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El Charro Cafe

7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ 85704-6987
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“carne seca” (38 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (33 reviews)
“tamales” (23 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ 85704-6987
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A friend and I went to El Charro on North Oracle Road and enjoyed margaritas and very good food. I had enchiladas and my friend had a salad and a combination plate. The food was very good and the portions were large, but our table...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MomRocco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Charro (which has several locations in Tucson) is famous for its machaca. And, if you like machaca, it is good. But, beyond that, El Charro is surviving, in my view, almost entirely on its historical reputation. I gave it an “average” out of charity.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Scott W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 5 arrived about 7 p.m. and were seated within minutes. Chips good and salsa pretty Spivey and tasty with an usual taste. Beer battered fish tacos great. The shredded chicken (polls Arizona) and cheese enchiladas were good. The fried ice cream and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Christy012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Robert was our waiter on Sunday night, and he was so friendly--excellent service. We love their food, especially their happy hour menu. Being well into my senior years, I can't eat so much any more. Happy hour has appetizers that are FANTASTIC ! ! We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to find a nice "local" place to eat and this place hit the mark. Small family chain restaurant. Our waitress took the time to explain the menu to us and even brought us a sample. Happy Hour has WONDERFUL drink specials - strawberry...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KeKeGram
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived as a group of 15 people, only one waiter serve as (despite the fact that the restaurant was not full) and every thing took a lot of time.. The Mexican dishes were big and good and people love them, price was not inexpensive....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DAG4
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Not only was the food amazing but the entertainment of the solo guitarist playing anything from soft Mexican music to Hard Rock with a solo guitar with pretty awesome.. the food was absolutely delicious and the price was perfect this is a definite place to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RubenS2344
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Friendly folks, great food, customer oriented highly recommend fajitas, albondigas soup, and carne secs. The more the merrier.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank B6994SYdavidh
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

The current ratings of only 4 circles had me concerned but my son in law wanted to try this place. Glad he did! Probably some of the best Mexican I’ve had!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mazurzoo
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We love El Charro downtown, but we had an amazing evening at Oro Valley because of the exquisite service. We were treated like special guests. The food is amazing.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank traveling-family36
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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 Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ 85704-6987
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Oro Valley
  • Phone Number: 520-229-1922
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