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El Charro Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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7725 N Oracle Rd # 101, Oro Valley, AZ
520-229-1922
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Surprise, Arizona
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590 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

One of the 3 locations family run since 1922. Nice menu full of all great southwest Mexican delights. Plenty of chips and salsa to start. Had lunch here. Smaller lunch menu with good varieties with smaller servings or you can also order from the dinner menu. Had the Una Enchilada with pork and red and green sauce with a choice... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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186 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We walked in, and immediately the server had water on the table. We had to ask for the lunch menu. I have had this problem here before. I think when you walk in at 11:30 they should assume you want the lunch menu. I ordered the most delicious lunch special: it was a shrimp ceviche salad on a tostada with... More 

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Eureka, IL
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Loved the downton location, but hated the parking and seemed to get a crappy table every time. Easy parking and easy seating in the Oro Valley location, food was fantastic and the servers were sure to ask about familiarity with menu items. Reasonably priced and fantastic food

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Tucson Arizona
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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Once again we stopped by for a dinner and drink. On this trip our server was Nydia. While I do not need to review each visit, she made our dinner fun and enjoyable. This simply means I had to say something. So all somethings to Nydia.

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Frisco, Texas
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

A friend asked us to meet her there so we checked it out. The food was fine but had an ordinary look and taste; there was just nothing special about it.

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Thank t3leonard
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Looking forward to eating here many more times. My daughter is going to U of A in the fall. We have visited El Charro on our way back to Mesa every visit. Love the chips and salsa and everything I have tried.

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Thank Cathi S
Puget Sound
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

One of the best Mexican meals I've ever eaten! After having traveled in Mexico quite a lot during the past few years, I am happy to come home to such great home-cooked food. Everything was made with the best ingredients, perfectly fresh, spiced perfectly and the sauces were amazing. The tamales knocked my sox off.

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Thank BainBear
Durant, Oklahoma
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101 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Went with some colleagues and we were all from out of state. This restaurant had been recommended as a great place to eat. We must have caught them at a bad time because they were out of some of the drinks we wanted and the service was a little slow. Waiter was extremely nice and polite. Food was good but... More 

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Thank BeachBatik
Oro Valley, Arizona
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is a very nice mexican restaurant. The food is great, plus service. We had a bit of a wait last time we were there, but they were busy. Prices are a little high, but worth it!

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Greer, South Carolina
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252 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

A friend recommended El Charro so we stopped for a late lunch. The hostess was very friendly and explained the history of El Charro and the menu. Service was good but not great despite a sparse crowd. They have a $5 small plate menu for a limited time. Two of our party had a item from this menu including Grandma.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7725 N Oracle Rd # 101, Oro Valley, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Oro Valley
  • Phone Number: 520-229-1922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?