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El Charro

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2175 Avienda de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-459-7900
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“fish tacos” (5 reviews)
“tostada” (2 reviews)
“guacamole” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Fast Food, Spanish
2175 Avienda de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a nice location close to the beach. The food was pretty decent. The wait time for our food, being that it was a walk-up-and-order type of place, was a bit long. The problem we had was that nobody ordered chicken anything. Our order...More

Thank picklesandco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a day on the beach, this really hit the spot & was easy on the wallet. Portions are big, and food is filling.

Thank garcias4az
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Mom and I were out walking around and we were hungry.. Stopped here for a bite to eat and was pleasantly surprised! The carne asada was good.. The guacamole was to die for and mom loved the homemade salsa. Sat outside in the sun which...More

Thank Anissa S
Reviewed August 9, 2017

We had the fish tacos plate with refried beans and Mexican rice, and chips and guacamole. Everything was delicious! They have a salsa bar with 3 or 4 different kinds of salsa. Reasonable prices too. We are from the Midwest and these tacos were so...More

Thank Ericka E
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

We went here for a quick bite on the first day of our holiday. The service is poor and the food varies between OKish and quite poor and not tasty. Especially given it's location you would expect a lot better.

Thank Anco M
Reviewed May 6, 2017

My wife and I visited El Charro after completing a kayak tour just up the street. My steak burrito had great flavor throughout and was huge. My wife enjoyed her fish tacos up until the last few bites. At that point the tacos were pretty...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Our accomidations were just a few blocks away, and we had a few choices for our lunch. The Bean Tostada was just right for a senior meal. The Veggie Burrito was very large and good. We would return again on our next visit. You order...More

Thank Travel_bug0707
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Mediocre food, indifferent service, good prices. Food served extremely (worryingly?) fast, and hot. Unfortunately our dinner experience was ruined when cashier started cleaning the tabletops and floor all around us with excessive spray product, so close we could not only smell but feel it. This...More

Thank Jake S
Reviewed November 11, 2016

This is the real deal- don't miss it! Reasonable prices, friendly staff and awesome food offerings. This is not a place you want to loll around all day taking in the surroundings. This is a okay you come for an authentic atmosphere, welcoming staff and...More

Thank J B
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are from New Mexico wherr the Mexican food is amazing. We tried El Charro not expecting much from the reviews. We ended up really liking it! Fast service, huge burritos, and cheap. Get the Carne Asada burrito with cheese, sour cream...More

Thank Julie S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2175 Avienda de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-459-7900
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