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El Charro

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1570 E Market St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-5108
+1 540-564-0386
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good and prices were cheap but the food is gross. So many better restaurants out there. Don't waste your time with this one.

Thank Devin L
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for a date night and the experience was incredible. Service was fast and very polite and professional. Food was some of the best Mexican I've ever eaten! Highly recommend!!

Thank Glen M
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Food was barely passable. Service was quick and pleasant. Prices were moderate. With a little effort in the kitchen this could be a good retaurant

Thank mortech
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The food and beer selection are great, and service is attentive. Excellent chips and salsa. Prices are very reasonable. I would not score them high on style or ambiance, but I was not looking for anything fancy. Make sure to try the Habanero hot sauce!

Thank Maria R
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We chose El Charro on Market St because we've eaten at the Woodbridge and Spotsylvanna sites and knew it would be bland but at least not greasy. The food was worst than terrible.The refried beans were so salty they were uneatible. I ordered a chilli relleno. What I got was a glob of seasoned, cold hamburger/cheese mess with a 2... More 

Thank Catherine D
Scottsdale, Arizona
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

For the money, the lunch specials are worth the visit. But if I'd paid the full menu price for the same food at dinner I would have been disappointed. There isn't anything wrong with El Charro--nothing bad. It's just that the food is decent, not exceptional, nothing to be enthused about, and I don't think I could distinguish anything I... More 

Thank Dallas_H_1
Charlottesville, Virginia
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429 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I guess if the reviews had a "good" in between average and very good, I would have given this place a good. Very attractive restaurant inside. Two things stood out that made it seem extra clean. For one, they had beautiful plants, shiny and well cared for, not full of dust. The 2nd was that the hot sauce bottles on... More 

Thank norskies
Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Authentic Mexican? I don't think so. Really wanted a margarita when we visited El Charro and we're willing to pay for the real thing. Instead we got some premix drink that was so loaded with sours mix it was undrinkable. After speaking with several employees and sending the drink back a manager / owner came out to speak with us.... More 

Thank survey4ya
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Delicious food and quick service.. Been going since mid 90s and never a complaint . price is about 50$ for s family of 4.

Thank Jason S
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

I eat here a few times a month, for the longest time I always ordered the same menu item. Since I have started trying other items I have really started to enjoy the restaurant even more. Their lunch specials are a great value.

Thank jbharp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1570 E Market St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-5108
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Harrisonburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-564-0386

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