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El Charro Avitia

4389 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-6617
+1 775-883-6261
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“enchiladas” (8 reviews)
“gorditas” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4389 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-6617
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We will never go back , waitress Francine was rude and we are locals we will NEVER go back or recommend this place food was not as good as it use to be and we had to keep asking for stuff , your help should...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This place has an extensive menu in which to choose from, Platters are very large, prepare to get a Doggie Box, as it is hard to eat it all. Food is very tasty, with a real Mexican flavor, The staff is wonderful, and always cheerful.

Thank Priscilla R
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We decided to go to Mexican food and found the food was not that good , and a waitress Francis was rude to us we will never recommend this place ever and sad how she treated us , she needs to get a job she...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have been going to El Charro Avitia for 17 years. We keep coming back for one reason. No matter how far we have traveled, this is still the most authentic and tasty Mexican food we have come across. Thank you El...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Very good food. Easy to find. Very nice staff. On our list of places to return. The salsas were yummy and our meals were too.

Thank 920lesliel
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Stopped in Carson City for the night and this restaurant close to my hotel. The staff was friendly. I enjoyed my cold Negra Modelo beer! The nachos were ok.

Thank Greg S
Reviewed June 14, 2018

We were in the Lake Tahoe Mexican food several times--beyond a doubt El Charro Avitia was the best. We were actually just lucky to find it just driving by looking for a place to eat lunch--it was not that impressive from the outside, but there...More

Thank Skeet L
Reviewed June 8, 2018

I’ve been going here since the early 80’s. Always friendly staff, good food and great margaritas. In the bar area there are free chips, salsa and bean/cheese dip. Really can’t go wrong here...nothing too fancy, but clean and affordable. I don’t live in Carson anymore,...More

Thank Walstib13
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Anytime a restaurant is in business for 41 years with the same owner you know it has to be good, and El Charro Avitia's certainly fills the bill. We've been eating there since moving to the area 25 years ago and although we have tried...More

Thank J R W
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

My wife and have eating here since 1997. Simple great food. Not super fancy. But really good. It is the only place i have found in 5 states that has abondigas soup every day. Try and enjoy.

Thank nnorbur
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4389 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-6617
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Carson City
  • Phone Number: +1 775-883-6261
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