El Paso >Food & Dining > Chico's Tacos
5305 Montana Ave, El Paso, TX | Directions 7990331.783945 -106.426171
Chico's was an experience I won't forget! – I loves me some good ol' cheap mexican food. So when I was on a road trip to Austin I stopped by Chico's for quick bite.
Well, the place was filthy. The staff was rude and bascially threw the food at you. The tacos were pretty greasy but what do you expect. I mananged to finish them off and got back into my car and drove off.
I was just outside of town when I thought I was going to die. I pulled into a gas station and ran to the rest room where I spent the next hour throwing up and crapping. Luckily the attendent of the gas station heard my cries for help and called 911.
When the paramedics arrived and put me on the strecher one of them noticed the Chico's soda cup I was drinking water from. He yelled to his partner "HEY LANORE, we got another Chico's victim". They rushed me to the nearest hospital where I ended up staying for 5 days. I was so weak when I was released from the hospital, my cousin from Austin had to fly to El Paso and drive me back to Los Angeles.
I don't think I'll be back to Chico's anytime soon.
They hate gay people – They ejected gay people from their restaurant because of an affectionate kiss between two of them. They called the gay guys "faggots." The business owners won't apologize for the thugs that they contracted to be security guards. Go elsewhere until they change their policy.
nonstraight people not welcome – you can not say the g or h word on this site it says its inappropriate language this post is not here for debate just wanted to warn nonstraight people what you could be in for
By Andrew Kreighbaum and Darren Meritz / El Paso Times
EL PASO -- Two men men kissed at a Chico's Tacos restaurant, prompting guards to eject them and a police officer to endorse their ouster.
Civil-rights lawyers say the security staff was out of line. Police, though, contend that a business such as a restaurant can refuse service to anybody, any time.
In all, five men were ordered to leave the restaurant. They say they were forced out by homophobic guards.
"It was a simple kiss on the lips," said Carlos Diaz de Leon, a non straight man who was part of the group.
De Leon said the officer told the group it was illegal for two men or two women to kiss in public. The five men, he said, were told they could be cited for nonstraight conduct -- a law the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional in 2003 in Lawrence v. Texas.
Discriminatory Place. Boycott it!! – A gay couple was kicked out of the restaurant because they kissed. How backwards is this place?
All GLBT, family and friends of GLBT, should boycott this place.
homosexuals not allowed – so is it true chicos no longer allows gay people in their rest. is it the rest or is it the security i guess we will soon find out. this just puts a damper on my life because i always loved chicos but if im not allowed there i need to know
Made Taco Bell Look Sophisticated – I will start off by saying that I am originally from Houston and used to Tex-Mex (what the rest of the U.S. calls Mexican Food). I have lived in El Paso for about a year and have adjusted to what is truly authentic Mexican food. I had the "special" experience of eating at Chico's Tacos and I will never eat there again. Their "hand rolled tacos" are what would be considered taquitos in Tex-Mex cuisine. The beef in them was dry with no flavor and they were covered in a watery taco sauce topped with cheese that was compliments of the U.S. government. The upside is that you can feed a family of 8 for $20. If you are under the influence of something you have been smoking or have been drinking heavily this might be a good late night stop. Otherwise I recommend that you steer clear of Chico's Tacos.
YUMM – OMG!! IM FROM LAS VEGAS ND I WENT TO EL PASO FOR MY UNCLES FUNERAL ND MY MOM KEPT TELLING HOW SHE REMEMBERS CHICO TACOS USED TO BE LIKE .39 CENTS A BOAT SO I TRIED IT AND FELL IN LOVE PLEASE BUILD ONE HERE THE BUISNESS WILL FOR SURE GROW HERE!!
Still On My Mind – I was passing through El Paso on a road trip through the Southwest and saw Chico's Tacos and stopped in for a late night snack. There was a full house and a long line to boot and it was almost midnight so I knew this had to be something good. Oh how was I correct! The crispy rolled beef tacos were so good I literally went back in line again after finishing my first order for seconds! It has been a month since my road trip and this meal is the one that still lingers in my memory. The combination of those tacos, the sauce, the cheese and the green chile sauce on top is overwhelmingly good.
CHICOS TACOS – I totally agree that Chicos should come to Austin (Houston, Dallas, San Antonio etc.....) and reign supremacy. You could make up a small community with all the people that have moved to Austin from El Paso and I for one would love for Chicos to come to Central Texas. I only wish that there was a petition I could sign for them to open a franchise here. I would be there everyday, I love that place so much! it's good, it's affordable and it's fun. CHICOS OWNERS IF YOU READ THIS, PLEASE COME TO AUSTIN- WE WILL WELCOME YOU WITH OPEN ARMS!!!!!
A LAW SUITE ??? – Chico's, El Paso is suing Chuco's Austin for attempting to copy and satisfy the numerous El Paso trasn-plants to the Austin area. Obviously the Chico?s folk have not had a Chuco?s ? ok, so it?s rolled but that?s where the similarity ends.
Why a LAW SUIT? If Chico?s is serious why don?t they just come to Austin (San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and anywhere else El Paso born and bread folk are now living) and give these guys a run for supremacy!
How about a franchise - I'll buy 2.
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