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El Charolais

1805 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604-8801
+1 423-928-0929
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“tacos” (14 reviews)
“cheese dip” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1805 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604-8801
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son introduced us to El Charolais being his favorite and I am glad he did. Our whole family loves it and prices are very reasonable. Staff are friendly and accomodating. Everyone always leaves full and satisfied. Cuisine is very good.

Thank Janith S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to Johnson City from Kingsport looking for something good to eat, El Charolais was so good we can back a second night for dinner.

Thank Ljmii
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

This is my first choice for Mexican food in Johnson City. Everything I have had there has been good.

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to eat Mexican food. Service is fast and the food is great! The chicken quesadillas and the cheese dip are my favorite. The salsa is always fresh and we always get great service.

Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 10 March 2018

My family and I always go to this mexican restaurant but last night the food was awful barely any cheese dip on my nachos and the other food was like they just poured salt on the food. Will be going to a different mexican restaurant.

Thank foodeats24
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Fast and pleasant service.Margaritas you can swim in . Every part of the meal was done right. They don't skimp on the food.Prices were right in line. An enjoyable meal.

Thank royk647
Reviewed 28 January 2018

I left full and happy with leftovers. This was my second visit. It was better than I remembered. I am not normally a salsa person, but their salsa is so good. Chips were a little more done than I normally like but oh well. Service...More

Thank pawp11
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Hands down El Charolais has THE BEST chile rellenos in all East Tennessee! Reasonable prices, local atmosphere, and nicknamed "El Kroger" for the location in plaza with Krogers. Enchiladas, burritos,tacos are also delicious, but I doubt you will find a better chile relleno anywhere!

Thank michelelouise198
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Hate to start out that this is another typical Mexican cafe as it really isn't. On the other hand they do offer the famed "Speedy Gonzales which brings it back full circle to being typical. If, however you comb the menu thoroughly you will find...More

Thank hootbird
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Very good food made here..good beverage all at a reasonable price. Always good service ..every time I visit very clean

Thank Ronald B
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31 January 2015|
Response from Thomas R | Reviewed this property |
I didn't really like the place and am not familiar with the menu. You might call them and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 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: 1805 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604-8801
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-928-0929
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