El Chico (restaurant)
El Chico is a restaurant chain in the Southern United States. The first restaurant was opened in 1940 in Oak Lawn, in Dallas, Texas and now, they have 78 locations. The restaurant serves a variety of Tex-Mex dishes.
The restaurant's roots began with Adelaida "Mama" Cuellar's popular homemade tamales at a county fair in 1926. Her sons opened a cafe in Dallas using her recipes. Today, it is part of Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc. (CRO) Joe V. Carvajal was an integral part of the success of many of the el Chico restaurants in the 1960s and 70's. He introduced the sopapilla to Tex-Mex and American cuisine.
- Official website
- Mico Rodriguez, co-founder of Mi Cocina restaurants (December 2016), Greatest Dallasites: Adelaida "Mama" Cuellar - The woman behind El Chico., D Magazine, retrieved 24 January 2017
- Consolidated Restaurants
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