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El Loro

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801 Volvo Pkwy Ste 14, Chesapeake, VA 23320-2811
+1 757-436-3415
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here many times over the years. Better by far than most Mexican restaurants in the area. Try their chicken soup, too, and the table side prepared guacamole.

Thank CaptainHart
Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Typical cheap Mexican food. But tastes great! Sometimes the Mexican food places have a 'wang' to the food but El Loro is great!

Thank Michael K
Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

First of all, get the cheese sauce. It's amazing!! I had chicken and rice and my husband had the enchiladas supreme. We were both very satisfied. The chicken was seasoned well and cut into strips. His cheese enchilada was top notch! We will definitely be back.

Thank Megs24
Norfolk, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Made fresh - everone ordering it. Two types of sauce (white and red) with your chips. Service was almost "too" attentive. Nice, standard atmosphere and food. This is my BFF and mine 'go to' place in Chesapeake.

Thank cshell53
Indianapolis, IN
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on a Friday evening b/c of reviews. It was an extremely busy place and they handled the business very well. No waiting. Our food was good if not very good. (Although there was a chicken bone in my husbands taco meal. The waitress just shrugged her shoulders.) However our cola drinks were terrible! Our server was slow... More 

Thank Special_Kay20
Chesapeake, Virginia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I recently ordered out lunch for my employees. There were 5 of us, and most everyone ordered off the lunch menu. I cannot vouch for any one elses food, but I will review mine. I ordered Tacos Al Pastor. This is a citrus marinated grilled pork taco. It is simple, and can be outrageously good. Theirs was not. The best... More 

Thank whogault
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195 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

If you visit Chesapeake and dont intend to spend much money with good food then go to. You should order a guacamole handmade! best I've tried.

1 Thank Guilherme T
Chesapeake, Virginia
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

This non-chain restaurant has grown and stayed in business for 20 years for a reason. It is very popular with the locals and is a welcome find for traveler's who venture a short drive off I-64. The food are drinks are great. Our favorites are the fresh table side prepared guacamole, Texas Fajitas, Enchiladas San Miguel, Fish Tacos, Shrimp/Fish Taco... More 

1 Thank Stormjib
Greenville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

I went with a group of 6 on a Saturday afternoon all family. It wasn't very busy. My wife ordered the #7 and added chicken for .50 more "according to their menu". All of our meals came out together with the exception of my wife's. My wife received her meal when we were all about done with ours. They didn't... More 

1 Thank Jeffrey B
Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Great Mexican food, good variety and very good Margarita's! The service is efficient, the restaurant clean and the staff are friendly. There is a little guy with a guac cart to make fresh guac at your table. They also have an extensive bar.

1 Thank amwyrick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Volvo Pkwy Ste 14, Chesapeake, VA 23320-2811
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chesapeake
  • Phone Number: +1 757-436-3415

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