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El Chico

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Mexican, Southwestern
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116 Cedar Ln, Knoxville, TN 37912-3505
+1 865-687-4242
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Decatur, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food and bustling atmosphere! This was my 4th visit and every time I have enjoyed my experience. The service was great, we have tried several different dishes on the menu and all of them were delightful. The food was a very nice mix of savory and spicy, with an authentic and original taste to it. Our waiter, was incredibly... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best Tex Mex Restaurant in Knoxville Tn, great service and great atmosphere. Friendly staff 👌✅🍺

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Thank Girish D
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service, average food. Overpriced. Many better places. Waiter was terrible. Never checked back. My all you can eat was all you get on first plate because guy never checked back until we were completely done. Didn't want to wait anymore. We won't go back.

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Thank Chris S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

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

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Thank Amy H
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2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

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

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Thank Girish D
Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 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!

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Thank Amy O
Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Thank maria b
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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.

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Thank Cindy K
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?