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El Charro

Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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1529 Farmers Ln, Santa Rosa, CA 95405-7525
+1 707-570-2387
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Ashington, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

First time I've been to a Mexican restaurant and I can really recommend this one. Too much food for me but was so tasty . Would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

Thank 5eve0
Windsor, California
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95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

El Charro offers a wide range of traditional Mexican dishes in a warm and friendly environment. Excellent chile relleno and fish tacos. Great chips and salsa. Plenty of parking and easy access off Hwy 12 Farmers Lane exit.

Thank WilliamMz
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

... and they serve chips nonstop! Well, we kept asking nicely for more. I love their fish tacos, burritos and enchiladas too! Yum!

Thank Irene B
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

It's pretty popular with the locals. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The salsa is very good and one of my favorites. I ordered a taco plate with al pastor and shredded chicken. The al pastor is some of the best I have had and the chicken is pretty good. I substituted my refried beans for black beans and... More 

Thank Al M
Northern California
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Nice small place to have authentic Mexican food. Fresh food and great service. This is one of two in the area and both are good for lunch or dinner.

Thank MaNPaM
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I can't come to California without visiting a Mexican Restaurant. I pulled into El Charro on a weekday evening, ordered the chili rellenos and a Dos Equis and when it was done I was totally satisfied. This is a great place. Excellent service, tasty food.... what else is there?

Thank Alan S
Santa Rosa, California
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

It is usually crowded and the staff is very friendly. They have a large menu and everything is great.

Thank David B
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

My family and I stopped on our way through. We had the nachos for an appetizer and for lunch the fish tacos and steak tacos. It was all amazing.

Thank Michelle S
Sebastopol, California
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

An excellent Menu. Great service. Good size portions and you are treated like family everytime you enter or leave. There are hugs and lots of warmth. After the 3rd time the waitress remembered what my wife and I ordered the last time we were in. For a special treat try #45 Tostado with black beans and grilled chicken.

Thank I76slick23vine
Santa Rosa, California
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106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Pat from Solar City told us about this great restaurant. We visited last week and I had the pork tostada and my husband had the steak and chicken fajita salad. The pork was tender and moist, but not fatty or greasy. The toppings were fresh and we literally walked away feeling pleasantly full and satisfied - not heavy which is... More 

Thank Janscience

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Restaurant Details

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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1529 Farmers Ln, Santa Rosa, CA 95405-7525
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-570-2387

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