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El Charro Cafe

) #5 of 51 Restaurants in Oro Valley $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“carne seca” (32 reviews)
“tamales” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When every I come here I go at least once. Good food great service. The chip and salsa are really good .wonderful appetizers at a great price and yummy margaritas. You must go

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a very hot day in Tucson, but we were still craving Mexican food. What a wonderful experience it was to eat here. The restaurant was very busy during the lunch hour, but the staff was friendly and efficient. We were served fairly quickly....More

Thank lifeisverygood2
Reviewed 5 days ago

On our annual trip to Tucson, the El Charro Cafe is a must stop for us. We've eaten here for the past several years and have never been disappointed with either the food or the service. This past week was no exception. I ordered the...More

Thank 380passingthru
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

El Charro must be doing something right, since they have been in business since 1922. My dinner of chicken enchiladas topped off with a dessert of sopapillas was delicious. If you order the sopapillas I warn you, you may need help eating them, it is...More

Thank Dana W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad i stumbled on to this gem in the Sonoran Desert for lunch. The service was great. The chips and salsa very good. But the Mole was the best, nice and sweet, just the way I like it. Really good flour tortillas. Next time...More

Thank JLars34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a very good place to eat good Mexican food. The portions are large, you will probably need to take some home, and the wait staff is busy buy helpful. Seems that Thursday and Friday nights are very busy.

Thank brseamans
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The atmosphere can be a bit loud and frenetic depending on the day / hour, but the food is a solid hit. The Carne Seca is to die for, and is an old family recipe. There are also lighter items on the menu that incorporate...More

Thank Mike_hikes
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Senior ladies enjoyed this restaurant again. I was pleased to eat the lower salt chips. They were served immediately and warm. For me the salsa dip was perfect with just a little warm bite. Had the chicken and cheese enchilada . Lots of chicken...More

Thank Edaweeda
Reviewed 11 May 2017

My wife and I decided to go for a ride this morning (5/10/17) and have lunch out. We wanted to see cacti near Tucson. Over the years we dined in EL CHARRO in Tucson and once in Oracle, AZ. But years have gone by and...More

Thank PropellerJourney
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Authenic Mexican food, love the Oro Valley location, and Manager Debbie goes out of her way to be helpful!

Thank jennyjac
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Do kids eat free on certain days at this restaurant?
17 March 2016|
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Response from RexGermanorium | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, better call them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Oro Valley
  • Phone Number: 520-229-1922
  • E-mail
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