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El Charro Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ 85704-6987
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“carne seca” (36 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (29 reviews)
“tamales” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ 85704-6987
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We found ourselves in the Tucson for the first time over spring break. We turned to trip advisor for dinner recommendation and found El Charro Cafe. Between the adults we dad enchiladas, tacos, burritos, and chimichangas. All of us were very happy with our choices....More

Thank ekdizzy
Reviewed 2 days ago

The service was fast and friendly. It was a loud atmosphere but obviously busy because the food was good. The tamales were excellent and the steak was also of good quality. They were not very allergy friendly but eventually were able to accommodate my food...More

Thank SequoiaRose
Reviewed 4 days ago

had late lunch there on a Sunday afternoon. Half filled, not really busy, lots of empty tables. Hostess takes us to a table. We sat down....looked down at the floor to see so much dirt/filth. It was truly horrifying that we would sit on top...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 5 days ago

As far as I am concerned just another restaurant serving Mexican food. Service was okay but menu not extensive.

Thank JhmKbm50063
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit yesterday was an eventful one. The margaritas are great and the food was tasty and nicely prepared and presented. WE met with very long time old friends and over stayed our welcome - but never felt rushed. a nice experience

Thank Dickwiss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in we loved this place. Our server, Shaune, was amazing. Very attentive. The Famous Carne Seca Was mouth watering. We would love to come back!

Thank joyhope
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

"The Best"...a must do Mexican restaurant in Tucson, AZ...in Oro Valley. Our server was Riley and she was awesome and extremely knowledgeable on the menu and had great suggestions. "Just Do It"

Thank Sheryl O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Charro in Oro Valley is always very good. We have experienced great service and tasty food. I particularly like the enchiladas mole'. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Raymond B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the reviews we must have hit at a bad time. SERVICE SUCKED TERRIBLY. Took a short time to receive chips and salsa BUT 5 minutes for our waiter to come for drink order We ordered water with lemon to start well about 5 minutes...More

Thank onebigbad1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t been here for a few years but friends made reservations so we went....pleasantly surprised. The menu is vast; the food excellent; service prompt (for a group of 16!). The manager took care that our group was well serviced.

Thank KatieGMillCreekWA
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Response from RexGermanorium | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ 85704-6987
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Oro Valley
  • Phone Number: 520-229-1922
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