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“Fast Mexican food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Fresco Mexican Grill

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El Fresco Mexican Grill
4088 Airline Parkway, Chantilly, VA
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Ranked #42 of 129 Restaurants in Chantilly
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Dinner
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Dining options: Dinner
Charleston, South Carolina
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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fast Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

They have a lot of choices on the menu. They have lunch specials too. The staff if friendly, the wait wasn't long even though the restaurant was full, and the food was plentiful. The enchiladas were good enough, but they would taste better if baked before serving. My sons like the free chips and salsa and the quesadillas. My oldest son eats there all the time.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
northern virginia
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Service Decent Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This restaurant is exactly what it appears to be. The employees are very friendly and helpful, the food arrives quickly with no errors and the portions are HUGE! This is decent Mexican food in a typical strip mall restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great quick casual Mexican!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in on the way to the airport. Great lunch specials, good portion sizes, a small amount of free chips and salsa. Service wasn't super slow, but i would have expected faster. Would definitely recommend. Wish i had one near me in the Chicago burbs.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Very good, cheap Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Happened upon El Fresco when I got lost trying to find another Mexican place. What a happy circumstance! I had the chimichanga lunch special which I thought was very reasonably priced and very yummy. My husband had the beef tacos special which he also enjoyed. Definitely would go back! The staff were all very friendly. Very casual atmosphere. I'm pretty picky about Mexican, and this tasted just right. A little different than some of the restaurants that drizzle melted cheese all over their food, but I didn't seem to miss it. One of the staff told me that the recipes are 30 years old. Free chips and salsa bar with an order.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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South Riding, Virginia, United States
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Quick Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This place is what it is. It's not fine dining, and it's not a place to sit and talk over candlelight. It's fast food Mexican, but it is VERY GOOD fast food Mexican. They do prepare everything when you order it so it comes out hot and fresh. The serving sizes are not huge, but seem just right to me. I love their simple black bean enchiladas best, but everything I've had there seems good. And I really like that I can go get more salsa at the salsa bar if I want it. We frequently eat Saturday lunch there while out running errands and weeknight dinners after work. A good value for very good food!

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