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El Charro Tapatio

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1224 S Valley Mills DR, Waco, TX 76711
+1 254-759-1314
6:00 am - 10:00 am
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Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 am
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Wichita, Kansas
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mini tacos are great! You get 5 of them, so then they aren't so mini. The refried beans were the best I've ever eaten. The place itself is nothing fancy, but it's absolutely delicious and inexpensive!

Thank Debbie M
Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Anything tastes good with enough tequila! The staff was nice, the food was okay and the drinks did the trick! It was kind of nice to sit outside.

1 Thank Hailey R
Janesville, Wisconsin
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306 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

We ordered the Large Nachos as a meal for two and it filled the bill! The portion was generous. We observed from the menu that this is an authentic Mexican Restaurant owned & operated by Hispanics. The atmosphere is casual and you don't feel rushed. El Charro is a good reasonably priced restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

1 Thank Mindy and Roger A
Denton, Texas
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Been eating here since my first Senior Visit to Baylor in 1985. Ate there weekly for the 7 years I was in Waco and every time I've come back since. Same food, same specials, same days of the week. Real quality TexMex, leaning toward the Mex side of that equation. Love it!

1 Thank cokerlegal
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants. There is legitimate Mexican food here. The pricing is good. The portions are good. The service is great. The food is delicious. They have the thick non-guacamole spicy sauce that can be a little difficult to find. They have horchata. Everything on the menu is good.

1 Thank Alyatal E
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

We come here every time I visit my mom. One of our favourite places to eat! Great food, great service, very reasonable! Great choice when there are so many Mexican restaurants to choose from!

1 Thank Debbieherron
Waco, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is the real deal, decor, food and drinks. Service with a smile. Staff very friendly. The food is fresh and plentiful. Best margaritas in town, frozen or on the rocks, too. Can eat inside or outside with cover. This restaurant is in older area of Waco, parking is good and it is safe. Give a try, you will enjoy... More 

1 Thank Sandra T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 am - 11:00 am
6:00 am - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1224 S Valley Mills DR, Waco, TX 76711
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-759-1314

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