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“Great Food and Service”

El Charro Mexican Dining
Ranked #22 of 75 Restaurants in Lafayette
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: El Charro Mexican Dining in Lafayette, CA is a local staple with an illustrious history dating back to 1947. For a taste of how we've delighted taste buds for the last 67 years, try our traditional sampler platter, the Super Burrito, Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas, or the Tacos Veracruz. You'll crave our chips and salsa paired with our special blue cheese garlic dip, a taste unique to El Charro. Join us at our cantina, a spacious outdoor patio and bar to soak up some rays while you sip on one of our famous margaritas. Choose from the Rooftop, Cadillac, Ultimate, Skinny, Gold, and Grande. With all the options, there's a perfect margarita for everyone. We also serve house made sangria, specialty cocktails, and bottled and draught beers. We are you best destination for large group parties of 15 or more with our specially designed menus. Choose from the Family Fiesta or the Fajitas Fiesta and let us take care of everything for you. When your group arrives the tables are preset with baskets of chips, salsa and our secret recipe cheese dip. El Charro Mexican Dining is the best place for friends and family to meet and eat. We pride ourselves in providing you a delicious and enjoyable meal in a fun and welcoming environment.
Lafayette, California
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

These folks know how to make great food, 65+ years in business says a lot. The drinks are good, nice selection of margaritas and beers, the food is superb. We've eaten here for 20 years, good service, a noisy fun place, nice patio too. try the taco salads, shrimp fajitas, steak diablo and combo plates.

  • Visited April 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome place!”
Reviewed 15 January 2013

I just moved to the area and read a lot of great reviews about El Charro. It really lived up the hype! The chicken tacos, although simple are simply delicious! And what everyone is saying about the blue cheese spread is all true! I live 5 minutes away from this place and can't wait to go back again and again!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Taylor B
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Los Angeles
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food”
Reviewed 10 January 2013

The food was great. We love good Mexican food and haven't had any in a long time. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Visited December 2012
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Thank PeachesLosAngeles
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Kyle, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed 26 December 2012

Stopped by here last May. Loved the patio seating and décor of the location. Then found the food very good. We travel to Cancun and live in Texas which makes us able to judge a good Mexican restaurant and this is a good one.

Visited May 2012
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Moraga, California
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“GO FOR THE MARGARITAS!!!”
Reviewed 14 November 2012

Great location with easy parking direct in front of the restaurant. Need a reservation for main holidays. SUPER Mexican menu, we adore their fajitas. Margaritas are super....what else would you want for a good Mexican food restaurant? Prices very reasonable. Great place to meet up with friends for a fine night out....great atmosphere!

  • Visited November 2012
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