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El Chaparral Mexican

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Gluten Free Options
15103 Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023-3724
+1 210-695-8302
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bean soup” (20 reviews)
“fajitas” (22 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
15103 Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023-3724
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting San Antonio and want a genuine Mexican experience, go out to Helotes and enjoy El Chaparral - it is the best! Locals know this as the crowds attest! Food is excellent and is served promptly by very friendly and efficient staff....More

Thank Matob
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is the kind of review that really invigorates us, Matob, so thanks so much for the review. If you're ever again in the area, know you'll always be welcome here! Sincerely, Carlos, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, we sat outside on a Saturday night, front row seat to band, service was excellent, food was even better. Delicious enchiladas!

Thank WMH_AK
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the fantastic review! If you're ever again in the area, know that we'd love to have you back. Sincerely, Carlos, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what great Mexican Food, never had enchiladas any better anywhere. The Staff are all friendly and attentive. They start you off with chips and dip and the best bean soup I have ever had. Charlie and his Twin sons run this establishment and circulate...More

Thank johnbitter
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so happy seeing how much you enjoyed our enchiladas, John, and I love how kind you were in describing our service! If you're ever again in the area, you're always welcome here! Sincerely, Carlos, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrible food. It was served partially cold and had to be sent back to remicrowaved! Ugh! Then bought a mexican candy and it was full of bugs! Will NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER go back!More

Thank Cindy W
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm really sorry to see this, Cindy, especially since we're known for our authentic, flavorful cuisine. We take food preparation and service very seriously, and would never allow for this sort of thing to occur. I truly believe you might have the wrong Mexican restaurant,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with a group of 10 people. It will run you an average of $15 per person. The food is average. Really just paying for the atmosphere. They do give out a small bowl of their borracho beans to each person before the main...More

Thank Loz0404
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That kept coming to mind which is nice and somewhat surprising from such a big place. When in Carlos's house, do as Carlos does. And have his special, I enjoyed every bit of it, the piccadillo was really good, usually to much potato for me...More

Thank mooky12
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for having the special and for taking the time to write about it -- I love your advice! It's a pleasure seeing exactly how much you enjoyed your time here, and we all cannot wait to have you back again the next...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went out with 10 people and didn't have a long wait even though the place was fairly busy. The service was prompt and for a large group, our food was served together. The salsa and chips were a good start. And the main courses...More

Thank Chris S
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm glad we were able to take such great care of you so quickly, Chris, and I especially appreciate you taking the time to review us here on Trip Advisor! If you're ever again in the area, we'd love to welcome you back. Sincerely, Carlos,...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Went to eat dinner with the family was told there was a 15-20 minutes wait and we were sat in 10 minutes, I love it when someone under promises and over delivers, once we were sat we could tell that the server was a seasoned...More

Thank hectorrK8931MQ
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Exceeding expectations with our food and service is what we do best, and I'm so happy to see you were able to experience that, Hector! Your review is making my day, and I can't wait to welcome you back again sometime soon. Sincerely, Carlos, Owner

Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were recommended to this restaurant by some friends. We were in for a treat as we both loved their food, prompt service and proud waitstaff-despite it being a Saturday early evening. The wait time to seating took some 9 minutes. The food was freshly...More

Thank usindo
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

I really appreciate you taking that recommendation and writing this wonderful review! It's such a pleasure when new people stop by and get a taste of what Texas is all about! If you're ever again in the area, please know you'll always be welcome here....More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

There were 5 of us for dinner. Our waitress was very new and tried very hard to serve us well along with one other more experienced staff. Everything ordered was delivered in a timely manner. I love the fact that the Guacamole is made at...More

Thank F2479DYlindaw
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

I'm so glad you had such an awesome time, and I especially appreciate your patience and understanding with a newer member of our staff! It's a pleasure knowing you're a fan of our enchiladas, and I cannot wait until you pay us another visit. Sincerely...More

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Great questions but I'm not sure. We usually go on the spur of the moment. Perhaps their website could be of some help.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15103 Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023-3724
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Helotes
  • Phone Number: +1 210-695-8302
  • E-mail
Description
Three decades and two generations of experience and passion go into every smiling face and mouth-watering bite that make-up El Chaparral. Our family history is etched into everything we do. In 1972, our parents, Charlie and Mary Garcia, followed their dream to a small eatery in Helotes, Texas.
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