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El Chico Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3303 S 31st St, Temple, TX 76502-1927
+1 254-771-3080
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food was very good. Nice location and good service. Stopped last minute while traveling through town.

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Thank traveller14234
Chip T, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! More 

Belton, Texas
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131 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Our favorite place for mex. usually ask for Nora but she was off. Kaitlyn did a great job servicing us. Love the queso. That's a must. Beer always cold. I love the chicken enchilatas with sour cream sauce. A lot of restaurants don't make these the way I like. My husband asks for enchilatas made with brisket type meat. Really... More 

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Temple, Texas
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Our bill was $26 total and after we split it it totaled an Additional six-seven dollars. but after they split it, they don't bring you back the original ticket that shows a lower amount . When the guy tried to fix it, he brought back a check with the same amount… He did not know what he was doing. It... More 

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Chip T, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

I appreciate your review. With our point of sale system, anytime we split checks it deletes all discounts and coupons. I believe this is why your split bill was greater than the original. I am really sorry for any confusion on my staff's part. The way he split the bill in the system did make it harder to correct; and... More 

Temple, Texas
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I really like this food… I wish the place was a little cleaner. They really need a remodel. I grew up with and El Chico's in my town and so I really want to go there for the food, The service is always decent, but it is just not a well-kept place. Food: 4 stars Service: 4 stars Restaurant: 2... More 

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Thank CariSB9671
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped by and had the lunch fajitas, muy Bueno. The staff was very friendly and the restaurant was clean. Very close to Wal Mart, Sam's. And the mall. Will definitely go again

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Thank Randy T
Grapevine, TX
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Don't be fooled by the somewhat shabby exterior of this El Chico. The inside is clean, the food is delicious, and the service is great. They even brought me my favorite off-menu item, their 5-layer dip! Would definitely eat here again if in the area.

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Thank nightingale7703
Belton, Texas
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We are frequent flyers to El Chico. Excellent wait staff and great food. But our favorite two items are not on the menu (sortof). The flavorful salsa is to die for. I could ever an entire quart at each sitting. They give you individual salsa bowls so double dipping is completely legal. Chips are hot, fresh and thin!!! Yum!! Second... More 

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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

When they say grilled Fajitas, they aren't lying!! Great fire-grilled taste on the steak and chicken. The sides are great as well especially the serving size of them. Found out they have half price Fajitas on Thurs after 5pm so that might become a weekly tradition.

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Thank William J
Belton, Texas
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131 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

New menu items. Good food, great service, friendly manager, good location. Always accomodating if need to change menu item - flour vs corn tortillias , sauces, etc.

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Thank Rita W
Fort Worth, Texas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I have eaten dinner here on two separate occasions traveling to Austin recently. I have always eaten at El Chico for consistent and reliable "go to" Tex-Mex for years. As everyone knows even though it's a chain, consistency can vary between locations in different parts of the state or country. This El Chico is well run with friendly service and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3303 S 31st St, Temple, TX 76502-1927
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Temple
  • Phone Number: +1 254-771-3080

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