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“Keeps Getting Better”

El Charro Mexican Dining
Ranked #20 of 78 Restaurants in Lafayette
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: El Charro Mexican Dining in Lafayette, CA is a local staple with an illustrious history dating back to 1947. For a taste of how we've delighted taste buds for the last 67 years, try our traditional sampler platter, the Super Burrito, Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas, or the Tacos Veracruz. You'll crave our chips and salsa paired with our special blue cheese garlic dip, a taste unique to El Charro. Join us at our cantina, a spacious outdoor patio and bar to soak up some rays while you sip on one of our famous margaritas. Choose from the Rooftop, Cadillac, Ultimate, Skinny, Gold, and Grande. With all the options, there's a perfect margarita for everyone. We also serve house made sangria, specialty cocktails, and bottled and draught beers. We are you best destination for large group parties of 15 or more with our specially designed menus. Choose from the Family Fiesta or the Fajitas Fiesta and let us take care of everything for you. When your group arrives the tables are preset with baskets of chips, salsa and our secret recipe cheese dip. El Charro Mexican Dining is the best place for friends and family to meet and eat. We pride ourselves in providing you a delicious and enjoyable meal in a fun and welcoming environment.
Reviewed April 27, 2012

I must admit I am a hard to please TX/MX food person having grown up with the best in Texas. This is as good as it gets and hot nights on the patio can't be beat. Delightful atmosphere with thatched roof palapa bar.

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Reviewed April 9, 2012

Love the old fashioned mexican food and fun on the patio. Killer margaritas and cheese dip with salsa and chips.

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Reviewed February 16, 2012

Food was fresh, affordable, and plentiful. Located right on the main street of town come early or later to avoid the lunch crowds.

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Reviewed February 4, 2012

Tried El Charro for the first time, and enjoyed our lunch very much. I had one of the lunch specials -- Arroz Con Pollo -- very tasty rice and vegetables, lots of nicely seasonedl chicken and a fresh fruit cup on the side. My husband had a traditional plate with a beef enchilada and a beef tamale, served with rice and refried beans, and enjoyed both. Service was good even though it was very busy. Prices were reasonable, and we both had enough food left over to take home for tomorrow's dinner. This seems to be a deservedly popular restaurant, and we'll definitely be back.

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Reviewed November 22, 2011

There are so many dishes I love. I love the tacos Veracruz, asada, verde and chicken enchiladas.

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