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El Chico Mexican Food Restaurant

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Neighbourhood:
The Marina
Mexican, Southwestern
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Jbr Al Sufouh Rd | Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 423 3828
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Today
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Chester, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was very good & attentive. Food was probably better than your average TexMex place. Beef brisket burrito and ( not on main menu), vegetarian burrito were both good, no complaints at all. Pricey though, but that's the thing with Dubai..., it's all dear!!

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Thank bertiet_11
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

-Bcos PPL Opinion Matter- I just came from this restaurant, we ordered shrimps fajitas and chicken casadeias. I felt the food is very oily and the shrimps are very commercially frozen from cans or something! Even the bread is the same. The problem is if the prices of the meals are cheap or below average, then I would understand. But... More 

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Thank Oubada J
Dubai
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrible experience last week. Food was really bad. Guacamole was tasteless and the main dishes bad quality. Beef with a lot of fat. Fajitas were not good at all.

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Thank Alimuca
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was okay, but nothing special. We had different things like an enchilada, a burrito, a taco, chili con carne. It was getting cold very fast and not a special taste...no salad or something fresh. Just okay

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Thank Kitty W
Abuja, Abuja Capital Territory, Nigeria
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had new year brunch @ El Chico food is very delicious with beautiful Mexican ambiance however decided to sit outdoor since the whether is mild and to get maximum attraction of JBR walk.Love Avocado salad with live action!

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Singapore, Singapore
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415 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

the restaurant is located at jbr on the walk. the food was excellent. especially the stir fry was excellent. nachos was very fine . tacos was excellent. service is really nice.

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Thank nirajsomaiya
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Our favoite TexMex (all the way from its original in Dallas, Texas) in Dubai. We always order the quesadillas, big burrito and chimichanga with a couple of Mexican Flag drinks and the guacamole made tableside. Yummm!

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Thank r0ckd0c
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great Mexican food restaurant very good atmosphere nice setting beautiful decorations very tasty food with an excellent service

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Thank Fasaxe
Hamburg, Germany
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We visited this restaurant at National-Day and as expected every place around JBR was crowded. But I would have expected that the restaurant would at least increase its staff for the evening as National-Day is a day where a lot of customers can be expected. We had to wait more than 45 minutes for our 2 Burger and 1 Enchilada... More 

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Thank TravellerMehl
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Inside the restaurant you have a nice decor of mexican style. Starters are good but main course needs slight improvement in taste and quantity. View from this hotel is good

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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?

Staying in The Marina

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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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