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El Chico Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican,
4301 Marsha Sharp Fwy, Lubbock, TX 79407-2518
+1 806-795-9445
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good22%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“apple pie” (3 reviews)
“enchiladas” (5 reviews)
Opens in 16 min
All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
4301 Marsha Sharp Fwy, Lubbock, TX 79407-2518
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

We ate the enchiladas in May and enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was tasty and the location was close to our hotel. Be sure and dine on tuesdays when the specials are available. The staff is friendly and there is plenty of parking

Thank Clint M
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We eat here pretty often as of late. My parents are elderly and drive in from out of town. You can park close to the door and there isn't a long walk or a long wait to get in. The food is always good and...More

Thank Ringman1
Reviewed 18 March 2017

seems el chicos has hired non English speaking waitstaff salads are gross and the tamales were cold and rubbery service sucked wont be back

Thank leewolf64
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Came here because it was close to where I was at the time. Food was ok, service was excellent, and the food prep was very expeditious. It is not somewhere I would eat everyday but it was ok.

Thank Honey0310
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Good Tex-Mex place This place has been here for several decades always quick seating and good for large group Fantastic apple pie in a skillet with cinnamon ice cream Great to sit and have pie and coffee and visit a while

Thank Mindy W
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Every time we visit Lubbock, we try to make it to El Chico Cafe. The old atmosphere takes you back - it's cozy and comfortable. The service is the best - always helpful. The best part - the mexican food is FANTASTIC. I always get...More

1  Thank B L
Reviewed 11 April 2016

It had been about 16 years since my last visit prior to this one. It's still darn good and tasted exactly as it did in the past. I've been eatin there for about 40 years. The only reason I didn't go for 16 years is...More

Thank Honest C
Reviewed 30 November 2015

I'm not a foodie, and I've never written a review before. But it's just that important to me that people know how awful this restaurant is. The service was good, and we liked our waiter, but my enchilada was literally unseasoned ground beef in a...More

Thank Trenton L
Reviewed 18 November 2015

We have enjoyed going to this El Chico's for many, many years!! It is still one of our favorite places to eat at in Lubbock.

1  Thank Melinda M
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Nice folks here who take good care of diners. A good menu with authentic Tex-Mex and Mexican home-style food. Never disappoints!

Thank Sarah H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4301 Marsha Sharp Fwy, Lubbock, TX 79407-2518
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: +1 806-795-9445
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