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El Chico Mexican Restaurants

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1315 North Collins Street, Arlington, TX 76011
+1 817-265-2127
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in the DFW area from 1972-1995. El Chico's was always a favorite because of the Quality of their Mexican food, excellent service, professionalism and customer service at a personal level. Whenever I am back in the area I make sure and make at least one stop at an El Choco's for the food and the memories. I have... More 

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Thank indeapache
ElChicoMGR, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurants, responded to this review

We are proud to inspire such memories for any guest, so, thank you! We are glad to be your go to place when you are here in DFW! Thank you for the kind review and for your continued patronage. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I want this company to know that the Manager on duty following the Cowboys Game on Sunday January 16, 2017 deserves some sort of recognition along with the staff who came in from other areas to help cover. As someone who worked for extra money in the restaurant business I can tell you a great manager will get dirty with... More 

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ElChicoMGR, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurants, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind recognition of our efforts during game days. We strive for the obvious smooth execution of duties at all times. These game days always challenge our staff. It is much appreciated to hear it does not go unnoticed! Thank you and we hope to see you again soon! Rick Hollis- General Manager More 

kalamazoo
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Had a tasty bite here and enjoyed the rodeo combo- all very good and quick service as well. Would go back for sure

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1 Thank travelallwecan
ElChicoMGR, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurants, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review! We are glad you enjoyed. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Arlington, Texas
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165 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

So, my coworker came here to eat and everything looked really good. I got an appetizer for lunch because had 5 different things and it was HUGE and really good. It was better I expected. Everything was wonderful. I will definitely return. The salsa was really good, too. My coworker also loved her enchiladas.

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1 Thank emilio_tx
ElChicoMGR, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurants, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed our place! Thanks for the kind review. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2016

El Chico is the place we go for the best chicken fajitas......the chicken is tender and smokey. Combined on a piping hot cast iron skillet with almost caramelized onions and green peppers, the chicken comes out sizzling. With some good guacamole, pick de gallo and a sprinkling of shredded cheddar cheese on a flour tortilla, this makes a meal for... More 

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ElChicoMGR, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurants, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review! More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

My wife has missed the quality of food from El Chico's since moving to SC from Texas. Their nachos are individual large chips with cheese or meat or both on them. They are not just a "stack" of chips with cheese poured over them. They are delicious. We also had a freshly made sopapilla that was warm, dusted with cinnamon... More 

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1 Thank Jim M
ElChicoMGR, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurants, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Arlington, Texas
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495 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Prices are good. Soup is very good. Salads are flavorful and plentiful. There is a lot of variety and good flavors. I have found the service to be excellent. The place rarely has a long wait. Overall good value for good food. I went to the one on Park Row, but Trip Advisor does not offer that option.

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Arlington, Texas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We normally eat here on Wednesdays. I like the enchilada special and my wife loves their chicken. Kenny is one of the best servers you could ever ask to have.

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Thank RevMikeEv
ElChicoMGR, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurants, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review! Enchilada Wednesdays are the best deal on our hand made enchiladas! So glad you and the wife enjoy it...and Kenny! Hope to see you again soon! More 

New Deal, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was clean and quiet. Wait staff was good. Food was really good. Definitely will be visiting again next time in Arlington.

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1 Thank jessicaalonzo
ElChicoMGR, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurants, responded to this review

Jessica Alonzo- Thank you so much for the kind words. We appreciate your time taken to post this review and your patronage. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Rick Hollis- GM More 

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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Haven't been to El Chico in years but decided to check this location out very close to TX Ranger ballpark & Cowboy stadium. The older lady hostess greets you very warmly. She is wonderful. Our waitress was sweet as well and very attentive when we explained we were in a hurry to ensure we got to our appointment on time.... More 

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ElChicoMGR, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurants, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to give us a review. I am happy to hear we met your expectations on service, but sad to hear you were less than happy with your food. I hope you will return soon. When you do, please ask for me or one of my management team. We would be happy to assist your with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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: 1315 North Collins Street, Arlington, TX 76011
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 817-265-2127

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