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El Charro Cafe - The Original

311 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 622-1922
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Ranked #76 of 1,681 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Colorado
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97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Two words: Carne Seca. When my kids were at UofA, this was always my favorite. On this return trip to Tucson I let others know this is where I wanted to dine. All of the food is really delicious, but - oh my - the Carne Seca! The drinks are good too and you can even order by the pitcher.... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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212 reviews 212 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

El Charro is a Tucson institution. It's southwestern & mexican dishes are tasty and its margaritas outstanding. We've been coming to the original and our neighborhood El Charro twin for as long as we've been coming to Tucson. Now that we live here, it's one of our regular spots. While the suburban versions are more modern, the food and drink... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We took Minneapolis visitors to the original El Charro. The food was fantastic. We ate outside and weather was great but the crowd was noisy. The service staff was busy focusing on people that were partying. We recommend eating indoors.

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Try their Carne Seca - a deliciously grande ½ pound portion of World Famous Carne Seca. After being dried in the Sonoran desert sun, the marinated lean Angus beef is shredded & grilled with green chile, tomato & onions and features guacamole and Pico de Charro. If you are in downtown Tucson's historic El Presidio, take the time to drop... More

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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Gross! They put wrong plate on my table and put my plate on another table. Then switched after other lady had aLeast started meal. They thought I was crazy when I wanted a new plate- the lady had already started eating Really sad because they have the best macha in town have been going there for many years. If they... More

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Tucson
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have been to el charro many times over the years , it never fails to provide excellent food and good service. At times can be trying to get seated due to crowds , keep yrying its worth the wait.

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Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My daughter has Celiac's disease, and finding mexican food that she can eat is near impossible. But Not here! The owner is GF and understands all of the little nuances of eating clean. Over 75% of the menu is safe for GF, clearly marked, and TASTES GOOD! This is one of the places we can go, order off of the... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I especially like the patio on a nice day. The good is good, atmosphere good as is the service. The location near the barrio is good and parking ample.

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tucson, az
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is the original location for this Tucson institution, classical Mexican street food served in the first owners house, goes back three generations. Great ambiance and food is delicious. Lovely patio and bar. There is usually a wait, so have a margarita or a michelada while you wait. Massive portions, known for their carne seca which is air dried on... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My daughter had her rehearsal dinner at El Charro! When we have out of town guests, we always include El Charro! Authentic Mexican food and a great experience every time!

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Additional Information about El Charro Cafe - The Original

Address: 311 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone Number: (520) 622-1922
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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