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Cocina Del Charro

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890 W Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 745-1382
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
It's a good choice

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
ColbyButler
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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San Marcos, California
Top Contributor
257 reviews 257 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The restaurant is a good place to go for Mexican food and margaritas, but the treat is to go for Sunday Brunch. They put on quite a spread. This location is superior to their San Marcos location, so even though the San Marcos store is closer to us, we take the drive to go here.

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Hesperia, California, USA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

the meals come a la carte. I had Flautas and the rice and beans were extra. The Burrito also was a la carte and rice and beans were extra. The Deep Fried Ice Cream was massive, so four people had a taste that saved the day for this place. Waitress were a little rushed it seemed also.

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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394 reviews 394 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We checked out several Mexican restaurants in the Escondido and decided on Cocina Del Charro for its street appeal. I had the steak rancheros with a side salad instead of rice and beans. The meat was just okay mixed with tomatoes. Lynn had a taco and a chile relleno. Normally a relleno is her favorite Mexican dish, but she didn't... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Oh my Gosh, that was supposed to good food???!!! That was awful!! The ONLY GOOD thing was the salsa. Our waitress seemed bothered by us asking about any of the food on the menu. There were photos of ceviche tostadas which are ONLY offered on weekends. I can only quickly summarize my experience by saying I got a stomach ache.... More 

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Valley Center, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Cocina del Charro is what we call our "home Mexican restaurant" because whenever we want good and authentic Mexican food we inevitably go there. I typically rate a Mexican restaurant by the quality of their salsa, and their salsa is excellent especially with the hot tortilla chips that are served. Their breakfast menu is extensive and we usually custom order... More 

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Artesia, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Loved the food the first time drove from Artesia Ca. too have Sunday Brunch, great food, atmosphere good, friendly honest waiters/waitress, prices good-family oriented, Looking forward to next visit

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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

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?