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“Great food and service!”

El Charro Restaurant
Price range: $8 - $14
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: El Charro, owned and operated by the Martin family, is renown for consistently providing authentic, delicious Mexican cuisine & their famous tacos. El Charro has always been a Fraser community staple, with a beautiful decor and unique atmosphere, with original Mexican recipes derived from Delia's parents, Consuelo and Rosalio Rendon. Great reviews and guest satisfaction have always been a priority for El Charros & the Martin family and have become pillars for their growth. Since its conception, George and Delia Martin and their young family, Ed, Jeff, Mark and Lynn, worked long hours to establish a thriving family oriented business they are very proud of. Following in the family tradition, the grandchildren also work at the restaurant, making it truly a family business. The original Fraser, Michigan location opened in 1971, with financial backing from George's parents, George, Sr. and Lila Martin. It was then a small full service establishment with a seating capacity of just over 45 patrons. El Charro quickly began to grow & In 1978, the capacity doubled in sized to 90 seats. In 1980 a new 60-seat restaurant with a convenient drive-thru window opened in St. Clair Shores. By 1992, the original Fraser location, still not large enough to accommodate the growing crowds, led to the construction of a new 240-seat restaurant in downtown Fraser. Its third location in Macomb, with seating for 120 patrons, opened to quite the fanfare in 2004. El Charros newest location was established in Troy with a seating capacity of 96 and just celebrated its second year anniversary. The Martin family would like to thank you for your business and invites everyone to "Experience the Essence of Mexico" at El Charro.
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Description: El Charro, owned and operated by the Martin family, is renown for consistently providing authentic, delicious Mexican cuisine & their famous tacos. El Charro has always been a Fraser community staple, with a beautiful decor and unique atmosphere, with original Mexican recipes derived from Delia's parents, Consuelo and Rosalio Rendon. Great reviews and guest satisfaction have always been a priority for El Charros & the Martin family and have become pillars for their growth. Since its conception, George and Delia Martin and their young family, Ed, Jeff, Mark and Lynn, worked long hours to establish a thriving family oriented business they are very proud of. Following in the family tradition, the grandchildren also work at the restaurant, making it truly a family business. The original Fraser, Michigan location opened in 1971, with financial backing from George's parents, George, Sr. and Lila Martin. It was then a small full service establishment with a seating capacity of just over 45 patrons. El Charro quickly began to grow & In 1978, the capacity doubled in sized to 90 seats. In 1980 a new 60-seat restaurant with a convenient drive-thru window opened in St. Clair Shores. By 1992, the original Fraser location, still not large enough to accommodate the growing crowds, led to the construction of a new 240-seat restaurant in downtown Fraser. Its third location in Macomb, with seating for 120 patrons, opened to quite the fanfare in 2004. El Charros newest location was established in Troy with a seating capacity of 96 and just celebrated its second year anniversary. The Martin family would like to thank you for your business and invites everyone to "Experience the Essence of Mexico" at El Charro.
Fraser, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and service!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We've been to the main, larger El Charro Restaurant in Fraser before, but never this location. Very clean, great service, and an overall wonderful experience. All of the employees were friendly, the food was great, and we will definitely be back again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Bonnie F
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Detroit, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

El Charro restaurant looks like a little fast food restaurant, but the food is excellent and at a great value. I've been there several times and plan to return many more. If you like Mexican food, this is a great place to get it; just short of going to Mexican Town in Downtown Detroit!!

Visited April 2013
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Thank Patricia S
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Port Huron, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
241 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Absolutely my favorite Mexican food”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have had Mexican food all over the place, including down by the Mexican border. El Charro has my favorite. I love the shredded beef burrito. If you only eat ground beef, you have to try their shredded beef! Yum!!! They have really good daquiris with real whipped cream, too.

Visited April 2013
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Thank nrocpop
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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Surprisely good!”
Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

We went to this restaurant and used the drive thru just to grab something in a hurry and didn't expect too much and we were pleasantly surprised. The service was quick as a drive thru should be and the food was good, we even got chips and salsa included with our lunches. The flautas come with rice and beans and the rice was pretty tasty. The tacos were bigger that the usual size. Definitly we will visit again.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great green sauce!”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

I love the authentic flavor of the food. It has a rich taste. I will say I think the quality can be inconsistent. My first taco there was fantastic. I love the puffy crisp taco shell. My second trip, my taco was not crispy and I ate the filling with the chips. On that 2nd trip too, our fried ice cream with raspberry sauce, the cereal coating was tough. After complaining it was replaced by a better one. If the food was more consistent, I'd give the place a Very Good to Excellent rating. But I'm a tough customer for Excellent and everything better be perfect. Oh the salt water fish bowl is a nice touch and quite captivating and calming to watch as you dine.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank NaughtyZute
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