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El Charro Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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7725 N Oracle Rd # 101, Oro Valley, AZ
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Olathe, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious food, excellent service! I had the Arizona chicken quesadilla and it was very flavorful. J had an enchilada and totally cleaned his plate.

Thank KathyGee48
San Diego, California
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The chicken mole was dry, and had to ask for more mole sauce. Nice atmosphere. No parking, had to pay to park.

Thank Kip L
Laramie Wyoming
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One entree in our party was forgotten.Server apologized but not hostess. Too bad because other entrees were good.Spinach enchiladas were great

Thank windlibrarian
Lubbock, Texas
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great enchiladas, chile rellenos,chips and salsa! We enjoyed the relaxed ambiance of the restaurant and appreciated the friendly and attentive waitstaff.

Thank Sharon G
Oro Valley, Arizona
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205 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

This restaurant is a special treasure to Oro Valley. The staff was very efficient and friendly. The owner walked around greeting guests. The flavors were good and the plates were full. WIsh they had lower prices and lunch specials on the Weekend!

Thank maggiez99z
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Happy hour ; patio dining; very good food; tasted so fresh! Great service and enjoyable , classy atmosphere! Located in very nice area of town. Would highly recommend it!

Thank Melody1962
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Service was less than stellar, actually it was horrible. A lot of the restaurant staff was under 25. Normally, that would not be a conversation of discussion, but now brought up because their conversations seemed more important than taking care of customers. We noticed on our dinner on Friday night that a table of women of eight received precedence over... More 

Thank Leslie M
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting the area and stopped in for a late lunch. The service was excellent and they were very helpful with suggestions. I tried the prickly pear margarita and it was excellent. Not too sweet or too acidic. I had a couple of the tamales for my lunch and the flavors were perfect! The chips are warm and really... More 

Thank Pratta
Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This is one of our favorites. I must say that the downtown (original) El Charro is our real favorite and where we take out of town and foreign visitors. However, the Oracle restaurant is the one closest to our home and probably the restaurant we visit the most. The staff is consistently helpful, and prices are reasonable and mid-range.

Thank seb36
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Glad we decided to give El Charro a try! Went for happy hour, as recommended by another reviewer. The food was great and the fruit margaritas were yummy. Can't beat half price margaritas and drafts, and the happy hour menu - $5 pick three - was great. The sopapillas were good, too. The staff was friendly and service was great.... More 

Thank tj152

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7725 N Oracle Rd # 101, Oro Valley, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Oro Valley
  • Phone Number: 520-229-1922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?