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“Our Favorite Quick Dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Fresco Mexican Grill

El Fresco Mexican Grill
4088 Airline Parkway, Chantilly, VA
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Ranked #12 of 141 Restaurants in Chantilly
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout
South Riding, Virginia, United States
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Quick Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This place is what it is. It's not fine dining, and it's not a place to sit and talk over candlelight. It's fast food Mexican, but it is VERY GOOD fast food Mexican. They do prepare everything when you order it so it comes out hot and fresh. The serving sizes are not huge, but seem just right to me. I love their simple black bean enchiladas best, but everything I've had there seems good. And I really like that I can go get more salsa at the salsa bar if I want it. We frequently eat Saturday lunch there while out running errands and weeknight dinners after work. A good value for very good food!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good, Quick Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We decided to check out El Fresco because we had a coupon. Our last experience with the same kind of coupon (for Luciano's in Fair Oaks Mall) it was a disaster. But we were pleasently surprised by El Fresco.

The food we had was flavorful and ready quickly. They had sweet tea witch is always a plus as well. They had a large variety of options and a salsa bar. We were very please.

It seemed a bit expensive for an order-at-the-counter restaurant but not by much. Our only other change would be we want more cheese! Also, be aware it is a family place. Everyone else there had kids. So not the perfect location for a romantic evening out.

But next time we want some casual mexican, we will definitely go to El Fresco.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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