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“Very good” 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

We tried this place based on the reviews, and we were not disappointed. The food is good and the prices are fair. The service was a little slow when we first got seated, but other than that every thing was good. The chips and salsa are delicious and fresh. The salsa isn't spicy at all. Anyway, I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Satisfied a craving!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We just came back from a family trip to the lake. As with most Friday evenings we had a hankering for Mexican food and margaritas. We were actually headed to another Mexican restaurant when we stumbled upon this place. It's a little hard to get to only because it's right off of a one-way road; Don't pass it or it will be difficult to get back to! Overall good margaritas..A little sweet for my taste and not real strong, but it seemed as though everyone else enjoyed them. The chips were warm out of the oven and the queso dip was pretty tasty. I had the carnitas which were delicious! One bit of feedback was that the cold condiments (sour cream, lettuce, pico, etc.) seemed to have gotten warm in the kitchen as all of us had slightly runny sour cream. Everything else was great!

  • Visited May 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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St Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Large portions but average in every other way”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Lets face it. The building was a pasta house so the atmosphere is not exactly cozy. If you like a darker bar type of joint this is not it. Portions are large but only average in taste. Salsa is the thin type and we prefer thicker. Best salsa at lake is Sunrise Cantina but that is somewhere near Kansas.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We're from southern california, so we've eaten a lot of Mexican food. Surprise surprise, the best Mexican food I've ever had is right here at Lake of the Ozarks.

Visited October 2012
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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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