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Review of El Chaparral

El Chaparral
Ranked #348 of 4,783 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Far North Central
Description: Offering friendly service and a modern atmosphere, our restaurant has been the go-to destination for lunch and dinner. We also have breakfast on Saturdays! Looking for a happy hour? Join us for great drink discounts Monday-Friday. With a full service bar, we have all of the specialty margaritas and Mexican beers you could ask for. El Chaparral also offers an extensive menu, using only the freshest ingredients. Authentic cuisine and a great ambiance are what keep our customers coming back for more. We hope to see you soon at El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant!
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We were recommended this place from a local golfer and he said that we needed to give it a try. The chips and salsa were okay, not the best I've had, but still good. We had a table side queso dip that they light on fire and then they serve up the cheese dip on tortillas, and it was really good. I ordered the owner's favorite filet steak and it was pretty good with a lot of great flavors with peppers and onions. Their beans were also very flavorful which is different than typical mexican restaurants. The pricing was typical for a mexican restaurant with most dishes between $10-$15 and they serve full dishes with a lot of food.

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Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

We're excited that you guys decided to check us out! It's great to hear that you guys enjoyed the queso, steak, and beans. Thanks for the support -- hope to have you back our way in the future.

All the best,
Gabe, Owner

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We had not eaten here in sometime so stopped in for a early lunch. The place is in a center on the access road of 1604 and Redland Rd. If you are headed east on 1604 you take the Gold Canyon/Redland Rd. exit. There were already customers seated right at 11. We were seated promptly and our waitress was very prompt and efficient. The menu is about what I remember from before for choices. The chips were crisp and the salsa was tasty. I got the Lunch Valerie's Special and it was a cheese enchilada, some chicken fajita meat with refried beans, guacamole and rice for $9.89. The portion was small so I thought it was a bit pricey for a lunch serving. It all was very tasty except there was too much cheese on top of the one enchilada. It was served at an adequate temperature and was just the right amount for a light eater. The other parties at the table all enjoyed their plates with the exception of another comment of too much cheese on top of the enchiladas but probably most people like that. It is true TEX-MEX fair though and the menu has an abundance of choices.

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Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thanks for stopping by for an early lunch with us. It's great to hear that you guys enjoyed the service and lunch specials. We're happy to go easy on the cheese -- just ask next time you visit us. Hope to have you back our way again soon.

Best,
Gabe, Owner

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

So, we came here after church on a Sunday afternoon... I realize after church it's usually a bit busier so nothing bad to say about that since we were actually seated right away. The interior atmosphere was relaxed, and decorated in a nice (non-cheesy) way, which I liked. The food however, was a bit greasy... I couldn't even finish my taco. I also ordered some queso, which was very good but for the small portion we were brought and charged a little over $5 for, it was not worth it. I have never had to pay more than $3 for cheese sauce and it was usually in a bigger size. In addition I ordered a margarita, it was a a fairly large size but was shocked for a lunch drink it was still $12....most places give a cheaper cost during the lunch hours. The staff were all friendly and overall it was a nice place, but a bit pricey.

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Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks for joining us. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and service, but we're sorry that what you ordered didn't hit the spot. Hoping that you'll give something else on our menu a try in the future.

All the best,
Gabe, Owner

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I had the Longhorn plate; chalupa, cheese enchilada, rice and beans. Excellent. Daughter had the Esmeralda salad which was ok. Had a lot of wilted and brown lettuce. Hubby had chalupas - excellent.

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Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thanks for checking us out! We're glad that you really enjoyed the Longhorn Plate. Hope to have you back again soon.

Best,
Gabe, Owner

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We were next Door at the Gun Shack so decided to drop in late Sat. Afternoon before the dinner crowd hit. It was busy but not packed. Had a great little waitress and decided to try something different. We had the puffy tacos and I like how they were served. they have a metal sleeve to keep them from getting soggy and sitting in the food.. Great idea!! They were really good and we enjoyed the meal. We have been there several times before and its usually packed, Probably because Helotes was packed in the down town area so maybe the rush hit later. Thanks for a great meal.

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Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Glad that you guys dropped in! It's awesome to hear that the puffy tacos and service really hit the spot. Hope to have you back again soon.

Cheers,
Gabe, Owner

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