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El Gran Charro

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2834 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554
5407207770
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Typical Virginia Mexican Food

If you are from the north you'll think this tastes fine because a lot of people around here seem to. If you're from Texas or New Mexico you're wasting your time even trying it. All of the food tastes exactly the same, like they use the same seasoning on everything they cook. It's exceptionally... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
SMcNeil82
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

If you are from the north you'll think this tastes fine because a lot of people around here seem to. If you're from Texas or New Mexico you're wasting your time even trying it. All of the food tastes exactly the same, like they use the same seasoning on everything they cook. It's exceptionally mediocre.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I love this restaurant! Amazing food, great atmosphere, and service. A must have for me at least once a month.

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East Lym
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A quick overnight while traveling the East coast, and this restaurant was one driveway away from our hotel. How nice it was to see that it was so highly rated on Tripadvisor. This restaurant did not disappoint. Margaritas in 3 sizes, delicious with no chemical flavor. Meals were an excellent value and very tasty. The salsa was one of the... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Loved the food here. I was so happy to see both the white sauce with the salsa and chips. And the salsa tasted very fresh. Our food was good and the restaurant was warm and cozy. Great place for a date night or to bring the family.

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Stafford, Virginia
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The southwestern fare at El Gran Charro is the best in the area. Best flavor. Best service. Best atmosphere. Best price. The quality of food and drinks at El Gran Charro is consistent and after four years of eating here we have never come away disappointed. The $3.99 lunch special is a favorite of my co-workers. Quick and always hot!... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic customer service from each staff member. Fast, fresh, delicious, hot food at a great price and value. Love this place, my fave restaurant in Stafford.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A friend and I visited El Gran Charro and were pleased to find that they weren't that busy thinking we would be in and out without a lot of delay. It appeared as if a couple of waitresses didn't show up that nice because they were understaffed. After our server took our order and brought our drinks we didn't see... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Always great to spend my money at a non-chain restaurant. I have been to this restaurant twice before this time. This visit I met a friend for lunch. The restaurant is located just off I95 at the Garrisonville Road/Aquia exit. The décor is festive and bright. Seating in the front room is mostly booths with high backs, so feels rather... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

El gran charro is a gem! The service is amazing and the food is excellent and very reasonably priced. They also have Wednesday lunch specials which pack the place, so get there before 12. We have been going here at least 1-2 times a week for months now.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you like Mexican dishes this place is awesome. I had a Deluxe Burrito. I must say it was the best I've ever eaten. The service was great and the price was very reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2834 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Stafford
  • Phone Number: 5407207770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?