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El Chaparral

) #245 of 4,049 Restaurants in San Antonio $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
2838 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232-1711
+1 210-490-8302
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“bean soup” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2838 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232-1711
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best carne asada I've ever had. Service was good. Crowded. There were several vehicle break ins while we were there, but otherwise a great venue. I was from out of town, but it seemed a little out of the way. Other a great time.

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

The best carne asada you've ever had? That's no small compliment! I'm just thrilled you've been impressed with the service, too, and I hope we'll see you back again someday for another bite. Until then, Gabe, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think by now we have had almost everything on the menu and have never had a bad meal. Also the staff is always friendly and give great service.

Thank Krash K
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Krash, thanks for the great review! We're so happy to hear you loved the food so much. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Gabe, Owner

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went on a Friday night after a long week of working double shifts. Sadly, music was too loud and I couldn't even hear my wife (Not a good thing as I love my wife). The live music trio was a bit too loud for a...More

Thank roberttX4320VP
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We like to seat in the bar area because we don't feel like we have to hurry to free up a table. All the staff are very friendly and very courteous. The food is always superb and the atmosphere is great.

Thank Ray P
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Ray, thanks for the great review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your food and loved the bar area, too. We hope to see you back in again soon for more! Best, Gabe, Owner

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has another location in Helotes , Texas that is an icon in that area. I was apprehensive about going here. Could it stand up to the standards of the other restaurant? Would the food be the same or better than the other restaurant?...More

Thank dgr05600
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thanks for the great review! We're so glad to hear you were pleased with your food. It sounds like it all hit the spot -- especially the chile relleno. Come back soon! Best, Gabe, Owner

Reviewed 11 April 2017

The atmosphere is excellent! Fun and relaxed. The server was very personable and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious and not too spicy for us newbies to Mexican food! Very reasonably priced . I would definitely have eat here again. I highly recommend!!

Thank Marlin121
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for the love! We're so glad you had a great time in with us and enjoyed your food. It sounds like the food was delicious and perfect for you! We hope to have you back in again soon. Best, Gabe, Owner

Reviewed 2 March 2017

we have been toEl chaparral twice now and really enjoy the well-done Mexican food served in an authentic manner. The other day we got the family size fajitas , and those were delicious , as well as several of the unique appetizers that they serve...More

Thank suzwah
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thanks for the kind words about our place! We're so glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed your authentic Mexican food. Awesome choice with the family size fajitas, too. I hope you come back again soon! Best, Gabe, Owner

Reviewed 11 February 2017

We have never had a bad experience here in the two-plus years since we discovered it after moving to the area. Whether for dinner (our most recent visit) or weekend breakfast, the food is always excellent and the salsa spicy enough for a good kick....More

Thank MarcInSA
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Marc, thanks for the love! We're so glad to hear that you have never had a bad experience here and have always loved each meal. It sounds like you've enjoyed meals during all times of the day! I hope you continue to come back and...More

Reviewed 3 February 2017

El Chaparral is nice, you get your San Antonio mexican fare, and it will be a whole lot less expensive that what you'd spend Downtown or around the riverwalk. Well worth it.

Thank Vincent S
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Vincent, thanks for the love! We're so glad you had a great time in with us and enjoyed your food. We hope you come back again for another well-worth-it time soon! Best, Gabe, Owner

Reviewed 10 January 2017

We stopped by on a Monday evening and our waiter told us of the Daily special which was Fajitas for 2. It was half price at $17.00 and just perfect. This is something that is a great value and great food.

Thank pccmikemd2
Gabe M, Owner at El Chaparral, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thanks for the love! We're so glad you had a great time in with us and enjoyed your food. Nice choice on the fajitas, too. I hope you come back again soon! Best, Gabe, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2838 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232-1711
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Far North Central
  • Neighbourhood: Far North Central
  • Phone Number: +1 210-490-8302
Description
Offering friendly service and a modern atmosphere, our restaurant has been the go-to destination for lunch and dinner. We also have breakfast on Saturdays! Looking for a happy hour? Join us for great drink discounts Monday-Friday. With a full service bar, we have all of the specialty margaritas and Mexican beers you could ask for. El Chaparral also offers an extensive menu, using only the freshest ingredients. Authentic cuisine and a great ambiance are what keep our customers coming back for more. We hope to see you soon at El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant!
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