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El Charro Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Spanish
16720 E 14 Mile Rd, Fraser, MI 48026-1931
+1 586-294-3520
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“taco” (17 reviews)
“nachos” (8 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
$$ - $$$
16720 E 14 Mile Rd, Fraser, MI 48026-1931
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1 - 10 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to El Charros for years and it never disappoints. Food always good. They have renovated the interior and are adding a larger outdoor patio. Oh so that's why the menu prices have gone up again!

Thank lmc2583
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large restaurant with a friendly atmosphere. They start off by serving two types of salsa - one is hot and smooth while the other is chunky and mild. We mixed the two and it was excellent with the chips. Service was quick....More

Thank kristinak27
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Always delicious, clean, cozy restaurant.. Good selection of food & drinks.. My favorite Mexican restaurant.. Make sure to order the Botana.. (Nacho chips with cheese,beans, tomatoes, olives & avocado) You won’t be disappointed..!!

Thank kelley9999
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Dinner with friends on a Thursday night. We were seated right away by the fireplace and on a very cold night it was welcomed. Our service was good but the food just average. I had the super nachos and they were nothing to brag about....More

Thank Mary Lou N
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Our sever was great however the food is sub par! My family and I will NOT BE GOING BACK. The soup was so salty we could not even eat it. The large Botana we were charged for was the size of the small. My daughter...More

Thank Kellie S
Reviewed 20 September 2017

It's been several years since I've visited El Charros and the food was as great as remembered. Our server had good moments and a slip or two but was always pleasant. My sangria was refreshing and had a few pieces of fruit as garnishment. I...More

Thank Audrey F
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Visit El Charro in Fraiser for lunch. Average Mexican Food. Below average service. One step above Taco Bell (maybe). Server came to take our order BEFORE she gave out menus. Then when we asked for menus she gave them all to my husband and told...More

Thank Luckystarfish4U
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Home of the Puffy Taco ... And so many other good alternatives!! Great service, atmosphere and food!!

Thank LegacyLady
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Again, super good. We had fajitas, and tacos, beef and chicken. Super good flavour, extremely fast service, and we were in there on a Sat with continual graduation families coming in. Definite come back here.

Thank SeekADeal
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Well nice place here in Fraser , sat at the bar Rob greet real nice ask what want a drink and order FAJITA SALAD Cubanelle peppers, onions and mushrooms, served on a fresh garden salad in a edible crispy flour shell. with chicken. They give...More

Thank johntavernier
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Questions & Answers
30 November 2016|
Response from DavidBernardElCharro | Property representative |
Our lunch menu is available online at elcharrousacom we have 11 different lunch specials all priced around $8 (sorry they don't allow Web Links in this section)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16720 E 14 Mile Rd, Fraser, MI 48026-1931
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Fraser
  • Phone Number: +1 586-294-3520
El Charro, owned and operated by the Martin family, is renown for consistently providing authentic, delicious Mexican cuisine & their famous tacos. El Charro has always been a Fraser community staple, with a beautiful decor and unique atmosphere, with original Mexican recipes derived from Delia’s parents, Consuelo and Rosalio Rendon. Great reviews and guest satisfaction have always been a priority for El Charros & the Martin family and have become pillars for their growth. Since its conception, George and Delia Martin and their young family, Ed, Jeff, Mark and Lynn, worked long hours to establish a thriving family oriented business they are very proud of. Following in the family tradition, the grandchildren also work at the restaurant, making it truly a family business.

The original Fraser, Michigan location opened in 1971, with financial backing from George’s parents, George, Sr. and Lila Martin. It was then a small full service establishment with a seating capacity of just over 45 patrons. El Charro quickly began to grow & In 1978, the capacity doubled in sized to 90 seats. In 1980 a new 60-seat restaurant with a convenient drive-thru window opened in St. Clair Shores. By 1992, the original Fraser location, still not large enough to accommodate the growing crowds, led to the construction of a new 240-seat restaurant in downtown Fraser. Its third location in Macomb, with seating for 120 patrons, opened to quite the fanfare in 2004. El Charros newest location was established in Troy with a seating capacity of 96 and just celebrated its second year anniversary.

The Martin family would like to thank you for your business and invites everyone to “Experience the Essence of Mexico” at El Charro.
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