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El Charritos-Helenas Original

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Mexican, Southwestern
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201 Mill St, Davison, MI 48423-1474
+1 810-658-9308
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Burton, Michigan
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was ok, not very authentic, no fresh product. Got the wet burrito, sorry of disappointing. Would not recommend it. Great chips and salsa

Thank melissacornelius100
Traverse City, Michigan
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463 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying I'm not a Mexican food fan. But my wife grew up in the area and talked me into it. It's unbelievable! Fresh and made to order. The chips and salsa is incredible! A must!!

Thank Joseph L
Montrose, MI
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Have eaten here quite a few times and keep going back. We have always had great meals or servers. Delicious and authentic Mexican fare. Have to have the chips - they're the best! Casual, comfortable and affordable.

Thank KRootMontrose
Saginaw, Michigan
Level Contributor
38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

El charritos is by far the best Mexican food you will find in the area!!! The chips and salsa are a perfect way to start your meal. The tacos are cooked to the way you like them. I recommend the stew beef taco. The enchiladas are outstanding!!! Give this place a try!!!

Thank garabella815
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love the seafood burritos. They are the best I have had in this area. It was a surprise when I got the bill and had been charged for the chips and salsa. I thought it was part of the meal. Also extra charge for sour cream and guacamole. It was nice that I could take my drink to go,... More 

Thank Deborah V
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I think the chips are the best part. Yes, the normal food is wonderful. But....the chips. Who knew that chips could be that good?! I like the chicken quesadilla when I go, but I've tried other things. I've never heard of anyone not liking what they have gotten.

Thank Angela H
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Love this place!! The chips and salsa are the best we've had. Crisp flavorful chips and the salsa has a slight bite but I always tone it down with a little sour cream. My favorite is the wet beef burrito made with stew beef. Large portions which is perfect for lunch the next day. We also like the nachos but... More 

Thank janDavison
Fenton, MI
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We love the chips and salsa (but they are NOT complimentary). We both had a wet burrito deluxe, and it was more than we could eat. The prices are very reasonable and the food is delicious. We were asked if we wanted chips and salsa as soon as we sat down, and the chips were flaky and warm, the salsa... More 

Thank RRBFenton
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. I've eaten here 3 times now and have yet to receive a bad dish. Salsa can be a touch on the spicier side compared to others, but that suits my taste. I love tamales and theirs rank right with the best I've had. Shrimp fajitas ARE the best I've ever had.

Thank Greg B
Davison, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

😊😍😍😍 I can't say enough about how much I love the food at El Charritos. Their phone number is saved in my phone as Mexucan Food. No one else gets the honor.

Thank deb1111615

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Mill St, Davison, MI 48423-1474
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Davison
  • Phone Number: +1 810-658-9308

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