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El Chico - CLOSED

3010 Lakecrest Cir, Lexington, KY 40513-1706
+1 859-224-1002
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible7%
1 Dec 2012
“Try somewhere else”
5 Aug 2012
“A Pleasant Surprise”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Spanish, American, Southwestern, Latin
$$ - $$$
3010 Lakecrest Cir, Lexington, KY 40513-1706
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Reviewed 2 December 2012 via mobile

El Chico is one of the worst Mexican places in Lexington. My wife and I went for dinner on a weeknight and were one of a handful of tables there. My wife had the Chicken Burrito and I had the Chimichanga. Both of our retried...More

Thank CCIMtraveller
Reviewed 5 August 2012

I was looking around Beaumont Center for a quick lunch and decided to dive into El Chico. The bartender was extremely pleasant; the beer was cold and the price reasonable. I ordered a lunch special Taco salad and thought it to be very good. Funny...More

Thank EslovRon
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

Liked the chips served as the snack- not greasy or heavy feeling in gut. Had an avocado and spinach enchilada which was tasty. My friend had a salad with chicken slices and he said it was just okay. I would go there again....

Thank KGab
Reviewed 15 June 2012

We ate here after going on the Bourbon Trail. The fresh guacamole made at the table is wonderful. We had an assortment of tacos that were made with really fresh ingredients and served up nicely. The taste and variety were very good. Service was good....More

Thank RERD09
Reviewed 8 May 2012

Good service, never a wait for lunch or on weekdays. Good food at reasonable prices.

Thank Toni A
Reviewed 25 February 2012

We went to El Chico's tonight for the first and final time. Hubby and I had a Groupon and we invited our friend and their daughter. We arrived on Friday night at 6pm. We should have known it would be mediocre since we didn't have...More

Thank ljgordon
Reviewed 22 December 2011

El Chico is one of the restaurants that hasn't changed the way they've done business since it first came to Lexington. After careful consideration we decided fresh quacamole was the way to go for the next meal. Getting there slightly after lunch hour we had...More

Thank LayneK
Reviewed 30 April 2011

this is a chain - that translates to much higher prices than one needs to pay for authentic Mexican. Nothing so great here, not terrible. Just really high $ for what you get - filler. Rice & Beans. And a lot of them, but very...More

Thank swhitelex
Reviewed 1 October 2009

We dined at El Chico recently and it was fabulous. The chips and salsa were awesome and the service was spectacular. Everyone was smiling and the manager checked on us and introduced himself as Matt. We loved the food and felt so welcomed. We will...More

Thank smiles89
Reviewed 4 May 2009

Even if you are not looking for an authentic Mexican meal, this restaurant is horrible. The menu has no authentic options, only fat burritos full of poorly seasoned chicken or gritty and horrid "beef". I've been to most of the Mexican food places in Lexington...More

Thank Hoopester
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Mexican, Spanish, American, Southwestern, Latin
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3010 Lakecrest Cir, Lexington, KY 40513-1706
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-224-1002
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