The El Chico story began when Adelaida Cuellar's homemade tamales drew huge crowds at a small county fair in 1926. Her sons opened a cafe in Dallas, following their mother's recipes for enchiladas with chile con carne sauce. Today, El Chico is still serving top-quality Mexican food favorites with fresh new specialties of today.
We use only the best, highest quality ingredients to bring the freshest Mexican food experience around to you. True to tradition and an innovator of new tastes, El Chico is the Mexican food original, a legend since 1940. The entire El Chico menu is available for take-out. Call the location nearest you for a pronto celebration. Make it a fiesta to go!
At El Chico, kids are always welcome. We offer a kids menu filled with all their favorite items. Bring the whole family and enjoy a great meal with lots of fun. Get hot savings with great new lunches, all priced at just $5.99. Available weekdays from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.