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El Charro

Mexican, Spanish
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15422 Main St E, Sumner, WA 98390-2642
253-863-5600
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  • 6
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good.

This was one of our favorite restaurants for years. They are under new management and we have only been there once since the reopening. We were a little bit disappointed, but we will go back and give them another try...that's only fair, right?

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
CathyC-ham
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Tacoma, Washington
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tacoma, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was one of our favorite restaurants for years. They are under new management and we have only been there once since the reopening. We were a little bit disappointed, but we will go back and give them another try...that's only fair, right?

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Awesome food, great service, and huge drinks. went here for dinner. had there seafood burrito. O wow, this was great and so big I could not finish it. fed four people under 70 dollars with a tip.

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Washington state
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is the best Mexican food we have had yet. it is excellent just excellent. Excellent drinks . Food does not come so fast that you can't enjoy the drinks. wonderful staff we will go there again and again.

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Sumner, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food is very good and the service is quick and friendly. The prices are also reasonable! A good place for Mexican food!!

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Bonney Lake
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This used to be one of my favorite places to eat then for whatever reason it stopped being good. I hadn't gone there in 5 years and decided to give it another try. I was told management changed and that can be a good thing some times. We were there for lunch, the portions were large and the service was... More 

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Minot, North Dakota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Very nice and seem to be run by a family and everyone was very friendly and the food was great.The staff was helpful and even directed where I could go to have fun with my children. I plan on going back if I'm ever in town again.

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Sumner, Washington
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lovely service, great food, great prices. We are from Texas, so it is HARD to find spicy food in the Pacific NW We love every menu item on EL CHARRO. TO GO IS ALSO WARM AND YUMMY

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Sumner, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We live in Sumner and frequent El Charro Resturant when we are wanting our Mexican fix. Great food! Good service! Never had any complaints or bad experiences. Leslie/Curt

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Sumner, Washington, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Seated promptly with menu's, 10min.wait for water, chips and bad (spoiled) salsa. 15min wait to take order then asked if we wished a drink other than water. Could only hear the itchy rants of the female owner. The disturbing part was her complaining about "The stupid people who kept coming in around closing Saturday night" when she had plans. After... More 

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Norco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I didn't have high expectations since I am from So Cali where Mexican food is a staple, but my sister was hungry for it during my trip to Washington to visit her so tried this place. The chips that were provided were not authentic, and not refilled when the basket was emptied even after asking. The place was not busy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15422 Main St E, Sumner, WA 98390-2642
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Sumner
  • Phone Number: 253-863-5600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

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