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El Charro Mexican Restaurant

16720 E 14 Mile Rd, Fraser, MI 48026-1931
+1 586-294-3520
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“taco” (17 reviews)
“nachos” (9 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Spanish
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16720 E 14 Mile Rd, Fraser, MI 48026-1931
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am from the area originally but now live with my wife in North Carolina. Everytime we get back here to visit family we ALWAYS eat dinner (and often more) at El Charro. Best Mexican food in the country. Love everything but the Avocado Cheese...More

Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us went here for dinner because of the fireplace. It was a cold night and sitting in front of a fire was comforting. The food was pretty good. But I’m from Texas and we hold Mexican food to very high standards. My Carne...More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went out on Saturday with Friends for dinner restaurant. Place was quite busy but nevertheless we got nice table. Our waitress was very attentive waiter and we enjoyed quite fast service. The Mexican food was good and the portions were large. Decoration of the place...More

Thank GeorgSa
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Overall very good. Disappointed in puffy tacos seem to be filled with less and less ingredients. Great service - seafood nachos are fabulous. A lot of chatter at hostess stand during busy time- but still attentive.

Thank Sheila P
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Atmosphere is above average and the food is very good. On a cool summer night you can also dine outside. I highly recommend El Charo's.

Thank kusmierzj
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

A local favorite with a great reputation. Currently they are undergoing a renovation that will not interfere with your experience.

Thank harris4303
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We have been going to El Charros for years and it never disappoints. Food always good. They have renovated the interior and are adding a larger outdoor patio. Oh so that's why the menu prices have gone up again!

Thank lmc2583
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

This is a large restaurant with a friendly atmosphere. They start off by serving two types of salsa - one is hot and smooth while the other is chunky and mild. We mixed the two and it was excellent with the chips. Service was quick....More

Thank kristinak27
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Always delicious, clean, cozy restaurant.. Good selection of food & drinks.. My favorite Mexican restaurant.. Make sure to order the Botana.. (Nacho chips with cheese,beans, tomatoes, olives & avocado) You won’t be disappointed..!!

Thank kelley9999
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Dinner with friends on a Thursday night. We were seated right away by the fireplace and on a very cold night it was welcomed. Our service was good but the food just average. I had the super nachos and they were nothing to brag about....More

Thank Mary Lou N
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29 November 2016|
Response from dbc00per2 | Property representative |
Our lunch menu is available online at elcharrousacom we have 11 different lunch specials all priced around $8 (sorry they don't allow Web Links in this section)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16720 E 14 Mile Rd, Fraser, MI 48026-1931
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Fraser
  • Phone Number: +1 586-294-3520
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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