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El Chico Mexican Restaurant

€€ - €€€Mexican,
2111 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76706-3379
+1 254-662-2750
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good26%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“fajitas” (8 reviews)
“great meal” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
€€ - €€€
2111 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76706-3379
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately this Mexican restaurant chain which has operated its Waco location for about 50 years has closed. Its location is being taken by TxDOT as part of the multi-lane expansion of I-35 through Waco. No relocation has been announced so it's assumed El Chico breed...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The food and service were adequate--just pretty average. They did handle a large group easily needing only same-day reservations. The chef was willing to modify food for one vegan in the group and for someone unable to eat spicy foods.

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This Mexican restaurant served average food. We went for lunch. The food was fresh and filling but lacked flavor. The salsa tasted more like tomato sauce with tabasco and the melted queso tasted like the Tostito kind in jars. The service was excellent and atmosphere...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We walked across the street to eat here and it was very good, The service was good and the food was a good price. I like the interior looked like the riverwalk cafes or mexico. THe drinks looked good but we didnt order any.

Thank strovalta
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I thought to myself?? why not go back to the older chains and see how they have done.Much to my surprise El Chio,has changed,not for the worse,but for the better!! Getting into parking lot is a little rough,plenty of handicap parking,right up front. The resturant...More

Thank liloleman
Craig M, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you so much for the awesome review. We appreciate your feedback and your loyalty. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Craig Minkner

Reviewed 28 March 2017

We were able to walk across the street from the Comfort Suites on LaSalle and eat here. They gave us a discount when we presented our room key. The service was great and the food very adequate if you are a fan of Mexican food.

Thank CHBrooke
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We like El Chico in Waco for several reasons - their chips and salsa, Margaritas, fajitas and enchiladas are our favorites in the area. We are always greeted and seated promptly, and the chips and salsa are on the table right away. If we manage...More

Thank jrotx
Craig M, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words! Everything you mentioned is our goal with every guest! Though we may not be perfect we always strive for perfection, and we have fun doing it. We appreciate your loyalty!

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Good guacamole. Disappointed in the Blanca Enchiladas. Good service! Close to my hotel just off the infamous "Circle"!! Worth a try!

Thank octoberhart
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Drove to Waco to visit family and went to eat at El Chico. We had nine in our dining group. We were seated immediately; and our order taken quickly. The server making the top shelf guacamole, did a great job of entertaining while making the...More

Thank cf24tea
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I go there for happy hour. They have a great appetizer platter that we share. Beer is usually cold. It's worth the trip for us.

Thank 738MelindaB
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Gena M
27 August 2015|
Response from Whitney T | Property representative |
We have happy hour Monday thru Friday. From 2pm-5pm we have $1 domestic 10oz draft beers and from 3pm-7pm we have $2.99 10oz house Margaritas(frozen or rocks). If you have any other questions feel free to ask. Thank... More
Gena M
27 August 2015|
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Response from major42 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes we have a happy hour from 5-7; $3 margaritas and $2 domestic draft beers! Come join us for happy hour:)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2111 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76706-3379
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-662-2750
  • E-mail
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