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“Modern take on Mexican ”
Review of Chico Malo

Chico Malo
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Ranked #233 of 3,463 Restaurants in Phoenix
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Description: nspired largely by Mexican street food, Chico Malo’s offerings showcase techniques and tastes from all over South America, giving diners a unique opportunity to opt for something traditional and comfortable or entirely fresh and new. An equally impressive beverage program is designed to raise spirits, and it spotlights signature mixed drinks, many of which feature tequila and mescal, and a broad range of Mexican beers and margaritas. From bold, buzzworthy plates to ice-cold beverage options, Chico Malo has everything you need to sample and sip your way south of the border.
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Description: nspired largely by Mexican street food, Chico Malo’s offerings showcase techniques and tastes from all over South America, giving diners a unique opportunity to opt for something traditional and comfortable or entirely fresh and new. An equally impressive beverage program is designed to raise spirits, and it spotlights signature mixed drinks, many of which feature tequila and mescal, and a broad range of Mexican beers and margaritas. From bold, buzzworthy plates to ice-cold beverage options, Chico Malo has everything you need to sample and sip your way south of the border.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I want sure what to expect. The restaurant is a casual ambiance, although the food is pricey. Great flavors. Had the duck tamale and papas and chorizo. Both were very good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank eljuezcubano
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Not really any traditional Mexican dishes here. Most of the food options were not appealing to me. Service was quite slow and drink prices very high for what they were.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank TheOpsDoctor
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Nice place for business professionals in the downtown area. I can see its location is close to the sport events. The service was excellent and the selection of food was great. This is a place to go!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank Doug S
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

We have eaten here for lunch and dinner many times. The best aspect of Chico Malo is that the Southwestern / Mexican style food served here is definitely not run of the mill. Many of the tasty menu items are original or unique twists on old favorites. For adventurous out-of-towners or suburbanites who are looking for something other than the standard chimichanga or taco salad, this place is definitely worth a try. The service, ambiance, portions and prices are all very agreeable for a centrally located restaurant in a major city. The indoor and outdoor seating is very pleasant (weather permitting for the outdoor seating). All of the major Downtown venues, many hotels and a Valley Metro Rail station are within walking distance. Among the items we have ordered with friends are the Shrimp Diablo Tacos and Crispy Avocado Tacos (photo attached). The food has always been flavorful and we have enjoyed every bite. Bottom line, if you are looking for something tasty and different, add this place to your list.

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Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank IllyCoffeeDrinkers
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Nice place for a business dinner near the convention center. Service was fast and friendly and the food was good, very nice contemporary take on Mexican dishes.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank K6820DCjoel
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