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El Charro Cafe

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601 W 8th St, Yuma, AZ 85364-2955
+1 928-783-9790
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Mixed feelings

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
BeachyJo
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Fairmont, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fairmont, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Yuma Az
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

El Charro has been serving Yumas since 1943. My wife and I both like it(she was born and raised in Yuma). The beans are service the "old" fashion way with lard, hmmm they taste great but be carefull as you can hear your arteries hardening :) Prices are fair as is the quanity and quality of food. I don't care... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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312 reviews 312 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Based upon the Trip Advisor reviews below (especially Alonzo), we decided to stop here for take out since we were traveling with our dog Luke. I walked in at 3, ordered, and before a coke was completed had our order to eat in the car! Welcoming service, great recommendations (rolled and folded tacos, chips, salsa and chorros. Much to much... More 

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Warrenville, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were driving from San Diego to Phoenix and decided to stop in Yuma for dinner. We wanted something local and I found this restaurant on Tripadvisor. We are so glad we stopped. VERY friendly and many locals were eating or getting take out orders. The margaritas were hand mixed and everything we ordered was delicious. Wish I lived closer... More 

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My wife was born and raised in Yuma and her family started coming to this restaurant in 1964. This review, therefore, is unabashedly influenced by family tradition, sentimentality, and the knowledge that if I say anything negative, I'm in big trouble. Just so you know. Karen ate here pretty much once a week for 15 years, and we now make... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Yes, Yuma can be HOT! But the El Charro Cafe offers superb Mexican food in an historic restaurant setting. It has been family owned and operated for decades. My wife and I thought that the chips and salsa were above and beyond the usual, and my fajitas were also exceptional. It was an historic restaurant that has maintained its first-rate... More 

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Southern, IN
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I'm from Yuma, AZ and this restaurant has been here for many years. The have awesome Mexican food.... Folded tacos are just to die for...

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A party of five came here for lunch while in Yuma for business. We saw many reviews raving that this was THE place to go for Mexican in Yuma and had been around forever. Maybe we had higher expectations, but this place sorely disappointed us. It was the least favorite of our Mexican meals during our three weeks in Yuma.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Typical mexican restaurant. Food was bland. Prices were good, people are nice, but food not so great.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?