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El Charro Restaurant

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209 S P Blvd, Lordsburg, NM 88045
575-542-3400
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 13
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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 8
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
House divided

We were making a long road trip and El Charro was recommended to us as a "must stop" restaurant. My husband really enjoyed the green chile con carne. The waitress was very, very nice. Restrooms were clean as was the restaurant. Those are the positives. On the negatives, I didn't know it was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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dc
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were making a long road trip and El Charro was recommended to us as a "must stop" restaurant. My husband really enjoyed the green chile con carne. The waitress was very, very nice. Restrooms were clean as was the restaurant. Those are the positives. On the negatives, I didn't know it was possible to make a bad enchilada but... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

According to a woman at the Chamber of Commerce, El Charro is now the ONLY restaurant in town that serves alcoholic drinks! That's OK, it was enough, after a long day on the road. The Mexican food here (also some burgers, chicken and pork chops on the menu), was just fine -cooked to our specs, and served with a friendly... More 

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El Cajon, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Not having many choices in lordsburg NM to eat a local told us about this restaurant very good food great prices friendly staff good drinks.

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Cornville, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went there with a group of 5 other people. Service was a bit slow, but the food all came at once. Reminded me more of fast food, but it was ok. No one complained. Tables are all in the open in one big room, so no privacy.

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Artesia, New Mexico
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Just happened to be driving down the main drag of Lordsburg when we spotted this place across the railroad tracks in a very unusual location. At first glance the diner might say no way I'm not eating there. Well you would be missing some very authentic Mexican food at a good price. Our server was a much older woman (probably... More 

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Connecticut, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were passing though on our cross-country move and stopped at El Charro. While the exterior is not exactly beautiful the food did not disappoint. With hefty portions and minimal prices it was a great pit stop. Service was not exactly friendly, but it was fine for a quick stop on the road.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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154 reviews 154 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you like restaurunt chains and factory food, give El Charro a miss. If you like a local experience that hasnt changed in decades, or even the "hole-in-the-wall" experience, El Charro is not to be missed. Everything is good to very good, but the chile rellenos are awesome ... not your typical batter and better than you get about anywhere... More 

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Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Other people have written about the setting... Not elegant. But the restaurant is clean and everyone is working hard. The right-hand rooms serve beer and wine. The left-hand room is alcohol-free. Our dinner was great! The menudo was deep, authentic, delicious, rich. The enchiladas, tacos and tostadas were really good, and the salsa perfectly spicy. 2 Dos Equis, a cold... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has quite possibly the worst food in New Mexico. Honestly, you're probably better off just grabbing a prepackaged sandwich and chips from the convenience store than eating here. The one exception is the salsa.....it is very good. And I will give credit to the waitstaff, they are very friendly and provide good service.

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Tracy, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I We stopped in Lordsburg to eat at El Charos for dinner as per a recommendation by others. Lordsburg is an old town richt off I-10 and I'm glad we stopped. Not too much there as many of the stores are closed, BUT! The food was excelent along with the waitress. It's all authentic Mexican.The area is located along the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 209 S P Blvd, Lordsburg, NM 88045
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Lordsburg
  • Phone Number: 575-542-3400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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