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“Friendly service, good food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Charco Azul

El Charco Azul
4204 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065
573-552-8180
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Ranked #13 of 80 Restaurants in Osage Beach
Cuisines: Mexican
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Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Friendly service, good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

We went here for a weekday lunch. The staff was friendly and attentive and the food was pretty good. Not great, but it was good. My biggest complaint is the cleanliness of the restroom. All in all, it's a decent place to eat.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
jackson, mo
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“I frequent Mexican restaurants and this one is the best one I have ever ate at!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Everything was delicious-- from the spicy salsa, burrito,tamale, kids tacos - excellent!! My son actually ate and loved the chicken taco! Service was awesome. And its true, the best margaritas in town!! Cannot wait to go back!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sugar Hill, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great dinner!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We ate here on a Saturday night with a party of 5. We were seated right away, and the service was quick with both the drinks and the food. We all loved our dinners. The sauces were good, the queso and the guacamole were excellent. I had the shrimp quesadilla and it was big and full of good quality shrimp, cheese and vegetables. My kids had enchiladas and some combination plates. My kids are unusually picky eaters, and they ate every bit of their dinners and loved them! The frozen margarita was awesome too!

I don't normally eat at restaurants that are in WalMart parking lots, and was leary of trying this one but the other places we had stopped at that evening all had wait times over an hour and we were hot, hungry and tired. So we looked at TripAdvisor, saw the ratings and decided to give this place a try. We are so glad we did! Would go back here to eat anytime - what a pleasant surprise this place turned out to be.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Hope you have extra time...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Would have to say the food was good, however really on the bland side. We have been to Mexico numerous times and this is not it. Don't get me wrong it is not bad but if you like tastes that really "pop" in your mouth this is not it. If you like spicy foods make sure to request the extra hot salsa, it is one of the best I have found in the states. Now the bad part, we arrived at 7pm waited 20 minutes to get a drink at the bar while waiting for our seats. About 20 minutes after that we were finally seated ( not bad it was busy) and our server was nice and courteous right away to get more drinks and bring the chips and salsa. We place our orders right away as we had ample time to look over the menu and an hour later we finally received our food. Yes an hour later. Needless to say this did not go over well with the family. The server did apologize many times due to the extremely long wait. As far as the margaritas, don't order thinking you will get an authentic experience. This is maragarita mix at its worse.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious food, nice environment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

Some of the best Mexican food I have had. Great portions for the price. Very high quality food as well. Great experience!

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