El Chico Menu, Prices and Locations

El Chico is a restaurant chain in the Southern United States. The first restaurant opened in 1940 in Oak Lawn, in Dallas, Texas. There are 78 locations. The restaurant serves a variety of Tex-Mex dishes.

The restaurant’s origin was Adelaida “Mama” Cuellar’s popular homemade tamales at a county fair in 1926. Her sons opened a cafe in Dallas using her recipes. Today, it is part of Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc. Joe V. Carvajal was an integral part of the success of many of the el Chico restaurants in the 1960s and 70’s. He introduced the sopapilla to Tex-Mex and American cuisine.

El Chico Menu

ItemSizePrice
Appetizers
Mama's Favorite Top Shelf Guacamole$7.79
Taco Fries$8.49
Beef or Bean NachosBeef$8.29
Beef or Bean NachosBean$6.99
Del Cinco Sampler$12.99
Top Shelf Queso$6.99
Chili Con QuesoCup$4.29
Chili Con QuesoBowl$6.79
Fajita NachosChicken$8.99
Fajita NachosSteak Or Combo$9.29
Soups & Salads
Available dressings: ranch, avocado ranch, chipotle ranch, bleu cheese & italian.
Sizzling Chicken Salad$9.29
Chicken Fajita Salad$9.49
Tortilla Soup$6.99
Taco Salad$8.99
Quesadilla Circulo Salad$9.49
Fajitas & Grill
FajitasChicken$13.49
FajitasSteak$14.29
FajitasCombo$13.99
Asada & Enchiladas$14.99
Acapulco Shrimp$13.99
Chicken Monterrey$10.99
Mushroom Pepper Chicken$9.99
Enchiladas
Mama's Favorite Enchilada DinnerFor Two$8.49
Mama's Favorite Enchilada DinnerFor Three$9.99
Top Shelf Fajita Enchiladas$10.79
Chicken Mushroom Enchiladas$9.99
Blanco Enchiladas$8.99
Avocado Enchiladas$9.79
Cinco Enchiladas$8.99
Combos & More
El Caballero$10.79
The Juarez$9.99
Rodeo Combo$9.99
Top Shelf Fajita Quesadillas$9.99
Beef Tamale Platter$9.99
Carmen's Combo$9.99
Chimi Combo$10.79
Top Shelf Santa Fe Quesadillas$10.99
QuesadillasSteak Or Chicken$8.59
QuesadillasSpinach$8.29
Burritos & Chimis
Tex-Mex Burrito$8.99
Burrito Con Queso$8.99
Cinco Burritos$8.69
Burrito By You$8.69
Tres Banditos$8.99
Chicken Fajita Chimichanga$10.19
Burrito Bowl$8.49
Tacos Excelente
Served with rice & choice of beans
Chicken FajitaTwo$7.79
Chicken FajitaThree$9.89
Chicken FajitaSingle Taco Only$2.59
CarnitasTwo$7.79
CarnitasThree$9.89
CarnitasSingle Taco Only$2.59
Chicken CascabelTwo$7.79
Chicken CascabelThree$9.89
Chicken CascabelSingle Taco Only$2.59
Tacos De Primera
Served with rice & choice of beans
Steak FajitaTwo$8.79
Steak FajitaThree$10.89
Steak FajitaSingle Taco Only$3.59
Filet & MushroomTwo$8.79
Filet & MushroomThree$10.89
Filet & MushroomSingle Taco Only$3.59
Mahi MahiTwo$8.79
Mahi MahiThree$10.89
Mahi MahiSingle Taco Only$3.59
BrisketTwo$8.79
BrisketThree$10.89
BrisketSingle Taco Only$3.59
ShrimpTwo$8.79
ShrimpThree$10.89
ShrimpSingle Taco Only$3.59
Taco Plates
Taco DinnerTwo$8.99
Taco DinnerThree$9.99
Chorizo & Egg Tacos$8.99
Old Fashioned Tacos$8.99
Desserts
Mama's Favorite Mexican Apple Pie$5.99
Brownie Skillet Sundae$5.99
Sopapilla with Honey$1.99
Fried Ice Cream$4.99
Rita Favoritas
Perfect Patron Rita$10.25
Ultimate Margarita$8.50
Skinny Rita$6.75
Grande Rita$8.00
Baja Blue Swirl$7.50
Specialty
The Mexican Martini$8.50
Tango Tea$7.25
Mojito$7.25
Mexican Sangria$7.00
Cerveza
Domestic
Import
Vino
Copper Ridge Chardonnay$5.00/$18.00
Copper Ridge Merlot$5.25/$19.00
Copper Ridge White Zinfandel$5.00/$18.00
Copper Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon$5.25/$19.00
Beverages
Coca-Cola
Sprite
Dr Pepper
Coffee & Tea
IBC Soft Drinks
Diet Coke
Lemonade
Lunch Specials
Served weekdays 11 a.m. To 5 p.m.; After 5 p.m. & On weekends, add $1.50.
Uno$7.99
Tres$7.99
Cinco$7.99
Siete$7.99
Crispy Chicken Tacos$6.79
Old Fashioned Tacos$7.99
Tex-Mex Lunch Burrito$7.99
Lunch Taco Salad$7.99
Dos$7.99
Cuatro$6.99
Seis$6.99
Lunch FajitasChicken$10.49
Lunch FajitasSteak$11.29
Lunch FajitasCombo$10.79
Chicken Flautas$6.79
Chicken Monterrey Lunch$9.79
Empanada & Tamale$6.79
Crispy Chicken Taco Salad$6.79
Little Amigos
Taco Dinner$4.69
Mexican Pizza$4.69
Chicken Strips$4.69
Kraft Mac & Cheese$4.69
Enchilada Dinner$4.69
Corndog$4.69
Cheeseburger$4.69

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