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El Charro Mexican Restaurant

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16720 E 14 Mile Rd, Fraser, MI 48026-1931
+1 586-294-3520
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Fraser, Michigan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Charro has been around for decades! The food is good and prices are reasonable. The puffy taco is their signature dish and it's very good.

Thank Darline B
Level Contributor
36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have frequented El Charro's with friends for the Mexican Food. Everything I have ordered was great. Love the tortilla soup and soft shell chicken tacos. The margaritas are very good, as well. Lovely patio to sit in when the weather is nice. The staff has been pleasant and accommodating. Definitely recommend trying them.

Thank lamorshka
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best Mexican food in town never a disappointment. Always fresh and quick. The bartender makes good drinks also.

Thank Glenda J
Harrison Township, Michigan
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192 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I had the chicken fajitas, they were good. My friend had the puffy taco, she loved it. Service was great and friendly. Lots of room, I loved the fireplace because it was a very cold day. All around a nice experience.

Thank Linda S
Windsor, Canada
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215 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We loved the puffy tacos they were packed with so much meat. Service was great, we loved the fire place and atmosphere of this place. It was very busy but we didn't find it to noisy. A small bowl of nachos came at the beginning of the meal, they were ok. The puffy tacos are amazing and such a different... More 

Thank Picture_Perch
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We love El Charro's food. Going on your birthday is a plus , show your drivers license and you get your age knocked off your bill. The food there is delicious. The margarita 's are very tasty. The staff is always on top of everything. We love it when we're in the mood for Mexican food.

Thank Robin H
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

El Charro has been one of our family favorites for many years. Their puffy tacos are unique and very good - and very filling. The rest of their selection is also good, it is the traditional Mexican style food served in the northern United States that is very heavy with cheese, refried beans, etc. Great comfort food but very heavy.... More 

Thank Rick R
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Love El Charro -- always consistent with great ambience, food, margaritas and service. Nice to sit by the fire place in the main room in the winter!

Thank Patricia K
Mount Clemens, Michigan
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Food was good, we ordered the puffy tacos, steak fajitas and food came out fast and hot. Waitress was nice. Will be back again!!

Thank Melvin M
Clinton Township
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Fantastic Mexican restaurant. The atmosphere is crazy fun, the service is fast and friendly...prices are right and the portions are big.

Thank stephaniek269

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14
Mexican, Spanish
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
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
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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