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El Chaparral

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Latin
2838 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232-1711
+1 210-490-8302
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“bean soup” (10 reviews)
“refried beans” (11 reviews)
“fajitas” (12 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2838 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232-1711
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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...More

Thank LAH28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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,...More

Thank sharkeygrad2014
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 6 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.

Thank reeltxn
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

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...More

Thank Texascouple9290
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

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

The best carne asada I've ever had. Service was good. Crowded. There were several vehicle break ins while we were there, but otherwise a great venue. I was from out of town, but it seemed a little out of the way. Other a great time.

Thank seaborneq
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

The best carne asada you've ever had? That's no small compliment! I'm just thrilled you've been impressed with the service, too, and I hope we'll see you back again someday for another bite. Until then, Gabe, Owner

Reviewed 19 July 2017

I think by now we have had almost everything on the menu and have never had a bad meal. Also the staff is always friendly and give great service.

Thank Krash K
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Krash, thanks for the great review! We're so happy to hear you loved the food so much. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Gabe, Owner

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Went on a Friday night after a long week of working double shifts. Sadly, music was too loud and I couldn't even hear my wife (Not a good thing as I love my wife). The live music trio was a bit too loud for a...More

Thank roberttX4320VP
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We like to seat in the bar area because we don't feel like we have to hurry to free up a table. All the staff are very friendly and very courteous. The food is always superb and the atmosphere is great.

Thank Ray P
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Ray, thanks for the great review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your food and loved the bar area, too. We hope to see you back in again soon for more! Best, Gabe, Owner

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has another location in Helotes , Texas that is an icon in that area. I was apprehensive about going here. Could it stand up to the standards of the other restaurant? Would the food be the same or better than the other restaurant?...More

Thank dgr05600
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thanks for the great review! We're so glad to hear you were pleased with your food. It sounds like it all hit the spot -- especially the chile relleno. Come back soon! Best, Gabe, Owner

Reviewed 11 April 2017

The atmosphere is excellent! Fun and relaxed. The server was very personable and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious and not too spicy for us newbies to Mexican food! Very reasonably priced . I would definitely have eat here again. I highly recommend!!

1  Thank Marlin121
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for the love! We're so glad you had a great time in with us and enjoyed your food. It sounds like the food was delicious and perfect for you! We hope to have you back in again soon. Best, Gabe, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2838 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232-1711
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Far North Central
  • Neighbourhood: Far North Central
  • Phone Number: +1 210-490-8302
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!
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