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Cocina Del Charro

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$$ - $$$
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890 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025-2535
+1 760-745-1382
07:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was very friendly and attentive, & drinks were good. The food wasn't the greatest, ordered chile quiles, (I figured safe bet) I was very wrong! They were soggy, and tasted like a flavorless caned sauce. On the up side, chips and salsa were good. Not impressed, will not be returning, unless its to meet for drinks only.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Solid 3 star experience. Pros: -decent food. Chimichanga was pretty good. -relatively quick seating -nice customer service -parking is not bad Cons: -really dirty menus. I was afraid to touch them. -really crowded. They place tables in awkward areas that make dining unpleasant. -unbalanced tables. Had to do the old sugar packet under the table trick. -price. Really expensive for... More 

Thank Evan W
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Service was good and they kept us happy with free chips and salsa while we waited for our food. When our food arrived, the portions were huge and it was delicious. It was hard to stop eating even though we were full. The food seemed really fresh and authentic.

Thank catvu26
st Petersburg, United States
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

A great family oriented restaurant serving tasty Mexican Food, service is a bit slow but passable. The family has eaten here on numerous occasions and never been disappointed with the food. Looking forward to the next visit to the area.

Thank Mike V
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We were referred to this Mexican restaurant from several locals. It was surprisingly easy to find. It's located across from a few chains such as Michaels. There was plenty of parking. We felt safe in this area. Very comfortable. We visited on an early Saturday evening. We were seated immediately. The chips were warm and good. The salsa was to... More 

Thank Geri C
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My boyfriend and I have eaten here many times. The food is delicious and the service is good. There is a bar, as well as, patio seating. We went on New Year's Day and the restaurant was busy. A lot of locals recommend this place. The salsa is delicious, as is the guacamole. I prefer the regular tortilla chips with... More 

1 Thank Lisa P
San Marcos, California
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46 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had a family Saturday night dinner at this stupendous Mexican restaurant. Their salsa is hot or cool as you wish. The Carne Asada looked the very best and made me wish I had ordered it. I had the combination Taco and Enchilada. Their Margaritas were the freshest and most tasteful I have in a long while. I would rat... More 

1 Thank Wally Z
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Good menu variety and our waiter was gracious to customize selections to our preferences and dietary needs.

Thank Robert H
Downey, California
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59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This place never disappoints.. Foods great brunch on sundays is out of control...cant go wrong w seafood n Mexican food. Dont forget the bloody marys and Michelada!!

Thank gmartinez2016
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I have been going to Cocina Del Charro for over 15 years/ My favorite Mexican Food go to! Groups, alone, or with a few always great! We love their out door patio! Their specials are always a great choice and their combination plates never disappoint!

1 Thank Lynda G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 890 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025-2535
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-745-1382

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