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El Charro

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2175 Avienda de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 459-7900
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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast Burrito a Day Kept the Hunger Away

We got 2 breakfast burritos and not only was it a good and a good value but it was so big we didnt eat the rest of the day. We liked the spicy red sauce the best of the 3 sauces to choose from. Friendly staff too which told me the line circles the building certain times of the weekend

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Montgomery, Texas, USA
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Montgomery, Texas, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We got 2 breakfast burritos and not only was it a good and a good value but it was so big we didnt eat the rest of the day. We liked the spicy red sauce the best of the 3 sauces to choose from. Friendly staff too which told me the line circles the building certain times of the weekend

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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Mexican fast food, very busy but has tables outside. Reasonably priced as most of the restaurants along that block are more expensive. Good for feeding a family.

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Kirkland, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Not very good food. Felt poorly several hours after eating. Much better choices in the area. Less than fast food quality at a dine in price.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Looking at some of the plates, I ordered the nacho combo. It was not cheesy and the meat was under seasoned. I threw most of it away--a waste of money!

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Marysville, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We totally loved this quick bite so we could get back to the beach. Carne asada fries and nachos were AMAZING!! All 6 of us ordered differently and were all happy. Burritos are huge and fresh. Loved it!

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Marysville, Wa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Just ate here and was very pleased. Vey nice, quick and delicious. I wouldn't say the best I have ever eaten but still very good!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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192 reviews 192 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Needed something for lunch after visiting the aquarium .. Found this place and it was a pleasant surprise ! I had rolled beef tacos .. Came with avocado, cheese, lettuce, tomatoe... Very tasty.. Rice and beans were yummy! My son and his wife had fish tacos and said they were delicious .. My husband had shredded beef tacos.. We all... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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139 reviews 139 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

If you're looking for fast and cheap....you found it! Food is fine. Can't say great...but there's nothing wrong with it, it's just fine. Prices are certainly reasonable. Staff was friendly and efficient. I'd come back again.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

What to say? The guy behind the counter was friendly. That's about it for this place. Awful, rubbish, disgusting. Jog along.

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Sacramento, CA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We went back a few times to get this wonderful food! Everything is fresh and we had our food in about 5 minutes. The chicken is nicely marinated, the beef perfectly shredded. If you have a craving for good Mexican food....go here! They have a nice bunch of tables inside, a few tables outside, or get it to go for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2175 Avienda de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: (858) 459-7900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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