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“Authentic and accommodating!”
Review of El Charro Cafe - CLOSED

El Charro Cafe
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: This location is relatively new, opening within the last year or so.
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Authentic and accommodating!”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

We were in town for a wedding, and our family (5 people) wanted to visit an authentic Mexican restaurant. We read many positive reviews of El Charro, so we decided to conclude our visit there. We ended up telling the rest of the wedding party, so we ended up making reservations for 20 people. We showed up on a Friday evening, with 26 people in tow.....and they were very accommodating in setting up a huge table for all of us. One waiter, assisted by one other food runner, took care of us without a beat. Plenty of variety, huge platters, great drinks left us with no room for desert....but we were very happy with everything. You won't be disappointed.

Visited June 2012
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Thank MarkDonaldson
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Over priced and over rated, Mediocre”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Second and last trip to this Mexican eatery.... awful place. The food is way over priced for Mexican. They try to doll it up with radishes and chopped cabbage and other greens but under all that it's just mediocre Mexican. They are trying to be "upscale" but the service and quality would say differently.
I told the server, the bartender and the hostess that the food was garbage. They could have cared less. I told the hostess I would never be back. No response.
this last time I had two shredded beef taco's beans and rice ( the closest thing to a combo plate) but the tacos were sitting in "water" and in the beans. So by the time I got to the second one it was mush, fell apart. The beans had NO flavor at all. Never again

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank BoleroSCW
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Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yum”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

Great fish tacos and margaritas! Side dish options are great

Visited December 2011
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Thank Kittie2176
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Dallas, Texas
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234 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Nice patio dining but food somewhat lacking.”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

This was our 4th visit and first time on a weekend evening. 20 minute wait. We ordered exact dishes we have had before but somewhere along the way they changed the way they prepared it (the Mexican Combo). We got three beef dishes instead of two beef and one chicken. Very disappointing. The manager attempted to explain that this is the normal way it was prepared but having had the same dish 3 times before it was a hard sell.

The Blue Moon on tap was good but there are too many Mexican restuaraunts around to be bothered with long explanations on why you are wrong.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank thed3
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Sahuarita, Arizona
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Our waitress, Laura, provided great service and the food was good.”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

We have been to this El Charro a few times and this was the best experience we have had to date. The waitress, Laura, is by far the best one we have had and was very pleasant and attentive to our family. The food was very good, and the rest of the wait staff at our table was also great.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank LouMartin
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