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“A very bad Mexican restaurant”

El Chico Mexican Food Restaurant
Ranked #761 of 9,464 Restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: The Marina
Lille, France
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A very bad Mexican restaurant”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Even thought the service was Ok, the food quality was very bad and nothing to do compared to the pictures on the menu. The beef taco I ordered seemed to be cooked in water and not grilled.
Please avoid this place as there are many restaurants that deserve your business.

  • Visited November 2012
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Vevey, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Poor food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

service was clearly below Dubai standards and i wasnt even asked which side orders I wanted, they just decided for me... Interesting concept!

The "tres banditos" I ordered was really not good at all and I lleft half. If you travel with a family and kids with very low expectations it might be fine, otherwise I would definitely not recommend it.

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Spring
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Finally great Mexican food!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We are living outside of the U.S. and really miss our Tex-Mex. This place hit it on the head.
Wow, it was wonderful to eat some great food. Chips to the main meal all were delicious!!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Good Food - Great People Watching Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

We ate at El Chico tonight and we were very happy. After experiencing one of the worst Mexican Restaurants ever (Salsas in Dubai Marina) we decided to give this one a shot. The food was very good and our server was very attentive. The restaurant is located right in the middle of the action so sit outside if the weather is cool enough. Total bill came to 128 dirhams for two people with non-alcoholic beverages. There menu contains many steak, chicken, burger items if someone in your party doesn't care to eat Mexican. I give this place a thumbs up!

  • Visited October 2012
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Average but the prawn ceasar salad is excellent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

Busy area - good for watching the beautiful people walk past and the beautiful cars and motorbikes glide past. Ate here with my family. We ordered four different dishes only the prawn salad was noteworthy. With so much choice in this area we would not return

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