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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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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
Authentic Mexican food

Stopped by for some authentic Mexican food. It was great. The margarita was just ok and clearly came from a "pre made mix" perhaps but all in all good food at a good price

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stopped by for some authentic Mexican food. It was great. The margarita was just ok and clearly came from a "pre made mix" perhaps but all in all good food at a good price

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Pendleton, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Everyone has their favorite. This one is mine. I don't think it's super authentic, but the food is always good. I love the people that work there. They are super nice. And it's CHEAP. Especially at lunch. So if you want quick, inexpensive, decent (and standard) Mexican food - go here! Whoever said good food, good service, good prices summed... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The ground beef was sketchy. Not sure how much beef there was. The refried beans seemed to come from a can. Good salsa. But the service was really slow, for no apparent reason. Waitress seemed pretty disinterested. We won't go back.

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Stratham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped here after a day of traveling. We were expecting sort of a hole in the wall and were pleasantly surprised. It was a nice comfortable meal and the food was very good. The waiter was very busy and the service slightly slower but not bad.

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Longmont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Good food, good service and good prices. What else do you need? Extensive menu with lots of choices. The food was hot and delicious. Recommend for authentic Mexican tastes.

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Pendleton, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The best chips and salsa in town. Really good margaritas. Food is consistently delicious. Price is really good, lots of food per serving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

VERY friendly service great atmosphere, food comes quickly & is very good! My kids & I absolutely LOVE going to El Charitos every time we can. Our family favorite is their Carne Asada they make the best!!! I recommend it to anyone that enjoys excellent Mexican Cuisine!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Good food, great drinks, nice service. We were lucky there was not much open on a recent Sunday night. El Charrito was open and we couldn't have been happier with our choice.

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Baker City, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Just a typical Mexican menu. The wait staff was very slow and had the attitude of not caring if you were satisfied or not. The food was only tepidly warm upon receipt and had no real flavor. Will not be going back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had the burrito charrito and the enchiladas. Both were excellent. The food came very quickly and the water glasses were constantly filled.

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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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