El Chico

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 2 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Tortillas, Tortilla Chips + 6 more

204 W Shawnee St, Muskogee, OK 74401 Directions

(918) 682-3442
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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    July 14, 2016

    They didn't have a gluten-free menu but the manager brought out the allergen list and we went through everything together. He did make sure my food was separate from everyone else's. I felt like they cared and I didn't get sick. Would have given 5 Stars if they actually had a separate menu. Food was good.

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    3 rating
    May 01, 2011

    I didn't see a specific gluten free section. The ingredients were clearly marked on each dish though. As we all know Mexican is one of the safest bets for celiacs.

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    4 rating
    August 26, 2017

    1751 Evans Rd, Melbourne, FL 32904

    Lived in New Mexico for 20 years. This is the 1st decent salsa I've had in Florida. Ask for medium salsa. Joe is very attentive and made extra effort for dietary limitations.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    August 19, 2017

    2815 S Sam Rayburn Fwy, Sherman, TX 75090

    Same as other reviews. Sherman store was very polite but nothing at this store was safe. The manager didn't seem to understand about the cross contamination but was willing to talk and even asked questions. Great place but not safe to eat if celiac

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    May 30, 2017

    226 Blanchard Dr, West Monroe, LA 71291

    Do not eat here if you have Celiac Disease.

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    5 rating
    May 09, 2017

    3303 S 31st St, Temple, TX 76502

    Before you sit down, make sure to let the server know you have Celiac or a gluten intolerance. The manager meets with any guest that has a food allergy to explain the menu options and answer any questions you may have. Be aware that food you may not expect may contain gluten, such as the red salsa and table tortilla chips that are brought out to you. The tortilla chips are NOT GF as they share a frier, but the manager will tell you his opinion that they'd be safe to eat due to the temperature they are fried in. Many of the items on the menu can be modified to be GF. I had the chicken fajita enchiladas with Verde sauce, which was super delicious. Several days later and I have not experienced any symptoms of gluten contamination so I'd say El Chico is a safe bet. Overall a good dining experience. I'd definitely be back for more.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    May 08, 2017

    3303 S 31st St, Temple, TX 76502

    Lots of gluten free items and manager came to table to answer any questions regarding menu. Server was very nice and seemed very concerned regarding making sure they did everything right. Not my normal place to go for Mexican but it will be from now on after my diagnosis. I felt very comfortable eating here. Plus, the Mexican martinis are gluten free. Win! Win!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 06, 2017

    3439 W Main St, Norman, OK 73072

    great service!Just remember the rice isn't GF!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    February 04, 2017

    1751 Evans Rd, Melbourne, FL 32904

    Very good! I'm straight up celiac and no problemo.

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    3 rating
    January 16, 2017

    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd, Abilene, TX 79606

    Generally good food. Need to make sure the wait staff understands your gf needs.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    November 18, 2016

    2111 Justin Rd #180, Flower Mound, TX 75028

    service was awful! Manager refused to come to the table and the server wasn't familiar with the menu or gf. I wanted enchiladas, but the only option was for avocado. Not even chicken. All beef products had gluten. My family was hungry so we stayed and i ordered chicken fajitas. Chicken was served hot,but the small side plate of guacamole and toppings was contaminated. It included shredded cheddar cheese and the cheese was covered in a white powder that looked like flour. I asked the server, but she just gave me the deer in the headlights look, took the plate and walked away. Aside from the gluten issue, she said, twice, she would be back with it, but never did. when we were finished eating and my Margarita still had not come, we cancelled it.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    September 22, 2016

    2111 Justin Rd #180, Flower Mound, TX 75028

    I like the options they have available. Food was good and service was great!

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    1 rating
    August 28, 2016

    1315 N Collins St, Arlington, TX 76011

    The restaurant was dirty to start. When asked about a gluten free menu he asked what I wanted. He said the rice was obviously not gf(?). And they have no dedicated fryer. He said it was font to fry with the flour tortillas it makes no difference. Only got a 1 because 0 wasn't an option. We left and did not eat there.

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    1 rating
    August 22, 2016

    1701 E Central Texas Expy, Killeen, TX 76541

    Called ahead to see if my Killeen TX location had a GF menu. The reply was yes. My husband and I headed on over. When we came in we asked for one regular menu and one GF menu. She said oh okay, ummm hold on I'll have to check. We were left standing there, then she peaked around the corner and said come on, we were sat with NO menus. The servers didn't know who's table we were. After 2 servers (who ended up not being our actual server) came to tend to us and we finally had regular menus I asked again about the GF menu. She said she needed to go ask the manager. So she left and he came with a binder. Apparently, "the company opted to away with the GF menu since people who eat already know what they can and can't eat. So you just order what is reasonable and then we tweak things accordingly. Like the rice is made with soy sauce so we substitute vegetables for it." I said okay, so your seasoning doesn't contain wheat? He barely glanced at his binder and said No it doesn't. I said, "Is that the allergy list, can I just look at that since you don't have a menu." He replied, "No, that's not allowed, it's kinda for our eyes only. I'm sorry" I ended up having to search for GF listing for is on a 3rd party cite. Ended up getting fajitas just to safe- how boring! The service was TERRIBLE She didn't substitute my rice for vegetables, didn't refill salsa/ chips, NEVER checked on us unless she was bringing something we ordered or the bill, my husband had to get up and ask a different server for assistance b/c our server was in the kitchen the ENTIRE time, also didn't bring me my box I asked for. Even had someone else to drop the check off. She had 1 other table besides us, that came 1/2 way through; when we were done her 3rd table came. She was not double sat. The man that gave extra assistance was double sat. There were 3 servers on staff 1 manager/bar.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    August 19, 2016

    7621 Baker Blvd, Richland Hills, TX 76118

    They no longer offer a GF menu. very disappointing. The food is mediocre at best anyway.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    July 31, 2016

    100 Hwy 332 W #1232, Lake Jackson, TX 77566

    Great Mexican food with good gluten free options. Knowledgeable management.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    March 20, 2016

    3303 S 31st St, Temple, TX 76502

    No GF menu, manager had a guide that he read to me. With that being said, they treated my meal with care, and I did not end up sick...which is a positive in my book. Manager brought my meal out separate, and service was very good. Probably better Mexican in town, but close to our hotel--and it was late and they were open.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    July 08, 2015

    503 Interstate 30, Rockwall, TX 75087

    Clueless staff. You will need to be knowledgeable and ask questions. Cross contamination could be an issue.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    April 17, 2015

    2305 W Airport Fwy, Irving, TX 75062

    I wish there was a none star option. This place is gross. The most disgusting place I've ever been to. I went with my hubby two weeks ago. I ordered fajitas and they were gross. The place is dirty. The food was old. The services horrible. The prices very high. We spend $50 dollars and I felt like having old leftovers. No gluten free of course. I was sick for a week after going there. I tried to send an email to the restaurant manager and their website is so cheapy that it didn't allow me to send it. Don't go there.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    December 29, 2014

    5215 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72903

    The hostess did not seem interested in seating us at noon. After that, the waitress had no knowledge about gluten-free. After 10 minutes, we got the gluten-free menu that basically said gluten-free offerings were minimal. No beef or shredded chicken gluten-free.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 26, 2014

    1132 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217

    One of my favorite places in Nashville to go for lunch

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    July 25, 2014

    5215 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72903

    They do have a piece of paper with their gluten free menu. (insist because sometimes their staff is ignorant of it) It is not extensive but the food is good. I frequently get the beans and cheese nachos. I've never gotten sick and I've eaten there probably 5 times. I can't remember if the chips are gf, I think they are, but I always eat them.

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    4 rating
    July 24, 2014

    9705 E 71st St, Tulsa, OK 74133

    Hubby and I shared a mixed grill fajitas for two with corn tortillas. This location usually isn't as good as the 41st & Yale location, but the food this evening was quite good. They have a limited GF menu. I didn't ask about their kitchen procedures for a GF customer, so I can't rule out cross-contamination. Rated 4 stars because this one good dining experience was out of the ordinary.

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    1 rating
    April 03, 2014

    3303 S 31st St, Temple, TX 76502

    Fairly decent GF choices which excited me. Not a good DF place. Although I requested they ensure there was no cheese on my chicken fajita plate (my husband had a fajita plate smothered with cheese) mine still had a couple of cheese slivers on it. It took too long to get the food to start off with so I didn't bother and just ate the rest of my food instead of the chicken. It's not a place we will visit again.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    March 18, 2014

    1751 Evans Rd, Melbourne, FL 32904

    They list their chips as gluten free on the menu, but they are not safe. They are fried in the same fryer as the sopaillas, a wheat based pastry. The staff seemed to think they were still safe for celiacs. We won't eat there again.

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    3 rating
    March 05, 2014

    9705 E 71st St, Tulsa, OK 74133

    They have a GF menu. The chips and salsa are GF. I had fajitas with corn tortillas and it was good.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 10, 2014

    2028 Town East Mall, Mesquite, TX 75150

    We have been eating at EC for many years. they have helped me adjust my menu after getting my diagnosis. I have several entrees that I can enjoy. on a sidenote, the staff ROCKS!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 03, 2014

    1315 N Collins St, Arlington, TX 76011

    Great gluten free menu to choose from. Spices are a gluten issue and they have a great chipotle sauce. Get on the side. I totally recommend them. If your server is not familiar just ask for manager, not everyone is familiar with gluten :::))) they have a separate gluten menu

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    4 rating
    January 25, 2014

    13937 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75240

    Really good food and friendly staff! Calm atmosphere, great place to relax and eat. They did not ask if we needed a gluten-free menu though, might want to ask if they still offer that.

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    5 rating
    January 13, 2014

    3903 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73109

    they have a gf menu and you can eat the set up.

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    1 rating
    January 10, 2014

    226 Blanchard Dr, West Monroe, LA 71291

    The staff was totally unwilling to pull the G-free menu for me when I tried to eat there. Because I have celiac, we had to leave.

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    5 rating
    January 04, 2014

    82 Central Mall, Lawton, OK 73501

    Gluten free menu available and very helpful staff!

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    November 08, 2013

    5015 Hinkleville Rd, Paducah, KY 42001

    This isn't your standard Tex Mex restaurant. They had a printed gluten allergy menu from 2011. The list was small and did not seem to be current with their regular menu. My meal (fajitas) came with rice and beans but they didn't mention if they were safe. I didn't attempt to eat it. The place was slow for a Friday night.. which is worrisome if no one is there!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 26, 2013

    1111 N Interstate 35 E, DeSoto, TX 75115

    I don't like that I had to go in to ask about GF options. They don't have the GF menu on the web site, but were happy to print one out for me. The options are limited, but I almost always had the fajitas or the fajita salad before I went GF anyway. My son likes the nachos, even though he'd rather go to a burger place. The chips and salsa are safe. I grab lunch to go about once a week and it is now one of our go to places when no one wants to cook. I think some of the wait staff have figured out that my tip size is directly related to how much salsa they give me on to go orders.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    October 26, 2013

    1751 Evans Rd, Melbourne, FL 32904

    Good food good prices.

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    5 rating
    October 05, 2013

    2900 W Britton Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73120

    have GF fajitas! they dont has dessert options and waiters are confuses if cheese on set up us gf but the way I read the menu it is and I eat it without problems. never had any cross contamination issues!

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    5 rating
    October 05, 2013

    2501 W Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

    they have a gf menu once they find it. they are one of the few places that will do gf fajitas! !!!! no dessert option but normally to full anyway. waiters are confused about if the cheese on their set up is gf. I have eatten it and never had a problem and I am pretty sensitive to even cross contamination.

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    2 rating
    September 23, 2013

    2801 Southwest Pkwy, Wichita Falls, TX 76308

    Manager was unable to find a gluten free menu when asked. Waitstaff more helpful and asked kitchen staff questions for me. Food is good but cross contamination highly possible.

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    5 rating
    August 24, 2013

    503 Interstate 30, Rockwall, TX 75087

    Had a great experience here

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    3 rating
    August 23, 2013

    2111 Justin Rd #180, Flower Mound, TX 75028

    Food was ok, employees were super friendly and I didn't get sick. Good for a quick and cheap meal

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    5 rating
    August 13, 2013

    1701 E Central Texas Expy, Killeen, TX 76541

    I love this place! While a bit pricey, their food is worth it. Plus, I always go home with plenty of leftovers. I've never gotten sick here and the manager usually works directly with me. Great service for some great gluten-free food!

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    1 rating
    August 10, 2013

    2127 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA 71103

    Also, our waitress had a mouth full of gold teeth!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    March 27, 2013

    2111 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76706

    this restaurant had poor food, dirty windows and uncaring service. very little is gluten free. seasonings and sauces contain gluten. not recommended

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    January 11, 2013

    1132 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217

    love to eat at ElChico! chips are GF, queso and fajitas!

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    5 rating
    December 05, 2012

    3903 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73109

    The queso is gluten free and delicious! Several other gf options.

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    5 rating
    October 11, 2012

    6801 Northwest Expy, Oklahoma City, OK 73132

    The location on NW Expressway in Oklahoma City has a clue. Called for takeout without any knowledge if they had a gf menu. They do. Read menu to me (generous options). Will eat there again.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    September 30, 2012

    1315 N Collins St, Arlington, TX 76011

    went in and asked for a gluten free me.u and they had no idea what I was talking about.

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    5 rating
    September 20, 2012

    732 W New Orleans St #160, Broken Arrow, OK 74011

    We have ate here several times. We always get the fajitas with corn tortillas and have never had a problem. Tuesday night is half price fajita night too.

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    1 rating
    August 17, 2012

    2305 W Airport Fwy, Irving, TX 75062

    There really aren't any gf options. The manager told me I could have unseasoned chicken fajitas on corn tortillas. He was very apologetic.

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    4 rating
    May 31, 2012

    1751 Evans Rd, Melbourne, FL 32904

    Staff will make changes to menu items to make them gluten free upon request.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    May 11, 2012

    1513 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport, LA 71105

    Staff doesn't really know what your talking about but try to make accommodations anyway... Food is ok

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    1 rating
    April 19, 2012

    9825 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74129

    Horrible experience!!!! Staff was Clueless. Chips aren't safe. What good is a Mexican restaurant if you can't have chips and salsa???

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Tex-Mex
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11 am - 10 pm
Sunday
11 am - 9 pm
Notes
This gluten free menu information is provided by El Chico Restaurants as a service to our customers.  El Chico assumes no responsibility for its use.  Patrons are encouraged to their own satisfaction, to consider this information in light of their individual requirements and needs.

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