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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank alycat5883
Maryville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Rice was from a box. Taco was edible but taco bell is better. Beans were from a can. Fajitas were ok.

Thank Jaclyn P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Food was very good, staff very friendly!! They have a wide selection on the menu and the apple pie was out of this world. Will recommend to my family and friends. I will be back very soon!!

Thank Lorie W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food at a great price. Server was courteous and polite. We did not have to wait on a table and the service was very fast. Delicious

Thank Irene J
Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite places. We've been coming here weekly for years. Great food and great value. Usually easy to get in and out of.

Thank TJDarnell

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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?