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El Charolais

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1805 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604-8801
(423) 928-0929
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've eaten twice here and haven't been disappointed. It's a tad pricey but worth it. They will make fresh gauc at your table. The staff are very friendly. Plenty of seating and choices on the menu.

Thank April C
Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic margaritas. Really great food. Service is always excellent and staff very friendly. We visit this Resteraunt at least 3 times per month. Our friends join us and laughter, good food and happy customers abound.

Thank Tina P
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Welcome to The perfect place for family and more full bar join the refreshing beer tower mix drinks and more dont forget stop

Thank Antonio H
Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We frequent this place quite often, and really love the food there. The food is always great and service too( but we almost always sit at the bar when Javier the best bartender in the area works)

Thank Paul D
Jonesborough, Tennessee
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I love eating here. It is our favorite Mexican rest. We have tried many dishes and they are good. They also don't skimp on the portion size either. Very friendly staff

Thank thesteffeys
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We arrived at 5:00 pm for an early dinner on a Saturday and glad we did that because it was already hopping. First off, let me say my summer alcoholic beverage of choice (this year anyway) is a blended margarita and these were great! Get a medium though because otherwise you will be carried out of the place. Everyone had... More 

Thank Virginia C
Limestone, Tennessee
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

If your looking for the best Mexican food in the tri cities this is a must stop. Great food, great prices and you can't beat their beer prices. Staff take wonderful care of you. They also have the best salsa around.

Thank Bright8086
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant by Food Lion has this one waitress that is the rudest. When I told her my food was not cooked she argued with me. When cheese in a cheese enchilada is not melted it's not cooked. Check your food when it arrives.

Thank Jack K
Winston Salem
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Simply good food at very reasonable prices. Friendly and quick service. Their fajitas are great and their salsa is probably the best I have had in a restaurant.

Thank few_words
Johnson City, Tennessee
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you're from somewhere that has great Mexican restaurants, don't let this 5/5 score deceive you. They have good, solid food at El Charolais and it's my favorite in this part of the country. I don't care for their standard Margharita, but if you ask for one with a certain tequila they will make you an excellent one.

Thank Hal B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1805 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604-8801
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: (423) 928-0929

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