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El Charolais

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1805 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
+1 423-928-0929
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Very popular with good margaritas and good routine Mexican food and some exotics. The salads and pineapple specialty are excellent. Something good for everyone in the family and reasonably priced

Thank selmanw
Johnson City, Tennessee
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

I ate at El Charolais for the first time a few weeks ago. Was I in for a treat. The food was delicious -- every bite. The portions were so large that I took half of mine home for lunch the next day. The food was moderately priced so there was bang for the buck and it was delicious!

Thank lauralou67
Gray, Tennessee
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

This place is a true family owned restaurant.You come in get a warm bowl of fresh chips and salsa. Their salsa is the greatest in the land. You will quickly eat a whole bowl of chips and salsa and fill up by the time your piping hot plate of food has arrived. Anything off the menu is a winner. You... More 

Thank Tara S
Unicoi, Tennessee
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

One of my families favorite places to eat..............quick service nice atmosphere .......fair price and friendly staff... great food!

Thank P H
Lebanon, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

But not for the typical Sonoran style that the crowd normally goes for. Sure they have that as well, but If you are a brave and intrepid eater, be sure to come in on any given Saturday and ask for the not-so-secret hidden gem called Menudo. This life changing tripe and hominy soup is the very real and truly authentic... More 

Thank Big-E_1976
Johnson City, Tennessee
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295 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Locally developed, locally owned and a great example of a great local business. The food is awesome, the service is great and the owners are always here. Food comes out super quick and it always tastes great. Never had a problem and the staff is as friendly as it gets. Give it a shot. Can't go wrong.

Thank yaser z
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here today really excited for some mexican food. They were not busy at at all. There were maybe 5 other parties there. We placed our orders and ordered a couple of drinks and waited an hour for our burrito Mexicano and chicken nachos. The waiter was not at all friendly and did not seem to... More 

Thank John G
Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Love,love,love the Pollo Tapatio dish at this restaurant. Chicken strips sautéed with carmelized onions, jalapeños and cheese sauce over the top along with rice and beans. WOW! The flavor is so rich and complex you'll crave it daily, as I do. Service is great and the value is decent, plus the chips and salsa are delicious too.

Thank 44jeffg
Johnson City, Tennessee
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140 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Average food. Average everything. Not the friendliest people work here. I shall go elsewhere. The chips were hard and cold. Not the greatest salsa either.

Thank Ilovellamas
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

I absolutely love the food, but unfortunately I won't go back there for awhile. I studied Spanish at the university close by, so I love speaking Spanish whenever I get a chance. Our waiter was so condescending and rude and just made fun of me. I don't understand why? I'm not terrible at Spanish, but I'm not fluent either. This... More 

Thank Jessica Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-928-0929

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