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“GREAT MEAL, GREAT SERVICE, PRICE REASONABLE”
Review of El Chico

El Chico
Ranked #81 of 444 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: El Chico is a family casual dining restaurant open for lunch and dinnner 7 days a week. We offer lunch specials, happy hour, full service bar, outside patio dining (dog friendly on patio), full service catering, take out.
Dover, Delaware
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“GREAT MEAL, GREAT SERVICE, PRICE REASONABLE”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

To start, Manager/hostess needs to get a personallity, and learn how to smile.It was like she didn't want to be there and we were interupting her. Experience was great except for that. Waitress Bridget was very attentive, and corrected the mistakes the kitchen made, without question. Food was very tasty, and priced right.Got alot for your money.We will go back again when we have friends or relatives in.Ask for Bridget and get great service. Thank you.Change hostess/manager and it will be an outstanding place.

  • Visited April 2014
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Rockledge, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“First time at Mexican restaurant”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

This being our first time eating at a Mexican restaurant in Melbourne, we found the food to be very good tasting but not a lot of meat in the burrito for the price. Guacamole was very good and fresh. Waitress was very attentive, we had excellent service.

  • Visited April 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Manager on duty poor, food average”
Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

The positives - they make a great margarita. They also make a good Chimichangas. On Wednesdays they have $5 guacamole made at your table. The negatives - runny salsa, a beef burrito light on meat and heavy on beans, a manager who doesn't understand customer service.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fair at best”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Service poor, like we were doing them a favor by eating there. We were seated in the bar area, maybe that made a difference..
Chips had so much salt, we're not edible. Told two people and the laughed. When we requested chips without salt, too 15 minutes.
Food, typical Mexican hot table food, not made fresh.
Would not return, Taco Bell would be a better choice.

Visited February 2014
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Rockledge, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very good texmex food.”
Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Almost didnt go because of poor reviews but glad we went. Food was better than most local Mexican. Yes food is texmex like they all r. I had a great salad with sauted chicken, zucchini n mushrooms as well as fresh avocado slices, crisp lettuce n tasty fresh tomato wedges. Dressing provided was too sweet for me. Could have gotten a different one but the salad was plenty tasty on its own.
Hubby had enchilada, beef taco n rice n beans. He liked it all except not so much the rice. He said the beef filling was especially
good. Chips were crisp, thin n not greasy. Salsa had a little kick.
Service was excellent. Where we sat table top needed a redo, but on otherside of restaurant tables were lovely. In general nicer atmoshere than in most local texmex.
Varied menu better than other local texmex. Yes sodas were 2.69, but they gave free refills. Prices in general a bit higher, but look where it is located near the mall.
Very good meal.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank L32955
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