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$2 - $20
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Mexican
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Mount Washington
3.2 miles from Chinatown
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Reviewed November 19, 2019

We went to Chico’s on a Sunday so that we could have menudo, which is served only on weekends. It was delicious, with an ample portion. We also got chips and salsa. The amount of chips was much too much for the two of us,...even though they were very good and seemed home-made. The salsa was tasty. Don’t avoid the chips, but also don’t be surprised at the mountain of chips that you get. The building has many paintings on the outside, and we were a little scared about going in. Foolish! The atmosphere in the restaurant was pleasant, and the waitress was friendly. She told us that they do a lot of carry-out business. I’m eager to go back and try some of the other items on the menu.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

There were six of us for dinner and everyone enjoyed their food. Now that's a great recommendation. I ordered Tacos Doradoes - very good. Everyone shared chips and salsa, which was also very good. Service was excellent. What else can I say? Go there for...a wonderful Mexican meal; you won't regret it.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Feeling down, worn out, hopeless, I stopped in for coffee and maybe a snack before hitting the freeways. The place is so inviting, and the counter guy was so warmly courteous, wanting to get my coffee just right, that I stayed for lunch. For me,...the Mexican coffee is way too sweet; he made it 'half Mexican' and it's still too sweet. Cinnamon's OK. At the upper limit of 'cozy', Chico's has maybe 8 6-person booths plus two large center tables, seating maybe 10 and 14. It feels airy, spacious. Decor is vibrant colors somehow darkened, so it's colorful but not glaring. No music playing, which is a big positive for me. A lot of locals came in for lunch take-out, getting 'the usual'. (Breakfast is served all day.) I had the chicken burrito, which was enormous, and much more 'gooshy' than the usual commercial 'Chipotle' burrito. It was delicious. With two cups of coffee, the bill was $11. Conversation with the counter guy, doubling as the waiter, was even better than the food. I left there feeling great: life may even be worthwhile; rewarding adventures may lurk anywhere, including the corner Mexican place! Chico's!More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

Chico's food is always fresh, delicious and presented well. Their guacamole is fantastic and so is their Huevos Rancheros sauce. They serve up chips and a perfect pico de gallo as an hors d'oeuvre, The cafe Mexicano (coffee infused with cinnamon and a bit of...sugar). They have aguas frescas as well. You cannot go wrong.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed May 7, 2015

A sleeper Mexican place in a hipster area. We went to grab a quick bite before we hopped across the street to an opening at the Avenue 50 Studio. Basic, family-cooked Mexican comida. Salsa was very good which is a must in my book. Cheese...enchiladas were as expected but I would nix the tamales. Many locals patronize here as judged by the steady stream of takeouts. The wine pour was very generous - again your basic wine. White or red, that's it!More

Date of visit: February 2015
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Reviewed March 15, 2015

A decent Mexican restaurant in an area that is rapidly becoming gentrified - yupsters, pay attention you hipsters! It was convenient to the gallery across the street (Ave 50 Studio) and parking was found on Figueroa. We split the combo of cheese enchilada, chicken tamal...and the chile relleno. Tamal was not so great - dry with not much taste. The enchilada was good but the sauce could have been better (next time I will try with the green sauce). The chile relleno was good! And the salsa was fresh and spicy. They sure know how to pour a wine glass - filled to the brim! It had a nice neighborhood feel to it!More

Date of visit: March 2015
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Chico's has been around for many years. The structure itself was built in the early 1940's and has been a restaurant ever since. Lots of Highland Park history there! The food is always good.

Date of visit: April 2013
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Yes, Chico's Restaurant offers takeout services.

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Chico's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5