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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Service was Excellent....Food was Good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
John K
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Escondido, California, United States
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  • Families with children
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Escondido, California, United States
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
17 helpful votes 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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290 reviews 290 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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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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414 reviews 414 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
261 helpful votes 261 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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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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