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El Chaparral Mexican

) #1 of 34 Restaurants in Helotes €€ - €€€ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
15103 Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023-3724
+1 210-695-8302
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
15103 Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023-3724
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived early to beat the crowd today (Friday 11 Aug 2017). Upon arrival and parkig our truck we noticed that as soon as we stepped out of the vehicle you could already smell the food. This was already a good sign because it smelled...More

Thank Alejandro B
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I love when people are greeted by the scent of our food, and I appreciate you taking the time to write such a fantastic review, Alejandro! It's a pleasure reading about how much you enjoyed yourself here, and I invite you back again anytime you're...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here on a Friday evening. The parking lot was packed and thought we'd have a long wait. We were prepared to wait for 30 minutes. But, we were seated within about 5 or less. The wait staff was very good and the prices...More

Thank kwboogie53
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I really appreciate you joining us a on a Friday evening! I'm glad we were able to get you fed fast, and I especially appreciate you taking the time to write such a wonderful review! Don't hesitate to stop by again the next time you're...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere and food is excellent. My favorite mexican food resturant. I prefer the sour cream chicken enchiladas. The boracho beans are excellent as well. I also really like the hot sauceMore

Thank Jack A
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's always a pleasure when a satisfied customer appreciates our atmosphere, so I really want to thank you for this review, Jack. If you're ever again in the area, please know it'd be our pleasure to have you back again for more of our enchiladas....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the new Christina's plate. A stuffed chili pepper with jalapeño chicken covered with cheese. The beans are flavorful and best when served barracho style. I even swapped rice for grilled vegetables for a healthier option.

Thank Sarah E
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for stopping by and trying one of our specialties, Sarah, and for being kind enough to write about how much you enjoyed it! It's a pleasure reading your review, and I hope we have you back again sometime soon! Sincerely, Carlos, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were part of a birthday celebration with about 30 people. The waiters (one was named Joe; I can't remember the other name, sorry) did a superb job of taking orders, getting drinks, and serving our large crowd. The menu was EXTREMELY limited, perhaps just...More

Thank keepmovin63
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the phenomenal review and helpful tip to others! It's always a pleasure hearing from a satisfied customer, especially when they're a part of a larger group! If you're ever again craving something delicious, know that we're here to help! Sincerely, Carlos,...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Fourteen of us ate here for a family dinner. We were served quickly and courteously. The restaurant is very popular so expect a short wait. They do not take reservations but the wait was well worthwhile considering the excellent food. The music is somewhat loud...More

Thank 549sb4
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

I really appreciate you joining us for dinner with your family, and you taking the time out of your day to let us know how much you all enjoyed everything! I apologize for the slight wait and increased volume, but I hope you'll join us...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

It's hard to find variety in the Hill Country. This place is always popping but still gets you seated promptly. The patio is very scenic, the food is a little on the greasy side but very tasty. The menu selection is extensive. You will enjoy...More

Thank Sofo32
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thanks so much for enjoying your visit! It's a pleasure reading your review, and I appreciate you stopping by and trying us out in the first place. Please join us again the next time you're in town. Sincerely, Carlos, Owner

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This location was busy on a Thursday night. Although there was a crowd , the wait was only 15-20 minutes. Our group dined outside in the courtyard . There was a fan to cool us and live music. The complimentary fresh salsa was served with...More

Thank Twstdburger
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

I love reading reviews like these! Thanks so much for stopping by on a Thursday. I'm really glad we were able to make for a faster, more convenient visit, and I look forward to having you back again the next time you're in our area....More

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Went in for lunch the other day. My son wanted chicken tenders...I know...who ordered chicken tenders at a Mexican restaurant...I guess only children do, it was on the kids menu. The chicken tenders were obviously old as my son went home complaining about his stomach,...More

Thank doofevoli
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Hot, fresh, great service, reasonable prices. I get over there whenever I get to Helotes. Restaurant was busy, but the food was delivered in a timely manner, waiter was attentive, atmosphere is attractive. Nice place.

Thank Pitzapie
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thanks so much for making us one your "must-haves" here in Helotes! I really appreciate you taking the time to review us too! We all look forward to having you back again sometime soon! Sincerely, Carlos, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15103 Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023-3724
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Helotes
  • Phone Number: +1 210-695-8302
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Description
Three decades and two generations of experience and passion go into every smiling face and mouth-watering bite that make-up El Chaparral. Our family history is etched into everything we do. In 1972, our parents, Charlie and Mary Garcia, followed their dream to a small eatery in Helotes, Texas.
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