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El Charolais

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1805 W State Of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 928-0929
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lunch with hubby

I always love to go to El Charolais - my husband not so much. On this day I made the suggestion and he made no argument. As always, the service and food were excellent. No complaints from my husband about his carnitas or me about my carne asada tacos. Our waiter kept our supply of chips and salsa... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Sara P
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  • Takeout
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I always love to go to El Charolais - my husband not so much. On this day I made the suggestion and he made no argument. As always, the service and food were excellent. No complaints from my husband about his carnitas or me about my carne asada tacos. Our waiter kept our supply of chips and salsa - and... More 

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My husband and I came here for dinner with some friends and really enjoyed the experience. The atmosphere is nice, all of the staff are pleasant, and the food is fantastic. I had the chilaquiles, which were delicious, and I am pleased to say that unlike a lot of Mexican restaurants, not everything on the menu is smothered in sauce... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Can't say enough about this place. Food is always on point, service is super awesome. Nice cold beer. We eat her all l the time with friends and family. If you've never been- definitely check it out!

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is my in-laws favorite restaurant ever, and when I come to visit them they either want to eat here or cook at home. Usually after eating at a restaurant so many times I get sick of it, but that was not the case with this restaurant. Instead, I have enjoyed it every single time I have gone. Their food... More 

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Tennessee
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Noisy, sports bar atmosphere, the food was really not that good and the service was fair. Go down the road a bit for better quality and establishments that appreciate your business.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

In for Quick Lunch. Served efficiently and quickly. Food was delicious and server was great. Good, good tacos.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Love this place!! Go every Sunday. Michael is the best bartender and the food is GREAT! This is a family owned business and they care about their business and the customers. Sometimes through the week we go to the one on Bristol Hwy and go straight to the back to sit at the bar. We usually have Rosa wait on... More 

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USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I've been staying here in Johnson City for a couple months for business and when I found this place (the one on West St of Franklin Rd), I come in about once a week. I LOVE this place. This is the best Mexican food I have ever had and I love Mexican! I am sad that I will be leaving... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My experience was at the location in the Food Lion shopping center on the Bristol Highway in Johnson City. First the outside of the place. There were beer cans on the sidewalk and a distinct smell of rotten trash from the dumpster behind the establishment occasionally wafted over the building if the wind was blowing the right direction, which it... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We love this restaurant. Wonderful local owners, friendly atmosphere, good food and prices and fast service. My favorite is the Jalaciense and for those that like really spicy my husband loves the Tapatio. We have never had a bad meal here so try anything.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1805 W State Of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: (423) 928-0929

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?