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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 9
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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
Fresh chips & salsa

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

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

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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Pendleton, Oregon
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: 212 SW Dorion Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801-2126
Phone Number: 541-276-0413
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Pendleton
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • 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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