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El Charritos-Helenas Original

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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201 Mill St, Davison, MI 48423-1474
+1 810-658-9308
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Davison, Michigan
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chips and salsa are some of the best anywhere. Their food has always been top quality no matter when we've been there.

Thank Frank11177
Davison, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here often and the service is always excellent and the food is also excellent.. The Topopo Salad is my favorite. They have really good chips and salsa and their prices are reasonable... Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank suzieq21b
Flint, Michigan
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

This restaurant has been in several locations, but one thing never changes. That is the quality and taste of their food. I love wet, stew beef burritos. But everything is always great tasting.

Thank Ganders1984
Davison, Michigan
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Had a great meal at a inexpensive price. Had a wonderful waitress tonight. But all of the employees are good.

Thank SweetPeaE
Burton, Michigan
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Food was ok, not very authentic, no fresh product. Got the wet burrito, sorry of disappointing. Would not recommend it. Great chips and salsa

Thank melissacornelius100
Traverse City, Michigan
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480 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying I'm not a Mexican food fan. But my wife grew up in the area and talked me into it. It's unbelievable! Fresh and made to order. The chips and salsa is incredible! A must!!

Thank Joseph L
Montrose, MI
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Have eaten here quite a few times and keep going back. We have always had great meals or servers. Delicious and authentic Mexican fare. Have to have the chips - they're the best! Casual, comfortable and affordable.

Thank KRootMontrose
Saginaw, Michigan
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

El charritos is by far the best Mexican food you will find in the area!!! The chips and salsa are a perfect way to start your meal. The tacos are cooked to the way you like them. I recommend the stew beef taco. The enchiladas are outstanding!!! Give this place a try!!!

Thank garabella815
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I love the seafood burritos. They are the best I have had in this area. It was a surprise when I got the bill and had been charged for the chips and salsa. I thought it was part of the meal. Also extra charge for sour cream and guacamole. It was nice that I could take my drink to go,... More 

Thank Deborah V
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I think the chips are the best part. Yes, the normal food is wonderful. But....the chips. Who knew that chips could be that good?! I like the chicken quesadilla when I go, but I've tried other things. I've never heard of anyone not liking what they have gotten.

Thank Angela H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 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: 201 Mill St, Davison, MI 48423-1474
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Davison
  • Phone Number: +1 810-658-9308

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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?