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El Charro Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“carne seca” (33 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (27 reviews)
“tamales” (20 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided that we should try the Mexican food in Tucson, since Mexico is only 65 miles away. Knowing that El Charro has been in business for over 95 years tells you they are doing something right, and they sure are! We had great service...More

Thank David_M76275
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had stopped in Tucson for the night and wanted something we could take back to our hotel after a long drive. We were told on the phone that it would be about 25 minutes, and we arrived about a half hour after we called....More

Thank Brbnkseaj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my parent's favorite mexican restaurant in Oro Valley so they had to take us there during our recent visit. The food was very good. Service was outstanding during a very busy night! If we lived in the area I'm sure we would go...More

Thank KimWik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My third time here. This time I went to lunch. We had my granddaughter age 2 with us. The tacos were very tasty, the tamales had a great kick to them. They were moist and very tasty. We all had great meals. The only draw...More

Thank 255vivian64
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped here to eat since it came highly recommended by other travelers & family members The house favorite of meat seasoned in the sonoran heat is an acquired taste. Not my favorite but now I can say I tried it. The shrimp & grilled fish...More

Thank travelrunner70
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is the oldest mexican food restaurant in Tucson. (Well their one downtown is ) The food is great and reasonable prices.

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at Carlotta's restaurants over the years, and, once again, had a great meal with excellent service. Waiter was knowledgeable and kept us informed as the kitchen was very busy. It's a "must do" when you are in Tucson

Thank Marge W
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

This place will not disappoint. Our server offered my wife a sample of Chicken Tinga. It was so good, she ordered the entree. I ordered Pollo y Mole enchiladas. Everything was so delicious. Our server, Juan Pablo was fantastic. We will return on our next...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Stopped by for an early dinner, about 330PM, on a Wednesday. The restaurant is located in a strip mall with plenty of parking. There is outside and inside seating.We ate inside. The inside is on the dark side, not particularly bright and cheery, but the...More

Thank Ira S
Reviewed 27 October 2017

As a special 75th birthday treat I took my brother (and sister-in-law) down to Tucson for a night. I had heard great things about the El Charro Café and was pleased that there was one in north Tucson on Oracle Road. We ate there. Big...More

Thank Momsacorn
FloresConcepts, Guest Relations Manager at El Charro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hi, We are so very sorry to hear about your experience! I am sorry that there was no effort to make this situation better, please accept my apology on their behalf. We do strive to provide a pleasant experience as soon as you walk in...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Oro Valley
  • Phone Number: 520-229-1922
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