We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
1805 W State Of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 928-0929
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #15 of 264 Restaurants in Johnson City
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout
Write a Review

86 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    57
    12
    10
    6
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Asheville, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johnson City, Tennessee
Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
USA
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johnson City, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant and I go atleast 3 to 4 times per month. The food is always served hot and fresh. The margaritas are wonderful as well! We love the new outdoor seating as well!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love this place..everything from the salsa to the entrees are delicious! The frijita quesadillas are amazing..you can't go wrong eating here.. Great food and service!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rocky Top
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I found this Mexican Restaurant to be the best I have ever been to. Even a friend whose wife is Mexican says it is best she has eaten including her years in Mexico. Plan to eat there again this week as a friend I am treating him for his birthday which was last week choose it for his gift. Bigger... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Charolais also viewed

 

Been to El Charolais? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about El Charolais

Address: 1805 W State Of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
Phone Number: (423) 928-0929
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Charolais staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?