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El Charolais

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1805 W State Of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 928-0929
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    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
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Great atmosphere with Mexican music playing wonderful art pieces throughout, food is absolutely delicious every time I go, service from a awesome bunch of people, I can hardly wait to go back. My favorite thing to eat is taco's and burrito's with a side of both rice and beans mmm...

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Jason P
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great atmosphere with Mexican music playing wonderful art pieces throughout, food is absolutely delicious every time I go, service from a awesome bunch of people, I can hardly wait to go back. My favorite thing to eat is taco's and burrito's with a side of both rice and beans mmm...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Food was good in this strip mall Mexican restaurant. Margaritas were also good. Salsa was delicious.

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Oxford, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Traveling. Took a while to find. Came recommended by the locals. Glad we found it!! Food was very good, service great!! Tall beer ice cold!! Total bill was only about $25 (for 2 people). It was very good~

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Little Switzerland, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I always know when a restaurant is especially bad because I'll get the runs. The runs come from food or food preparation surfaces that are not sanitary. UNFORTUNATELY, THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED AFTER I ATE HERE. I will not return here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food here is special in comparison to other Mexican restaurants in the greater area (with the exception of Los Arcoiris in Pineola, NC). Their chorizo (Mexican sausage) is leaps and bounds ahead of other Mexican eateries, as it has a milder flavor (less salty) with much better quality meat. The rice, grilled chicken (no fat or grizzle), and beans... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I was there today, I had been recommened by several people who work at the VA close to here. The waiter took his time and helped us pick out great food. I had the burrito supreme, Linda had the nachos supreme. I was well worth the money. If you havent been there you are missing out. I would consider it... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The food is prepared fresh. Service is fast and efficient. The staff are friendly and helpful. I am a bit wimpy when it comes to spicy food. The salsa that comes to the table is a bit too hot for my taste. You can ask for a mild salsa. It is very tomato-ee with a nice touch of cilantro. They... More 

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Johnson City, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

When I first visited this restaurant about two years ago, it was just opening. When I visited today for lunch, I was surprised by how nice it looked. The meal I ordered, a lunch special with talapia, was excellent! The fish was more tasty than I had expected. Of the Mexican restaurants I've visited in Johnson City (probably four or... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food was not well seasoned, came out at room temperature, and the wait time was very long. The atmosphere was very loud, and the service was mediocre. If you are looking for Mexican food, there are several much better places in JC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Awesome food and service! When we got our good the plates were full and very tasty. We recommend this place is worth the money and oh yeah great salsa too!

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?