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Cocina Del Charro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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890 W Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025
+1 760-745-1382
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Marcos, California
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41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a family Saturday night dinner at this stupendous Mexican restaurant. Their salsa is hot or cool as you wish. The Carne Asada looked the very best and made me wish I had ordered it. I had the combination Taco and Enchilada. Their Margaritas were the freshest and most tasteful I have in a long while. I would rat... More 

Thank Wally Z
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Good menu variety and our waiter was gracious to customize selections to our preferences and dietary needs.

Thank Robert H
Downey, California
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59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

This place never disappoints.. Foods great brunch on sundays is out of control...cant go wrong w seafood n Mexican food. Dont forget the bloody marys and Michelada!!

Thank gmartinez2016
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

I have been going to Cocina Del Charro for over 15 years/ My favorite Mexican Food go to! Groups, alone, or with a few always great! We love their out door patio! Their specials are always a great choice and their combination plates never disappoint!

Thank Lynda G
Escondido, California
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Prefer the San Marcos location. This one lacks warmth and atmosphere. Good enough for the white palate. My husband and son enjoyed the steak ranchero while my chicken soup tasted flat. The dinner salad plate cold but lettuce semi crisp, very generic. Went on an invite but would not seek it on my own.

Thank marshell2016
San Diego, California
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90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

If you want traditional Mexican food, this is your place. The chips ate plentiful and the margaritas are good. The menu choices are wide and varied. Something for everyone. We all had a combination dish which was perfect for dinner. My Friend said it was the best fish tacos she has ever had. I had chicken taco and chicken enchilada.... More 

Thank Sue D
San Diego, California
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Love this place. Last time I ordered chicken and steak fajitas, with a salad, rice and beans. Salad was large, food wonderful and great service. Must recommend the margaritas too

Thank Shelagh000
San Diego
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92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

The food is too delicious and plentiful and varied to even discuss. A bit pricey @ $18 per person, but well worth the money. Sat and Sun only I think, and a bit of a wait (everyone else knows the treat is store for the short wait) but a 20 or 30 minute wait is well worth it to build... More 

Thank PeterLorenzo
Escondido, California
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

I really wanted some Mole but there wasn't any on the menu. They just have regular items on their menu. I had the chicken soup and I had a beef taco. The soup was good especially with the plate of onions, cilantro, and lime they give you. The tortillas were fresh and yummy. The taco was a good size and... More 

Thank Michaelshoney
Escondido, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Went with the family Sunday morning here for breakfast. We experienced pretty bad service. Our waiter took forever to finally take our order. He was incapable of refilling coffee without being asked.. Lastly he got the orders mixed up. Those in our party that ordered eggs over medium got eggs easy or medium. We arrived at 9:00 A.M. and didn't... More 

Thank Dennis J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 890 W Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-745-1382

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