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“vegetarian fare” 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 #46 of 129 Restaurants in Chantilly
Cuisines: Mexican
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Glen Allen, Virginia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“vegetarian fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The spinach stuffed taco was delicious, not greasy or salt laden. Prompt delivery to hotel. Reasonably priced.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Charleston, South Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
10 helpful votes 10 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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northern virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
7 helpful votes 7 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
48 helpful votes 48 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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