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“Very good best Mexican in venice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Chicano's

Chicano's
Ranked #162 of 241 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
1 review
“Very good best Mexican in venice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Went to Chicanos on a Thursday and the fajitas were out standing! They also had the maricche how ever you spell it that was really good! We loved it see you soon!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Frannycga
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English first
Venice, FL
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“EXTREMELY SLOW SERVICE”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

We were here on a Saturday for dinner and they weren't extremely busy (maybe half full). We sat for quite a while before we even saw our waitress to order drinks, she dropped off the drinks then took off and didn't come back for 15 min to take our food order. Then it took more than 20 minutes to get our food (there were only 4 of us). The food was not worth waiting an hour for. Not bad but just average. They missed out on the sale of at least one round of drinks and an appetizer or two due to the lack of attention not to mention two local couples that will never be back.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank TJVO_FL
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food and friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Overall we enjoyed our dinner at Chicano's. The salsa was very fresh and the guacamole was excellent. My kids really liked the shredded chicken taco from the kids menu. I had taco's with seasoned pork and pineapple with lime, they were very good. We did find that the beef was a little over salted and well done. Staff was very friendly and welcoming to the kids. We will return and I look forward to trying more of the house specialties.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank S R W
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

We dined at Chicano's because we had a special price deal. Before going, I looked up the restaurant on Trip Advisor and found wildly differing reviews. I can only speak to our experience, which was great. Arriving mid afternoon, we were one of about three tables occupied. The lone waiter seated us promptly and answered questions about the menu. We like trying different dishes and, when my wife saw "whole fish" on the menu, her choice was made. I settled for a less adventurous burrito. Whether it was the time of day or the rapport we established with the waiter, her fish, about 12 inches long and cooked to perfection, was decorated with lemon, tomatoes and avocados. The waiter brought the chef out who prepared it to meet us. One note of caution: because of the possibility of spoilage, the fish had been frozen. In order to add to the enjoyment of the fish, you could call ahead on Wednesday, delivery day, and request the fish be kept on ice and not frozen. The décor was predictable Tex Mex as is most of the menu. We look forward to a return trip, this time on Wednesday.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Paul S
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Venice, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Craving Mexican food from 'back home'”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

No.....I'm not referring to out west! Our favorite Mexican restaurant was Cozumel near Pittsburgh (Greensburg to be exact). Hoping to find something that would even come close...we gave Chicano's a try. Surprisingly we parked at the front door and found few patrons once inside. The restaurant was clean (previously Ivy Steak House) and decor was pleasant. Server was nice and accommodating. We both had a frozen margarita (weak) and a combination platter. This review is not intended to bash but merely give our opinion .... We will not return. Oh Cozumel we miss you!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Rochelle H
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