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El Charro Cafe
Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
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311 N Court Ave Tucson, AZ 85701
311 North Court AvenueUSArizonaTucson85701
$$Mexican Restaurant, Cafe
Mexican Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Today 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Established in 1922, El Charro Café of Tucson, Arizona is The Nation's Oldest Mexican Restaurant in continuous operation by the same family, featuring traditional Sonoran cultural style and innovativ
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Family-run Mexican cafe serving Sonoran-style fare inside a charming, century-old home.- Google
"Great chips and salsa, awesome bar, love the bandera trio and corn tamales!"
"Save your money on this overpriced bland generic "Mexican food."
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Arlene Cox
2 months ago
We recently held a rehearsal dinner at El Charro - it was a wonderful experience. The food was excellent and plentiful! The best part of the experience was how terrific the staff was. Everyone went above and beyond what you would expect to help us have a really fun party! Thanks El Charro!
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Melaney Rayburn
2 months ago
Nice atmosphere, though crowded. Very slow service. Food was fair. Not sure what all the hype is about this place. I've had much better.
Paul Tinetti
4 months ago
I hate to give this review, the food is pretty good and seems very fresh. Our server was extremely pleasant and tried to provide good service...maybe she was over worked with tables inside (we were sitting in the covered patio area).. We ordered the tinga chicken burritos. Mine was perfect. My wife ordered one with just green sauce even though it came out with red sauce. We mentioned this and it was quickly taken in the back and green sauce was put on top of the red sauce. I guess it was intended to hide the red sauce. I don't think we were specific enough that she didn't want any red sauce or maybe they thought we were "hard of seeing." The reason for the time and energy I am putting into this review is because about half way through our meal, an unpleasant middle aged man with greased black hair came right in front of us and shut of the heat. He asked the couple sitting next to us if they were comfortable, but as soon as they left, apparently it was not worth heating the area anymore for us. I hope they are able to figure out a way to care about their customers as much as they apparently do for the quality of the food.
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Malcolm Muir
6 months ago
Had seen good things said about this place & a Tuesday night shouldn't have problems. Boy is that wrong! Service was abysmal & very disappointing. Only one glass of soda, never offered drink refills (even on the alcoholic drinks). Took over 35 minutes to order at around 6pm and when the food came out part of mine was cold. Poor effort!
Hudsen Brooks
a week ago
Not bad but definitely didn't live up to the hype for me. The atmosphere was really nice and the carne seca was pretty amazing but everything was....meh. Maybe if it hadn't been hyped so much.
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Antonio Berumen
3 months ago
Another fave restaurant of mine... oddly enough I like the vegetarian burrito and I add chicken! I have always had great service and good drinks. Ambiance is cute and they serve your water in a Mason jar... nestled in a historic downtown house and great service.
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Mike Yeater
3 weeks ago
Amazing food...seriously awsome. Fabulous service, And spectacular atmosphere!!!!
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Jacob Bragg
7 months ago
Showed up and saw the streets littered with cars on a Tuesday night, so I knew this place had to be good...I wasn't wrong. This is hands down the best Mexican food I have ever had. I ordered the Bandera Trip Sampler and everything had its own unique and defined taste that conquered my Mexican Food cravings. I am used to Mexican food blending together and everything tastes relatively the same with slightly different textures. This place will not disappoint. My friend ordered the Burros Asada Y Elegante Carne Asada and it also was incredibly delicious. The only thing that made me sad was that I did not have enough room for desert. Happy Eating!
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