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El Charro Cafe - Ventana

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2016, 2018 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed today via mobile

Sorry but this place has gone way south and Is not worth going to! Long wait’s and cold food yes cold and not very good. What happened? ZB

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank zabriskibound
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our drinks and food were tasty. On a very busy day we got in fast. Service was great. A traditional restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank N9536HWphilb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to El Charro on a very busy Saturday. We were seated after a short wait but we ordered within minutes. Crayons were supplied for the little ones. Super attentive waitstaff was the best part of this visit. Then the food! My chili relleno was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Angela3950
Reviewed November 6, 2018

There is better Mexican cuisine to be found in and around Tucson. I, nor my Hispanic girlfriend were impressed.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tony M
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Our tour host, James, TEC is here for dinner last night. This is a great restaurant large on the inside yet friendly. I had the house special cash a beef platter that has been conditioned to do very special way. Big Sam’s up on all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank allezmike
Reviewed November 3, 2018

this is our 3rd trip to Tucson and we first found carne seca here almost 20 years ago. Each trip we have gone back to El Charro and found it just as delicious. We actually ate here 2 days out of a 3 day trip...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank missmadison
Reviewed October 17, 2018

I usually can tell how good a Mexican food restaurant will be by the salsa and in this case was no different. I am from NM so maybe my standards are set too high. The salsa tasted like tomato sauce with a dash of hot...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NewMexnative
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This restaurant has authentic mexican food. We stopped to eat here for lunch, after a trip to the San Xavier church, that is on the outskirts of Tucson. The service was wonderful, all the staff were very friendly. We ordered our food and appetizers and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank mary g
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Went to dinner on a Friday evening around 5 PM, Started to get busy already and the bar was full of patrons. We were seated promptly and the chips, salsa and water followed shortly. Attentive waiter took our drink order and followed up shortly to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Terry H
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We visit the El Charro Cafe for lunch when ever we venture to Sonoita to go wine tasting. Good food, good service. Lots of history. Fun restaurant if you are seeking the unusual and off the beaten trail - in the historic district, and worth...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Yes. We went there with a dog. It’s an outside patio. Very nice.
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