Bolivian-born owner, Carlos Rivero, grew up in San Antonio where his passion for the food and the service industry was first influenced by his grandfather’s tortilla factory. In later years, he further sharpened his skills as he worked his way from server to general manager at the iconic Jeffrey’s, in Austin Clarksville neighborhood. By the time he opened El Chile he had a firm understanding that “It’s all about the food – making it from scratch with fresh ingredients.”
With that in mind, we make our flour and corn tortillas in house daily, our sauces from scratch, and our famous margaritas from hand squeezed lime juice. We think the attention to quality shows, and it is why we’ve been able to proudly serve the Austin community for the last 15 years. We hope you’ll come see for yourself!