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El Chico

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Mexican, Southwestern
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1222 N Central Expy, McKinney, TX 75070-3310
+1 972-548-7526
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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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Durant
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I remember when El Chico was the place for Tex Mex. Stopped in with the family for dinner. It was just ok. I'd eat here if I didn't have another choice, or if friends wanted to, but I won't go back on my own.

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Thank Chad G
McKinney, Texas
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169 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not worth the stop. Not that clean. Old worn out building. So so good. Too many good place to waste your time here.

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Thank Kma M
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We've been gone from Texas for many years but when we lived here, we enjoyed El Chicos. So we thought for old times sake, we would visit the one in McKinney. Bad idea. It wasn't at a busy time (not sure they have any) so we didn't think there would be any problems. We were seated right away and given... More 

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Thank Pam W
McKinney, Texas
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169 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The building needs major overhaul. Restrooms had bad odor. Walls a mess. We use to eat there 25 yrs ago and I don't think they have done a thing to it since. Food use to be good but not now. So many good Tex mex restaurants in our area I am surprised anyone still eats here.

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Thank Kma M
Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We pulled up to the location in McKinney to eat. The drive up appeal is less than appealing. It doesn't look like a thing has been done to this building in years. The lobby is in disarray. Old pamphlets sitting everywhere. A picture for sale on the side for a silent auction. The lobby area is not very inviting. I... More 

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Thank mbtexas76
Mckinney, TX
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167 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

It is passable Tex-Mex and very affordable. Okay salsa, chips not that great. Service was pretty good. Certainly out-classed in town.

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Thank DougGleaner
McKinney, Texas
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631 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Went with the crew from Sunday school yesterday after church. Jim Collins and his crew at El Chico took care of us -- all 30 of us -- with excellent service and a smile! El Chico serves up standard Tex-Mex fare that is always hot and delicious. Enchiladas, burritos, tamales, tortilla soup -- you name it. Yesterday I had the... More 

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Thank WednesdayNightGirl
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Sometimes eating out is all about the food. Sometimes it is all about the people you are with. Our visit to El Chico falls into the second category. We came for lunch in a group of 12 people on a busy Sunday. We were seated immediately, supplied with a constantly renewed supply of chips and salsa (both of which were... More 

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Thank Paul H
Shreveport
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

We had a large group but the waitstaff wasted no time making accomodations for us. The service was prompt and we were pleased with the food as well as the service. We had an awesome waiter, who went over and beyond to satisfy us. Big ups to Jason B! :-) The restaurant itself is very nice and trendy. I loved... More 

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Thank TeeTee0203
McKinney, Texas
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754 reviews
448 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

A group of us are here after church this past Sunday. There were about sixteen of us in the group. I must say that generally the service is lacking when a group this large comes into most restaurants but this was not the case today. Our service was really excellent and food was served at a relaxed but appropriate pace.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 1222 N Central Expy, McKinney, TX 75070-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
  • Phone Number: +1 972-548-7526

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