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El Chico Restaurant

) #71 of 208 Restaurants in Abilene €€ - €€€ Mexican,
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd, Abilene, TX 79606-2724
+1 325-695-2875
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good23%
  • Average26%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
3 weeks ago
“Pleasantly Surprised”
9 Jan 2017
“Warning, safe your money & time !”
Closed Now
All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
€€ - €€€
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd, Abilene, TX 79606-2724
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While traveling, we decided to walk around the Mall of Abilene to get some exercise. We were getting hungry and decided to eat at El Chico because it was convenient. They had a special where for about $20 you could order a platter for two....More

Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I usually don't review a restaurant to give it a low rating but in this case I can't help not be honest. I visit this restaurant twice in two different months trying to give them every benefit I could to improve. The first visit was...More

Thank Bob P
El Chico E, Manager at El Chico Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

Hello Bob, My name is Cesar Rangel, I am the GM of El Chico. I would like to apologize for the experience you had with us. We would like for you to give us another chance. If you could please call, come in, or give...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016

The week before Christmas I went to the Mall to shop. My wife and I decided to have Mexican Food and other establishments were busy. We parked and decided to try out luck. We were seated immediately with a pleasant table. Our waitress was courteous...More

Thank richard d
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Went here while shopping at the mall for something quick, cheap and cheerful. The staff were very friendly, the food portion was huge. Delicious!

Thank Margaret19612014
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The brownie is huge and chock full of nuts. When the brandy sauce is poured on it, it sizzles and caramelizes in the super hot metal plate. Let the sauce cool a bit! More than enough for 2 people. Decadently delicious.

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 15 June 2016

So even when you are starving and trapped in the mall, their are better options. First off I shouldn't have been in the mall, second i have no clue what came over me. The staff was rude and food was like TV dinners.

Thank Ash A
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We always try to eat here when driving through Abilene. Excellent TexMex and huge portions. Good drinks.

Thank FamilyWithWheelchair
Reviewed 1 April 2016

I normally choose not to eat at El Chicos locations because the food always seems to taste microwaved. I ordered the cinco enchiladas and the corn tortillas were pretty tough, but rice and beans seemed fresh. The chips, salsa and cheese dip was very good....More

Thank ReT_SqUiD
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I usually like this restaurant, but this time...eh. The salsa was very bland with no flavor and the ground beef seemed like re-heated leftovers. The staff was super friendly. Not in a big hurry to go back.

Thank SummerRain67
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Delicious food and economical prices. Nicely located in the air conditioned comfort of the Mall of Abilene.

Thank John B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd, Abilene, TX 79606-2724
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Abilene
  • Phone Number: +1 325-695-2875
  • E-mail
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