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El Charro Avitia

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4389 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-6617
+1 775-883-6261
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Minden, Nevada
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My husband and I enjoy coming here for the food and ambiance. The last time we visited, we were here for a group dinner. The staff is friendly and attentive, and they also accommodate large groups well. We will be back.

Thank 7weaver04
Carson City, Nevada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I was disappointed in the quality of the food. The Chili Colorado was too chunky and salty. Their beef tacos did not have any flavor, it was just like a blob of meat in a taco shell with lettuce and tomato. The quality of the food was not worth the price they charged. Would not recommend this place.

Thank shellby2014
Incline Village, Nevada
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199 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Appearance from the outside-run down and not maintained for past several years, food prep and presentation lousy, seemed that most of the sauces and refried beans were poured directly out to cans, no on site prepared unique receipts, my stuffed cheer chile was mostly a lousy dough around the chile-so it looked huge but in - fact was very small,... More 

Thank SamB29
Vail, Arizona
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234 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

After reading the Tripadvisor reviews, we decided to look up this place and try it for dinner. Not too much from the outside, but the food is what counts. We ordered the "small dinners" and they were great - beef enchilada, beef taco, and chicken enchilada - all came with rice & beans. Service was excellent ! Chips were nice... More 

Thank VailAZTraveler
Carson City, Nevada
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

this is a great place to go for lunch or dinner great service and food. reasonable priced food and drinks. great salsa and chips.

Thank garykolb
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent food!!! Friendly and accommodating. Everything we had good flavor and was tender. Don't let the outside fool you.

Thank Tyler M
Carson City, Nevada
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We will go to their happy hour on Wed and Fridays before 6pm if I don't feel like cooking. Their bean dip and salsa are delicious. At 6pm, they usually put out free wings but not always, which is disappointing. We like their Jalapeno Shooters and margaritas. The food in the diner is way too expensive and not that great... More 

Thank Nanster59
Hillsboro, Texas
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332 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Oh my my, El Charro Avitia's salsa should come a warning and a box of tissue. It wasn't the hottest I've ever had but it'll make you nose run. They bring two different kinds; one is hotter and thicker than the other and both are great. Their prices are a dollar or two higher than expected for a lunch but... More 

Thank Dogpilot
San Dimas
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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

The food was pretty good and the service was very good. Maybe a little expensive for the amount of food. Seems to be a favorite for the locals in town.

Thank RetTravelers
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

While spending some time driving around looking for a place to eat in Carson City, my wife noticed a lot of cars parked in front of this place. She thought that if there are that many cars in front, the food must be good. Turned out, she was wrong...it was great! I ordered the #18 and my wife ordered the... More 

Thank AgateJoe

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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
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4389 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-6617
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Carson City
  • Phone Number: +1 775-883-6261

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