• Closed:
    06:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ADT)
  • Cuisine


  • Features

    Takeout , Delivery

Google Reviews

Aislinn M

I went to El Chino for my sisters Bachelorette party. We wanted a mixology themed event and K and her team really delivered. They organized a super fun, informative & delicious evening. They were incredibly friendly and helped us through all the steps of crafting our own cocktails. They went above and beyond by decorating the space and crafting personalized cocktails. We also tried some of their snacks which were very tasty and generous. Can?t recommend them enough! Perfect space for a small event or just an evening out with loved ones!

Anoosha S

The atmosphere was really cool I really enjoyed the art and setup. Food was good really enjoyed the dumplings and the general tao wings. We had a few other items which were fine but those two were the stand out. Drinks were great i really enjoyed several of their margaritas. Will definitely go again! Ive added a picture of the pork belly bao which was not bad!

Adam Nelson

Excellent food, excellent service and the best selection of tequilas in hrm. We surprised then with a table of ten and they were happy to accommodate us! I will be back!

Josh Jackson

An excellent dine-in experience with great food and drinks. The tacos were so generously filled we could barely get our tortillas around them. Our spicy margaritas were excellent and my wife had a tequila sour that she enjoyed very much

Rina Rhea

The food lacks the hype of what everyone raves about. The hand made taco shells which are hand rolled are much to be appreciated. We tried 2 orders of each taco, general tao chicken wings, vegetarian patties and an assortment of drinks. The drinks were well made, great mix of tastes. The tacos are basic, nothing they truly add in it that makes it theirs that others can't replicate. My friends say the vegetarian patty was great. We didn't finish the wings, I didn't mind them, other people say there's too much of an aftertaste, most likely from hoisin sauce.

Thomas Luscombe

Really enjoyed my first experience here at El Chino. A friend recommended it because of the tacos and we were excited to try it. We had the pork dumplings, General Tao chicken wings, and the pork tacos. Everything was delicious. The standout item was definitely the tacos. They were jam packed and very authentic Mexican tasting. It?s definitely a little bit pricey for what you get, which is the only reason I didn?t give it a full 5 stars. However, they do call them self a snack bar so it?s not exactly a dinner destination so I may do it right next time and just pop in here when I crave a little snack rather than a full meal.

Sifat Jamal Jisan

The owner was vibrant and welcoming, the mouth watering pork belly bao has been on my mind ever since, and I've told countless friends about the dangerously yummy green tea collins. Not to mention the Latin music had me dancing in my seat. I love this unique addition to the Halifax restaurant scene and I can't wait to come back.


Someone recommended this place to my friend, I thought it?s a very interesting combination between Mexican food and Chinese food, it turns out to be very well, the fish taco taste great, best this is that all sauces are house made so it?s not as salty as I thought it would be. Pork belly Bao is a very traditional Chinese dish but it taste a lot different with the house sauce and some cucumber as refreshment. Fish balls are very fresh and almost crispy too! Highly recommend! Last but not least, the server is very nice and friendly, if you want to chat with someone, definitely try to talk to them! Btw, each dish is about 2 pieces, good to share with a bestie or your loving one!

More Google Reviews

Explore our exotic mexican food near the center of Halifax. We've been offering great tacos for years and our customers keep coming back for more. Locate our house specialties once and you'll be back. That's El Chino Snack Bar at (902) 423-2524. We'll be waiting for you.

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