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El Charolais

1805 W State Of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 928-0929
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Ranked #19 of 251 restaurants in Johnson City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We eat here fairly often. It's always packed but the service is always good, too. Last night my meal was just so-so but my husband's was great. I've never found there to be much alcohol in their margaritas, so I had a glass of sangria- which was tasty. This restaurant has way better food than Amigos! The guacamole is especially... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We go here all the time! The food is wonderful! It takes a little while to cook (longer than most places) but we are never disappointed :)

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

simple, ASADA (on the grill) tacos... nothing better. beans out of this world and their homemade GUACAMOLE.... will have you coming back for more. Family owned and operated, friendly staff, and very affordable, if you haven eaten there... you haven't eaten REAL MEXICAN FOOD.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My wife, son and I eat here very often. We are all big authentic Mexican Food lovers and this place is amongst the best you'll find.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Original taste, real Mexican flavors and unmistakably the best Latino restaurant in Johnson City. Want Mexican food? Go nowhere else.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Only stopped by for a drink. The margaritas were awesome!!! The waitress was very attentive and I know she would have been great if we had ordered food!!!

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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

Visited with some friends the food was not that good and not much of it for what they charge not a place I would go back

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I have been going here for a few years now and gotta say never actually had any complaints with the food. If you're not a big fan of the regular salsa they give you, ask for the spicy salsa that a couple of the employees know how to make. It will literally light you up. Even if you are in... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Look, I'm from Texas, and I know TexMex is a million times better than actual Mexican food. That being said, I know this is authentic cause it's not as delicious. BUT it is ridiculously cheap!!! And it fills you up, you get unlimited chips and salsa, i always go home with leftovers, AND they offer discounts. Seriously, its just awesome... More

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Out of all the Mexican restaurants I've tried in Johnson City and the surrounding Tri-Cities area, El Charolais has been my least favorite. The whole experience left me with a bad taste in my mouth... literally. The chips and salsa were just okay. If you like a chunky salsa, you'll probably really enjoy it. We had a large party and... More

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