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“Saturday evening fare in Floyd”

El Charro Grill Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 25 Restaurants in Floyd
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Saturday evening fare in Floyd”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We visited this restaurant during Labor Day weekend. We arrived late afternoon, yet the restaurant was still full! We were immediately seated and our order was taken just as quickly. The food was hot, with a nice presentation, and plentiful. As Mexican food goes, this was average. The waiter was friendly and attentive, yet very busy. I would probably return and liked the décor and the seating outside.

  • Visited August 2013
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Woolwine, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
223 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
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“Pretty good Tex-Mex”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

El Charro is a good example of the rather bland fare we Americans have come to expect from the "Mexican" restaurant. After all Mexican cuisine is every bit as diverse as that of the US. Mostly what we are fed here in the US is "border based" menu's with not much of the true breadth of Mexican cookery. With that said.....
The carnitas were well prepared and had good flavor. The tortillas were unremarkable. The salsa was neither sabor or caliente which is almost unforgivable this time of year with fresh tomatoes readily available. My wife had the rib steak which was good but not great.
We did accomplish what we almost always do at a Mexican restaurant...went away with a full belly... Nothing jumps out at you here but it did get the job done!

  • Visited August 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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“Great food at a great price.”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

The service was great - fastest I have ever witnessed. Prices were very low but food great got surprise desert for free. Nice touch. This was a great place for lunch.

Visited July 2013
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Christiansburg, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
576 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Traditional Mexican in eclectic Floyd”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We bring out out of town guests here whenever we visit the Friday night jamboree in downtown Floyd. The restaurant is within a few feet of all the musical action. This is a good place to find authentic Mexican food. They've been around for many years and are a family favorite.

Fast service, good food, friendly owners. We come back again and again.

  • Visited July 2013
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georgia
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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“Hubby wanted Mexican”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

I was expecting the same as we get everywhere else - I was pleasantly suprised. The flavor was a notch above average mexican food. The cheese dip tasted like it had sour cream in it, so if you don't like our cream, be aware of this.

Service was slow, and they weren't real busy.

Visited July 2013
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