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El Chico

$$ - $$$Mexican,
116 Cedar Ln, Knoxville, TN 37912-3505
+1 865-687-4242
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“apple pie” (4 reviews)
“fajitas” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
116 Cedar Ln, Knoxville, TN 37912-3505
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1 - 10 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tex-Mex delicious. Not the average Mexican. Food was so hot, fresh. Was seated in bar and bartender was so nice and attentive. Love their chips and salsa! Great food and service

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I was craving Mexican food. Best place for us is El Chico's on Merchants Drive. It's a little bit of a drive to northwest Knoxville from deep west Knox County, but well worth the drive. We went to local flavor and got a...More

Thank 136rickyj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got some coupons and the fried apple pie looked good, so we thought we'd give it a try. Wish we hadn't. The food was covered in 'cheddar' cheese instead of your traditional white cheese. It just ruined our whole dinner. And we had requested...More

Thank Mz Y
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Service was great, but the food was just a pile of warm ingredients, without flavour or excitement in any way. The chips served on entry were excellent, but the salsa far below average, like some minced tomatoes in a cup - no chilis, limes, coriander/cilantro...More

Thank Roamer247
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The frozen margarita it's to die for. I had the strawberry one and it tastes like ice cream really well mix. I've order a appetizer and the fajitas. I'm waiting on them I'll keep you posted.

Thank AnaFernandes1983
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Didn't know this is a chain restaurant. Got to my hotel and they were across the street. Thought I would try them out. Good food and a good price. We were pleasantly surprised.

Thank Kina J
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Our waiter was very attentive and had a smiling face. Food was delicious and service was excellent! We will definitely be going back!

Thank Ujali D
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

El Chico a great stop. Authentic food, fun bar. Excellent service. Special Daily margaritas a good value. Chips appeared to be made on site. Salsa a bit runny and unimaginative, but other than that would definitely make this a regular spot.

Thank Ellen I
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We hosted our grad party here for me and my sister, and it was amazing! The food was delicious - plenty of apps to go around (chips, salsa, queso and guac) as well as yummy entrees as well. We were a large group (around 35...More

Thank Devika P
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

After a graduation, the niece wanted her meal here at El Chico! Haven't ate here in over 17 years.... We had a large group and was seated and served adequately for the time and our party size! Restaurant was clean and well laid out.... menu...More

Thank PaulyPauly2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Cedar Ln, Knoxville, TN 37912-3505
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-687-4242
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