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Cocina Del Charro

890 W Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 745-1382
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Ranked #80 of 296 Restaurants in Escondido
Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Hesperia, California, USA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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344 reviews 344 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 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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12 reviews 12 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Escondido, CA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This restaurant was, for many years, on a side street in a very dated location. Now they are in a great central location and are up to date on appearance. The food is very good and we always enjoy ourselves there.

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Escondido, California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
441 helpful votes 441 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Probably one of the worst carne asada burritos I ever had. It was filled with beans & rice which I prefer on the side, but worst of all there were way too many large chunks of diced onions to suit me. The burrito, as well as my wife's tamale and chili relleno were very bland - lacking basic seasonings normally... More

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Escondido, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

New location in Escondido is a nice upgrade from previous, food average. Happy hour is average not sure I'd make it a point to frequent.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We visited Cocina today at 17:50. We got the last table a good sign. We both chose the Fajitas, me shrimp, her chicken. The table was too small for all the food! Excellent food quality. However, 2 tortillas each was a bit stingy but 4 more arrived upon request. Drinks are well priced one of the cheapest bottles of good... More

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San Diego, CA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The exterior of this restaurant made us hopeful that the food would be a little better than your common variety of Mexican restaurants and they were busy for dinner on a week-day. We ordered the chile relleno which was more egg than chile, like an omelet with a chile in the center and then covered with a lot of ranchero... More

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