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El Charro Cafe

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7725 N Oracle Rd # 101, Oro Valley, AZ
520-229-1922
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Honest mistake, but amazing food!!

My fiance, daughter and I visited this restaurant last month. It was the first time I had ever been, and he highly recommended it. It took a bit for the hostess to seat us, and we had to stand the whole time. Once we sat down, our server was prompt to our table and was very helpful with someone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Adrian C
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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Bend, Oregon
Top Contributor
305 reviews 305 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
333 helpful votes 333 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Recently had lunch here on a Saturday. Apparently the management grossly underestimate how many would show up to eat that afternoon. We had to wait about 25 minutes for reinforcement staff to arrive. The service then picked up. The quality of my enchiladas was to my liking. The red sauce used had a bitter taste. Prices were fairly high for... More 

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BROKEN ARROW
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Asked people in the retirement community of Saddlebrooke where the great restaurants were in Tucson. This place was always mentioned. So while in Arizona last January, we went to El Charro's. Wow, what a wonderful place. Fabulous food, great atmosphere, and great staff. This is now one of our "must go to" restaurants when in Tucson!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great service and excellent food. I would highly recommend stopping by. Great Mexican Food! Our waiter was very attentive.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My fiance, daughter and I visited this restaurant last month. It was the first time I had ever been, and he highly recommended it. It took a bit for the hostess to seat us, and we had to stand the whole time. Once we sat down, our server was prompt to our table and was very helpful with someone who... More 

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Oro Valley, Arizona
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My sisters and I TRIED to have lunch here on March 27th. We waited at the door to be seated behind another couple. It seemed there was noone working in the entire restaurant. Noone came and offered to seat us, meanwhile, another crowd was gathering behind us, also waiting to be seated. Finally, a waiter approached, looked at everyone waiting... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My family and I stopped to have lunch here at El Charro on Friday, April 3, 2015. Once we asked to be seated outside, the hostess at the door disappeared for quite some time. We sat ourselves thinking she would be checking up on us. After waiting five minutes, someone did see us and delivered menus. The young man who... More 

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Tucson
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

This was not our first visit to El Charro; we've been there many times before. The food is always good. What made this visit most memorable was our server. Unfortunately, I never caught her name, but our receipt identifies her as server #3402. She was delightful with an outstanding personality, and very knowledgable about the food and the history of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Interesting food, tasted some new flavor combos. But, the service was terribly slow. Everyone was nice, but dinner took way way too long (especially in seeing how many open tables there were towards the end).

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went on a Friday evening about 8 PM and the place was crowded, so it must be locally popular. Once the girls at the door quit socializing, we were seated in about 10 minutes, not too bad. About 30 minutes later, our drink order was taken, so that's on the slow side. They seemed slightly understaffed and tired and... More 

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portland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This place seems to draw a crowd. We ate here on a Saturday night and ordered the Guac to start. It was great, we only wish there was more. I had fish tacos and my daughter had the beef tacos. Both dishes were very good. Our server was very attentive despite the busy atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7725 N Oracle Rd # 101, Oro Valley, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Oro Valley
  • Phone Number: 520-229-1922

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?