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Chelinos Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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15 E California Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2426
+1 405-235-3533
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Chelino's is always good. I have tried most of the dishes they serve and have never been disappointed. The view from the outside patio over the river is wonderful and so peaceful and relaxing. Great place to enjoy dinner and have a margarita.

Thank Kari W
Pensacola, Florida, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We really enjoyed our food. Large portions and tasted great! The cheese dip was different to me and the salsa was good. I make my own salsa so Im kinda picky. We would definitely eat here again!

Thank Julie W
Toronto, Canada
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137 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I've eaten at Chelino's every time I'm in Oklahoma and each visit has been consistently enjoyable. I always get the same dish (chicken enchiladas), though my husband and friends have been more adventurous. Love the warm tortillas! Good prices, service and value. I'll continue to go whenever I have the opportunity.

Thank newtraveler0910
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We eat at this Chelinos before attending Thunder basketball games. Service is prompt and the food is consistently good. A good experience for us.

Thank Charles S
Clovis, New Mexico
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258 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Located near the canal with outdoor seating. Unfortunately we ended up in the back room with employees and kids. Salsa was OK. Service was very good. Overall meals were also fair. Not sure we would go to any others in their chain.

Thank Bruce B
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Great Mexican/TexMex restaurant. Waiter was able to offer ideas. The food was excellent. We ate on the patio by the riverwalk and the atmosphere was great. I would eat there again. We recommended it to everyone we saw. I would eat there even if not already staying in downtown area.

Thank Sherrie D
Edmonds, Washington
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Full disclaimer: I don't know Tex Mex. So I'm writing this from a vegetarian "but I eat seafood" perspective. Went for dinner with boyfriend and his family. They like this place. And they know Tex Mex. But after tonight's dinner even they said it had changed for the worse. What I liked: the location (my first time in Bricktown), ambience... More 

Thank pritushka
Central Arkansas
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great location, good menu, lots of added bonuses. Cheesedip is included free with chips/salsa as are sopapillas at the end. Nice! Really good mexican dishes, nice flavors and some variety from the typical.

Thank Jerry P
Bloomington, Illinois
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86 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Very good Mexican food for a small chain in the OKC area. Still has a taste of good mom-and-pop Mexican restaurant. I love the complimentary sopapillas at the end of the meal.

Thank Jordan C
Little Rock, Arkansas
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148 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Chelinos is very big and can be loud. The service was very good, the atmosphere ok, the prices great. The food was decent (nothing special) but they do give you free cheese dip except salsa with your chips, which I haven't seen elsewhere. The only Mexican we found close by, except some tapas bars.

Thank cap10awesome

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 E California Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2426
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Oklahoma City
  • Phone Number: +1 405-235-3533

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