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El Chico Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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2111 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76706-3379
+1 254-662-2750
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 dining room is the same,from there everything is now for the better!!! I just got... More 

Thank liloleman
Craig M, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

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 More 

Brookings, South Dakota
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Waco, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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 to make Happy Hour, the Margaritas are inexpensive as well as great. We ask them... More 

Thank jrotx
Craig M, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

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! More 

Joplin, Missouri
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229 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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 appetizer. El Chico had a two eat for $20 menu, so the price for so... More 

Thank cf24tea
Waco, Texas
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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
Austin, Texas, USA
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497 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a bite thinking it would be fun to listen to live music. Unfortunately the music was very disappointing. We happened to be there when the band ate and drank. What we heard was very unimpressive. The light food we had was also not memorable.

Thank Gloria L
Georgetown, Texas
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216 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Been going to El Chico for years and years. The quality of the food and the service has declined. Its declined from real good to just good. Its easy to get to and my experience is that it is seldom crowded. We have a history with El Chico and every once and a while we stop in. But I will... More 

Thank BandaidKid
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We had a great lunch with family. The taco salad was HUGE! Convenient location. Ok service for a chain restaurant. Still would recommend for family and friends gathering.

Thank V925P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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

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