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(254) 662-2750


2111 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76706

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Regular Hours

Mon - Thu

11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Fri - Sat

11:00 am - 11:00 pm


11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Price Range


Extra Phones

Phone: (254) 662-4821

TollFree: (800) 275-1337

General Info

El Chico Caf is a restaurant chain that specializes in Mexican cuisine. Its story began in 1926, when Adelaida Cuellar's homemade tamales drew huge crowds at a small county fair. In 1940, her sons opened a cafe in Dallas that served enchiladas prepared by using their mother's recipes. Since then, the group has grown to a chain that owns, operates and franchises more than 100 restaurants throughout the South and Canada. The chain s menu includes a variety of fajitas, tacos, burritos, desserts, appetizers and salads. Its restaurants feature a selection of wines, including cabernet, chardonnay, zinfandel and merlot. El Chico Caf s signature line of products, The Top Shelf, offers a variety of enchiladas, quesadillas and margaritas. The chain provides catering services for business meetings, family gatherings and wedding ceremonies. In addition, it offers gift cards for various occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, Mother s Day and Father s Day. The chain is a part of Consolidated Restaurant Operations, which operates more than 90 full-service facilities and over 25 franchises in nearly 10 U.S. states. El Chico Caf maintains a location in Waco, Texas.

Payment Methods

Master Card, Visa, All Major Credit Cards

Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Family Style, Mexican, Latin American

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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    Rudy G.

    Upscale Taco Bell but the food's not really that bad they do have live bands on Thursdays which is great if you go there for alcohol order A cold beer margaritas lack alcohol

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    Stacey B.

    This place, went through a time where the food and, service were horrible. One day in 2014 my husband and I decided to try it again just to see if it had improved. We are very pleased to say it is amazing now. We love to go and sit on the bar side. Drew is a great waiter that will tend to your needs everytime. The food improved 100 percent. If you haven't been in a while please consider trying them again

  • YUCK!!!!! nastiest food i have...

    YUCK!!!!! nastiest food i have ever had to eat!!! The bathrooms are totally disgusting!!!!!! my child would not even use restroom, and that is BAD because, he is 5 years old!!! Service, food all over experience was, totally NASTY!!!!!

  • Good Service But Ok Food

    Seems like the food quality has slipped a bit in the past year. Service is great though.

  • Live bands and great specials

    Every Thursday they have .99 cent kids meals, live bands from 7-10 and great drink specials.

  • Great Food!!!

    El Chico has great atmosphere and the service was excellent!!!

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