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El Charolais

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1805 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
+1 423-928-0929
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“chorizo” (5 reviews)
“tacos” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1805 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
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61 - 70 of 172 reviews

Reviewed October 17, 2015

Love,love,love the Pollo Tapatio dish at this restaurant. Chicken strips sautéed with carmelized onions, jalapeños and cheese sauce over the top along with rice and beans. WOW! The flavor is so rich and complex you'll crave it daily, as I do. Service is great and...More

Thank 44jeffg
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Average food. Average everything. Not the friendliest people work here. I shall go elsewhere. The chips were hard and cold. Not the greatest salsa either.

Thank Ilovellamas
Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

I absolutely love the food, but unfortunately I won't go back there for awhile. I studied Spanish at the university close by, so I love speaking Spanish whenever I get a chance. Our waiter was so condescending and rude and just made fun of me....More

Thank Jessica Z
Reviewed September 10, 2015

This is my third time eating at this restaurant and unfortunately I had the same server two of those times. Her demeanor was what I would consider snooty or not very friendly. The food was bland though the salsa was very hot. I was happy...More

Thank Meema23
Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Eaten there 10 or more times and have never been disappointed with the food or service. Best Mexican food in town!

Thank Robbie E
Reviewed September 9, 2015

We love to eat here on late Sunday around 5pm. Fish tacos are our favorite along with their fresh pico de gallo. No one has pico like El Charolais. Service is always fast and friendly and the food is hot and delicious. We also like...More

Thank MaccaFan1
Reviewed September 8, 2015

After reading a lot of reviews, we decided to try this place, in lieu of another Mexican restaurant in the area. The people are very nice, it is clean, the décor is original and very different. We both were satisfied with our meal, but my...More

Thank charaiken
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great atmosphere with Mexican music playing wonderful art pieces throughout, food is absolutely delicious every time I go, service from a awesome bunch of people, I can hardly wait to go back. My favorite thing to eat is taco's and burrito's with a side of...More

1  Thank Jason P
Reviewed August 5, 2015

Food was good in this strip mall Mexican restaurant. Margaritas were also good. Salsa was delicious.

1  Thank Lindasliger
Reviewed July 15, 2015

Traveling. Took a while to find. Came recommended by the locals. Glad we found it!! Food was very good, service great!! Tall beer ice cold!! Total bill was only about $25 (for 2 people). It was very good~

1  Thank Fulmel4029
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Menu please
January 31, 2015|
Response from Thomas R | Reviewed this property |
I didn't really like the place and am not familiar with the menu. You might call them and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-928-0929
  • E-mail