El Chico Cafe

★★★★★
  • 928 Rivergate Pkwy

    Goodlettsville, TN 37072

    Map & Directions
  • 615-859-1112

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Dropped in to El Chico last night. As usual everything was delicious. Our server, Julia, was really sweet and gave us just the right amount of attention. My son is kind of picky, so he always orders something a little different than the

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Dropped in to El Chico last night. As usual everything was delicious. Our server, Julia, was really sweet and gave us just the right amount of attention. My son is kind of picky, so he always orders something a little different than the

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This had to be the worst food I've ever eaten. I eat mexican at least once a week and sometimes even 3 or 4 times a week. My "Fajita Chimichanga" was awful! There wasn't a "fajita" aspect to it and it tasted like they bought it out of the

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This had to be the worst food I've ever eaten. I eat mexican at least once a week and sometimes even 3 or 4 times a week. My "Fajita Chimichanga" was awful! There wasn't a "fajita" aspect to it and it tasted like they bought it out of the

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First thing thru the door and a sour stench hit us in the face. Not sure what it was but it didnt get any better in the bathroom either. The mens bathroom smelled like a nasty nursing home. The urine smell was horrible. My 12 year old

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First thing thru the door and a sour stench hit us in the face. Not sure what it was but it didnt get any better in the bathroom either. The mens bathroom smelled like a nasty nursing home. The urine smell was horrible. My 12 year old

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It was Cinco de Mayo so is was busy. The service was O.K., not great.

The food was also O.K., tasty, plentiful. The tortilla chip were kind of greasy and the salsa was really not good.

The margaritas were weak at best.

I probably would

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It was Cinco de Mayo so is was busy. The service was O.K., not great.

The food was also O.K., tasty, plentiful. The tortilla chip were kind of greasy and the salsa was really not good.

The margaritas were weak at best.

I probably would

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James Westborn's Review:
My family and I just bought a place in Cross Plains, Tenn. We are 30 miles North of this resturant. Coming from Southern California, we have had authentic Mexican food and some of the best is in Ca. My wife first visited this place and said I should try it, so we went. It was OK. Nothing to jump up and down about. Every Mexican place in Tenn. seems to have salsa out of a can. Ask your mexican cooks to make their own. Most will far out-do the canned stuff. The decor on this place was better than most places, so that was nice. Most Tenn. Mex places just have arches painted on the glass windows, as if that makes it offically Latino or something.
I have decided to check restrooms in all the resturants I go to. These were far above board. Clean throughout. On the way back to my table I noticed two tables that still had all the debris and dishes on them. They are a little slow cleaning the tables.
I had shrimp tacos and they were only fair...old shrimp.
My daughter had steak tacos and her's were good.
I also had a three tamale dish, with some sauce that tasted like it was out of a can.

My wife likes it but I guess I'm just spoiled from the real thing in Ca.
It is refreshing to NOW live in a state (TENN.) that is balanced and that far out weighs the fact, that the Mexican food here is average.

El Chico's is average.
The waiter was great!

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James Westborn's Review:
My family and I just bought a place in Cross Plains, Tenn. We are 30 miles North of this resturant. Coming from Southern California, we have had authentic Mexican food and some of the best is in Ca. My wife first visited this place and said I should try it, so we went. It was OK. Nothing to jump up and down about. Every Mexican place in Tenn. seems to have salsa out of a can. Ask your mexican cooks to make their own. Most will far out-do the canned stuff. The decor on this place was better than most places, so that was nice. Most Tenn. Mex places just have arches painted on the glass windows, as if that makes it offically Latino or something.
I have decided to check restrooms in all the resturants I go to. These were far above board. Clean throughout. On the way back to my table I noticed two tables that still had all the debris and dishes on them. They are a little slow cleaning the tables.
I had shrimp tacos and they were only fair...old shrimp.
My daughter had steak tacos and her's were good.
I also had a three tamale dish, with some sauce that tasted like it was out of a can.

My wife likes it but I guess I'm just spoiled from the real thing in Ca.
It is refreshing to NOW live in a state (TENN.) that is balanced and that far out weighs the fact, that the Mexican food here is average.

El Chico's is average.
The waiter was great!

Pros: Decor, restrooms, waiters

Cons: Salsa, sauces, and shrimp

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El Chico is a great Mexican restaurant. They have a large variety of items and everything I have had was good. The staff is very friendly and the restaurant is clean. I would recommend El Chico.

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El Chico is a great Mexican restaurant. They have a large variety of items and everything I have had was good. The staff is very friendly and the restaurant is clean. I would recommend El Chico.

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This has got to be the worst place I have eaten out in, in all of Nashville. McDonalds would have been better! The drinks were supossed to be 2 for 1 on the Margarita's, but the waitress failed to tell us that, so we ordered high priced drinks that tasted slightly better than fruit juice, NO alcohol in them. Then when we did order the margarita's, she told us they were $4.09 for 2, the bill came, they were $5.29, she said I forgot to tell you there was an extra charge for a flavored one, are you kidding me? The food was warm at best, small quantities, had to keep asking for everything, the waitress was like having a 5 year old serve you. El Chico's should be called El Cheapo's..if you want good Mexican food, at a terrific price, try Cinco De Mayo, even the service there was incredible! El Chico's I am sorry to say stinks. I wouldn't eat there if it was the last place on Earth!

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This has got to be the worst place I have eaten out in, in all of Nashville. McDonalds would have been better! The drinks were supossed to be 2 for 1 on the Margarita's, but the waitress failed to tell us that, so we ordered high priced drinks that tasted slightly better than fruit juice, NO alcohol in them. Then when we did order the margarita's, she told us they were $4.09 for 2, the bill came, they were $5.29, she said I forgot to tell you there was an extra charge for a flavored one, are you kidding me? The food was warm at best, small quantities, had to keep asking for everything, the waitress was like having a 5 year old serve you. El Chico's should be called El Cheapo's..if you want good Mexican food, at a terrific price, try Cinco De Mayo, even the service there was incredible! El Chico's I am sorry to say stinks. I wouldn't eat there if it was the last place on Earth!

Pros: The parking lot was roomy!

Cons: Everything from the service, to the quantity of food, to the atmosphere!

 

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