Welcome to El Chaparral

Innovators of the Flavor

Three decades and two generations of experience and passion go into every smiling face and mouth watering bite that make-up El Chaparral. Our family history is etched into everything we do. In 1972, our parents, Charlie and Mary Garcia, followed their dream to a small eatery in Helotes, Texas. We sold our home in San Antonio and moved into the modest living quarters behind the restaurant.

If you’ve been to El Chaparral in the last 35 years, you’ve probably savored a Taste Like No Other. This taste is the root of our reputation, protecting this tradition and authentic flavor are Juan and Jesus Torres.