El Chico’s Dressing

There is a Mexican Restaurant in Shreveport, Louisiana called El Chico’s.  Shreveport is the only location that makes this dressing.  It’s very versatile; you can eat it with chips, add it to your taco salad, tacos, fajitas, and much more.

1/2 – 3/4 cup of Miracle Whip Salad Dressing (do not use real mayo)

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon white pepper

1  1/2 teaspoons sugar

1/2 cup of milk

Mix all together and chill at least 2 hours. The mixture will thicken when chilled.



Filed under Dip / Spread / Sauce / Seasoning, Mexican

17 responses to “El Chico’s Dressing

  1. LB

    Greenwood Road El Chico closed last year I believe. Miss their crispy tacos with the “special dressing”.

  2. Pam

    Thank you for this recipe! I been craving for their house dressing. I grew up eating at El Chicos and now I live in another State and we don’t have El Chicos here. I will make it for sure. To I don’t make a mistake, the recipe says 1 1/2 tsp sugar, does that mean 1 1/2 tsp or just a 1/2 tsp? Please let know so I don’t put wrong measurement. Thank you

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I’ve had servers, in other states, look at me like I had three heads, when I ordered the house dressing. Now we know! Haha!

    A sincere great gratitude!

  4. Lee

    This has been a Shreveport treat ever since the El Chico opened on Greenwood Road over 50 years — it is still in the same location –Nicky’s and Trejo’s also serve it here in Shreveport, the cultural center of the Ark – La – Tex — we also make the best tarter sauce

  5. sarah

    So so glad I found this, I have never made this, I as we’ll use to dine at the EL Chico,s in Shreveport, the orginal one by Whillis Knighton.
    Hospital. had my 1st dinner date with my spouse 46 yrs ago. I always ask at different Mexican Resturants. Never no what I am talking about.

  6. Mary Smith

    do you have a recipe for their hot sauce/salsa that they serve with the chips?

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  8. Thank you so much for this! I’m a Shreveport girl that has moved to Europe and sometimes I get such a hankering for proper Taco Salad. Is this the same one that Nicky’s uses as well? They always tasted the same to me. I’m so tickled to have this recipe! I’ll be making it this weekend!

  9. The El Chicos in Texas use this house dressing too. They said it’s shipped in with their other supplies.

  10. Shannon

    Thanks. I have been scouring the internet for the past hour trying to find this recipe. I usually get this “house dressing” at a Mexican restaurant in Natchitoches. I’m so happy to have the recipe!

  11. sue adey

    is this the pink house dressing?

  12. Donna

    Patti – I am soooooo excited to have this…my daughter is going to love it!!!! Thanks….

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