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El Chico Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4301 Marsha Sharp Fwy, Lubbock, TX 79407-2518
+1 806-795-9445
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here pretty often as of late. My parents are elderly and drive in from out of town. You can park close to the door and there isn't a long walk or a long wait to get in. The food is always good and the service is always good to great. It is quiet in comparison to other Lubbock... More 

Thank Ringman1
Lubbock, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017

seems el chicos has hired non English speaking waitstaff salads are gross and the tamales were cold and rubbery service sucked wont be back

Thank leewolf64
Lubbock, Texas
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Came here because it was close to where I was at the time. Food was ok, service was excellent, and the food prep was very expeditious. It is not somewhere I would eat everyday but it was ok.

Thank Honey0310
Level Contributor
40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Good Tex-Mex place This place has been here for several decades always quick seating and good for large group Fantastic apple pie in a skillet with cinnamon ice cream Great to sit and have pie and coffee and visit a while

Thank Mindy W
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Every time we visit Lubbock, we try to make it to El Chico Cafe. The old atmosphere takes you back - it's cozy and comfortable. The service is the best - always helpful. The best part - the mexican food is FANTASTIC. I always get "Mama's Favorite El Caballero" because it has one of everything to try. I was finally... More 

Thank B L
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

It had been about 16 years since my last visit prior to this one. It's still darn good and tasted exactly as it did in the past. I've been eatin there for about 40 years. The only reason I didn't go for 16 years is because I lived out of state. Great service and ownership.

Thank Honest C
Lubbock, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 1 December 2015

I'm not a foodie, and I've never written a review before. But it's just that important to me that people know how awful this restaurant is. The service was good, and we liked our waiter, but my enchilada was literally unseasoned ground beef in a store-bought tortilla covered in *WOLF BRAND CHILI FROM A CAN*. I literally have never paid... More 

Thank Trenton L
Coahoma, United States
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

We have enjoyed going to this El Chico's for many, many years!! It is still one of our favorite places to eat at in Lubbock.

Thank Melinda M
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Nice folks here who take good care of diners. A good menu with authentic Tex-Mex and Mexican home-style food. Never disappoints!

Thank Sarah H
Colorado City
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

The atmosphere is pleasant. There was no waiting time to be seated. The food was excellent. The fresh guacamole made at the table was good.

Thank Ann C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4301 Marsha Sharp Fwy, Lubbock, TX 79407-2518
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: +1 806-795-9445

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