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“Best Mexican Food In Town” 4 of 5 stars
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El Charro Avitia
4389 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-6617
775-883-6261
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Ranked #12 of 170 Restaurants in Carson City
Cuisines: Mexican
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Carson City, Nevada
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Food In Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Any restaurant that stays in business for over 34 years has to be good. We have tried most of the local Mexican restaurants in town by keep going back to El Charros as we consider it the best. In addition to the restaurant area in front, there is a sports bar and party area in the rear. The service is always good and the food is tasty and plentiful. For those visiting the sports bar there are chips and dips on had in the late afternoon and early evening as well as a bar menu. The restaurant menu is extensive and the food is always tasty.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 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
gardnerville, nv
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“best mexican food in Carson City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This restaurant has consistently served excellent Mexican food, not the "California Mexican food variety". I have been coming here for years.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Mui Bueno!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Stopped for lunch on our way to Lake Tahoe from Reno airport. What a surprise. We love Mexican food and this was on of the best.

  • Visited August 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Mexican Pizza!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is a normal stop for us when the craving hits for lunch. They have a Mexican Pizza (and a low-carb version) on the lunch menu in addition to the dinner menu, which is what I usually get. Tortilla, Fajita meat, lettuce, tomato, cheese. Splash some of the unlimited, tasty salsa on it and its a winner.
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They also have a reasonable selection of typical Mexican dishes. Family owned, friendly and efficient wait staff, clean, reasonable prices...what more do you need for a good lunch or dinner?

  • Visited August 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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Reno, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fresh, great food, good service & ambiance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

After a long day of sailing on Tahoe, we decided to stay in Carson City and found this restaurant on our way back in. Overall, the food was great very fresh and authentic. We each had classic dishes, Taco Salad and Carnitas and found it to be very good and met our expectations. Good presentation and prices and we found the rest of the experience to be average and expected (seating, service, décor, etc.) We would definitely come back again !

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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