Don Chente Bar & Grill

3.3
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
14 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Mexican
Welcome to Don Chente Bar & Grill in Pico Rivera, CA.

Bringing you traditional Mexican dishes with a modern twist.
*NOW SERVING* BRUNCHERIA MEXICANA - SUNDAYS - 9AM - 2PM

IG: @donchentepico

What 14 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.3based on all time ratings
3.2
Food
3.4
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
63% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
EM
vipEvaM
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I love to try the different items they have. Everything is backed with wonderful flavor. The salsa was the first thing I noticed that was very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Horrible food drinks noisy all bad

EM
vipEvaM
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is outstanding. The lunch time menu is a great deal.

EM
vipEvaM
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The music was very very loud. It hurt my ears. The food was very good.

JA
JerryA
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

I eat out a lot. This was by far one of the worst Mexican restaurant that I have been to in a very long time. The food borders on mediocre and the only redeeming quality was the entertainment. The aesthetic beauty is only there to hide how bad the food Is. I can’t believe that you could not find a cook that could bring an upscale flair to Mexican food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Not much on the menu. It was not bad but not great.

C
Cristal
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great! However the ac was not working and it was extremely hot inside.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall service and food was great!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

I made a reservation via Open Table for a party of 10 at least two weeks before Mother’s Day. When we arrived I was told there was no reservation on record. When I showed them the reservation on my phone, I was told the manager had decided NOT TO HONOR ANY RESERVATIONS because it was Mother’s Day. Just like that. The weirdest part is the restaurant was half empty, so I have no idea why they wouldn’t honor it. It took about 15 minutes for them to set up our table, and they seated us as walk-ins. Food was okay, my cocktail (the Diabla margarita) was fabulous. Our server seemed overwhelmed but seemed to be trying, at least. Overall, this place has some bumps to work through.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

They just opened. They are short staffed and need to get up to speed with thier operation. We went the have a pre mother's day dinner on a Friday night and had reservations at 6:45pm. We didn't get approached by a server at our table until 25 minutes passed while sitting st our table. I had to speak to 3 different servers/ assistant managers to get attention. The food was okay. The drinks were good. The rice on my wifes plate tasted horrible. They brought a side dish of rice after we mentioned the issue and it tasted the same. Must have been a bad batch. We'll give this place a 2nd chance after a couple of month and hopefully our 2nd visit is different.

R
Rosie
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

First of the place is small. Limited seating
We made reservations and had no tables available even though we specified NO HIGH tables we had to wait for regular table. The service was super slow
Drinks are terrible. Food was fast but COLD. Ordered a chicken fajita and it was terrible cold and no flavor. Overpriced for NON quality food. Also Don chente is s Mexican restaurant play Mexican music. Overall I will NOT b visiting Don Chente Pico Rivera again.

CC
ChristinaC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

Very disappointed with the food and the price we paid. Besides that we waited more more then 40mins for our food maybe 1hr and the place was empty so it wasn't because it was crowded. Food was HORRIBLE not worth the price. Will not return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

The place was having a soft open, so full menu wasn’t available. Waitress wasn’t attentive, every time we wanted something we had to flag her down if she was in the area.

L
vipLovedalrae
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

Unfortunately, this place did not meet my expectations. While the ambiance is great, everything else fell short. It took at least 20-25/30 minutes just to get drinks from a bar that was not even busy. The food took nearly an hour to come out and when it did, it was just ok. The food is more Mexican fusion than your traditional Mexican food which would normally be ok if one, it was delicious and two, if Pico Rivera was the place to present that type of food, but it’s not.
I feel that this place has failed to understand their demographic and will likely be out of business quicker than they started if they don’t make some serious adjustments.