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El Charro Cafe

Spanish, Mexican
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601 W 8th St, Yuma, AZ 85364-2955
+1 928-783-9790
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Mexican Food

The food is great! Service is great! Can get a little loud and hard to carry a conversation, but that's okay people busy eating:)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Josie P
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is great! Service is great! Can get a little loud and hard to carry a conversation, but that's okay people busy eating:)

Thank Josie P
Yuma, Arizona
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Great food and large portions. Impossible to eat everything so ask for a carry out box when you are finished eating.

Thank Mark C
Glendale, Arizona
Level Contributor
64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

If you are visiting Yuma, Arizona and are hungry for Mexican food, do yourself a favor and visit El Charro. Start your meal with their cheese crisp, made with jack cheese. It is bubbly hot and superb as an appetizer. They have wonderful folded and rolled tacos. But, my favorite is their green chile mixed burrito with a saddle. The... More 

Thank Kitty k
Peoria, Arizona
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181 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have eaten in a lot of Mexican restaurants and can say with assurance, this was top of the line food. It was prepared in kitchen (not coming out of a bag) and was tasty and marvelous. You have to like the dripping with oil character of fried items like the chips, but they were so crispy and delicious. We... More 

Thank LDarS
Yuma, Arizona
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Although the restaurant is dated and tired in appearance, the food is excellent in quantity and quality! My wife had the chicken and steak fajitas, I had the Sonoran tacos, both were excellent! The cost was less than $35 for the meal and 2 beers. El Charo is a favorite of the locals.

Thank RaptorMD
Friendswood, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very friendly staff. I went with the fish tacos. I was impressed with the food and the staff. This restaurant has a lot of history since 1949.

Thank luiscorr50
Phoenix, Arizona
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Good food at decent prices on a Sunday when all Mexican restaurants in Yuma are closed. We've been there many times and it never disappoints. It is a local favorite.

Thank Brenda B
Yuma, Arizona
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

They been in business since, I believe, 1949. Their recipes have been passed down through the generations, but still pleases the palate. A good place to take friends and family.

1 Thank Tim M
El Centro, California
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

When you go in the door of a restaurant at 4:00 in the afternoon and it is full, that tells you that the food must be good. IT IS! The service is great, the food is fantastic and the other people seem to enjoy themselves. This restaurant has a full menu and quick service to the table, something travelers need.... More 

1 Thank sailandtravel
tribune ks
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a good place to eat. Authentic Mexican. The cheese crisp is a must order. Margaritas were big and very good. 4 types of salsa all are good. Very friendly staff with great service. We will all be back!

1 Thank lotsofslots

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 W 8th St, Yuma, AZ 85364-2955
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Yuma
  • Phone Number: +1 928-783-9790

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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