Visited with family / friends. Genuine place dating back to 1947 - food very good, recommend the seafood dishes, were the best of the courses we had. And their guacamole is brilliant.
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I like this place but it's really nothing special. I had the opportunity to live in SoCal for awhile so there's really no Mexican food in NorCal that I've found that's really good. However, if I want to go eat Mexican and sit down in a restaurant setting this is where I'll go. Prices are fair but the pitcher of... More
Hi Jeremiah, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. While I'm glad to hear you liked your experience I am sorry if our Mexican fare didn't quite live up to expectations. Please know we do take customer reviews seriously, and if you have any specific feedback to help us really wow your taste buds, please don't hesitate... More
Have lived in Lafayette for over 20 years and El Charros was always the go to place for Mexican food. Unfortunately, the last two times I have taken friends from out of town there the food was not good. They were as shocked as I was. First experience they said the food was so bland and unexciting. Except for the... More
Of the dozen or so Mexican restaurants in the Lamorinda area, El Charro is hands down the best there is. Warm, relaxing setting, great service and exceptional food make this a stand-out - one of the top five mexican restaurants I've visited in the country (and I've visited mexican restaurants from Maine to Washington and Miami to San Diego). Extensive... More
We visited for lunch midweek as a party of five and sat outdoors in the back deck area. Although it was a hot day, it was very pleasant to sit in the shade of the large trees around El Charro. Relaxing and well decorated, with sounds of a fountain in the background. We had plenty of time to enjoy it... More
We ordered. vareity of dishes including relanos, chimichanga, tacos, enchiladas. This was a party of seven and we were all pleased. Also we had one person order a hamburger and fries and it was good.
El Charro is a legend in Lafayette. Opened in 1965 and going strong ever since. They are very packed both for lunch and dinner. Solid Mexican food with fresh ingredients. Great drinks and a nice bar also. The food is prepared and piping hot when served. Love it. My favorite are the chicken and cheese enchiladas. Cooked to perfection always... More
I went here for dinner. It was awful. It started out with a really bad student server who, although authentic to the restaurant's ninth street roots, blinded me with her wardrobe choices and spoke so fast we could barely understand her. The patio was nice. About 45 minutes into ordering we asked where our food was and were told it... More
First time here, was with my girlfriend and her parents, 40+ years ago. I've had the burritos, tacos, enchiladas, chili verde. Of course, I couldn't have a beer then, but I do now :). I try never go here when I'm in a rush, or if it looks packed, but sometimes no choice and have never had a problem. Servers... More
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