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El Chico Mexican Restaurant Melbourne

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$8 - $15
Mexican, Southwestern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews guacamole fajitas enchilladas chile relleno chilli mexican food service was great outdoor seating chips server yummy booth sangria leftovers brevard
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Reviewed 1 week ago

El Chico has excellent food, great service and fabulous prices. We went on Cinco de Mio and we got margaritas and the all you can eat lunch. The waitress was fabulous.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed March 6, 2021 via mobile

Stopped by last week for lunch on Saturday with a friend , I haven’t been there in quite awhile because of covid so when we entered it was great to see that all the staff were wearing masks and social distancing was being implemented. We...sat it a booth in the bar area and we’re immediately greeted by Brytni the bartender , she was super upbeat , friendly and provided excellent service throughout... actually all the staff were awesome , super friendly and helpful.. food was hot, fresh, just yummy! Oh can’t forget the Sangria , it was fruity and refreshing! We will be back. Also kudos to management for its visual presence in their establishment,going around doing table touches with the guests to check on food and service,, so important yet almost unheard in restaurants these days .More

Date of visit: March 2021
elchicomelbourne, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurant Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2021

Debbi thanks for the great review! We greatly appreciate your business and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed November 25, 2020

El Chico has excellent food, great service and fabulous prices. Other places just don't do it anymore. They either close too early or don't offer a dine in option. Don't waste your time going to other places when you know you will have a great...experience at El Chico. You can thank me after your visit...More

Date of visit: November 2020
elchicomelbourne, Owner at El Chico Mexican Restaurant Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2020

Nick Thanks for the 5 star review and great recommendation! We appreciate your business and look forward too seeing you again soon!

Reviewed October 3, 2020

El Chico has been our go-to place for a while for great gluten free options so we were delighted when they started the curbside pick up during covid. Our experience has been lacking though. A couple months ago we tried it for the first time....We placed out order and at the appointed time swung over to pick it up. Certain that the one thing a restaurant would be sure not to mess up, would be to make sure the order is correct, I did not double check, paid my bill and sped off. Once home, unpacked, and dinner started we realized that some sides and the fixings for the fajitas were missing. I called the store and asked to speak to a supervisor. She was very apologetic and assured me that if I remind them the next time I call of the mistake that they will take special care of me, without being specific. Fine, we let it go. Then recently with friends visiting we decided to give it another try. It did not go well. I called and placed my order and explained what happened before. No offer of a discount or addition to the order, but whatever. I stressed several times the need to check the order is complete in the bag. Went over to pick up the order and the girl who brought it out cheerfully told me that she herself double checked everything was in the bag. But... got home and the same issue, missing a couple sides and the fixings. Sigh... Called the store, this time was handed off to a male manager, who also was very apologetic, and and even offered to drive over with the missing items. I declined, we were already eating. He then told me that if I provide him with my name and address he would mail vouchers for a few free dinners. I was delighted by that, but it is almost a month later and no vouchers. Oh well. All of this so I can warn you, open the bag and check your order is complete. If I ha done that I probably would not be a sad consumer. Be safe!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed September 14, 2020 via mobile

We were very happy to have discovered this place while out on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The service was great and the food was fantastic! I had the Mana’s Sampler, while my husband had the Seafood Chimichanga-a special for that day. It was all delicious!!!...The chips, guacamole and salsa were all made fresh in house. The beef tamales in my sampler were just spicy enough. My husband stole my chili relleno and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was huge! Definitely worth a return trip.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 8, 2020

a friend and I went to El Chico's for lunch our server wore an El Chico mask-was helpful helping each to choose from so much good Mexican selections- our food was so very good and plentiful-we took home some .a wonderful experience and will go...again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was that we almost didn’t get to taste. We were seated right away and I was happy to have a menu to hold. We ordered diet cokes but were told they were out. That was the...moment we almost left. We ended up ordering the 5-mini enchiladas and brisket enchiladas. We should have split one dish as the portions were huge. Seth was our server and saved the meal by finding some Diet Coke, not sure how or where but thanks for bringing the meal together.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 19, 2020

My wife and I came here after a movie for an early dinner. We shared a Fajita plate for one and still had left overs! It was wonderful. Service was excellent as well. And the ambiance is fun. Server let me wait while my wife...went shopping in the mall next door.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 11, 2020

Went to El Chico the other day as we really wanted a place with outdoor seating. The service was very friendly and attentive. Food was very good, Would go there again!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 18, 2020

We were the only people on the patio sitting under an umbrella for shade. The service was fantastic and everything we had was delicious from the chips and salsa to the chicken tortilla soup to the enchilladas. We are looking forward to eating there again.

Date of visit: July 2020
elchicomelbourne, Owner at El Chico Mexican Restaurant Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2020

Lois thank you for the great review! We appreciate your business and look forward to your next visit!

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