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“It's ok” 3 of 5 stars
Review of El Chico Mexican Restaurant

El Chico Mexican Restaurant
2111 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76706-3379
+1 254-662-2750
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Ranked #11 of 298 Restaurants in Waco
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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132 reviews 132 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“It's ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Chips, salsa, and queso was probably the better than the enchiladas I had. The red sauce was salty and tasted burnt. Maybe that's how the sauce is supposed to be but it's the typical chain restaurant in this area.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Austin, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“Keep driving to the next restaurant!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The service is good but the booths are dirty. The food is not good at all, in fact it is terrible.
The food feels like they opened up a frozen patio dinner and put it on a plate for you!!
I think patio dinners are better actually. Don't waste your time or money at this place.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Georgetown, Texas
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113 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Normal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Its normal when we are traveling thru Waco to stop at El Chico if its anywhere near meal time.
This habit dates back probably 20 years are so. It is not the best Mexican Food in the world, it is just Good. It is always good. The staff has always been pleasant and friendly.
For the traveler it has clean restrooms and if your pulling a travel trailer there is plenty of parking. Nice Place, give it a try.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Love!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I enjoy eating at El Chico when I come to Waco....great service and great food. The servers seem to always want you to enjoy your dining experience.!!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Waco, Texas
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We ordered the guacamole live and it was a total dud. It had nothing to do with the age of the avocado, but rather not knowing how to make it taste decent. The sopapilla's were good though!

Visited July 2013
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