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El Charro

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337 Highway 62 E, Mountain Home, AR 72653-3655
870 425 7877
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Norfork, Arkansas
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

El Charro is nothing fancy or over the top but if you are looking for good traditional Mexican street food this is the place to go. The service and food have been good every time I have been there and the food hits the table quickly and prices are more than fair.

Thank Brendan M
Cocoa Beach
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Consensus of myself, my friends, my relatives, etc. the absolute BEST Mexican restaurant in Mountain Home, AR. Huge portions, attractive placement of food items on plates, realistic décor with a Latin theme, VERY reasonable prices. WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!

Thank Linda P
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for a real Mexican place, this is it. The food is really good and service is not bad either. If they would remodel and fix place up a bit, they'd be even better. Also the staff looks like they can dress a little more formal. They look a little sloppy. We will go back.

Thank avidtraveler72653
Mountain Home, Arkansas
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The full is always good but it's seems to be getting alittle more spicy. The free chips are good but we noticed the salsa and guacamole was even spicy than it use to be. Hope this was a one time thing or I will have to stop bringing the kids to eat there.

Thank Donna W
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

El Charro was a breath of fresh air! Too often Mexican food is prepared with too much cheese and salt, not at El Charro, it is all about the food. The atmosphere was family friendly and relaxed. We had a vegetarian selection and it was outstanding. Will definitely return when we are in town again. If you like Mexican food,... More 

Thank Paul E
Saucier, Mississippi
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Average, taco loco average, camarones ranchero average, grilled chicken average. Not overly spicy. Amount average.

Thank johnpdb
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Seems like a typical American-Mexican restaurant. Everyone in my party that ordered typical Mexican dishes was ok with their meal. I was doing low-carb so I ordered the ribeye steak. Wow, I didn't know it was possible to slice steak that thin. I swear, it was about 1/4 inch thick. The ranchero sauce it was smothered in tasted like tomato... More 

Thank John C
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

If you want the real deal, this is it! I've been going here for years and the food is alway great! It's a bit on the gaudy look inside, but to be expected for a Mexican resteraunt. If you want really good Mexican food. You'll love this place!

Thank avidtraveler72653
Austin, Minnesota
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

So - so but The flaming Apple pie is out of sight. Service was fine but our meal was not very tasty. Previous visits were better.

Toledo, Ohio
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503 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The food was prepared very well and was tasty. The enchiladas were great! The one vegetarian in our group was pleased that the rice and beans were made without lard or animal stocks. The service was decent. We will return and eat here again.

Thank solaron

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 337 Highway 62 E, Mountain Home, AR 72653-3655
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Mountain Home
  • Phone Number: 870 425 7877

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