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El Charro Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Spanish
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2893 Dale Blvd, Dale City, VA 22193-1117
(703) 680-0484
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Mex food, good service, and nice ambiance

Ate here a couple times for dinner w/family and enjoyed the food. The ambiance was just right and relaxing and the service was good. The chips and salsa were very good. Love them! The enchiladas and fajitas (steak/beef) were my favorites. If you want the right combination of atmosphere... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Ate here a couple times for dinner w/family and enjoyed the food. The ambiance was just right and relaxing and the service was good. The chips and salsa were very good. Love them! The enchiladas and fajitas (steak/beef) were my favorites. If you want the right combination of atmosphere, good service and really good Mex food, this is your place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

20 plus year patron. Lunch on Tuesday is crazy cheap. Great chips and salsa. Each family member has their favorite special. Fajitas are great but ask for more tortillas. Three is not enough.

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N. Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Had lunch here. It's pretty normal for a local Mexican restaurant. Chips are made in house and tasty. Salsa was pretty good. Service was pretty good. They kept our drinks filled. We each ordered off the $5.99 lunch special menu. Don't expect a lot of food but the portion is enough to fill you up and good for the price.... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

good mexican food, veggie fajitas, enchiladas were good and tasty. sauce and spices were right amount. we enjoyed our lunch break at this place. staff , service excellent. will visit again on next round to this area.

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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My teenage son loves this place, so it's become our default option for when I'm too late getting home to whip up a meal, just don't feel like it, or just for a treat. We invariably just share a big order of 'Fajitas Tejanas' (mixed beef, chicken and shrimp), and you might do well to do the same. Sure, the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

I've been to El Charro each time I've been at MCB Quantico. The food is phenomenal, the service friendly and fast and the prices ridiculously cheap. I personally love their Enchiladas. Those things are over flowing with chicken. It's a local business who employs local folks. Being able to patronize a true local small business is just a perk on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This place is a favorite from when I lived in the area. I returned recently and it literally hasn't changed one bit. Big plates, runny beans, and cheap margaritas. It's certainly not classy or extravagant, so don't expect much. Decor is quaint and colorful. There's great variety on the menu, but they're always patient with special requests. Food comes out... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I don't usually like to write bad reviews, especially based on one visit, but this place was bad. I've spend a lot of time in the southwest and in Mexico. The food here is bland and pretty substandard. It isn't nice on the outside or inside and it isn't super cheap to make up for it either. Our service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

We decided to eat at El Charro since we wanted to eat Mexican Food and the reviews for this restaurant were good. Service was quick and excellent. We accidentally spilled a margarita as soon as it arrived and it was immediately replaced free of charge. Food was very good, price was very reasonable, and the atmosphere was fine. We will... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I've been here twice and was not impressed at all. The food was extremely mediocre, and the service was not impressive. If you want a huge margarita for cheap, this is a good place. Otherwise, skip it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2893 Dale Blvd, Dale City, VA 22193-1117
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Prince William County  >  Dale City
  • Phone Number: (703) 680-0484

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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