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El Charro

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Mexican, Spanish
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2175 Avienda de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 459-7900
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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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South Jordan, Utah
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We ate here after our kayaking adventure and found good food for a good price. The location was great; easily within walking distance of the beach. The price was right and we all enjoyed the food. We would eat here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I got a surf and turf burrito and it was huge first of all, second it tasted fantastic! The tortilla was home-made! If you are in La jJolla you have to stop here! Service was great and fast too!

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paulandcamille
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place is pretty cheap and has beer, and it's very close to the beach at La Jolla Shores. The food isn't that special though. It does come out quickly and the order taker was nice.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a good place if you want a quick bite to eat. The food is authentically Mexican. My Mom and I visited thinking this was a sit-down restaurant so were a little disappointed about that. It would be better if MTV was not playing in the background. It seems popular with the teenager crowd who surf at the Shores.

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Montgomery, Texas, USA
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17 reviews
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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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

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