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El Chico Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3439 W Main St, Sooner Fashion Mall, Norman, OK 73072-4809
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

El Chico has been in Sooner Mall for years. At one time it was the only game in town AND it was great. Now, there are better choices and it is good Mexican fast food at a premium price. Service isn't the best compared to other places in Norman but it is a nice place to eat if you are... More 

Thank Ebazinam
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Wait staff was very good, but took long time on food. Restaurant has been remodeled & looks super. My chx fajita salad was decent, but no dressing. Husband had mixed meal. Other couple loved their mole' sauce enchiladas. Our meal--2 entrees & 2 drinks was under $25. Had $5 off coupon. Okay food, but prob won't go back unless someone... More 

Thank aawoody
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I always try to make my trip to Sooner Mall around lunch time so I can eat at El Chico's. I love the food and the service! Very good eats.

Thank Kelly S
Norman, OK
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133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Decent Tex Mex food with very nice waiters and good $2 margaritas and beer specials. Fun place to stop in and refresh yourself while shopping.

Thank glwadeod
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! The queso is hands down my favorite. I love Mexican food and eat it often. I'll come to el Chico any day of the week! They do have daily specials as well! The restaurant floor almost always needs to be swept and it is hard to get the servers to be attentive but when they do appear they are... More 

Thank Alliemommy5
Canton, Michigan
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118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were at the mall and wanted a quick meal. Given we wanted Mexican food, the sales person at Sears suggested El Chico. We were seated after a brief wait. For a restaurant in the mall, the ambiance was very nice. We started our meal with a large dish of complimentary chips, salsa and queso. I've never had complimentary queso... More 

Thank MargaretMI1979
norman, oklahoma usa
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33 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Mahi Mahi tacos description said had coleslaw in them, they didnt 2 tbsp mahi mahi in each,tops, darn little food for $9 bucks They need to hire some real cooks, not temp staff. sadly dissapointed, try BJs instead. they have great Mahi Mahi tacos.. for half the price

Thank banburyokie
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235 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

this restaurant recently expanded and put in a new entrance a bar area and a more cheery atmosphere. food is good service is good the fact they are located in a mall is different in a good way. i always look for the buy one get one free enchilada dinner in the newspaper which makes it worth the while to... More 

Thank marymark059
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

This restaurant is very good. Good service, good food, good prices. Pleasant atmosphere. It is located in sooner mall so before or after shopping is right there without getting back out in the heat or cold. We will definately visit here again.

Thank Mike G
Harrison, Tennessee
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

It's what I would call good mall Tex - Mex food and beverage but worth the stop even if you aren't at the mall due to the great service There were four of us and we ordered a couple beers and the build your own Margaritas along with the table side Guac and the combo appetizer "Botonas Grande' Margaritas were... More 

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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
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3439 W Main St, Sooner Fashion Mall, Norman, OK 73072-4809
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Norman
This restaurant has been open in Sooner Mall many years. We've eaten here since 1998.

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