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El Chico

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9825 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74129
19186637755
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been eating at El Chico's for well over 50 years, becoming a fan when in college and occasionally they would have an enchilada dinner special for $1.29 or something like that. One of the few places I could afford to eat at a real restaurant. I remain a fan today. So I may not be completely objective! Their... More 

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Thank William W
Ada, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to wait over an hour for a table as they had two groups that totaled about 8 - 10 persons each and the waitress did not want more tables, it actually took a manager to finally get us seated. The waitress ended up spilling drinks all over one of our party, but you know accidents happen. The problem was... More 

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Thank Brett T
Management response:

I'm sorry about the wait, Brett. We're understaffed this week due to the holiday and only have limited space in our restaurant. It's likely that our server was doing the best she could to take care of all of our customers, but I assure you that our service is usually quick, attentive, and welcoming. I hope that you'll give us... More 

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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Service was slow however we did have a large number of people for lunch 10 people. Food was just ok. I would have rather went to taco bueno. The food did not have a fresh food taste. Tasted like they heated up our food.

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Thank Kallie W
Management response:

I'm sorry to hear this, Kallie. I assure you that all of our meals are made from scratch and to order. It's possible that, with such a large party, some of your food may have been put on a warmer until it was ready to be served together. I hope you'll consider coming by again, as we're used to providing... More 

South Haven, Michigan
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164 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We just spent six weeks in Arizona. And besides one restaurant near Tubac called Wisdom, this is our favorite Mexican restaurant in the last two months.

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Thank JBMyers
Management response:

Wow -- what a high compliment, JB! Thanks for stopping by during your time here. I hope you have a safe trip back home! Please stop by and see us again on your next trip through. Best, Gil, Owner/Operator More 

Oklahoma City
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160 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We go here a lot - we like it because it never seems busy and the food and service are always consistently good.

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Thank lthornton79
Management response:

It's been a while, but I just had to respond to this. We want our customers to always find the same delicious food here, so I'm really glad you're consistently pleased with what you order. Hope to see you again soon! Be well, Gil, Owner/Operator More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

If you haven't tried the Sizzlin Chicken Salad, you really need to. The chicken is added to the salad hot from the pan at your table, and it is so awesome. My waiter wasn't the most attentive, but the meal made up for it!

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Thank Elise B
Management response:

I'm thrilled that our Sizzlin' Chicken Salad is exactly what you're looking for, Elise -- that's great! That being said, we want our customers to have a fantastic dining experience, and that includes attentive service. I'll speak with my staff about this, and I hope you'll give us another chance to show you the five-star experience we're used to providing!... More 

West Des Moines, IA, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

This si the second time we've eaten here when staying overnight inTulsa. The food is good, service is quick and prices are reasonable.

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Thank Harvey W
Management response:

It's been a little while, but I wanted to thank you for this review, Harvey! We want our food to be as accessible and delicious as possible, so it's great to hear that we're your go-to when you're staying in Tulsa. Hope to see you again on your next trip! Best, Gil, Owner/Operator More 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Little to no wait to be seated and the atmosphere was great. Our waiter was attentive but overworked and food was typical tex-mex as usual with one exception: the beans which come with the rice tasted totally different than normal- we did not like the new beans. Otherwise it was very good especially the chips and salsa. (ask for the... More 

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Thank April M
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Four of us had to drive to Tulsa for a meeting and needed a quick lunch. I was skeptical about a dine-in able to get us out in time for our meeting. AMAZING! We had our food hot and delicious in 20 min's. The service was excellent and I would really recommend this Restraunt. Thank you El Chico we made... More 

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Thank Elsie C
Houston, Texas, United States
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

We lived in the Tulsa area for 28 years and moved to Houston six years ago. At least twice a year over the last six years, we stop at El Chico's to eat great Tex-Mex food when visiting family or passing through. They have wonderful fajitas, enchiladas and queso. The staff at the 21st Street and I-44 location are friendly... More 

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Thank Dale B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
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
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9825 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74129
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Tulsa
  • Phone Number: 19186637755
Description
El Chico at 21st & Mingo offers high quality Tex-Mex food and large portion sizes at a value that is unsurpassed. Ask about our happy hour specials!

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