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“Worth the wait”

El Charro Mexican Dining
Ranked #20 of 76 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.
Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

Waited a year to return. Worth the wait! Excellent Tex-Mex as always. Staff great and very patient with kids. Perfect tamale

Only off notes were the chips just weren't as warm and fresh as usual, and the breeding for fried ice cream tasted stale and of old grease

Thank mogon
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

These folks have been here over 60 years, they must be doing something right. Great food, have tried almost everything on the menu, Steak Diablo, Steak Picado, Chicken and Avocado Salad, Taco Salad, 3 options dinner, you name it. They alwasy hit the amrk, great food consitently. the chips, dip and salsa keep on coming too.

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

This place opened in 1947 and I've been coming here for 50 years or more. The place is always crowded even though it is much bigger than it appears from any one perspective in the place. They take reservations which I would recommend on Friday/Saturday nights. The food is pure basic Mexican. I've never had a bad meal there.

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1  Thank CharlesS916
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

the food is basic Mexican, nothing over the top amazing or unique; but good overall food if you have a Mexican craving. pretty crowded smallish interior, very casual so it is great for kids.

1  Thank Emily F
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

Out of 3 taco salads, one with beef, one with chicken, and one with pork - all were tasteless. Nicely presented, but tasteless. Taquitos; lovely presentation - shredded beef was mush beef, not shredded. And tasteless as well. This place is such a sorry excuse for Mexican food, Mexico ought to declare war on the US. UGH.

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2  Thank Thumper E
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