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“Terrific Mexican Food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Charritos-Helenas Original

El Charritos-Helenas Original
201 Mill St, Davison, MI 48423-1474
810-658-9308
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Ranked #7 of 43 Restaurants in Davison
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Davison
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Terrific Mexican Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Always good authentic Mexican food. Portions are large. Chips and salsa are the best we've ever had! Our favorite hometown Mexican restaurant!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Yummy food, slow service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

El Charritos has an additional location in Flint and there had previously been a location in downtown Lapeer. This reviewer has visited all three locations and has found the service to be wanting at times. It's almost a given that service will be painfully slow. It wasn't uncommon to see one waitress valiantly trying to serve the entire room of lunchtime diners; it appears that it seems to be a standard staffing issue. If you are experiencing time constraints, call ahead for takeout or stop by when you don't have the constraints. Waitstaff is generally pleasant though. The food is quite good and is reasonably priced. Chips and salsa aren't free, but they're worth ordering as the salsa is delightful with cilantro and the price is nominal. Their fried ice cream is quite good, too. Meat dishes tend to be served with a Mexican type of gravy over them. It's not a fancy chain, but it's locally owned, reasonably priced, and delicious. The main drawback is that the service is so slow.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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