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El Chico

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1751 Evans Rd, Melbourne, FL 32904-3833
+1 321-722-4622
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service was very poor. Green peppers instead of jalapeños, vegetable soup instead of tortilla soup! Was afraid and smart enough not to order anything else. Stick with the Pacifico Beer. They have not figured out a way to screw that up.

Thank Manuel F
elchicomelbourne, General Manager at El Chico, responded to this review

Hi Manuel, I would like to apologize for your dissatisfaction at my restaurant last week. We strive to give our valued guests the best experience possible and it seems we may have missed the mark this time. If you would give us the opportunity I would like to make it right with you so you may give us another chance... More 

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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service sucked! Like big time! No way will we ever go back! It's not like any Tex-Mex I've ever had. Wow. I just have no words for how awful it was. Very clean and looks nice but oh my gosh, the food is horrible! Our check was $65 for 4! And we couldn't eat it! Management did... More 

Thank Mnmlam97
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

They accommodated all my husbands requests with his meal. Would have given them a 5 star rating but they ran out of their special and it was only 5pm.

Thank Lilly V
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My family and I eat here fairly regularly. Great food, good menu selection and a friendly staff mean a great experience here. Highly recommend.

Thank Chris L
Marion, Illinois
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent place. Hands-down the best Mexican food in the area. From the amazing margaritas to the prepared at your table guacamole, just a great dining experience. Wonderful atmosphere. Amazing waitress. I had the fajitas. They came with ribs which is unusual but still very very good. Great portion sizes. Quick service. Simply everything you would want in a Mexican dining... More 

Thank Miles F
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Server was ok at best. Husband ordered soft she'll taco brought him hard shell no apologies. I'm vegetarian and my cheese enchiladas came out with chili that tasted out of a can. It was gross they did make that right and brought me out new ones that looked liked they just scraped the chili off and put on quest cheese.... More 

Thank angela L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I love Mexican food. I even love the run of the mill Mexican chains and cheap food. But this place is below all of that. They somehow don't even have good rice and beans. It's all canned generic and bland tasting food. The tacos were below average to say the least. I would not go back to this place especially... More 

Thank jakelassiter
Lake Wales, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

we had fresh tableside guacamole', steak fajitas, chicken quesadillas, all of it was very delicious and filling!

Thank BacktoWork B
Melbourne, Florida
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

I've visited this restaurant several times and always have gotten great service. The restaurant is a chain, but the food is generally good. The top shelf guacamole is absolutely fantastic, so fresh and they make it table side. If you like Tex-Mex, you will probably enjoy El Chico. Their Mahi Mahi tacos are outstanding.

Thank kdragnfli
West Melbourne, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Salsa and chips are my favorite to snack on before the food comes out. Another reason I love to go to el Chico is every month they have a thing called Yappy Hour🐶 You can bring your dog/ dogs to enjoy hanging out while families gather around, and support rescues, donate dog food, or go show support to local rescues.... More 

Thank murphylovers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 1751 Evans Rd, Melbourne, FL 32904-3833
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +1 321-722-4622
El Chico is a family casual dining restaurant open for lunch and dinnner 7 days a week. We offer lunch specials, happy hour, full service bar, outside patio dining (dog friendly on patio), full service catering, take out.

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