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El Chico Cafe

) #15 of 57 Restaurants in Mountain Home $$ - $$$ Mexican, ,
45 Charles Blackburn Dr, Mountain Home, AR 72653-9271
+1 870-492-4700
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good25%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
$$ - $$$
45 Charles Blackburn Dr, Mountain Home, AR 72653-9271
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today I had beef nachos which were o.,k., but three were burned (black); bad taste! $6.59 for a small bowl of cheese dip is totally a rip-off. Way overpriced! Also had a house margarita which hardly had any "kick" or tequila. Way too overpriced for...More

Thank leejern
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited this chain Mexican cafe many times and found always consistent and good. The service is very good and food fresh and a quality for the price.

Thank Ed W
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Had dinner here recently with family and the food was awesome, décor was nice and not overdone; clean restaurant & our waiter was efficient & friendly...would definitely recommend to anyone unfamiliar with El Chico!

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Good location. Parking was no problem. Nice decor pleasant staff. Manager came and spoke to individual customers. Good selection. Food was acceptable but nothing to rave about.

Thank missing1
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We are from Houston Texas. Needless to say we know Mexican food. This restaurant is equal to the best in Texas. Tried other places in Mountain Home very disappointing. Also, the service was great from the staff & the manager was roaming the floor asking...More

Thank rayoward1956
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Took some church members there (a 1 hour drive) and as always they have the cleanest restaurant, the best service, and awesome food!!

2  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to go on Sunday after church. They have a great discount if you bring church bulletin. The service is good and I enjoy the food

Thank rdr4205K360SD
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Tasty Americanized Tex-Mex. If you like El Chico you'll love this place! We pass thru here regularly and this is our favorite stop when we're really hungry. Rarely a wait. The current menu includes cinco enchiladas!!! Yum yum Of course, their fajitas are top notch...More

Thank todolist
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant offers many selections that are delicious. The atmosphere is very nice. The service is great, the staff was friendly.

Thank retiredtravelers1965
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Pleasant, friendly staff. Food is good, hot and just as pictured on the menu. Seating is fast and efficient. Salsa was good, a bit spicy, and chips crisp and tasty.

Thank parisgypsy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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: 45 Charles Blackburn Dr, Mountain Home, AR 72653-9271
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Mountain Home
  • Phone Number: +1 870-492-4700
  • E-mail
We are open late and can easily accommodate large groups. We have ample parking (boats, buses, RV's welcome)and have a great kids menu selection (Mac and Cheese, chicken strips, burgers, etc.) and a many American items to please everyone in the group. We have a full bar with the best margaritas in town. We hope you'll join us!El Chico Cafe provides an upscale dining experience, serving top-quality Mexican food favorites with fresh, new specialties of today. Conveniently located on Hwy 412/62 bypass in front of Home Depot and across from WalMart Supercenter.A Mexican food tradition since 1940 has grown into more than 75 restaurants, including more than 25 franchise locations. The El Chico story began when Adelaida Cuellar's homemade tamales drew huge crowds at a small county fair in 1926. Her sons opened a cafe in Dallas,following their mother's recipes for enchiladas with chile con carnesauce. Today, El Chico is still serving top-quality Mexican food favorites with fresh new specialties of today.
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