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El Chico

$$ - $$$Mexican,
116 Cedar Ln, Knoxville, TN 37912-3505
+1 865-687-4242
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“fajitas” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
116 Cedar Ln, Knoxville, TN 37912-3505
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at El Chico's is good, ole, Tex-Mex style, fixed well and tasty. They are not afraid to put a little seasoning and spice in their food. The staff was very patient as my mom can't handle spicy heat in her food and they...More

Thank Rodney P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first Tex Mex I ever had was in Dallas at El Chico many years ago. Years later El Chico opened in my home town. It was the only Mexican restaurant in town and we ate there weekly. Due to a fire, El Chico closed...More

Thank Lbouknight
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

This is straight up Tex Mex. It’s good if that’s what you are craving. We used to have an El Chico in my hometown. This one was set up just like it. The building is a little dated but good experience all around

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Staff was extremely friendly, food service and choice of items was great Price was reasonable.This Was a family birthday get together. The entire staff was so attentive.

Thank Josie A a
Reviewed 14 November 2017 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 12 November 2017 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 November 2017

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.

1  Thank Kina J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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