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El Charrito

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212 SW Dorion Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801-2126
541-276-0413
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  • 15
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous Salsa

We love El Charrito's salsa! The food is good, and the prices are reasonable. Try the Arroz con Camarones!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
FlowersNQuilts
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Pendleton, Oregon
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Pendleton, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We love El Charrito's salsa! The food is good, and the prices are reasonable. Try the Arroz con Camarones!

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Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Stopped in Pendelton on the way home. The chips and salsa were delicious. We got a pollo/crema dish that came with a side of rice and refers. It was huge-the plate was about 14" in diameter! Two women shared the dish and had leftovers. Meal was ok to good. The waiter was super nice!

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Pendleton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We have tried all the mexican restaurants in town and this is our favorite. The mole sauce is better than anywhere else I have ever tried. I wish I could buy it by the jar so I could eat it all the time at home.

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Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The chimichanga was very good. Comes with rice, beans, guacamole and sour cream. The chips were thin, crisp and warm. The salsa was just spicy enough for my taste.

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Denver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The food was great. I had some work to do, so appreciated the well-lighted restaurant and booth. The staff are quiet and, although not unfriendly or unattentive, they leave you to yourself.

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Kelowna
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We come through Pendleton twice a year and the El Charrito has become one of our favourite Mexican restaurants in our travels. Our server was very friendly. And always smiling. This time we did something different - we ordered one order of shrimp fajitas and shared it. Our past experiences were that we always ended up leaving food behind due... More 

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Angwin, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We eat here every time we come to Pendleton, which is once or twice a year. The food is really good - I've had at least 6 different lunches or dinner items there and they were all tasty. The wait staff is friendly, attentive and accurate with your order. Speak some Spanish? They always smile when I tried my Spanish.....

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The food was good but the waitress was not really friendly.... I felt as if I was disturbing...............................

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Boise, Idaho
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great food and prices. We had the fajitas they had a good taste and large portions.. This is the second time we have been here..we stopped here 2 years ago and thought than they had great food, and they still do..if your looking for mexican food this is the place to go.

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Pendleton, Oregon
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81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a very nice Lunch. I had the #8, at the suggestion of a friend, and it was quite good. This is a typical "Me, Too" type Mexican restaurant, but the staff is friendly, and service is reasonable. The Combo section of the menu is extensive, so you can get almost any combination imaginable. Lunch for 2 was less... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 212 SW Dorion Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801-2126
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Pendleton
  • Phone Number: 541-276-0413

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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