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El Charro Cafe - The Original



311 North Court Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

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(520) 622-1922

  • Sun - Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm
  • Fri - Sat 10:00am - 10:00pm

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Cuisine: Bars, Cafes, Mexican Restaurants

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4.2 of 5.0 from 64 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ
  • El Charro Cafe - The Original in Tucson, AZ

El Charro Cafe - The Original Reviews

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  • mlf007 reviewAdequate but over rated. The food is good and the portions large. The place is authentic. The service is typically harried.

    22222 by mlf007


  • dickmanr reviewExcellent Carne Seca. Nice traditional Mexican restaurant

    33333 by dickmanr


  • dickmanr reviewExcellent Carne Seca. Nice traditional Mexican restaurant

    22222 by dickmanr


  • dickmanr reviewThe service is bad, the food was awfull. I would not recomend this restaurant to anyone who knows about mexican food. It is the worst in the city

    33333 by dickmanr


  • dickmanr reviewThe service is bad, the food was awfull. I would not recomend this restaurant to anyone who knows about mexican food. It is the worst in the city

    22222 by dickmanr


  • Stuart CThe Costilla ribs are phenomenal

    55555 by Stuart C


  • Kathryn W.Margaritas, lovely patio area!

    55555 by Kathryn W.


  • Gabrielle KCeviche and huevos rancheros 😋

    55555 by Gabrielle K


  • Billy BachmanA higher level of Mexican food. Was a great choice. Highly recommended if you're in the area.

    55555 by Billy Bachman


  • Ben ConnerChilaquiles were excellent, the owner also dropped off a sample of the calbacitas which was a new thing for me, and it was great!

    55555 by Ben Conner


  • Max DGreat Mexican food! The enchiladas banderas are very good.

    55555 by Max D


  • Javier ACarne Asada Chimichanga are absolute delicious.

    55555 by Javier A


  • joanhawk JDon't trust your reservation. We were visiting went in two days ahead to reserve a special table to treat our hosts. We arrived early and the general manager had given our table away. No apology.

    22222 by joanhawk J


  • Andrew C.Unreal food.

    55555 by Andrew C.


  • Stephen GCarne Seca and Flan

    55555 by Stephen G


  • Diane ENot much. Rude owner.

    11111 by Diane E


  • Bender SExcellent Mexican food. This is the place to experience if your in Tucson. Great food, Great waiters and Excellent and friendly service from the family. Perfecto

    55555 by Bender S


  • Richard H.Surprisingly delicious vegan plates! Try the quinoa tamales.

    55555 by Richard H.


  • Chris FCarne seca, enough said

    55555 by Chris F


  • Tin MI ordered their soft Fish tacos because I heard it was good. For me, it's okay and I'm not really amused. I guess their price is to much. But the Nachos are good.

    33333 by Tin M


  • Alyssa B.House margaritas and mini chimis :-)

    55555 by Alyssa B.


  • Kolika T.Enchiladas! Forever!

    33333 by Kolika T.


  • verymonicaTravel Channel :: Food Paradise // Mexican Food Paradise

    55555 by verymonica


  • Geo CobbVery gringo but good.

    55555 by Geo Cobb


  • Jonna D.Carne seca on patio

    55555 by Jonna D.


  • Leonard LevineCarne Seca plate

    55555 by Leonard Levine


  • Mike LeonCarne secca

    55555 by Mike Leon


  • Arthur M.This place has money Mexican cuisine. Their signature dish carne seca is amazingly flavorful and tender. The tres leche...wow

    55555 by Arthur M.


  • Cynthia NoggleSeafood enchilada's rule!

    55555 by Cynthia Noggle


  • Matheau M.If you like beer, their exclusive brew, "1922 Amber Ale", is a must try!

    55555 by Matheau M.


  • Arthur R.They dry their Carne Seca on the roof under the Tucson sun. Que rico!

    55555 by Arthur R.


  • Sara R.Best chips ever!!! Super yum!

    55555 by Sara R.


  • hillysmallsPoor service. Waited 40 minutes for my meal as others who arrived after me were served.

    11111 by hillysmalls


  • Sara R.Best salsa ever!

    55555 by Sara R.


  • Ramon M.The chicken carlotta salad is the best!!

    55555 by Ramon M.


  • Ramon M.Feel at home!!

    55555 by Ramon M.


  • Gavin H.Amazing enchiladas and huge selection of gluten free dishes!

    55555 by Gavin H.


  • Little JoeLove the Carne Seca and Birria burros!

    55555 by Little Joe


  • WhiteDino ..#WhiteDino.com says must try the famous Carne Seca or the fish taco's!

    55555 by WhiteDino ..


  • WhiteDino ..WhiteDino.com says, great place to try carne seca or the famous fish taco's

    55555 by WhiteDino ..


  • Erik L.Good quality, earnest service. Margarita and mixed drinks were weak. Food temp was spotty amongst our table. Fun atmosphere but BUSY! Try ot but don't expect a miracle.

    33333 by Erik L.


  • GauravEnchiladas Banderas.

    55555 by Gaurav


  • Janna Z.Oh El Charro, I ask for no sour cream on my tacos and you charge my co diner $1 for her sour cream ? Do I receive $1 off my lunch? Give a little amigos :)

    33333 by Janna Z.


  • Janna Z.Being a regular customer here, I am disappointed that they pulled the lunch menu today (Thurs) to cash in on holiday travelers. No bueno El Charro :(

    33333 by Janna Z.


  • Paul D.Great food, and servers are lots of fun. Try the Carne Seca, & get tableside guacamole!

    55555 by Paul D.


  • Liz B.Phenomenal food. Delicious dessert. Great service.

    55555 by Liz B.


  • Alina S.Tamales tamales tamales

    55555 by Alina S.


  • Fred J.Service sucks ass!

    11111 by Fred J.


  • Sara R.This is the best location to take out of town guests. They will love it.

    55555 by Sara R.


  • Sara R.Best chips in town!

    55555 by Sara R.


  • Melissa K.Breakfast selections are hidden on the menu but worth finding and served all day. Try the red chile tamal and the scrambled eggs and green chile! Delicious!

    55555 by Melissa K.


  • Sara R.Order the Carna Seca chimi, it's the best in town.

    55555 by Sara R.


  • Sumer H.The SERVICE was TERRIBLE. Waiters were jerks and the food was late and not worth the money.

    11111 by Sumer H.


  • Adrian V.I just ate a pumpkin tamale....AMAZING!

    55555 by Adrian V.


  • Rick M.The tamales are great!

    55555 by Rick M.


  • Herb S.Take some salsa home with you! Buy it in the gift shop...

    33333 by Herb S.


  • Paige M.Tacostada with grilled chicken is fantastic! Very artful and neat arrangement of food on the plate as well.

    55555 by Paige M.


  • Julie M.Love the seca beef. Very different.

    55555 by Julie M.


  • kristen w.Meh food, crappy service, host was a jerk who put 5 people on a 4 top. Only redemption was the hostess who moved us

    22222 by kristen w.


  • Dwaine B.The USA Today chimi. Awsome!

    55555 by Dwaine B.


  • Rod B.Really great Enchiladas Banderas.

    55555 by Rod B.


  • @m@nd@Service is questionable. Took 30 minutes for an appetizer to come out. Meal took another 30 minutes. This was during a non busy shift. Food was good but not worth the wait.

    22222 by @m@nd@


  • Dean H.If you're in the mood for Mexican go no further. The Barbacoa tacos are awesome. This place is popular so make a reservation.

    55555 by Dean H.


  • Kimberly S.Go to El Charro Downtown or on Oracle Rd. Flautas Famosas and Chicken Tortilla Soup are Sooo Killer.

    55555 by Kimberly S.


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