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El Charro

Court Street, Tucson, AZ 85710
520-745-1922
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Ranked #251 of 1,684 Restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Oro Valley, Arizona
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We’ve eaten at El Charro in Oro Valley (Oracle location) several times over the past 2 yrs and I think we’ve tried it for the last time because it’s really close to home. I really don’t understand why local people rave about this place. We waited a few minutes to get seated on a week night which is par for... More

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jacksonville, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited the location on the north side of Tucson. Food was good tho' portions were small and prices expensive. Service was awful.

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Frisco, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our family LOVES Tex-Mex. El Charro did a wonderful job with the food and service. Among the 6 of us, we hit every corner of the menu, and everyone had a delicious meal. Patio was perfect on a summer night, although they were way behind in getting tables cleaned. Absolutely recommend this place!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had the shrimp chi-charron.....it was outstanding! It is bacon wrapped shrimp and caribe peppers stuffed with queso! There were about 10 shrimp on my plate that I had left overs to take back to the resort for round two.....Soooo good! They also have fabulous wines from Australia...I had the cab sav merlot mix and it paired fantastic with my... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Food was incredible! Tried a delicious Chicken Mole. Great staff and loved their Ta Mango Margarita. The food was so good we made sure to go have lunch before our long trip back to Vegas! Can not wait to try their sister restaurant in the MGM Vegas!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I've eaten here before and food was very good - this trip, not so much. Prickly Pear Margarita was great, food was not what I expected and the chips tasted as though they were store bought. Waiter was attentive but service was slow. Overall disappointed

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I thought it would be nice to El Charro since I hadn't been for a very long time, boy was I disappointed. It was my birthday, the host was clueless, told him we wanted to be sat on the Patio, tried to sit us inside, reminded him, then he sat us at a dirty table, ripped and burned tablecloth, no... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My family of 3 visited El Charro for an early evening meal on a Saturday in early June. The building is interesting and really draws you in...kind of place you'd like to explore! I'd eaten here 5-6 years earlier on a work-related outing and enjoyed the food, so was looking forward to sharing the unique location and good food with... More

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Manchester
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great mexican food, they have a shredded beef called Carne Seca which is intially dried and then cook with sauces. Started with a cheese crisp which is as large (round) as a 14 inch pizza, cut into slices, very thin and crisp, good flavor.Tried some in the Burritto served enchilada style, companion has the dinner platter of the Carne Seca,... More

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tucson
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This the original El Charro and known for their carne seca. It's a great spot to take business or out of town visitors as it does have a good SW/Mexican atmosphere. The food is good and a touch different. The service varies from very good to very average. It can be crowded at peak times, plan ahead. Get the carne... More

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