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El Chico

) #725 of 1,066 Restaurants in Tulsa $$ - $$$ Mexican
9825 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74129-1617
+1 918-663-7755
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good22%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
29 Jan 2017
3 weeks ago
“Can't get enough ”
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
$$ - $$$
9825 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74129-1617
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like Tex mex this is a Classic for sure. Love this place and try to stop at an El Chico whenever I have the chance. Too bad the closest one to me is over 3hrs away. I love the food at El Chico....More

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

They have pretty good food, a little bit of a spin on classic Tex Mex. Do not recommend the queso, it has a funky taste. Was excited to try the watermelon jalapeno margarita, but was pretty disappointed. It was so overwhelmed by the low quality...More

Thank superk4u
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Called in 6 meals. The waitress got crappy with my secretary who picked up the order. 2 of the orders were not what we ordered and I paid a lot of money for what I was given. It was terrible. I just moved back to...More

Thank Ly8325
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I have been eating at El Chico's for well over 50 years, becoming a fan when in college and occasionally they would have an enchilada dinner special for $1.29 or something like that. One of the few places I could afford to eat at a...More

1  Thank William W
Management response:Responded 9 December 2016

That's incredible -- 50 years? You're an original, William! There's nothing better than an enchilada dinner and some iced tea, so I hope we'll get to see you for some soon. The next time you're in Tulsa, be sure to drop by and say hello!...More

Reviewed 22 November 2016

Had to wait over an hour for a table as they had two groups that totaled about 8 - 10 persons each and the waitress did not want more tables, it actually took a manager to finally get us seated. The waitress ended up spilling...More

Thank Brett T
Management response:Responded 23 November 2016

I'm sorry about the wait, Brett. We're understaffed this week due to the holiday and only have limited space in our restaurant. It's likely that our server was doing the best she could to take care of all of our customers, but I assure you...More

Reviewed 21 September 2016

Service was slow however we did have a large number of people for lunch 10 people. Food was just ok. I would have rather went to taco bueno. The food did not have a fresh food taste. Tasted like they heated up our food.More

Thank Kallie W
Management response:Responded 23 September 2016

I'm sorry to hear this, Kallie. I assure you that all of our meals are made from scratch and to order. It's possible that, with such a large party, some of your food may have been put on a warmer until it was ready to...More

Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

We just spent six weeks in Arizona. And besides one restaurant near Tubac called Wisdom, this is our favorite Mexican restaurant in the last two months.

Thank JBMyers
Management response:Responded 6 September 2016

Wow -- what a high compliment, JB! Thanks for stopping by during your time here. I hope you have a safe trip back home! Please stop by and see us again on your next trip through. Best, Gil, Owner/Operator

Reviewed 3 January 2016

We go here a lot - we like it because it never seems busy and the food and service are always consistently good.

Thank lthornton79
Management response:Responded 8 September 2016

It's been a while, but I just had to respond to this. We want our customers to always find the same delicious food here, so I'm really glad you're consistently pleased with what you order. Hope to see you again soon! Be well, Gil, Owner/Operator

Reviewed 19 November 2015

If you haven't tried the Sizzlin Chicken Salad, you really need to. The chicken is added to the salad hot from the pan at your table, and it is so awesome. My waiter wasn't the most attentive, but the meal made up for it!More

Thank EliseB600
Management response:Responded 8 September 2016

I'm thrilled that our Sizzlin' Chicken Salad is exactly what you're looking for, Elise -- that's great! That being said, we want our customers to have a fantastic dining experience, and that includes attentive service. I'll speak with my staff about this, and I hope...More

Reviewed 15 November 2015

This si the second time we've eaten here when staying overnight inTulsa. The food is good, service is quick and prices are reasonable.More

Thank Harvey W
Management response:Responded 13 September 2016

It's been a little while, but I wanted to thank you for this review, Harvey! We want our food to be as accessible and delicious as possible, so it's great to hear that we're your go-to when you're staying in Tulsa. Hope to see you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9825 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74129-1617
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Tulsa
  • Phone Number: +1 918-663-7755
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El Chico at 21st & Mingo offers high quality Tex-Mex food and large portion sizes at a value that is unsurpassed. Ask about our happy hour specials!
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