We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Charolais

1805 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604-8801
+1 423-928-0929
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (12 reviews)
“tacos” (14 reviews)
“cheese dip” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1805 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604-8801
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (184)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

41 - 50 of 183 reviews

Reviewed 17 June 2016

We arrived at 5:00 pm for an early dinner on a Saturday and glad we did that because it was already hopping. First off, let me say my summer alcoholic beverage of choice (this year anyway) is a blended margarita and these were great! Get...More

Thank Virginia C
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

If your looking for the best Mexican food in the tri cities this is a must stop. Great food, great prices and you can't beat their beer prices. Staff take wonderful care of you. They also have the best salsa around.

Thank Bright8086
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

The restaurant by Food Lion has this one waitress that is the rudest. When I told her my food was not cooked she argued with me. When cheese in a cheese enchilada is not melted it's not cooked. Check your food when it arrives.

Thank Jack K
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Simply good food at very reasonable prices. Friendly and quick service. Their fajitas are great and their salsa is probably the best I have had in a restaurant.

Thank few_words
Reviewed 18 May 2016

If you're from somewhere that has great Mexican restaurants, don't let this 5/5 score deceive you. They have good, solid food at El Charolais and it's my favorite in this part of the country. I don't care for their standard Margharita, but if you ask...More

Thank 174halb
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The food here is awesome the service is incredible I would recommend it highly we had the fajitas and they were incredible the Mexican guacamole is awesome and I highly recommend the queso. The atmosphere here is very authentic do not pass it up if...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This place is always crowded, but worth the wait. The server was very nice and the food was great. We didn't have to wait very long at all for our food. We will definitely be back!!Best Mexican food in Johnson City.

Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in JC. Apparently, I am not the only one who feels that way as it is always crowded but well worth the short wait.

Thank MarylouLimestone_TN
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I had been here once before and I couldn't remember why I never went back. So I went again. I had enchiladas with rice and beans. It wasn't good at all. The sauce was cold and tasted horrible, the rice was hard and the beans...More

Thank B T
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

If you know mexican food then try this place out,you wont be disappointed. We have been eating here since my daughter was newborn, 8 years. Everyones so friendly and food is topnotch. Our favorites are chicken enchiladas mol'e , pizole soup, carne asada, chorizo sope....i...More

Thank Renea N
Nearby HotelsSee all 19 hotels in Johnson City
Carnegie Hotel
617 reviews
1.05 km away
Hampton Inn Johnson City
495 reviews
1.57 km away
Johnson Inn
5 reviews
1.82 km away
Quality Inn Downtown
146 reviews
3.48 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Wellington's Restaurant
155 reviews
1.10 km away
Mediterranean Garden
82 reviews
.72 km away
Portobello's Italian Bistro
28 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tweetsie Trail
139 reviews
4.18 km away
Yee Haw Brewing Co.
123 reviews
2.88 km away
Johnson City Public Library
66 reviews
3.15 km away
Willow Springs Park
65 reviews
2.84 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
1 February 2015|
Response from Thomas R | Reviewed this property |
I didn't really like the place and am not familiar with the menu. You might call them and ask.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 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: 1805 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604-8801
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-928-0929
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing