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El Charolais

1805 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604-8801
+1 423-928-0929
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (12 reviews)
“tacos” (16 reviews)
“charolais” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1805 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604-8801
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fast and pleasant service.Margaritas you can swim in . Every part of the meal was done right. They don't skimp on the food.Prices were right in line. An enjoyable meal.

Thank royk647
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I left full and happy with leftovers. This was my second visit. It was better than I remembered. I am not normally a salsa person, but their salsa is so good. Chips were a little more done than I normally like but oh well. Service...More

Thank pawp11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down El Charolais has THE BEST chile rellenos in all East Tennessee! Reasonable prices, local atmosphere, and nicknamed "El Kroger" for the location in plaza with Krogers. Enchiladas, burritos,tacos are also delicious, but I doubt you will find a better chile relleno anywhere!

Thank michelelouise198
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hate to start out that this is another typical Mexican cafe as it really isn't. On the other hand they do offer the famed "Speedy Gonzales which brings it back full circle to being typical. If, however you comb the menu thoroughly you will find...More

Thank hootbird
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Very good food made here..good beverage all at a reasonable price. Always good service ..every time I visit very clean

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We had a short wait on a Friday night. The restaurant was full. The waiter we had was very personable. The menu was extensive. The four of us all ordered different meals and meal served was more than plentiful. The dishes were excellent. The price...More

Thank travelteacher4
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We went as a family and everyone was pleased with their food and the service. Very popular with locals.

Thank kdtop2
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We have a group that comes to this Resteraunt every week. We love the excellent food and the margaritas. The service is good and the food is always great.

Thank Tina P
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed sitting outside on the patio, and Christie was so friendly and worked hard to give us the best service. We love all the food! It is our favorite Mexican restaurant. Best salsa!!!

1  Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Good food, good service. Pollo Loco is good. Chicken or ground beef dishes are the best. Had a bad experience with the steak once that's why 4 stars.

Thank robotchicken114
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1 February 2015|
Response from Thomas R | Reviewed this property |
I didn't really like the place and am not familiar with the menu. You might call them and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1805 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604-8801
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-928-0929
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