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El Chico

) #197 of 231 Restaurants in McKinney $$ - $$$ Mexican
1222 N Central Expy, McKinney, TX 75070-3310
+1 972-548-7526
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good39%
  • Average25%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (3 reviews)
“after church” (3 reviews)
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1222 N Central Expy, McKinney, TX 75070-3310
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

My granddaughters like El Chico, so I took them there for a late lunch. No one was at the front area when we came in, and we waited for several minutes before anyone came to take us to a table. We were there around 3:30,...More

Thank mountainerlover10
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant looks like it hasn't been updated in decades. We were there on a Friday and there were very few diners there on a night when most restaurants in the area are packed. I ordered the top shelf fajitas which came with beef, chicken,...More

Thank N P
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend has been wanting us to go for awhile now that we live close to the White/75 location. It was one of his favorite restaurants when he was a kid...30 years ago. First impression wasn't great. There was no one to greet us and...More

Thank Meg C
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I remember when El Chico was the place for Tex Mex. Stopped in with the family for dinner. It was just ok. I'd eat here if I didn't have another choice, or if friends wanted to, but I won't go back on my own.

Thank Chad G
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Not worth the stop. Not that clean. Old worn out building. So so good. Too many good place to waste your time here.

Thank Kma M
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We've been gone from Texas for many years but when we lived here, we enjoyed El Chicos. So we thought for old times sake, we would visit the one in McKinney. Bad idea. It wasn't at a busy time (not sure they have any) so...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The building needs major overhaul. Restrooms had bad odor. Walls a mess. We use to eat there 25 yrs ago and I don't think they have done a thing to it since. Food use to be good but not now. So many good Tex mex...More

Thank Kma M
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We pulled up to the location in McKinney to eat. The drive up appeal is less than appealing. It doesn't look like a thing has been done to this building in years. The lobby is in disarray. Old pamphlets sitting everywhere. A picture for sale...More

Thank mbtexas76
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It is passable Tex-Mex and very affordable. Okay salsa, chips not that great. Service was pretty good. Certainly out-classed in town.

Thank DougGleaner
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Went with the crew from Sunday school yesterday after church. Jim Collins and his crew at El Chico took care of us -- all 30 of us -- with excellent service and a smile! El Chico serves up standard Tex-Mex fare that is always hot...More

Thank WednesdayNightGirl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, 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: 1222 N Central Expy, McKinney, TX 75070-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
  • Phone Number: +1 972-548-7526
  • E-mail
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