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El Chico Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican,
3303 S 31st St, Temple, TX 76502-1927
+1 254-771-3080
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
“queso” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3303 S 31st St, Temple, TX 76502-1927
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stop in El Chico's from time to time when in Temple for medical appointments. Food is usually out quickly, served hot, and great sopaillas.

Thank edgars20132015
Chip T, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 13 August 2017

while better than the standard El Chico ... think arrangement and ambiance is nice ... food is generally a bit below average

Thank texastraveller77
Chip T, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Worst food ever, nothing is made fresh, the rice was boxed rice, the tacos where disgusting will not recommend it at all. Definitely not the typical Mexican restaurantMore

Thank Karina M
Chip T, General Manager at El Chico Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thank you for the review! I assure you that we make our food fresh every day with the best ingredients. We also conduct 4 taste and temp checks every day to ensure the highest quality of food. I am sorry you were not pleased with...More

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 reviewResponded 20 March 2017

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 reviewResponded 3 February 2017

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 29 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
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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 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
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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