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All 44 Oro Valley Restaurants

El Charro Cafe

7725 N Oracle Rd # 101, Oro Valley, AZ
520-229-1922
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Ranked #4 of 44 Restaurants in Oro Valley
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Marana, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is by far the nicest Mexican restaurant in the Oro Valley area. Good service and the food is fantastic! Nice atmosphere and you can eat out on the patio to view the Push Ridge Mountain.

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Tucson, Arizona
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179 reviews 179 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

What can I say, this place is great. I have been here several times over the years and it just gets better and better. Their tamales are nearly the best in Tucson (sorry - tamale factory is #1).

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La Verne, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Wow. We stumbled upon this place because it was close to our hotel. What a gem. The staff were super friendly and talking to us about the freshness and quality of the food. It certainly shows. The server told us the history of the restaurant and was I amazed. I had no idea it had national notoriety and it was... More

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Kansas City, MO
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We were in Tucson for a week and ate at El Charro twice - it was that good. This is not your standard Tex-Mex restaurant with liquid cheese poured over everything. This is not pre-prepared food. It is carefully prepared and extremely tasty and unique. We had a shrimp burrito that was out of this world, You wait a while... More

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st.louis
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner and great service. We happened to go at happy hour and ordered all half off food items. It was all wonderful. We ad a party of eight and we were stuffed.

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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Great dinner at El Charro. Love the fajitas---beef and chicken. Margaritas are wonderful--- like the special margaritas but even the house margarita is good. Best time to eat there is when the sun sets and you can eat outside--very enjoyable. Can get very loud inside when it's busy which it often is.

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Aurora, Colorado
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Based upon a recommendation from a friend from the area, my wife and I tried this location for lunch and were impressed with the quality and flavor of one of our favorite cuisines. Try the Blue Cadillac Margarita and the famous Carne Seca, a deliciously grande ½ pound portion of their World Famous Carne Seca. Dried in the Sonoran desert... More

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This will be a difficult review because of what might have been a simple misunderstanding. When we arrived for lunch it wasn’t busy and it looked like only one other person was waiting. We were greeted by the host (male) and advised he would be right back. I saw this as an opportunity to quickly wash my hands before he... More

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tucson
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Have not been here for awhile since we have so many Mexican restaurants...Would come here more if they had lunch specials...but am reminded today how wonderful the food tastes! Absolutely the best Sonoran red sauce ever. Since 1922 they have perfected sabor!!? Will frequent more often!

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Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Never again! This is our 4th time to an El Charro, we have been twice to this location and one time to the other two. ONLY the first time to this location was a 3.5 visit. Last night was my wife's birthday and we decided to give them a last try and boy was that a mistake. We stood at... More

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

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