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Upscale and authentic, but reasonable price-- must try!!!
The potato tacos were amazing with and even better mango margarita to top it off.
Truly the most outstanding Mexican food we have ever tasted. The cocktails (Marguerita's) were outstanding and an excellent wine selection. (Quilt)
We had a great meal at Chico Malo. I would definitely eat here again, and the service and value was spot on.
Poor service, expensive food that did not impress at all. Chips and salsa were good, the end.
There were six of us and we all had a great time. Food was excellent and so was the service.
I found out n OpenTable as it was near our hotel and we don’t ha e too many Latin / Mexican restaurants where I live.
Wonderful homemade salsas and chimichanga. Coworkers had the Pork Verde and were amazed by it as well.
Incredible food! Authentic Mexican preparation—not the Tex-Mex style Arizonans are used to. Beautiful presentation and attentive service.
Margaritas are phenomenal
Hector our server was awesome. He explained the menu the first time and answered more question with a smile. The meal tasted freshly prepared from scratch.
Thek food is so interesting and delicious. Great choices for vegetarians too. Our server was outstanding and I am sorry I didn’t remember his name to acknowledge him. We were a large group on a busy night and everything was excellent. Thank you—
Great margaritas, awesome guacamole and salsa and hummus trio, loved the duck tamale and duck breast that came with homemade corn tortillas in a little drawer. Amazing.
Lots of times available on Open Table which was awesome. Employees were friendly and the food looked and tasted wonderful. Will surely be back.
The menu, atmosphere and service at was pretty good, but the food quality did not match the price. I had the $26 carne asada and it was average at best with very small sides.
Food was Amazing - great Patio!!! We shall be back!!
Great ambiance. Lovely cocktails. Service was slow. Food smelled better than it tasted. Would go back again maybe just for cocktails.
Stopped in after working downtown. This place is amazing! The food was fanominal. If you ever downtown and are looking for great Mexican food, please check this place out.
Great ambience and had an excellent server! Would definitely go back.
We give 3.5 stars. Food was fantastic!!!! The service was slow and incomplete. We went with kids and they loved the food. But if you have picky kids (and we do) you may have trouble finding them something to eat.
I was pleasantly surprised. The food as well as the service was outstanding! We had the pork verde and Duck entrees and would definitely recommend them. We will be back.
Service was okay. Some food items were great, others mediocre. I’m not a drinker. One drink is enough for me but the drinks had so much ice and no liquor it was like drinking water.
Hi Corky! Thank you for visiting Chico Malo. In regards to your cocktail - our bar staff uses jiggers on every drink. This ensures recipe consistency and makes every glass truly balanced. All of our beverages have a minimum of 2oz of liquor in them. We use fresh cordials and juices to pair with the base spirit. Our ethos is a great cocktail should never just taste like alcohol - unless served neat. Please reach out the next time you are in so we can find you menu items that check every box.
Came here for dinner with our family and had a decent dinner. Drinks took about 20 minutes to get to the table after ordering. Mean while we got our appetizers and finished them before getting our cocktails. Normally they should arrive before your food or worst case while your enjoying your apps. Our server was absolutely a sweetheart and if anything she made up for the slow service of the bartenders who took forever to get drinks lit even though they had about 6 of them working.
Pork verde the award winning dish had so many bones it was not enjoyable. Every bite I was pulling a bone out of my mouth. Short ribs were tasty. Duck had a great presentation and tasted great.
Overall bar needs help with getting drinks out. Pork verde needs a better quality of meat instead of bones in every bite.
Thank you for taking the time visit Chico Malo. We are thrilled you enjoyed your server that evening. We want to emphasize great hospitality - and it sounds like she did a great job with your table. I am disheartened by the slow service of your cocktails. It's inexcusable that you beverages reached your table after your entrees. We are looking at ways to prevent this in the future. In regards to the Pork Verde, we use Niman Ranch which is considered the top in its class. Thor Nguyen GM
First visit great menu and service. delicious food. will definitely be back
The wait staff roles didn’t seem clearly defined; or we fell into a gap in coverage. But it all got straightened out and the food was delicious - guacamole, halibut, short ribs - and the ambiance lively.
Very unique flavors! If you’re going expecting typical Mexican or Sonoran food you will be disappointed. This is more Latin. Very delicious and interesting. Great service. A bit load but it’s a cavernous space. Fun location.
Hi Pshnyc601! Thanks for the review. Noticed you gave a 1 in the ambiance - was this specifically bc of the noise level? Would appreciate the feedback as we always strive to create a great exeperience top to bottom. Thanks Thor Nguyen General Manager
We went there for lunch before an afternoon concert and really enjoyed it.
The food is amazing. They work great with allergy issues. WhT an amazing ataff
Fresh, well prepared with a good spice level. Authentic but unique.
Visiting from FL, my husband and I wanted something close to the hotel with good ambiance and western/Mexican flavor.
Waitress was very good until I had to wait for 20 mins for the check.
Some of the best posole I've ever had--and the portion is perfect before going to an event. My companion had a salad with shrimp that he said was really good. Servers are friendly and efficient. I've only ever eaten on the patio, which is very quiet. The margaritas are also really good.
Food was good and drinks innovative. Outdoor seating is pleasurable. Waiter started out friendly but became upset when we asked for separate checks. It only took a literal 10 seconds to generate so not sure why the attitude was necessary.
excellent food and excellent service. i enjoyed the drink menu as well!
Very good food, innovative presentations of various entrees. Service was fast and courteous.
A fantastic drink and food menu with great quality. Service is solid and the prices range from 15-25 a plate, so you can budget appropriately. The kitchen was having a bit of a rough night and behind a 10 minutes or so, but nothing that another round couldn't assuage. Whatever the mezcal and hibiscus drink was needs to be ordered by everyone walking into this restaurant.
The food and drinks were outstanding. The service was horrible. It took them forever to bring us our drinks. My son ordered coffee. He had to get up and walk to the bar to ask for cream. We would order drinks and we could see that they were just sitting on the bar. Just know if you go there you will have to wait for drinks. It’s the second time I’ve been there and it was the same.
The food service was slow. There were hardly any people in the restaurant. Usually brunch service is fast.
Good drinks. Good food. Nice place. Bartender/waiter was exceptional.