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El Charolais

1805 W State Of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 928-0929
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Ranked #13 of 259 Restaurants in Johnson City
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There are other good Mexican places in town; just look on the list here and you'll find several. For my taste El Charlais is the best. I only ever order off the Traditional Menus. The burritos are awesome with jalapanos pickled in-house for a perfect heat/flavor combination. The tortas too are great. My current favorite is the Cecina tacos. Think... More

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nc
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food was good and served quickly. Service was prompt and friendly. I thought the restaurant was fine and have no complaints. I wouldn't classify the food here as authentic Mexican or the best Mexican food I've ever eaten. It is typical for a Mexican restaurant found in a strip mall in a college town. It was very busy and... More

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Johnson City, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Always a good meal! We eat at the location by ETSU atleast once a week.. Love the authentic food and drinks.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great food, great staff! If you don't see it on the menu, just ask! The salsa is so good, I wish they'd serve it in bigger bowls.

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Melbourne, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

OK, you're not gonna believe this but if y are in the Tri-City area of TN and are craving a authentic Mexican meal just go out of your way a little and find El Charolais. Yes it's in a strip center, no Johnson City does not have a 'little Mexico' section of town from which you would logic a restaurant... More

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Erwin, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We eat at El Charolais fairly regularly, it's our preference when we want local Mexican food. As a rule, the food is fresh, well prepared and the service is very good. The owners and managers will frequently stop by and ask if everything is good with our meal, it's one of the places where they still show their appreciation for... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I'm really picky when it comes to Mexican food. My opinion, this place sufficed. It didn't knock me off my feet, but I didn't dislike it either. The menu is large with lots of variety. The vegetarian shrimp offered in the vegetarian section really cracked me up! The portions are generous - I walked away with a box every visit.... More

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Goochland, Virginia, United States
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229 reviews 229 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went on Hotel staff recommendation. Glad I did. Very well prepared Mexican food. Quality is up there with the best I have had in the southwest U.S. Good service, affordable prices. Bartender makes a great, fresh Margarita, not from canned mix.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I went here with a group of 7. We were seated right away for a late dinner. Friendly staff, gracious and helpful :-) The portions were a good size, the flavor was great! My hubby was a bit surprised that the shredded beef burrito tasted different than he is used to at most places. However, we specifically came here to... More

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Beaumont, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

In the area on a business trip. My wife and I decided to find a Mexican restaurant and all of the online reviews pointed us here. The service was ok, but lacked in some areas. We waited a good while for a waitress to even take our drink order. It was busy, but not packed. They were very slow serving,... More

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