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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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Dining options: Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Better than ever

El Charro has a lot of Mexican food options to choose from and I think they are under new management in the past year because everything has improved. Especially, the food which was never bad, but it seems fresher and tastier than before. I love Mexican food and they are the closest to my home so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
buckley_girl98
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Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

El Charro has a lot of Mexican food options to choose from and I think they are under new management in the past year because everything has improved. Especially, the food which was never bad, but it seems fresher and tastier than before. I love Mexican food and they are the closest to my home so our family goes there... More 

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Thank buckley_girl98
Seattle, Washington
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113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

I heard really great things about this restaurant, to include a touching story about the roses the owner planter all around the place for his wife back in the day. If the owner gets the chance to read this post.. Stop serving powdered horchata, and maybe revisit your food vendor/quality choices. I believe this restaurant has slipped in some areas... More 

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Thank Scott H
Portland
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318 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The service was very attentive and helpful. The portions were very big and well-made. There isn't anything way above-and-beyond, but everything was dependably good. The house margarita was large, if a little spendy at $9. I had the chile combo plate (pictured) containing chile verde, chile colorado and a chile relleno. I'd recommend it.

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Thank KommissarKen
Tacoma, Washington
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Thank CathyC-ham
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Thank Tggrasser
Washington state
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank GwenS
Sumner, Washington
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3 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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Thank cjc1953
Bonney Lake
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank MoonDancer26
Minot, North Dakota
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank Larry M
Fort Worth, Texas
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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