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El Charro Cafe

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7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere can be a bit loud and frenetic depending on the day / hour, but the food is a solid hit. The Carne Seca is to die for, and is an old family recipe. There are also lighter items on the menu that incorporate authentic ingredients and taste. Several types of Margaritas, with a solid tequila line up, are... More 

Thank Mike_hikes
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Senior ladies enjoyed this restaurant again. I was pleased to eat the lower salt chips. They were served immediately and warm. For me the salsa dip was perfect with just a little warm bite. Had the chicken and cheese enchilada . Lots of chicken and well cooked. Al the ladies were satisfied. They also serve wine but can't stop... More 

Thank Edaweeda
Maricopa, Arizona
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452 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to go for a ride this morning (5/10/17) and have lunch out. We wanted to see cacti near Tucson. Over the years we dined in EL CHARRO in Tucson and once in Oracle, AZ. But years have gone by and the old location is gone in Oracle. However there’s a new one, so we decided... More 

Thank PropellerJourney
beaver creek, colorado
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Authenic Mexican food, love the Oro Valley location, and Manager Debbie goes out of her way to be helpful!

Thank jennyjac
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This time we sat outside. Our waiter was wonderful - very attentive and helpful. The carne seco was delicious, the burger was huge and my fish dinner was so good!. I can see why it stays so popular.

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Decorah, Iowa
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287 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there for what we thought was "happy hour" at around 3:00 and had to pay full price for some beer and goodies. Why oh why can't this place bump up their HH an hour or so? Business can't be booming in mid-afternoon. Otherwise, the food there has always been quite good, although we prefer Guadalajara Grill North just... More 

Thank koolbill
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are wonderful and the food is authentic and tasty, I always rate a Mexican restaurant by the rice and beans as these come with almost every meal, they are the best I have had. The main courses will not disappoint.

Tucson, Arizona
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

While the El Charro location near downtown has traditional Mexican dishes, this one is more of a Tex Mex which is the taste of Mexico with which most of us are more familiar.

Thank tucsonsherwood
Oro Valley, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Although this is a chain restaurant (a small, local chain), the food is always well prepared and delicious. The place is busy whenever we go and a favorite spot to sit is at the bar. They make a great margarita and the shrimp fajitas never disappoint. The atmosphere is festive and fun and portion sizes are ample and shareable. It's... More 

Thank Patti L
Tucson, Arizona
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167 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

El Charro is our favorite restaurant in downtown Tucson so we were excited to see an “offspring” while up in Oro Valley, northwest of Tucson. We were not disappointed. We were seated quickly and were impressed with the atmosphere in the restaurant and especially their success in noise dampening a large open space. Alcoves along the side, large enough for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?