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El Chico Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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4310 Buffalo Gap Rd, Abilene, TX 79606-2724
325 695 2875
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Abilene, Texas
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106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

So even when you are starving and trapped in the mall, their are better options. First off I shouldn't have been in the mall, second i have no clue what came over me. The staff was rude and food was like TV dinners.

Thank Ash A
San Angelo, Texas
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396 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We always try to eat here when driving through Abilene. Excellent TexMex and huge portions. Good drinks.

Thank FamilyWithWheelchair
Taylor, Arkansas
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

I normally choose not to eat at El Chicos locations because the food always seems to taste microwaved. I ordered the cinco enchiladas and the corn tortillas were pretty tough, but rice and beans seemed fresh. The chips, salsa and cheese dip was very good. I always look forward to chips and salsa at Mexican restaurants. Now onto the staff.... More 

Thank ReT_SqUiD
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160 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I usually like this restaurant, but this time...eh. The salsa was very bland with no flavor and the ground beef seemed like re-heated leftovers. The staff was super friendly. Not in a big hurry to go back.

Thank SummerRain67
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Delicious food and economical prices. Nicely located in the air conditioned comfort of the Mall of Abilene.

Thank John B
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138 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The fajitas were a little over cooked, but they were good. The beans could use a little more seasoning and the rice I think was Uncle Bens. It's a corporate store that's been there for a long time it has highlights and shortcomings. Jessica the server was pretty good. I heard the manager talk to some of the employees and... More 

Thank Clint C
Abilene, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place has good food every time I've gone but the service is hit or miss. Our most recent visit we had an awesome waitress that was very attentive and had our drinks filled the whole time and she also got my order fixed with no problems. Other times we've been there we've had some rude teen servers that we... More 

Thank maggs_hdz92
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Lots of food for reasonable prices. Waiter was very friendly. Would give it 3.5 stars if that was an option.

Thank Pamela S
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Had a late lunch at this location. Service was ok as was the food. I didn't leave disappointed but the location gave me no reason to come back. It just felt ok.

Thank Irod87
Belfast, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

This isn't the best Mexican food that I've ever had, but it was yummy. It was also good value and plentiful.

Thank Beasmart

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd, Abilene, TX 79606-2724
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Abilene
  • Phone Number: 325 695 2875

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?