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El Chico

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Mexican, Southwestern
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4107 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK 74135-6015
+1 918-665-6519
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a bad experience on my tastebuds. Chip is were packaged and sala tasted like it was out of a jar and not the good kind. There was only one vegetarian menu item and yet they had a key symbol for vegetarian. I ordered the one item - spinach enchiladas with green sauce with black beans and rice. Honestly,... More 

Thank LisaTwoRivers2013
Independence, Kansas
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My husband and I hadn't eaten at an El Chico for a little over a year. We were in Tulsa shopping and decided to have Mexican food for lunch. The restaurant was not busy, and so we had excellent service. Our food was delivered quickly. It was attractive to the eye and smelled delicious. Both of us enjoyed our food... More 

Thank Colleen C
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Any time I go abroad, that is, outside of Pittsburgh, I sample the local cuisine. Business brought me to Tulsa this month, and passing by several billboards advertising El Chico’s, a Southwestern Mexican chain founded in 1940, I thought, yes, why not? The Tulsa Chico’s was in a drab 1980’s mall, the kind where you double-take at the carpeted floors.... More 

Thank Ben G
Belton, Missouri
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We live in Kansas City area where there are no El Chico restaurants. We are in the Oklahoma/Texas area two to three times a year. Had not been to El Chico for more than a year and had been slightly disappointed the last time we visited one. We needed dinner on New Year's Eve and were wanting Mexican but several... More 

Thank RCurvey
Edmond, Oklahoma
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We waited for a while to get our drinks, then the waiter was taking orders from people who were seated after us, finally I flagged him down, and our order was placed.. 3 adults sitting at this table and he basically ignored us the whole time.. The food was good, but I won't be back because of the service...

Thank JCandSC
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Not a fan of mall shopping but I will go back so I can eat at El Chico. The service was much better than I expected and the food was well prepared and promptly served. You really need to try the apple pie. Best I have ever had.

Thank Will G
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

There are so many Mexican restaurants in Tulsa, and everyone has their favorite. I had not been to El Chico in probably 30 years, when I was seduced by an advertised Groupon offer. Unable to resist a bargain, I purchased the Groupon, and my husband and I visited the Promenade Mall location for dinner on a Wednesday evening. The dining... More 

Thank Mary M
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115 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Just some decent texmex. We all had ala carte. Tacos, cheese enchiladas, white enchiladas, chicken enchiladas. They were good. Service was just ok, they were not busy so seems that he should have been a little more attentive we had to wave him down.

Thank JG3-777
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

We ate here while visiting Tulsa and we were very pleased. The food was really good, great service, and nice price. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank AprilW1982
Williamsburg, IN
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Located in a mall, I tried this restaurant on a recommendation. We were quickly seated since the restaurant had few customers. We ordered our drinks and Queso to accompany the complimentary chips and salsa. Unfortunately, the Queso arrived with our meal negating the purpose. Considering Mexican food is well known for its distinct flavors, this restaurant missed the mark. The... More 

Thank Marlene D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4107 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK 74135-6015
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Tulsa
  • Phone Number: +1 918-665-6519

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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?