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EL CHICO

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Mexican, Southwestern
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1513 E Bert Kouns Loop, Shreveport, LA 71106
+1 318-798-5777
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Shreveport, LA
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250 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Enjoyed one of my favorites, the tamale platter. While the tamales didn't seem quite as spicy as in the past, I still enjoyed them. More spice, please. I know, I know, a lot of people don't like, or can't eat spicy food. Two versions? Service was very good on this visit.

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Thank JasShreveport_LA
El Chico B, General Manager at EL CHICO, responded to this review

Jas, thank you for the great review. We hope to see you back here soon. El Chico Bert Kouns More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

I heard they had gotten really bad over the last couple of years but didn't believe it. We ordered the sampler appetizer platter and it was terrible. And even the salsa recipe is different, and not in a good way. I do remember how much I used to love El Chicos. It's sad really.

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Thank Joyzinha
Shreveport, LA
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250 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Once again, ordered the tamale platter. It was good, but not as spicy as in the recent past. If this is the new norm, will have to come up with a new favorite. On the positive side, service was very good.

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Thank JasShreveport_LA
Louisiana
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Most of the El Chico restaurants in the Shreveport and Bossier area have closed. This one is still in business and seems to be putting some serious $ into renovations. They have added a patio with heaters for the cold weather and totally redone the bar area. I went when I had a coupon they sent to me for a... More 

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Thank AndersenTraveler
Shreveport, LA
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250 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Yes, hopefully, it had to be better than our last visit, and fortunately, it was. The restaurant was not crowded, unlike last time, and service and food were good. Think my new favorite is the tamale platter.

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Thank JasShreveport_LA
Shreveport, LA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Got a text offering a BOGO on entrees. Apparently, a lot of people got the same text. Restaurant was, as you might guess, very crowded. The manager never would have guessed as the store appeared to be staffed for a slow Monday night. Our server did a great job. By that, I do not mean that we had good service,... More 

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Shreveport, LA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Service was very good, as usual. Food was bland. Nothing wrong, just not as flavorful as I have enjoyed in the past. Due to a change in kitchen personnel, perhaps. Maybe an attempt to appeal to people that can not eat or do not prefer more highly seasoned foods.

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Thank JasShreveport_LA
Jacksonville, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

The food was terrific and our waitress was the best! The place was totally packed with the usual Sunday church crowd yest our waitress was always there when we needed anything.

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Thank reneas34
Shreveport, LA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Enchiladas, were a little bland. Rice and beans were the standard fare. Service was better than acceptable, but nothing to get excited about. Based on previous visits, this experience did not meet expectations. Hopefully it was just an off night.

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Thank JasShreveport_LA
Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

"Back in the day", El Chico in Shreveport/Bossier was the place to go for Tex-Mex. I dined at every one of their locations during the 80s and 90s and always had a good experience. After recently returning to the Shreveport area, I was sad to see that most locations had closed their doors. We decided to give the Bert Kouns... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1513 E Bert Kouns Loop, Shreveport, LA 71106
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Shreveport
  • Phone Number: +1 318-798-5777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?