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El Chicano Restaurant

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6 Earl Avenue, Lafayette, IN 47904
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

The food is just amazing, very authentic mexican food. GREAT SERVICE as we'll. It's a hidden place but, worth finding it.

Thank jmorales09
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

In all of my life I have never been treated so disrespectfully and rudely! The menu was not familiar so we were asking questions about different food items. I thought you could do that in a restaurant. The owner seemed put out. They brought us a coke and a beer. When my husband asked for a glass for his beer,... More 

Thank tina1315
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. It is unique ad it is very flavorful without all the grease of the other places around. The enchiladas poblanos are very good. My wife lives the beeg soup and the shrimp cocktail. When I have money the seafood fajitas are fantastic. However, the best burrito in town is their enchilada burrito. The flavor... More 

Thank NewManDue
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

When I went I had tacos and a Fanta my waitress Alina seemed like she didn't want to be there she had an attitude and was very rude whe I asked her for a refill she rolled her eyes and took forever to get it even though I was the only person in the restaurant... The owner brought my tacos... More 

Thank sam1345
Lafayette, Indiana
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

El Chicano is or should I say was one of the mexican restaurants I liked to dine at until today. I went in for lunch, place was empty, restaurant owner was sitting and greeted us. He actually waitied on us. when placing my order i had asked for a coke to drink and when he brought the drink over he... More 

2 Thank Letty T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

I was once went there to eat a vegetarian burrito. Out had nothing but can vegetables reaped on a flour tortilla. I told the person who charged me about how the waitress had explained to me what it was suppose to have and how I was upleased with it. She was notice enough to not charge me full price. However,... More 

3 Thank Lucygto
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

The restaurant has actually moved from the Underwood location to 6 Earl Ave. in Lafayette in the farthest south stall of the strip mall. This move was definitely a great idea as the new location is decorated much better and more homey. Another plus to the move is they now have a full liquor license, allowing for Margaritas I have... More 

Thank docchilie
Lafayette, IN
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2009

I was born and raised in Houston, TX and was excited by several of the reviewers that raved about the freshness and authenticity for El Chicano, but this was a bit of a disappointment. When my wife and I first arrived there was no host or hostess and we didn't see any servers standing around, so we simply sat ourselves... More 

3 Thank Gradstudent_2212
Laramie, Wyoming
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2009

I'm from Honduras, and this is the first place I've been where I feel at home. This is not a "fancy" restaurant with "fake" Mexican food.... its food is as authentic as its owners. It's a family owned business where all of them are involved and prepare the best Mexican food in town. They serve fast, affordable and most importantly... More 

Thank Catracho03
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2007

Being from Texas, I am very particular about my Mexican food and how fresh and real it is. El Chicano's food is fresh and you won't find hard, stale chips. The enchiladas are great, the salsa's HOT!, and I love their Micheladas. The only thing lacking is the atmosphere, but I talked to the owner and he's doing something about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Earl Avenue, Lafayette, IN 47904
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 765-448-4206

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