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“Average food but Great at accomodating large groups” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Charro Mexican Restaurant

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El Charro Mexican Restaurant
417 Main St, Ste 417, Woodland, CA 95695-3431
530-661-3166
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Ranked #29 of 127 Restaurants in Woodland
Cuisines: Mexican
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California's Wine Coast Country, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Average food but Great at accomodating large groups”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Took our soccer team to eat here after playing in the State Cup in the Woodland Community Center. The restaurant has a lot of seating and were able to make up one long table, despite already having a large family group seated. Full marks to the staff for staying cheerful when taking orders from the boys and separating everything onto something like 9 different checks. Food arrived as quickly as could be expected for such a large group and they had TV's playing sports to keep the boys occupied in the meantime.
The restaurant was clean and quite reasonably decorated, the food was average mexican fare, somewhat pricey to my mind. I wouldn't go out of my way to go there on our own, but I would go back again if we were with a big group because of the set-up and cheerful service.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Davis, California
1 review
“Great authentic Mexican food served by warm staff at good prices.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Located on Main Street, Woodland is one of my favorite Mexican resturants. El Charro is not some weird fusion chefs attempt at cullinary art. Where you got some sort of seared free range rabbit taco in a lime butter cream freiche. Nor is it a South Park style Casa Bonita, over the top waterfall cliff diver and mariachi band amusement park. El Charro a straight up Mexican resturant to get my combination plate and a Negra Modelo. The friendly staff and clean, pleasant dining room are are warm and welcoming. Like I said, most of the menu items are tasty but their recipe for guacamole is not quite my style ---- I still manage to kill an order of it every time I'm there.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great food and excellent service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

What a great find! We went to El Charro with our daughter and son-in-law for dinner and each of us left there commenting on our how delicious it was. They have an extensive menu - with so many dishes we had difficulty choosing. Our daughter's veggie burrito was HUGE and our son-in-law's carne asada filled his plate. My wife's taco salad came with grilled chicken and fresh greens. I had a fish taco and a carne asada tostada. The taco was rather small and the fish was chopped in tiny pieces but the tostada was tasty. The salsa was flavorful and spicy but rather thin. To top it off they have a full bar and the beer comes in gigantic mugs. Very attentive and friendly service. Our server (sorry I didn't get his name) was especially jovial and welcoming. We'll be back!

Visited June 2013
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Mendocino, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“El Charro, Our Favorite Place in Woodland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, we love El Charro in Woodland, CA. Authentic Mexican cuisine in a charming environment that reminds me of California Mexican ambience of a bygone era. Generous portions that are reasonably priced. The staff is warm and friendly. This has become our usual stop whenever we are in Woodland.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rancho Cordova, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great food for the family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We stopped here when Hubby and I took the grandkids to a show at the Old Opera HOuse in Woodland. It was family friendly, clean and had authentic food at great prices !! We will be eating here again when in the Woodlnad area !!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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