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El Chico

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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116 Cedar Ln, Knoxville, TN 37912-3505
+1 865-687-4242
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great birthday dinner! Food was good and service fantastic-Enrique was amazing! Restaurant was very clean.

Thank Amy H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome time, great food, great services and fun atmosphere. Very friendly staff. Bartenders rock 👍👌🍻

Thank Girish D
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come here after church most Sundays. It's one of the family's favorites when we have a craving for really good Mexican food. I highly recommend mamas guacamole!

Thank Amy O
Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great buffet lunch selection for a local community business meeting. They brought all the favorites and the food was fresh and satisfying.

Thank maria b
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Good food and good service. A little loud inside with the music and people trying to talk over the music.But all in all I would recommend as a good meal.

Thank Cindy K
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Went to dinner at El Chico on a hunch that we would find something good, and how right we were! AMAZING Mexican food! It's authentic, delicious and clean. I had the chicken taco salad, and it was hands down the best I've had- and I've been to Mexico! My mate had a sample platter and his was equally delicious! So... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

My husband and I have been eating at El Chico's for years. We are retired and travel a great deal across the country - generally speaking we're not big fans of any chain restaurant but El Chico's is an exception for us. It has some of the best Tex-Mex food you will ever taste. The luncheon enchilada special ($4.99) is... More 

Thank Silversuzi
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of fun great food and service , the staff took the time to sing happy birthday to my grandson and they put this hat on him and gave him an ice cream sundae.....of course he shared with his little brother 😉

Thank Darlene A
Knoxville, Tennessee
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171 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice and clean. Servers friendly. Food tasty. They don't skimp on the cheese. Chips and salsa flavorful and not too spicy. Good food for a good price.

Thank LyleandTerry
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My husband and I went there for lunch on Saturday. The waiter was friendly and attentive. My husband enjoyed his burrito and my nachos were very tasty. The prices were good. We will go back when we visit the area again.

Thank Diana M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?