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El Chico Cafe

Northwest Columbia

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In a Nutshell

Tex-Mex food mainstay has dished out flavorful, homestyle dishes in Columbia area for 25 years

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Promotional value expires Jan 3, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Must purchase 1 food item. Not valid for Happy Hour or any other promotions. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$10 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks

The menu includes a hot tamale platter ($9.99), avocado enchiladas ($9.49), and a grande chicken burrito ($10.49).

El Chico Cafe

It was 1926 at the Kaufman County fair. A large crowd gathered around a small stand, where Adelaida Cuellar stood passing homemade tamales and chili into outstretched hands. The high demand for her recipes continued after the fair grounds were emptied, and soon after, Adelaida opened a small café, Mama’s Kitchen, with the help of her 12 children. In 1940, five of her sons moved the eatery to another location in Dallas, re-christening it El Chico, which means, “the five sons that opened their mother’s restaurant in a new place”. More locations soon followed, with close to one hundred now in operation. And, just like Adelaida, the El Chico team spent some time passing out their specialties from a stand when they fed a crew of local volunteers on an episode of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

At El Chico, Adelaida’s recipes still appear on the menu, from the spicy enchiladas with chili con carne sauce to the mexican apple pie with mexican brandy butter sauce and cinnamon ice cream. El Chico also has its own signature line of dishes called Top Shelf, which includes fajitas and quesadillas.

Customer Reviews

El Chico's is the best Mexican restaurant in South Carolina. We have been going there for years and it is our family favorite. Love the place.
Linda H. · December 12, 2012
we had a great girls night out.The waitress was very attentive and always and she really enjoyed her job.
Debra M. · December 11, 2012
Thank you for provided a great eating experience and for being in my own neighborhood!
Elizabeth C. · November 7, 2012

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