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El Charro

2175 Avienda de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-459-7900
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tostada” (2 reviews)
“fish tacos” (5 reviews)
“mexican food” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Fast food, Spanish
2175 Avienda de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the fish tacos plate with refried beans and Mexican rice, and chips and guacamole. Everything was delicious! They have a salsa bar with 3 or 4 different kinds of salsa. Reasonable prices too. We are from the Midwest and these tacos were so...More

Thank Ericka E
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We went here for a quick bite on the first day of our holiday. The service is poor and the food varies between OKish and quite poor and not tasty. Especially given it's location you would expect a lot better.

Thank Anco M
Reviewed 6 May 2017

My wife and I visited El Charro after completing a kayak tour just up the street. My steak burrito had great flavor throughout and was huge. My wife enjoyed her fish tacos up until the last few bites. At that point the tacos were pretty...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Our accomidations were just a few blocks away, and we had a few choices for our lunch. The Bean Tostada was just right for a senior meal. The Veggie Burrito was very large and good. We would return again on our next visit. You order...More

Thank Travel_bug0707
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Mediocre food, indifferent service, good prices. Food served extremely (worryingly?) fast, and hot. Unfortunately our dinner experience was ruined when cashier started cleaning the tabletops and floor all around us with excessive spray product, so close we could not only smell but feel it. This...More

Thank Jake S
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is the real deal- don't miss it! Reasonable prices, friendly staff and awesome food offerings. This is not a place you want to loll around all day taking in the surroundings. This is a okay you come for an authentic atmosphere, welcoming staff and...More

Thank J B
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are from New Mexico wherr the Mexican food is amazing. We tried El Charro not expecting much from the reviews. We ended up really liking it! Fast service, huge burritos, and cheap. Get the Carne Asada burrito with cheese, sour cream...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I was quite impressed with this little place. We had a little bit of everything from the menu and liked it all. Would definitely recommend!!

Thank JJWats1989
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Mexican-type fast food. The burritos were not especially tasty. They actually lacked any taste. Not too expensive though.

Thank Kallukka
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Nacho with jalepenos, quite disappointing. Fish tacos and shrimp tacos, pretty light on the fish and shrimp. Beer selection, light. Shrimp ceviche tostada was pretty good. I think it's a bit expensive for the Quality of food. I'd give it a 2.5 if I could.

Thank Tae K
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2175 Avienda de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-459-7900
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