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Cocina Del Charro

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$$ - $$$
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890 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025-2535
+1 760-745-1382
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good menu variety and our waiter was gracious to customize selections to our preferences and dietary needs.

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Thank Robert H
Downey, California
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59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This place never disappoints.. Foods great brunch on sundays is out of control...cant go wrong w seafood n Mexican food. Dont forget the bloody marys and Michelada!!

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Thank gmartinez2016
Wildomar
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I have been going to Cocina Del Charro for over 15 years/ My favorite Mexican Food go to! Groups, alone, or with a few always great! We love their out door patio! Their specials are always a great choice and their combination plates never disappoint!

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Thank Lynda G
Escondido, California
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Prefer the San Marcos location. This one lacks warmth and atmosphere. Good enough for the white palate. My husband and son enjoyed the steak ranchero while my chicken soup tasted flat. The dinner salad plate cold but lettuce semi crisp, very generic. Went on an invite but would not seek it on my own.

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Thank marshell2016
San Diego, California
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90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

If you want traditional Mexican food, this is your place. The chips ate plentiful and the margaritas are good. The menu choices are wide and varied. Something for everyone. We all had a combination dish which was perfect for dinner. My Friend said it was the best fish tacos she has ever had. I had chicken taco and chicken enchilada.... More 

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Thank Sue D
San Diego, California
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Love this place. Last time I ordered chicken and steak fajitas, with a salad, rice and beans. Salad was large, food wonderful and great service. Must recommend the margaritas too

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Thank Shelagh000
San Diego
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92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The food is too delicious and plentiful and varied to even discuss. A bit pricey @ $18 per person, but well worth the money. Sat and Sun only I think, and a bit of a wait (everyone else knows the treat is store for the short wait) but a 20 or 30 minute wait is well worth it to build... More 

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Thank PeterLorenzo
Escondido, California
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I really wanted some Mole but there wasn't any on the menu. They just have regular items on their menu. I had the chicken soup and I had a beef taco. The soup was good especially with the plate of onions, cilantro, and lime they give you. The tortillas were fresh and yummy. The taco was a good size and... More 

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Thank Michaelshoney
Escondido, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Went with the family Sunday morning here for breakfast. We experienced pretty bad service. Our waiter took forever to finally take our order. He was incapable of refilling coffee without being asked.. Lastly he got the orders mixed up. Those in our party that ordered eggs over medium got eggs easy or medium. We arrived at 9:00 A.M. and didn't... More 

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Thank Dennis J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I travel in mexico a lot and most of the restaurants there do not serve hot spicy food. If you want it spicy they serve salsa's on the side. Cocina serves there food as it is served in mexico, flavorful but not spicy, Always enjoy myself there and they have excellent margaritas & a good choice for beer.

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Thank Michael D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 890 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025-2535
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-745-1382

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