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El Chico - CLOSED

170 I-45 South, Huntsville, TX 77340
+1 936-295-9608
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good23%
  • Average23%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible14%
2 May 2015
“New Place and Concept”
6 Mar 2015
“Really enjoyable food..”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
170 I-45 South, Huntsville, TX 77340
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1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 3 May 2015

El Chico closed and reopened as Boosters shortly thereafter under the same ownership ( who also own Toasted). Boosters is an outer space themed bar and grill with names of dishes to match. Evidently they made the changeover so fast that they didn't go through...More

Thank JPC451
Reviewed 7 March 2015

We ate here on a Tuesday evening when they were doing half price promotion on their fajita's ... what a treat. fabulous food and a fabulous price.. the chicken and beef were excellent quality and beautifully cooked.. lovely salsa etc to go with it...will definitely...More

1  Thank Huffyhail
Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

This Mexican place was just average nothing to brag about, the ladies were nice so good customer service and the food was ok nothing wrong with it, prices were according to town and ice water was acceptable. Will do again if nothing better around town.

Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 20 February 2015

You never know what you will get here. When it is good, it is good. However, just like all the other Mexican restaurants in town, you never know what you are going to get. The last time our El Chico to-go order was totally wrong....More

Thank pickygirl09
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Use to eat here all the time. Food quality has gone way down. Won't go back. Food was always consistent years past and now it is terrible. Better Mexican food in town.

Thank Teresa E
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Entrance and floors a little difficult for using a walker. Food was okay, but friend not able to eat some off their food because it was too spicy, even though we had asked the server. We were cold, having to sit under ceiling fans running...More

Thank Cathy E
Reviewed 29 September 2014

The restaurant has been updated and I'm not sure I like to open concept as much as I did having the dividing walls...a little more private with the walls up. The tortilla soup is the best! I wish I could find a recipe for it....More

Thank carlav60
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

Chips are stale and salsa taste like it is straight out of a can with very little flavor. My order came out wrong. I had ordered beef enchiladas got cheese instead! I ate it anyway since we were in a hurry and it was the...More

Thank Nuttyrd
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

They have the best Mexican food and the best values in town. The service is really good too. I would recommend this place.

Thank sbrichardson
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Service was good (Britny) but shrimp tacos very disappointing. I ordered two tacos but on inspection I bet there weren't 4 whole medium-sized shrimp on the whole plate! A single taco was made of two corn tortillas, about 1.5 chopped up shrimp, one Tablespoon of...More

Thank kjernig
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 I-45 South, Huntsville, TX 77340
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Huntsville
  • Phone Number: +1 936-295-9608
  • E-mail
Description
El Chico in Huntsville; a Tex-Mex restaurant that was established since 1940, was voted the Best Mexican restaurant and as the Best Steak place in 2013. Come and try our delicious and reasonably priced entree's, you will surely be impressed. Take Exit 116 on I-45 when you are heading to Dallas from Houston, we are on the feeder road.
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