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El Charro Authentic Mexican

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2086 Lakeland Dr, Jackson, MS 39216-5009
+1 601-362-4447
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch to get fajitas with my wife as this place has generally positive reviews. Margaritas were 2-for-1 but declined after I asked if they were prepared from a mix. We ordered two fajitas, one steak, one chicken. When they came out we almost lol'd because it looked like something off the kids menu. Honestly, have you ever had... More 

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Dayton, Texas
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the worst places we have visited in quite a while. Our waiter got our order wrong right off the bat. The margaritas taste like there was no tequila in them. The guacamole tasted like grass and the salsa was so bland it could have been tomato juice. My wife got a mixed plate with a tamale.... More 

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Natchez, Mississippi
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this jewel a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to get back. The food is way above your average Mexican restaurant Jackson. The server and manager were very polite and fast. I wish we had a place like this closer to our house because it would be a regular. My sizzling skillet had beef, chicken, shrimp, and... More 

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Brandon, Mississippi
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145 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

By far the most consistent, best food, best service of any Mexican restaurant in the Jxn metro area. I eat here almost every week sometimes twice a week. Popular lunch location. Cheap. In and out quickly and it's always...ALWAYS GREAT. Evenings and drinks are just as good.

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Thank RickyFlynt
Starkville, Mississippi
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

My mother and I stopped for dinner after being told it was a pretty good local restaurant. Wow - it was fantastic! We each had something recommended by the server, and the portions and flavors were phenomenal. If I'm in the area again, I'll definitely go again.

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Thank msubrit
Jackson, Mississippi
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2016

It's difficult to find restaurants that consistently offer great food. Because I eat out very often, I have several that I go to regularly. El Charro is one of them. The wait staff is always prompt with chips and salsa and drink orders and then taking entrée orders. My favorite is the chile rellenos and the pablona peppers. Their fried... More 

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Thank Wayne R
Brandon, Mississippi
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145 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

I eat here at least once a week for the last 8 years. I eat alot of mexican. You won't find better service and consistently great food than here. Clean too. My favorites are the chicken enchiladas Verdes and the shrimp and chorizo quesadilla. If you like margaritas, try the strawberry. Ask for Lolo as your waiter. He is the... More 

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Thank RickyFlynt
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2015

I have been eating at El Charo from more than 10 years. The salsa is the best I have ever had. The food is always great and the service is just as great! I do not go anywhere else to eat Mexican because I'm always disappointed when I do. I have come to know the servers and the owners. They... More 

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Thank Tina J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 28, 2014

We are vegetarian and were passing through Jackson after dropping our son off at LSU. The lunch was very good and there is also another restaurant in their small chain located in Horn Lake,MS. We have eaten at the Horn Lake location multiple times as it is close to where we live. The food is always great with enough for... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2014

The taco soup was outstanding! I highly recommend it to whoever wants something light and spicy. However, the chips and salsa were a little bland.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2086 Lakeland Dr, Jackson, MS 39216-5009
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 601-362-4447

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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?