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El Charrito

212 SW Dorion Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801-2126
541-276-0413
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Ranked #10 of 73 restaurants in Pendleton
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 29, 2014
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Portland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It was wonderful! We all enjoyed our dishes. The food was great and the décor was authentic. The only odd thing was that it seemed strangely quiet in the easternmost dining room where we were. Like you could hear someone else 20 feet away scraping their cutlery on their plates. I suppose I'm used to more of a booming speaker... More

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VICTORIA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We shared a Mexican plate and a little of wine. Total for the two of us not including tax and tip - $16.99 Service is average and could use a bit of improvement.

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Pendleton, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a good place for Mexican Food. The interior decor is bright and reminiscent of "south of the border". Food is good, portions ample and pricing is reasonable. Staff is polite, but lacking in personality. I recommend the #26 from the menu, with chicken. Overall, nothing surprising. It's pretty much what one would expect, however, the food quality is... More

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Vale, Oregon
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We were going with the trip advisor recommendations of 2 higher rated mexican restaurants, but the hotel clerk suggested here. what a good decision! Pollo ranchero, the nights special was only $8.99. very good. Best thing: waiters had constant laughter and jovial demeanor. Shortcoming: chips pretty flavorless. See past that and you'll be happy!

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Pendleton, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food, great drinks, great service! And the salsa......absolutely the BEST ever! They will even sell you a cup of salsa to take home.

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Omak, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We weren't real hungry after long day on the road but did walk over from our Hotel. The menu is the typical Mexican fare at reasonable prices. The service was very friendly and efficient and the chips and salsa and water arrived almost as soon as we sat down. Excellent salsa and it was replenished. I had tacos and my... More

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Kelowna
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is the second time we have had dinner at El Charrito. In April when we stayed at the Travel Lodge, the manager recommended El Charrito when we asked for a good Mexican restaurant. Here we are again, 7 months later, back at the Travel Lodge and once again, the food at El Charrito was excellent.

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Pendleton, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I have come to love this place, especially since Mazatlans has become such a let down time after time. Food is always delicious and authentic. Great beverages too!

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Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This was okay. kinda of a let down as we were anticipating a fantastic dinner but got So-So... But we did enjoy it still....... it needs a band!

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Jefferson, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

My husband and I eat here whenever we are in Pendleton for the Round Up. We always are seated promptly, have excellent service, great waiters and waitresses and excellent Mexican food and drinks from a menu that is not shortened due to the Round Up. This time we had all that, plus a partially changed menu. I am always afraid... More

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