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El Charro Mexican Restaurant

) #1 of 29 Restaurants in Fraser $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Spanish
16720 E 14 Mile Rd, Fraser, MI 48026-1931
+1 586-294-3520
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (25 reviews)
“carne asada” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
$$ - $$$
16720 E 14 Mile Rd, Fraser, MI 48026-1931
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank LegacyLady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The food is pretty good. I hate that you have to ask for things like guacamole and sour cream for your meals because there is none on your food and then get charged extra for them. I've ate here twice and the food can be...More

1  Thank mnnofziger
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Everyone there was so kind and made us feel welcomed. The food was amazing. When we go to or around the Tunica area we stop there to eat!

1  Thank Mary W
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The restaurant is nice setting, clean , and good service. I was dining alone in the bar, so I only had one entre to try. I had a chicken fajitas. No sizzling pan, and the chicken was not hot. The taste was good but not...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

El Charro has been around for decades! The food is good and prices are reasonable. The puffy taco is their signature dish and it's very good.

Thank Darline B
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I have frequented El Charro's with friends for the Mexican Food. Everything I have ordered was great. Love the tortilla soup and soft shell chicken tacos. The margaritas are very good, as well. Lovely patio to sit in when the weather is nice. The staff...More

Thank lamorshka
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The best Mexican food in town never a disappointment. Always fresh and quick. The bartender makes good drinks also.

1  Thank Glenda J
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I had the chicken fajitas, they were good. My friend had the puffy taco, she loved it. Service was great and friendly. Lots of room, I loved the fireplace because it was a very cold day. All around a nice experience.

1  Thank Linda S
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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
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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
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
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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