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El Charro

2175 Avienda de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 459-7900
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Ranked #161 of 1,272 restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
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25 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW 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
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
24 helpful votes 24 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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37 reviews 37 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I am no expert in mexican food but this little restaurant made my visit to la jolla! Great portions and reasonably priced! They have a seating area insude and more tables outside. Staff was nice and kind despite the busy time. Would definitely go back!

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San Antonio, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Granted being from San Antonio I know what good tex mex is supposed to be and this little hot hole in the wall didn't come close. I'd rather have had Taco Bell. We ordered the beef enchilada combination plates and managed only a couple of bites. It was a Sunday night and the tostada and hot sauce bar was filthy... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We vacationed in La Jolla and ate here almost daily. It was one of the cheaper places to eat in the area and the food was pretty good. I recommend the California burrito.

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