I still love El Charro. It used to be my favorite place but over the years other Mexican joints have sprung up that give them a hefty competition (Namely El Mezcal, Senor Taco, Soccor Taco). I still eat at them all pretty regularly. My biggest disappointment was ordering a vegetarian dish here and discovering that it contained the really cheap frozen veggies inside. Just cause I didn't want meat didn't mean that I wanted broccoli and cauliflower in my veggie Chimichanga...They should have used onions/peppers/mushrooms and rice...
Order the chicken soup. It is awesome and it comes with a lime. Squeexe the limein the soup and enjoy that flavor of pic de gallo, chicken. avocado, and lime. Lots of mexican restaurants want you to get a tortilla soup. This is not a tortilla soup. I don't like corn chips in my chicken soup so I appreciate this offering. It is one of the best cures for a cold/sinus probelem in all of Knoxville.
Three Chicken Soft Tacos- This used to be on the menu under a la carte. If you like juicy chicken that has been stewed rather than grilled these soft tacos are for you. They come wrapped in foil with cheese. That is it. I generally will add some salsa. they are very juicy and drip with every bit but I love those things.
I've never had anything bad here. It seems a tad bit more family friendly than the other places. they can get you in an out very fast which helps if you just want to eat and run. Again I emphasize I prefer El Charro because of the way they cook the chicken. Some restaurants cooks their chicken on the grill which is tasty but I like the stewed slow cooked pulled strings of chicken meat that most dishes have there. I'm sure there are exceptions, for example if you get fajitas the chicken will most certainly be grilled.
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