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El Chico

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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Prince Mohammed Ibn Abdul Aziz Street | Mateen Plaza, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
+966 11 464 0385
10:00 - 00:00
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Fri 12:30 - 00:00
Sat - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff are very welcoming and they keep greeting my baby whenever they pass by! Real Mexican food and good prices!

Thank NajyaJamal
Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I enjoyed the restaurants atmosphere & the food was good! They have a big menu and a lot to choose from. All the dipping sauces are tasty & the flavors have a Mexican feel to them!

Thank Chef_Hadi-N
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

It is my first time to try this restaurant however it was a good experience. The food was OK and the service was fine. Don't forget to take a picture with the Mexican hat.

Thank Ayman H
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A mid-level restaurant situated at a nice location. The food and service are good and the facility is very spacious. Complimentary freshly made nachos and salsa are served before the main course. Worth visiting at least once.

Thank faizjalal
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The food here is good, but not as good as it was at their previous location. The meat seeam pre prepared or from frozen but it is oaky. The free chips and Salsa are excellent as is the service. Orth a visit for some Tex Mex style food.

Thank Kevin S
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The staff is very professional & they treat every customer as the most important customer. Also, the place is so nice & they have a wide varieties of Mexican food. From my point of view, the taste of food is average.

Thank Khaled S
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I went to El Chico's with an open mind, but high expectations. The restaurant located next to Kingdom School on King Abdulaziz road has an excellent and attentive staff. The food is pretty much the same caliber you would expect to receive in the USA.

1 Thank Roger R
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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350 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Average restaurant comparing to the competitors "Chillis, Fridays ..." Frozen food off course. overall an average food. Very good and friendly service. good for families with young children.

Thank Abdulrahman A
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Good Mex food with a supervised play room for the kids so the parents can relax.. The staff was very attentive. They even helped change a flat tire on my car.. AWESOME

Thank Roger R
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Salsa's and other dips formed the start of our vibrant evening. One of our waiters chopped up fresh Avo and prepared our Gaucamole next to our table. Nice touch. The soups were also delicious, with sauces being poured over various cheeses in the soup bowls. Main courses were rich and hearty. With all the starters and soups, I could've done... More 

Thank spenceley2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prince Mohammed Ibn Abdul Aziz Street | Mateen Plaza, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Location: Middle East  >  Saudi Arabia  >  Riyadh Province  >  Riyadh
  • Phone Number: +966 11 464 0385

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?