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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Carne Asada Fries
steak + frite street fries + cheese fondue + menonita + guacamole + sunny side up eggs
Award Winning! Niman ranch pork shank + tomatillo + blistered chile + blue corn tortilla
wild caught mexican white shrimp + heirloom potato + charred lime + aguachile
The food, vibe and service were all A1!
Great for date night! Hummus was so tasty, elote had a good spice to them
The overall taste of the food was great. The only problem was the chimichanga tortilla was so hard it was impossible to cut, so I just ate the meat, which was delicious. Our server Jarrod was super friendly and great with tequila suggestions. The music was quite loud but overall we enjoyed our experience.
Food was excellent. Got the queso fundido and shrimp ceviche to start and then split the bone in rib eye. Drinks were also very good and our waitress was great. Would recommend for a special occasion or date night
We thought the food was really good, however, was not very hot. We felt it had sat for a while before being served at our table.
Great food - pork was amazing. Gf had chicken - was outstanding. Thank you
Found this restaurant on open table when looking for a great place to eat lunch after my sisters graduation from GCU. We came from Los Angeles and wanted to celebrate at a great place to eat. This place delivered great experience and delicious food for my entire family. They even did a special treat for the graduate which was much appreciated. Chico Malo’s unique taste on food is exceptionally done. My favorite drink (non-alcoholic) was the horchata with cold brew coffee. The birria tacos are a must have as well as the papa dorada tacos and pork beans. They use authentic ingredients and have hand made tortillas which is a must have. The churro desert was made to order and was a perfect desert to compliment the great food. If you are in town anywhere near Phoenix I would strongly recommend this place.
Awesome food and great overall dining experience.
Waiters dropped off drinks without mentioning which is which, they'd drop off drinks and not even mention it (took my friend 5 mins to even realized her drink was at the table since her back was turned when they came). Lastly, it took forever to have someone check in on us at the end of the meal, we ended up going to the host stand to ask them to get our waiter to the table so we could pay.
Great food. Good atmosphere.
The food was rather really tasty with a nice ambiance. Although a little bit overpriced.
We arrived for an early dinner and the restaurant had very few customers. The server was very friendly, but he didn't come around often enough. The food was good, but overpriced for the taste. The food took way too long. We actually thought maybe the waiter forgot to enter our order. The drinks were all very good though.
Simply fabulous! Great food! Great care! Great ambience! Went twice on my four day trip. Something I don’t always do when on travel. Customer service was superb and I felt like a King!
Amazing food and amazing wait staff. It’s a little loud but honestly after a few minutes we didn’t care. At least it was good music!
Food was good. Seriously overpriced,but super tasty. I like that they don’t force rice and beans down your throat, but prices should reflect. And if I’m paying for ambiance, it sucked. Perfect for strip club, but too loud and obnoxious for dining and chatting. First time I’ve ever left a Mexican food restaurant with a $150 tab for 4. Will probably only fo back for more upgraded comedy show tickets.
Love the décor and atmosphere. Service and food was excellent. Noise level is moderate.
The "award winning" Chilaquiles came out looking like it had been sitting in the kitchen for some time. The pork was dry. Eggs overcooked. Horrible dish.
The Relleno was drenched in a rich cheese sauce. It was not good. Margaritas were weak.
On a positive note, the appetizer Blue Crab tostada was very good as was service overall. Also, nice atmosphere.
I had an amazing experience! The staff is very friendly and attentive! I’ve been here twice and will return again!
Girls night out.
Went for a dinner before a comedy show. Our server was awesome. Food was delicious and was an overall great dining experience
Excellent service! Awesome ambiance! Manager came by to great us and made sure our experience was to our pleasure and it was. Try the cauliflower steak and the TRIO Salsas.
The service was ok it took long time for our server to get back to us
The duck was really good. Out of other options like prom verde and blue crab d/t multiple events over the weekend. Had to wait over an hour from order of food to delivery on table. Experience was ok.
Food was terrible
Fast good service and fabulous food!
Teddy the owner was amazing, he has a wonderful restaurant. It's well priced and the food was amazing
Server was kinda rude when we made a special request for a dinner order due to a food allergy
Went to brunch with my friends for my birthday! Had an awesome time the food was so so good and bottomless mimosas/margaritas/ draft beer was such a good deal!
First time at Chico Malo. Was a great surprise to have such a good meal and great drinks. Pork Verde did not disappoint, or the margaritas. Chips and salsa was excellent, too.
Food and drinks were very good. Glad we sat outdoors as the music is very loud. Our server Nate was the best!!!!
The food is always good and we enjoy the ambiance. We always sit at a high top near the bar and Justin takes care of us very well!! We eat here every time we come to Phoenix.
Got to chat with the folks at the next table. Her birthday was quickly acknowledged by the team at CM. Great celebration!
Friendly service from host to waitress. Food was authentic and very tasty
Food was great, drinks were okay, service was excellent. Noise level (i.e., pounding music) made it difficult to have a conversation.
Birthday. Great tune.
It was overall great. I did have what appeared to be a homeless person at the door inside the restaurant who was asking me if I smoked cigars or pot. I first thought it was a staff member but on second look I saw it was a homeless person. Not sure what your security standards are but they should be top notch especially in downtown Phoenix. Thanks
Incredible food with unmatched service. They treated us like royalty and served food befitting a pre Colombian god
We really enjoyed this place! We went out for a friends birthday dinner and the staff was so friendly and not to mention went above and beyond to make it known that a birthday was being celebrated. The food and drinks were also very good. I will be visiting the restaurant soon again and I will highly recommend it to others as well. Thank you!!
Sunday brunch was excellent with a DJ who was playing a good mix of music but not so loud that you couldn't have a conversation. The service was great. I would definitely go back again.
Always a great experience! Everything on the menu is delicious!
Highly recommended restaurant. The meal was very good. The service was Ok at best but, this was a middle of the week reservation during the summer so, not a deal breaker for us to return next time in Phoenix. The tequila menu is top notch.
Chico Malo does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Chico Malo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 603-9363.
Chico Malo is rated 4.5 stars by 770 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.