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“Todo Bien” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Charro Cafe - The Original

El Charro Cafe - The Original
311 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 622-1922
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Ranked #97 of 1,733 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Todo Bien”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We went here during a weekend stay in Tucson and the food was excellent. Service was a little slow, but ultimately not a problem, as the quality of the food is worth a bit of a wait.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great food in a unique & historic location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

El Charro didn't disappoint. The food at the original is better than at the other locations. The history is as rich as the food. Found out that my father ate here in 1943 whole doing primary flight training at Ryan Field!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Try the Carne Seca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The food is very good and authentic here as is the service. The ambiance is a little dark which sort of makes sense since this restaurant has been here forever and is a local institution. The menu is good and the drinks are pretty good. Would like to see a better beer selection.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Order the Chimichangas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Location easy to find just off freeway downtown. Brightly painted house with inside and porch dining. Waitperson very good and explained the menu. Lots of ways to have a chimichanga. Mine with shredded pork and melted cheese was great. The flan for desert was exceptional and tasted homemade.

Visited June 2013
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Tucson AZ
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44 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Our favorite place to go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

El Charro is our hands down favorite place to go in Tucson (we live here). The food is always good, the service always wonderful, we love the setting and feeling while we are there. We go to the Ventana location most frequently, but have also gone to the original more than once. Right now they have their summer specials- try the watermelon margarita- it is yummy!

  • Visited June 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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