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El Charro Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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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 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I will give this establishment a break because we went on an extremely busy night but that being said the food did not blow me away. My combination plate was nothing special. The enchilada sauce tasted like it came out of a can. Combo plates...More

Thank Michelle S
FloresConcepts, Guest Relations Manager at El Charro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hi Michelle, Mexican food has a variety of flavors and styles. We try to do our best to come up with a good mix of flavors that will be appetizing to most while including quality ingredients. I am surprised to hear that enchilada taste like...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

I was craving red enchiladas but upon looking at the menu I noticed mole enchiladas! The waiter, Pedro, was very accommodating and brought me one of each. They did not disappoint very tender chicken and the sauces were perfect. Authentic Mexican flavors. The rice and...More

Thank Claudia G
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Food was okay, not memorable. Service was TERRIBLE. When our food was delivered, we had no silverware. Waiter came to check on our meal immediately after someone else delivered it, never saw him again until it was time to pay. He took the money, asked...More

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 16 September 2017

El Charro advertised that they were celebrating 95 years in business in Tucson by serving .95 cent Margaritas! We called up some friends and met there for happy hour on a Friday afternoon. And we were very much delighted to be served delicious Margaritas! And...More

Thank kathyred9824
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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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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