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El Chico

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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Prince Mohammed Ibn Abdul Aziz Street | Mateen Plaza, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
+966 11 464 0385
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10:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Fri 12:30 - 00:00
Sat - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is very professional & they treat every customer as the most important customer. Also, the place is so nice & they have a wide varieties of Mexican food. From my point of view, the taste of food is average.

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Thank Khaled S
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I went to El Chico's with an open mind, but high expectations. The restaurant located next to Kingdom School on King Abdulaziz road has an excellent and attentive staff. The food is pretty much the same caliber you would expect to receive in the USA.

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Thank Roger R
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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336 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Average restaurant comparing to the competitors "Chillis, Fridays ..." Frozen food off course. overall an average food. Very good and friendly service. good for families with young children.

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Thank Abdulrahman A
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Good Mex food with a supervised play room for the kids so the parents can relax.. The staff was very attentive. They even helped change a flat tire on my car.. AWESOME

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Thank Roger R
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Salsa's and other dips formed the start of our vibrant evening. One of our waiters chopped up fresh Avo and prepared our Gaucamole next to our table. Nice touch. The soups were also delicious, with sauces being poured over various cheeses in the soup bowls. Main courses were rich and hearty. With all the starters and soups, I could've done... More 

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Thank spenceley2015
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128 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

The ambience did have a Mexican feel, spacious while doesn't look so from outside. The salsa was really good, we ordered fajita and burritos which was decent. The service could have been quicker. Would come back when in mood for Mexican

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Thank Fiazuddeen T
Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit and the staff service and food was good. They even keep parking spaces for customers right at the front doors. They welcomed us as we pulled in. Great service for Riyadh! The food was good, the chips, salsa and guacamole were great. Plenty of food and we were greeted by the manager after we were... More 

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Thank Jeff O
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The El Chico Restaurant on King Abdullaziz Road in Riyadh is a very nice Mexican Restaurant. The wait staff and managers are extremely helpful. The food is always prepared to order and served in a timely matter.

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1 Thank markhearl
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Excellent food, great service reasonable price. I even visited the original El Chico in Dallas, Texas, and I like the one in Riyadh better.

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1 Thank thestar222
Long Beach, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

I've tried El Chico several times in the past, before they closed back when they were in Tahlia, as well as in Arlington, Texas. Today I visited their new branch on King Abdulaziz Road, and I'm really disappointed. The food overall barely had any flavor, a big minus compared to actual Mexican food. The beef is not Mexican beef, nor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:30 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prince Mohammed Ibn Abdul Aziz Street | Mateen Plaza, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Location: Middle East  >  Saudi Arabia  >  Riyadh Province  >  Riyadh
  • Phone Number: +966 11 464 0385

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