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Chico's Mexican Restaurant

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731 S US Highway 17, San Mateo, FL 32187-2317
+1 386-329-8000
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a secret local favorite. This is literally the best Tex Mex food I've ever had in my life. The FOOD, not the outside appearance is what makes this place AMAZING.

Thank Jeffrey A
Orange Park, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This place had the best salsa of anywhere we have ever eaten. Great fajitas and even a all you can eat lunch taco bar which my son enjoyed. Well return when in the area, very good.

Thank Scott P
Welaka, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

Not much to look at ,but very good Mexican food with a friendly staff. Beer and wine only. Ate there for dinner.

Thank rjdorrance
Belleville, Michigan
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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

This is a small, unattractive looking place, but don't drive by. There were so many cars in the parking lot, we had to stop. The food is very good and the drinks are big. We had cheese, chicken, and ground beef enchiladas, with beans and rice. All were very good. The warm chips and salsa are tasty too.

Thank Sher C
Montpelier, Indiana
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

I have visited Chico`s twice and the food and service has been outstanding. They are widening the road in front and I am not sure there will be room for the restaurant left. I hope they can work it out or move to a larger location. Cervezas please!

Thank Martin I
Welaka, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015

I don't really care for mexican food and usually only eat the fajitas or hamburger. I know several people who tell me all their mexican food is good. I love the fajitas and cheeseburgers. Place needs a good cleaning and paint job, but the food is good.

Thank 969vickis
San Mateo, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

The place is a small hole in the wall, nothing even close to fancy. The food is what everyone comes for. The sauces, chips etc are made there and the dishes are freshly done. Very good

Thank Debbie L
Youngsville, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

Best chips and salsa - ask for the cheso cheese too! I can just each the chips and order 1 taco and I'm full. The Tacos are really large - and amazingly good. The beef is done a little differently - and it might be the best I've ever eaten! Seriously - it's great. I tried the burrito - and... More 

Thank Susan W
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in after living in the area several months. Is definitely one of those "little hole in the wall" type place. Waitresses were friendly, service was prompt and the food was great. This will be one of our regular stops for sure.

Thank Dawn C
Kennerdell, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2015

We have been eating at Chico's for three years now and every time has been wonderful. Everything is homemade from taco shells to salsa. Portions are plentiful and so good. Staff are friendly.

Thank Jean D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 731 S US Highway 17, San Mateo, FL 32187-2317
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 386-329-8000

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