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El Chico Mexican Restaurant

3303 S 31st St, Temple, TX 76502-1927
+1 254-771-3080
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
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“fajitas” (6 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3303 S 31st St, Temple, TX 76502-1927
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food was very good. Nice location and good service. Stopped last minute while traveling through town.

Thank traveller14234
Chip T, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Our favorite place for mex. usually ask for Nora but she was off. Kaitlyn did a great job servicing us. Love the queso. That's a must. Beer always cold. I love the chicken enchilatas with sour cream sauce. A lot of restaurants don't make these...More

Thank Rita W
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Our bill was $26 total and after we split it it totaled an Additional six-seven dollars. but after they split it, they don't bring you back the original ticket that shows a lower amount . When the guy tried to fix it, he brought back...More

Thank CariSB9671
Chip T, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

I appreciate your review. With our point of sale system, anytime we split checks it deletes all discounts and coupons. I believe this is why your split bill was greater than the original. I am really sorry for any confusion on my staff's part. The...More

Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I really like this food… I wish the place was a little cleaner. They really need a remodel. I grew up with and El Chico's in my town and so I really want to go there for the food, The service is always decent, but...More

Thank CariSB9671
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped by and had the lunch fajitas, muy Bueno. The staff was very friendly and the restaurant was clean. Very close to Wal Mart, Sam's. And the mall. Will definitely go again

Thank Randy T
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Don't be fooled by the somewhat shabby exterior of this El Chico. The inside is clean, the food is delicious, and the service is great. They even brought me my favorite off-menu item, their 5-layer dip! Would definitely eat here again if in the area.

Thank nightingale7703
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We are frequent flyers to El Chico. Excellent wait staff and great food. But our favorite two items are not on the menu (sortof). The flavorful salsa is to die for. I could ever an entire quart at each sitting. They give you individual salsa...More

1  Thank Suz4Him
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

When they say grilled Fajitas, they aren't lying!! Great fire-grilled taste on the steak and chicken. The sides are great as well especially the serving size of them. Found out they have half price Fajitas on Thurs after 5pm so that might become a weekly...More

Thank William J
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

New menu items. Good food, great service, friendly manager, good location. Always accomodating if need to change menu item - flour vs corn tortillias , sauces, etc.

Thank Rita W
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I have eaten dinner here on two separate occasions traveling to Austin recently. I have always eaten at El Chico for consistent and reliable "go to" Tex-Mex for years. As everyone knows even though it's a chain, consistency can vary between locations in different parts...More

Thank WeatherGirl944
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 3303 S 31st St, Temple, TX 76502-1927
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Temple
  • Phone Number: +1 254-771-3080
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