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El Chico

) #99 of 917 Restaurants in Knoxville $$ - $$$ Mexican,
116 Cedar Ln, Knoxville, TN 37912-3505
+1 865-687-4242
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
116 Cedar Ln, Knoxville, TN 37912-3505
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Chico a great stop. Authentic food, fun bar. Excellent service. Special Daily margaritas a good value. Chips appeared to be made on site. Salsa a bit runny and unimaginative, but other than that would definitely make this a regular spot.

Thank Ellen I
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We hosted our grad party here for me and my sister, and it was amazing! The food was delicious - plenty of apps to go around (chips, salsa, queso and guac) as well as yummy entrees as well. We were a large group (around 35...More

Thank Devika P
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

After a graduation, the niece wanted her meal here at El Chico! Haven't ate here in over 17 years.... We had a large group and was seated and served adequately for the time and our party size! Restaurant was clean and well laid out.... menu...More

Thank PaulyPauly2014
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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...More

Thank PrityPH
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Girish D
Reviewed 2 April 2017 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.

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Girish D
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!

Thank Amy O
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.

Thank maria b
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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