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El Chico

$$ - $$$Mexican,
1549 S Bowen Rd, Pantego, TX 76013-3335
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
“tamales” (2 reviews)
“mexican food” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1549 S Bowen Rd, Pantego, TX 76013-3335
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to eat here after the Tech/Baylor game and were happy with this choice. Our server, Kenny was fast, friendly and efficient. He had a lot of tables but kept our drinks filled and got us everything we needed. Great place for a quick...More

Thank Christy C
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite Mexican restaurants. If you have been to an El Chico restaurant before don't judge this one by that experience. This restaurant looks like a Mexican villa inside. There are different areas to eat on the restaurant. Up the stairs is an...More

Thank Maryann W
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We have lunch here weekly,pretty cheap and fast Nothing fancy . It look like there are less customers every week. Are the going out of business

Thank Benjamin P
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant in Pantego is a joy to visit. Different areas are painted to look like different areas in a villa. My favorite location is right up small set of stairs. This area looks like you are sitting in a courtyard another area looks like...More

Thank Maryann W
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

El Chico is an icon of TexMex, and this place, old as it is, isn't the high standard of the Cuellars, but it's still a solid comfortable reliable place for the standards. Like all the TexMex places, this one has added a slew of new...More

Thank Texzilla H
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I had take out for my Mom, who is in a rest home and wanted some non-institutional food. The restaurant staff was very friendly and the food excellent. Tacos, taquitos, and guacamole. Put a big smile on Mom's face. Highly recommend.

Thank dejindc
Reviewed 14 February 2017

this is a quality Texas Chain, very old, and this is a good local location. Lots of locals. It has a full bar, and just consistent Tex Mex. Family and Kids friendly. Staff is nice. Clean location and food is good value for money. Not...More

Thank randy k
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We have been eating at this location for 20 years. It has delicious food, great service, and is fun for the kids!

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is the place is where a deep love of tortilla soup 1st started. I have tried this soup in many, many places over the years, but El Chico holds the title of one of the best. Tonight, it was just as good as always....More

Thank happytraveler4209
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I really like this Mexican restaurant. They have different takes on some meals than other places, making them a fun place to try new things. I highly recommend their chicken plates, of which they have several.

Thank johnniemcen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1549 S Bowen Rd, Pantego, TX 76013-3335
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Pantego
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