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El Charro Cafe

Mexican, Spanish
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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Authentic Mexican Food!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
RaptorMD
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Yuma, Arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Glendale, Arizona
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

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 

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Peoria, Arizona
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182 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

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Yuma, Arizona
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

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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.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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Yuma, Arizona
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

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El Centro, California
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

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tribune ks
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82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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!

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Fairmont, Minnesota
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We enjoyed the Mexican atmosphere of the restaurant but felt it was extremely noisy. We really liked the salsa with all the various peppers. It had such a unique flavor. Because it was our first visit, we took the waitress suggestion on what to order. She suggested the "saddle". This is a large flour tortilla filled with a green meat... More 

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Lake Havasu City
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We read the rave reviews and were anxious to give this place a try on a trip to Yuma. The staff was very friendly, but it went downhill from there. The first chips delivered to the table looked like the bottom of the bag. We were given another basket when the waitress also noticed that we had dime size pieces.... More 

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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: Mexican, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?