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El Charrito

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212 SW Dorion Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801-2126
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Muy Bueno!

The food was better then expected and as good as I had hoped for! The atmosphere was pleasant, clean and decorative. Reasonably priced. Comfortable seating-ample room between booths & tables. Clean restrooms Friendly service They have it right here!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
Spokane, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I'll talk about its food in the minute. I want to start by saying that it was the MOST HORRIBLE, DISGUSTING, DISTASTEFUL Mexican food I've ever had. Period!. Hands down, no question. To the above, I can add that the service by laughing for no reason attendants is annoying, do not call me amigo, primo or the like, we don't... More 

Thank nonenever
Pendleton, Oregon
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

good prices, good food, fast service, friendly service, it is always a good place for lunch especially.

Thank 784rogina
Friday Harbor, Washington
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A nice little restaurant in the downtown. Seated quickly, was fairly busy so service was a tad - and only a tad - slow. Extensive menu of mexi-fare, all the the usuals. The ranchera was really good - strips of steak, cooked fajita style with jalapeños (some kick but not hella hot), onions, etc.; regular flour tortillas, refries and rice.... More 

Thank Thomas R
Spokane, Washington
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The food was better then expected and as good as I had hoped for! The atmosphere was pleasant, clean and decorative. Reasonably priced. Comfortable seating-ample room between booths & tables. Clean restrooms Friendly service They have it right here!

Thank Tricia99205
Coquitlam, Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Fast, friendly service and big servings. I was hungry when I visited El Charrito so their combination plate (burritos, tacos, enchiladas) really hit the spot.

Thank 2006VFR
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Miltonbradly
Pendleton, Oregon
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank or6446
Salt Lake City, Utah
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208 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
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.

Thank K W
Stratham, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Roger G
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Mickey C

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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