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El Chico

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Mexican, Southwestern
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116 Cedar Ln, Knoxville, TN 37912-3505
+1 865-687-4242
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 people) and were all served with such grace and attention. We really appreciated it, and... More 

Thank Devika P
Knoxville, Tennessee
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402 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 was eclectic Tex Mex! I had the Rio Grande Sampler appetizer as my meal, it... More 

Thank PaulyPauly2014
Decatur, Georgia
1 review
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 savory and spicy, with an authentic and original taste to it. Our waiter, was incredibly... More 

Thank PrityPH
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2 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Girish D
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 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
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2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Girish D
Knoxville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
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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
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Good food and good service. A little loud inside with the music and people trying to talk over the music.But all in all I would recommend as a good meal.

Thank Cindy K

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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
Good for
Kids, Groups, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?