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El Chico

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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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1222 N Central Expy, McKinney, TX 75070-3310
+1 972-548-7526
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend has been wanting us to go for awhile now that we live close to the White/75 location. It was one of his favorite restaurants when he was a kid...30 years ago. First impression wasn't great. There was no one to greet us and it smelled like a urinal. We might have left if there hadn't been someone that... More 

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Thank Meg C
Durant
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I remember when El Chico was the place for Tex Mex. Stopped in with the family for dinner. It was just ok. I'd eat here if I didn't have another choice, or if friends wanted to, but I won't go back on my own.

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Thank Chad G
McKinney, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Not worth the stop. Not that clean. Old worn out building. So so good. Too many good place to waste your time here.

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Thank Kma M
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We've been gone from Texas for many years but when we lived here, we enjoyed El Chicos. So we thought for old times sake, we would visit the one in McKinney. Bad idea. It wasn't at a busy time (not sure they have any) so we didn't think there would be any problems. We were seated right away and given... More 

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Thank Pam W
McKinney, Texas
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190 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The building needs major overhaul. Restrooms had bad odor. Walls a mess. We use to eat there 25 yrs ago and I don't think they have done a thing to it since. Food use to be good but not now. So many good Tex mex restaurants in our area I am surprised anyone still eats here.

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Thank Kma M
Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We pulled up to the location in McKinney to eat. The drive up appeal is less than appealing. It doesn't look like a thing has been done to this building in years. The lobby is in disarray. Old pamphlets sitting everywhere. A picture for sale on the side for a silent auction. The lobby area is not very inviting. I... More 

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Thank mbtexas76
Mckinney, TX
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

It is passable Tex-Mex and very affordable. Okay salsa, chips not that great. Service was pretty good. Certainly out-classed in town.

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Thank DougGleaner
McKinney, Texas
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661 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Went with the crew from Sunday school yesterday after church. Jim Collins and his crew at El Chico took care of us -- all 30 of us -- with excellent service and a smile! El Chico serves up standard Tex-Mex fare that is always hot and delicious. Enchiladas, burritos, tamales, tortilla soup -- you name it. Yesterday I had the... More 

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Thank WednesdayNightGirl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Sometimes eating out is all about the food. Sometimes it is all about the people you are with. Our visit to El Chico falls into the second category. We came for lunch in a group of 12 people on a busy Sunday. We were seated immediately, supplied with a constantly renewed supply of chips and salsa (both of which were... More 

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Thank Paul H
Shreveport
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

We had a large group but the waitstaff wasted no time making accomodations for us. The service was prompt and we were pleased with the food as well as the service. We had an awesome waiter, who went over and beyond to satisfy us. Big ups to Jason B! :-) The restaurant itself is very nice and trendy. I loved... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1222 N Central Expy, McKinney, TX 75070-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
  • Phone Number: +1 972-548-7526

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