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“Do not visit this place”
Review of Chi-Chi's Tex-Mex

Chi-Chi's Tex-Mex
Ranked #2,800 of 3,550 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Do not visit this place”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Nothing good to say about Chi-Chi's. Food poor and service was terrible you have been warned under no circumstance even consider visiting this place.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Dave M
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mariesopepe, Chi-Chi's at Chi-Chi's Tex-Mex, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
We are sorry for your bad experience at Chi-Chi's. We take into account your comments and we hope to do better the next time you visit.
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Brussels, Belgium
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Certainly good for a quick lunch (3,5*)”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Hey,

We hopped in at Chi Chi's. Honestly: don't understand all those negative critics. Ok: don't expect the most flashy place in town and don't expect the most innovative kitchen. But what you pay is what you get, and honestly ... Things really could be worse! (Ok, saw somewhere a remark of the use of 'cans', but if you see what the prices are ... They have to pay the rent, the staff, ...).

Prices are ok, service is maybe (a bit) slow when ordering, but certainly not that bad ... . We ordered a burritos and fajita's and it was good. Nothing more, nothing less. Coffee could be a bit better, but didn't complain about it neither.

Price-quality: an 'ok' thing. Bill correct. Service correct. So ...

Maybe not the best place in town, but certainly nothing to avoid. (To tourist traveller's in Brussels: believe me ... Things in this area can be worse. ... But also: don't expect 'high cuisine'.)

Only thing that didn't please me: guy trying to sell some stuff at the table.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Kris V
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“If only I had access to Tripadvisor when I had the urge for Tex-Mex”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We just hit Brussels and had no phone service. We were looking for the Hard Rock Cafe and walked past Chi Chi's Tex Mex. We are from San Antonio, and living in Germany for a year now we were naturally drawn in to a familiar place. Well that is where the romance ended. The girl at the register was really very pre-occupied with her personal life - phone and male employees. I ordered a frozen Chi Chi's margarita and what I got was a glass of dish water with strawberry seeds from an unclean blender and a short straw floating about in it like an abandoned swimming pool. Nothing frozen about it. I did taste it and I am sure I could reproduce the flavor with a lime and water. The food was an improvement to the bar, but not by much. The plate I ordered was supposed to come with a grilled chicken breast, but for some reason they sliced it in half after cooking and only served a "portion" of chicken. Just avoid this place and you will be happier. I did end up spending some quality time in the bathroom at the hotel after this meal.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank 555Kittie
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mariesopepe, Chi-Chi's at Chi-Chi's Tex-Mex, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
We are sorry for your bad experience at Chi-Chi's. We take into account your comments and we hope to do better the next time you visit.
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Brussels, Belgium
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“disgusting!”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We took the lunch buffet for 12.5euros and it wasn't worth even 1.25euro. Almost cold (it was 12.30!) and totally tasteless.
The place looks old and worn out, cleanest spot in the house were the toilets.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Eddy C
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mariesopepe, Chi-Chi's at Chi-Chi's Tex-Mex, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
We are sorry for your bad experience at Chi-Chi's. We take into account your comments and we hope to do better the next time you visit.
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London
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Poor service and average (at best) food”
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Only went here as intended restaurant was closed (is that a Wednesday night thing in Brussels??). Slow service, dirty bathrooms, average food when it finally arrived. Avoid.

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1 Thank dwinterbottom
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mariesopepe, Chi-Chi's at Chi-Chi's Tex-Mex, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
We are sorry for your bad experience at Chi-Chi's. We take into account your comments and we hope to do better the next time you visit.
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This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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