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El Chico Mexican Food Restaurant

££ - £££
The Marina
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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Jbr Al Sufouh Rd | Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 423 3828
11:00 - 01:00
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Manama, Bahrain
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165 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I haven't as yet found anything approaching a real Mexican restaurant in the Gulf and El Chico is no exception here in Dubai. Let's start out with the good points in relation to the food. Fresh guacamole prepared in from of you is fine. (However, the nacho chips are not right. They more have the consistency of potato chips. The... More 

Thank RichardThomas2001
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I actually liked the food. The closest you can get to the real thing. They actually make their own tortilla chips ! The flavors etc were just like proper Mexican food .. all of this far away from Mexico . I recommend it

Thank Marco B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has been our first time there- discovered through entertainer. Very pleasant decor indeed. I have had grande chicken burrito with spicy corn ( diablo as they call it) and and it was a huge portion so I took some home too. It wasn't very spicy to my taste ( and I like spicy) but in opinion one of the... More 

Thank Sabina S
Nice, France
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place, ambience & location are nice. There is a lot of vegetarian options & the better part is that the staff understands bit. There being a fewer nice Mexican restaurants this one must be tried in Dubai.

Thank bharat825
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is pleasant, possibly my favourite during our stay. Our food had flavour and was well cooked. Drinks seem to be pre mixed and were disappointing. Tje services was appalling and the staff were not paying attention, I had to get up and go to waitress to order more drinks and even ask for the bill. The restaurant... More 

Thank Chorwar H
London, United Kingdom
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315 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We throughly enjoyed our dinner here. The host was polite and friendly. The waitress was friendly and polite. The food was good and good portions. Great mocktails.

Thank Connecttraveller
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their avocado salad was great, I've never liked the salad like the one in El Chico, what's the secret, I don't know. The nachos and sauce was great, really tasty, my main dish chicken with rice and beans took time to prepare, it was 50/50 maybe because I had eaten the salad and nachos. In general i feel their food... More 

Thank IsmailMSaeed
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250 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well there were very less options for vegetarian, chef suggested us two options, both were good, also the chips were great. Enough serving per meal

Thank prakh852
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Went here on our first night on a recommendation from a local person. The welcome was nice similar to the other restaurants along the strip and food of a similar price maybe a bit higher. Fajita for one will set you back UED79 plus 11 or so per different meat you add. Starters are about UED 35. The starters are... More 

Thank Chops2409
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Went with some friends as we were visiting Dubai from Abu Dhabi for the day and we were actually really in the mood for Mexican food and we found El Chico as we were walking around JBR. We placed an order for the Guacamole that they make in front of you, to only be told 10 minutes later that the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jbr Al Sufouh Rd | Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
  • Neighbourhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: +971 4 423 3828

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

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The Marina
It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago there was no marina. Opened in 2003, the man-made marina runs along a 3km stretch of shoreline. A heady mix of luxurious hotels, apartment buildings, and cafes, the marina hosts regular community events and markets, and is a wonderful place to while away an afternoon or evening. Spectacular at night when the skyscrapers glisten, here you can enjoy dinner on the beach next to the sea, or visit a high-rise bar in a hotel for a magnificent view across the Gulf and the man-made Palm Island, with the world-famous Atlantis Hotel at its end. The Walk at Jumeirah beach Residences is a pedestrianized stretch leading to a new development: The Beach. It’s one of the few places where Gulf nationals mix with tourists and Western ex-pats. It’s a popular place to show off your supercar for an evening, so watch out for Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris in abundance.
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