at a Glance COST:  $$ SERVICE:  **** FOOD:  **** ATMOSPHERE: *** STYLE:  Casual BASE:   International Chain Restaurant HOURS:  Monday - Friday: 6am - 2pm;  Saturday - Sunday: 7am - 2:30pm RATING:  ****                              ***1/2 ****                             HEALTH INSPECTION RATING:  90  (10/13/2013)  OFFICIAL WEBSITE:    COMMENTS ABOUT THIS RESTAURANT CAN BE POSTED HERE. Menu and prices are subject to change. Full Bar:  Wine Beer & Spirits available. Patio Dining Available Appetizers Mama’s Favorite Top Shelf Guacamole Made fresh at your table. 8.29 Top Shelf Queso Chili con queso with spicy taco meat, pico de gallo & fresh diced tomatoes. 6.99 Rio Grande Sampler Everything good! Chicken fajita nachos, crispy beef taquitos, chicken jalapeño poppers & chicken quesadillas on a great plate with guacamole sour cream dip 10.49 Chili Con Queso A rich, spicy cheese dip.  Available by the cup or bowl. 4.29 / 5.79 Loreto Sampler Five wonders on one plate...carnitas empanadas, crispy chicken taquitos, beef quesadillas, spicy chicken jalapeño poppers & Fiesta Nachos. With guacamole sour cream dip. 10.99 Fajita Nachos Bean & cheese nachos topped with grilled fajita steak or chicken. With guacamole sour cream dip 10.49 Beef or Bean Nachos 8.99 Soups & Salads Sizzling Chicken Salad Sizzling chicken & zucchini added at the table to salad greens with avocado, jack cheese, tomatoes & blue tortilla strips. With Mexican basil vinaigrette. 8.99 Taco Salad Crispy tortilla shell with spicy beef, refried beans, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, & guacamole on salad greens with choice of dressing. 8.99 Chicken Fajita Salad Grilled chicken, cheddar, tomatoes & guacamole on salad greens. 9.99 Quesadilla Circulo Salad Chicken, corn, black beans, tomatoes, cilantro, and cheddar on salad greens with sesame-chipotle dressing. Circled by cheese quesadillas. 9.99 Tortilla Soup Grilled chicken, crisp tortilla strips, avocado & jack cheese. 5.99 Enchiladas Enchilada Dinner Spicy beef with chili con carne, cheese & onion with chili con carne, spinach with sour cream sauce or chicken with sour cream sauce. With rice & refried beans.  Served with two or three enchiladas. 8.99 / 10.29 Blanco Enchiladas Grilled diced chicken breast with creamy spinach in enchiladas topped with sour cream sauce, cheddar, roasted red peppers & cilantro. Served with rice & black beans. 8.79 Top Shelf Fajita Enchiladas Two cheese & onion enchiladas on sautéed onions & green peppers with grilled fajita steak & ranchera sauce or grilled fajita chicken & sour cream sauce. With rice & refried beans. 11.99 Avocado Enchiladas Fresh avocado, mushrooms & jack cheese rolled in corn tortillas, topped with verde sauce, cilantro & a sour cream drizzle. On spinach with rice & frijoles rancheros. 9.99 Chicken Mushroom Enchiladas Crispy bacon, fajita chicken and fresh mushrooms in corn tortillas with jack cheese. Topped with sour cream sauce & a chipotle drizzle. With rice & frijoles rancheros. 9.99 Cinco Enchiladas Five mini-enchiladas! Avocado, cheese, bean, chicken & beef mini-enchiladas all on one plate. With refried beans & rice 9.29 Burrito By You -Choose One Meat Beef fajita, taco beef, brisket, carnitas, shrimp, shredded chicken or fajita chicken -Inside, Unlimited Cheddar, monterey jack, shredded lettuce, rice, black beans, frijoles rancheros, refried beans, tomatoes, onions and/or diablo corn -Select One Sauce Sour cream, queso, verde, ranchero or chipotle wine -Bonus! Two on the side Sour cream, pico de gallo or guacamole Tacos & Tamales Mama’s Favorite Taco Dinner Crispy corn, soft flour tortillas, or puffy taco with lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar & your choice of spicy beef or chicken. With rice & refried beans.  Served with two or three tacos. 8.79 / 9.99 Old Fashioned Tacos Two crisp flour tortillas filled with chicken or beef taco meat, lettuce, cheddar, tomatoes, sour cream drizzle & avocado. With rice & frijoles rancheros. 8.99 Hot Tamale Platter Three spicy pork tamales topped with chile con carne, cheddar cheese & onions. With rice & frijoles rancheros. 9.99 Lunch Specials Uno Cheese & onion enchilada with chili con carne & a crispy beef taco. With rice & refried beans. 7.99 Dos Cheese & onion enchilada with chili con carne & a soft cheese taco with chili con queso. With rice & refried beans. 7.99 Tres Chicken enchilada with sour cream sauce & a crispy chicken taco. With rice & refried beans. 7.99 Cuatro Crisp flour tortilla shell with chicken, rice, sour cream sauce, jack cheese, & pico de gallo. With frijoles rancheros. 6.99 Cinco Flour tortilla with spicy beef topped with chili con queso. With rice & refried beans. 7.99 Seis Chicken enchilada with sour cream sauce. With rice & refried beans. 6.99 Siete Cheese chimichanga with chili con queso or beef & bean chimichanga with chili con carne. With rice & refried beans. 7.99 Lunch Fajitas Lunch-sized portion of our fajitas on a sizzling skillet with chicken, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, rice, refried beans, pico de gallo, sour cream, flour tortillas & choice of guacamole or cheddar cheese Substitute beef or combo for $0.50 more.  Extra Cheese Or Guacamole $0.79. 9.99 Crispy Chicken Tacos Breaded, tender chicken in flour tortillas with lettuce, cheddar, pico de gallo & honey-mustard. With rice & refried beans. 6.49 Chicken Flautas Topped with ranchera sauce and jack cheese. Served with guacamole sour cream dip & rice. 6.49 Old Fashioned Tacos Two crisp flour tortillas filled with chicken or beef taco meat, lettuce, cheddar, tomatoes, sour cream & avocado. With rice & frijoles rancheros. 7.49 Chicken Monterrey Lunch Grilled chicken breast with onions, mushrooms, green peppers & melted jack cheese. With pico de gallo, rice & sautéed vegetables. 9.49 Tex-Mex Lunch Burrito Spicy beef, refried beans, chili, & cheese with chili con queso. With rice & refried beans. 8.29 Empanada & Tamale Empanada filled with beef, beans & potatoes with a spicy pork tamale. Served with rice & frijoles rancheros. 6.49 Lunch Taco Salad Spicy beef, refried beans, cheddar cheese, & tomatoes on salad greens. With choice of dressing. 7.29 Crispy Chicken Taco Salad Crisp breaded chicken on salad greens with cheddar & tomatoes. Served with honey mustard dressing. 6.49 Burrito Bowl Choice of fajita chicken with chipotle wine sauce or fajita beef with chili con queso. Both with black beans, diablo corn, rice, cheddar & jack cheeses, onions, jalapeños & tomatoes. Topped with sour cream drizzle & cilantro 7.99 Rita Favoritas Grande ‘Rita Our House Margarita is made with Giro Silver by Sauza Tequila, triple sec and margarita mix served frozen or on the rocks. 7.75 Ultimate Margarita 1800 Reposado Tequila, Cointreau Orange Liqueur and our very own margarita mix. Delicious frozen or on the rocks! 8.25 Baja Blue Swirl There’s nothing funny about this delicious blend of DeKuyper Island Blue Pucker & our frozen House ‘Rita. Also available in pomegranate & raspberry. 7.25 Sangria ‘Rita Cabo Wabo Blanco Tequila, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, Copperidge Cabernet Sauvignon, cranberry juice & our margarita mix. 7.50 This page last updated 06/30/2014
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Search Knoxville Dining at a Glance ONLINE ORDERING NOT AVAILABLE El Chico Mexican Restaurant Fajitas & Grill Mixed Grill Beef & chicken fajitas with shrimp sautéed in chipotle butter. 15.49 Chicken & Mushroom Fajitas Crispy bacon, mushrooms and melted jack cheese smother juicy fajita chicken strips. 14.49 Top Shelf Fajitas Beef, chicken, shrimp & baby back ribs on a sizzling skillet. 15.99 Fajitas On a sizzling skillet. Chicken.  Add $1 for Beef or Combo. 13.49 Chicken Monterrey Dinner Grilled chicken breast with onions, mushrooms, green peppers & melted jack cheese. With rice & sautéed vegetables. 11.99 Mushroom Pepper Chicken Grilled chicken, seasoned & topped with jack cheese, sautéed mushrooms & roasted red peppers. Served with black beans & rice. 9.99 Combos & More Stacked Combo A beef stacked enchilada topped with onions & cheddar next to a chicken fajita chalupa. Served with rice & frijoles rancheros. 9.49 El Caballero Spicy beef burrito with chili con queso, chicken enchilada with sour cream sauce, cheese & onion enchilada with chili con carne, & a crispy chicken taco. With rice & refried beans. Guacamole available on request. 11.99 Carmen’s Combo Chicken soft taco, beef burrito with queso, & a chicken burrito with sour cream sauce. With rice & refried beans. 10.99 The Juarez Cheese & onion enchilada with chili con carne, soft cheese taco with chili con queso, & a crispy beef taco. With rice & refried beans. Guacamole available on request. 10.99 Chimi Combo Fajita chicken, jack & cheddar, sour cream sauce & pico de gallo in a chimichanga topped with chipotle wine sauce. Served with an Old Fashioned Beef Taco, Chicken Fajita Chalupa, & rice. 10.99 Rodeo Combo Two beef burritos, one topped with queso & the other with sour cream. With an Old Fashioned Beef Taco, rice & frijoles rancheros. 9.99 Carnitas Empanadas Filled with pulled pork & roasted jalapeños. Topped with verde sauce, jack cheese, avocado & cilantro. Served with rice & refried beans. 7.99 Top Shelf™ Fajita Quesadillas Grilled sundried tomato flour tortilla with fajita chicken or steak, peppers, onions, jack & cheddar. With guacamole sour cream dip & frijoles rancheros. 10.99 Quesadillas Fajita chicken, fajita steak or spinach stuffed in a ? our tortilla with cheese & vegetables, then grilled. With chipotle drizzle, guacamole sour cream dip & frijoles rancheros. 9.99 Burritos & Chimis Grande Chicken Burrito Fajita chicken, chipotle wine sauce, rice & frijoles rancheros in a tortilla. Topped with sour cream sauce, cheddar, & tomatoes. With rice & frijoles rancheros. 10.79 Cinco Burritos Five mini-burritos! Chicken, avocado, bean & two beef burritos all on one plate. With rice & refried beans. 8.99 Tex-Mex Burrito Spicy beef, refried beans, chili & cheese topped with chili con queso. With rice & refried beans. 9.79 Burrito Con Queso Flour tortilla with spicy beef & topped with chili con queso. With rice & refried beans. 9.79 Chicken Fajita Chimichanga Crispy flour tortilla filled with chicken, jack & cheddar, sour cream sauce & pico de gallo. With a chipotle drizzle, chili con queso, rice & refried beans. 10.49 Tacos Excelente Chicken Fajita With pico de gallo, avocado, cilantro & cotija cheese with chipotle drizzle. 2.99 Chicken Cascabel Spicy casacabel sauce, marinated onions, cilantro & cotija cheese. 2.99 Carnitas Pulled pork with jack, cotija cheese, chipotle wine sauce, grilled onions & cilantro. 2.99 Tacos de Primera Beef Fajita With pico de gallo, avocado, cilantro, cotija cheese & sour cream drizzle. 3.79 Brisket With pickled red onions, cilantro, jack cheese & cotija cheese. 3.79 Shrimp With jack cheese, jalapeño cole slaw, cotija cheese & chipotle drizzle. 3.79 Desserts Mama’s Favorite Mexican Apple Pie With Mexican brandy butter sauce & cinnamon ice cream. 5.49 Sopapilla with Honey Warm Mexican pastry dusted with cinnamon sugar. 1.99 Brownie Skillet Sundae Triple chocolate brownie with pecans on a sizzling skillet topped with Mexican brandy butter sauce & vanilla ice cream. 5.49 Fried Ice Cream Vanilla ice cream inside a cinnamon sugar dusted shell topped with hot fudge, whipped cream & a cherry. 4.99 Little Amigos Taco Dinner 4.39 Enchilada Dinner 4.39 Mexican Pizza 4.39 Corndog 4.39 Chicken Strips 4.39 Cheeseburger 4.39 Kraft Mac & Cheese 4.39 Big Amigos Fajitas Beef, Chicken or Combo 7.89 Fajita Nachos 7.09 Chicken Quesadillas 7.69 Beef Quesadillas 7.79 Taquitos 5.69 Drinks Coca-Cola Coke products include diet Coke, Sprite IBC Soft Drinks Dr Pepper Lemonade Coffee Decafe also available. Tea Cold sweetened or unsweetened. Specialty Drinks Mexican Martini A delicious cocktail of Sauza 100% Blue Agave Tequila, Cointreau Orange Liqueur & margarita mix, served straight up! 8.50 Mojito Go loco for coco with Malibu Coconut Rum, fresh lime & our mojito mix. Also in strawberry or mango with BACARDI Superior Rum - $7 6.50 Tango Tea A knock-your-socks-off blend of Stoli Vodka, Bacardi Superior Rum, Sauza Gold Tequila, Cointreau Orange Liqueur & Coca-Cola 7.00 Skinny ‘Rita Slim Sippin! Corazon Blanco Tequila with Cointreau Orange Liqueur & our house- made margarita mix 6.50 Durango Daiquiris A sweet frozen cocktail of Cruzan Aged Light Rum & strawberry purée, topped with a float of Myers’s Dark Rum. Also available in mango. 6.50  
http://www.elchico.com 116 Cedar Lane, Knoxville, Tennessee 865-687-4242 RETURN TO KNOXVILLE DINING El Chico in North Knoxville has been located in the same building for more than 20 years.  Over time, management of the location has changed as well as the interior and exterior of the building.  Although menu items differ from other Mexican restaurants, the items basically are the same type of cuisine.  Chips & Salsa are typically good and the soft drinks are extra bubbly.  Drink specials are available daily.  Lunch hour diners will find that you are in and out quickly.