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“A Nice, Adult-Level Mexican Experience”
Review of El Charro

El Charro
Ranked #73 of 286 Restaurants in Troy
Price range: $8 - $15
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.
Reviewed January 13, 2013

So this place is a but like the magical tent that Hermione Granger had on Harry Potter. It looks way bigger inside than outside.

This is a remodeled Arby's restaurant that was vaccant for a while. It has been repurposed into a mexican place. there is some nealt wall paint treatment to make the walls look like sandstone. There are wooden slat roll down blinds over the windows removing the "drive thru" feel to the place.

Everyone was very friendly. Service was outstanding. Prices were in line with other mexican food places.

This is NOT a taco bell type environment. The people dining here were taking their time and savoring. I did not feel rushed. It was quaint.

Oh - they have a liquor license, and serve their own sangria and some pretty good maragitas.

I ate the fish tacos, which were good. They had some sort of tasty unique white sauce on the side that I added as I wished. One thing was however they cooked the corn torilla. They were really big and puffy, without being greasy. My girlfriend has the pork encheladas. The port was (of course I tasted them!) tender, flavorful. We took extras home.

I am going to say "outdoor seating" because when we went to leave the manager said they are putting in outdoor seating as soon as the spring weather arrives.

They do have a happy hour, so I can see us stopping there on a Friday again.

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