Moved here from Austin, Tx a few years ago and thought we'd never find a decent Tex Mex restaurant in East Tn. While there are several very good places in town with certain dishes they do well, El Chico does it all very well. From the quality of the chips and robust salsa to our favorite chicken fajitas for 2 with a cold Tecate' it doesn't get any closer to Tex Mex in Austin, TX than this. Prices are great and for The Best Service ask for Enrica (EnnReeKha) Awesome server!
4704 Asheville HwyKnoxville, TN 37914
From Business: This is a nice little place, not much on glitz, but plenty of good food and cold beer. I've been here a few times and have had no problems. It's in east Knoxville…
This is our favorite Mexican Restaurant. The staff is fairly good and the food is hot ( temp) and tastes great! We took my husband's brother there for his birthday and they sung to him and brought him a hat to wear and fed hims ice cream... UP HIS NOSE! It was hilarous! The look on his face was priceless.. he had never been there and he loved it......... A great first impression..... Will continue to go back .... Keep up the good work!
This is the best Mexican around hands down!!! Great Salsa, great fajitas which are the two main things we judge Mexican restaurants by. Other menu items great as well. We have been coming here for 15-16 years and lets face it that speaks volumes! How many other restaurants last that long nowadays and you never get tired of? I can't think of many especially when you're rating them after that long! Enjoy!
I have only been once. I have to say this is the best mexican resturant that we have been to since we moved to TN in 05. We also enjoyed the fact that they do not serve alcohol as we enjoy going out to eat with our Pastor and family and we do not drink. I give this resturant a 5 star rating, And will return often I am sure.
The service was excellent. When the food came out everyone at the table was surprised the amount of food on the plate for the amount paid. The flavor of the food was excellent, well seasoned and perfectly cook. If i am ever in Knoxville again i will definitely go out of my way to eat here again.
Very thin tortilla chips with fresh salsa are worth the drive by themselves! Generous portions, great service, and excellent food make this a treat! Desserts are excellent, but you have to plan for them or you won't have room! Definitely at the top of our favorite restaurants!!!
I go there quite often. The food is very good and the always friendly staff is more than willing to accomodate any special requests. Quaint atmoshpere. The only thing missing is their liquor license. I like to drink margaritas with my mexican food!
Great quick counter service mexican food. Have several different salsas , so there is a flavor variety for everyone. You can have your order prepared to suit your specifications right before your eyes.
Just had Lunch at this restaurant and it was Absolutely Wonderful !! Real Mexican taste, not bland just great and prices are right on the spot if you want real good mexican food this is the place
Food is good and the decor is surprisingly authentic for this restaurant that used to be a fast food joint. Service was a bit slow the last time I was there, and I was one of only two customers.