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El Chico

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1751 Evans Rd, Melbourne, FL 32904-3833
+1 321-722-4622
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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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Melbourne, Florida
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here at least once a month and this is the closest thing to Tex Mex as I've seen since I left Texas. The service here is awesome and once you're a regular, the manager is really cool and remembers you whenever you come in :)

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Thank Sable_grace
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four adults and a child on this visit. First time to eat here. Service was far above average, very accommodating. Food arrived quickly and was very good. Will go back again when we are in the area.

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Thank Stan B
Vermont
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I placed an order for pick-up, opted for the Rodeo Combo and a Chicken Quesadilla. I walked in and told the hostess that was there to seat people, that I called in an order. She said you can pick it up at the bar. I walked up to the bar and no one was there. I saw two bags of... More 

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Thank DeroM34433
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great guacamole! Our server was very good. Food lacked authentic Mexican flavor. Not a memorable dining experience. We will keep looking for the real thing. Sorry folks.

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Thank Brenda C
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 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.

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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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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 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 

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Thank Mnmlam97
Orlando
1 review
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.

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Thank Lilly V
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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.

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Thank Chris L
Marion, Illinois
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

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Thank Miles F
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4 reviews
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 

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Thank angela L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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: 1751 Evans Rd, Melbourne, FL 32904-3833
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +1 321-722-4622
Description
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?