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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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EL Charro

Wait staff are cordial and quick. Salsa is very good and chips are always very warm. Food is very tasty and always fresh and hot. But the real value is price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeffry M
Triangle, Virginia
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Triangle, Virginia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wait staff are cordial and quick. Salsa is very good and chips are always very warm. Food is very tasty and always fresh and hot. But the real value is price.

Thank Jeffry M
Front Royal, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

A friend recommended El Charro for a late lunch. Everything was satisfactory, but nothing is above average, including the prices which are right. Go here for a nice average meal at a reasonable price. I think the menu is too big to standout in any dish.

Thank 882Traveler
Dumfries, Virginia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I and the family have been customers ever since they opened years ago. Their salsa is usually the best in the area. My wife always orders the chips and salsa as a to go item, so she has them for snacks later. Food is good, and portions are huge for the price. Chips are made in house, and usually hot... More 

Thank DejaCheek
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!

Thank RollTide315
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Brendon H
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 

Thank NCR_Flyer
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.

2 Thank Foodie12155
Washington, D.C.
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Bilgemaster
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 

1 Thank mxbraun2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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