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212 SW Dorion Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801-2126
541-276-0413
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  • 16
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  • 15
    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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

El Charrito is my favorite Mexican Restaurant in Pendleton. Always friendly, quick service, and fantastic food.

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Pendleton, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The food was great and was reasonably priced. This place fills up quickly, for good reason.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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268 reviews 268 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?