Tex-Mex restaurant chain established in 1940. El Chico features an extensive menu with a large selection of combo platters, appetizers, salads, and desserts. The decor is trendy: a bar, table, and booth seating. The bar is separate, and features Sports programming on TVs. Separation of the bar makes El Chico appropriate for family, business, or social dining. The prices are moderate, and the portions large.