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Cocina Del Charro

Mexican, Spanish
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890 W Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 745-1382
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the best Sunday Brunch in Escondido

We had our 1st Sunday brunch. The food was great as the staff. They offered a variety of dishes. The steak was so tender and full of flavor. Will definitely be back!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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English first
Escondido, California
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What more can you ask for....great food served by friendly knowledgeable servers. Awesome menu of authentic Mexican dishes. Food comes to table steaming hot and while you are waiting there is an unending basket of chips and salsa.

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had our 1st Sunday brunch. The food was great as the staff. They offered a variety of dishes. The steak was so tender and full of flavor. Will definitely be back!!!!

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Escondido, CA
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I always think, when I read reviews of Mexican food, that the reviewer needs to "'fess up" about their background. If you grew up in Chicago or Boston for example. . .I stop right there. So, here is my backgorund: I was born in Hollywood, CA and have lived in San Diego since 1970. My family is New Mexican, and... More 

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Camano Island, Washington
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

While I was waiting for my husband I decided to get a drink at this restaurant cause I just worked out and I deserve it! I ordered the special watermelon margarita and it was wonderful. Chips and salsa were good, service was good so when I visit here again I would love to come for an actual meal. I listed... More 

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Escondido, California, United States
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Came in about 8:30 last Saturday....plenty of tables but we opted for the Bar area. Service was excellent. Waitress was quick with our drink order and complimentary chips and salsa (just so-so taste-wise). I had the #1 Combo....beef taco & cheese enchilada with rice & beans. Dish & meal were delivered hot...which was nice. Why is it, however, that the... More 

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Escondido, California
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Sadly I've visited this establishment 2 times over the last several weeks & oh how the service has declined. Late afternoon with not a lot of clientele & our drink order was forgotten and then it was incorrect. Drink specials were very over priced $20 margarita really & going up to $89 pitchers!!!! For that price you can a good... More 

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106 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Good food. The mole they offer is not the traditional chocolate base but still fair. The ala carte menu is good because the portions aren't very large but full of choices. Sit outside for a nice day and view.

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Roseville, California
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Their food is excellent. Their service is good. Their menu has a good variety of items. They have opened a second location on San Marcos Blvd. On the weekend they have a buffet which is really good as well, My favorite is their shredded beef Chimichanga with guacamole and sour cream. Really really good. Parking is easy. Just a really... More 

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Always good service, prompt, friendly and attentive. The facility is open and clean, and the prices are reasonable. The food is good, but not special in my opinion. Just so-so. This is why I've given this restaurant an "average" rating.

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Escondido, CA
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Love the enchiladas with an egg on top. Family favorite for good quick Mexican sit down meal. Drinks are also good. Has a menu good for the whole family.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 890 W Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: (760) 745-1382

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?