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El Charro Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ 85704-6987
520-229-1922
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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261 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hubby and I stopped by today for lunch. We ordered off the lunch menu. He had chicken quesidilla and I had beef burrito. Both came with beans, rice, salsa and chips. It was very good. Service was fast and attentive. Very good and very filling. Will go back.

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Thank Bobkatevan
Tucson, Arizona
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were hungry for Mexican food and decided to try this restaurant after hearing good things about it. They were busy, but we didn't have to wait for a table since the restaurant is large there were several tables open. We admired the beautiful decorations, especially the punched-tin light shades, while we waited for our meals to arrive. The staff... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waited a long time to be served and spotty service after we ordered. I had the number one combo. It was prepared well and served fast.

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Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

But, not the best Mexican food. It's not that I wouldn't ever go back...I just don't find it close to an authentic Mexican Style restaurant experience. The restaurant is spacious and well appointed for large gatherings. (I have noted this in my brain for future reference.) Nice decor and the chairs are very comfortable. The service was quite good. Fast... More 

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Hewitt
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I did not eat at this specific El Charro Cafe, but I ate at the original one located in downtown Tuscson. But, let me say this is the best Mexican restaurant I have ever eaten at. The waiter we had was superb and he made recommendations for us based on our likes and how hungry we were! I had two... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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295 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We come here every time we visit Tucson. The happy hour prices are really incredible and we often stuff ourselves on the appetizers but then somehow manage to shovel in entrees as well. Margaritas are reasonably priced during happy hour and the chips and salsa are very good. The downtown location is always a zoo and the north location has... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service we went there on a Saturday nt and got in fairly fast. Food was tasty and reasonably priced. Good service Had a lot of the old posters harking back to the original El Charro downtown with a nice atmosphere

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

My wife and I flew in from Seattle for some sun and couildn't wait to eat here. It was so good we ate there all three nights. This place does not have your plain vanilla mexican food. Every dish we had was bursting with flavor. With every bite it was like a party in my mouth. Can't wait to come... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We wanted to try a lot of different authentic dishes so we started with the El Grupo “The Tasting Plate” which allowed us to try many of their different meats. The mole was outstanding! In fact, all of the meat options were wonderful. We then had the fish tacos and the ribs. This place serves HUGE portions at great prices.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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227 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Had lunch here with my wife and daughter. Food was excellent including tortilla soup, shrimp tacos and carne asada tacos. They have a great lunch menu with better prices than their dinner menu. Service was very good. Lots of great drink options. With the exception of the original El Charro downtown, this is the best of all their smaller locations.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?