We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

El Charolais

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1805 W State Of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
+1 423-928-0929
11:00 - 22:30
Open now
See all hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 167: English reviews
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here. Great portion sizes. I ordered chicken fajitas. My only complaints were: The diet coke was flat. Second glass was a little better. Everywhere else I get fajitas, they are served with rice and beans. Here, you only get beans. No rice. Beans were very good. Salsa was excellent. Chicken portion was great, but the chicken was a... More 

Thank Vincent V
Level Contributor
28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The plates here can feed 2 ppl and the tacos are huge and the price is very good. You can not go wrong with eating here and the place is always busy everyday of the week and I can see why, it's delicious!

Thank Jamie V
Level Contributor
133 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Family taco night is better with El Charolais salsa! Best in town. So delicious! Glad I was near by today.

Thank Lisa F
Johnson City, Tennessee
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Really my favorite Mexican restaurant in the area! Quality food and the service is superb! I highly recommend this place!

Thank Bmood
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in Johnson City! The food is always great and the wait staff is always wonderful!

Thank cwise063
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Just your average Mexican Restaurant. Nice atmosphere - I would go back again! The prices were average as was the service.

Thank Linda C
Jonesborough, Tennessee
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The ambiance was good and the food was pretty good. However, there are Mexican Restaurants in this town with a little more flavor and personality.

Thank rs112346
East Tennessee
Level Contributor
91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Per my husband, who has traveled multiple times deep into Mexico for medical mission trips, El Charolais has the most authentic Mexican flavor food in Johnson City. I personally can't handle a lot of spice heat, so the tomato salsa was out for me, but it looked fresh and chunky. Instead, I opted for their creamy white queso dip--they gave... More 

Thank MountainSongBird
Johnson City, Tennessee
Level Contributor
103 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We got an order of fish fajitas and Jaliscience. Both were great! The jaliscience is chicken and onions with cheese sauce and rice with beans. Got it to go and it comes with chips and salsa. I really like their salsa. Place is always packed!

Thank Houndstooth423
Level Contributor
28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing else compares. It's delicious. There's sometimes a wait, but wait, it's worth it. From the chips and salsa to fajitas you can't go wrong.

Thank Farrah N

Travellers who viewed El Charolais also viewed

Johnson City, TN

Been to El Charolais? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1805 W State Of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-928-0929

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of El Charolais and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Johnson City, Tennessee
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from El Charolais staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?