats”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Nothing to write home about as far as the food, but ok for Mexican and beer if you are in a hurry.

Visited August 2011
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“ok food great prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

ok food great prices

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“best burritos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2008

best burritos

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