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El Charro Mexican Grill

€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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514 Main St, Pella, IA 50219-1801
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Anaheim, California
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243 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I was born and raised in East Los Angeles and cannot get used to ground beef enchiladas. Margaritas are good.. I will say their chili rellano was excellent but the salsa was of the jar variety. Service was quick and servers kept checking back on further needs.

Thank sewkitty
Lombard, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I stopped there with my wife on a long weekend in Pella 2 days ago. The service was good but that is all that was good.It looked like a typical Mexican restaurant. The meal started out with salsa and store bought chips (bummer). What Mexican Restaurant does not make it's own chips?The salsa had so much garlic that it was... More 

Thank dekalbcorn322
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We frequent this restaurant. One of the main reasons we frequent this place is because they are so speedy.

Thank DebUiter
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We go there at least once a month. Food is good and comes quickly. Love the chips and salsa. The only problem is your still eating and they want want to take your plate away. They want to hurry you out the door. They do not like people to sit and talk even though there are other tables available due... More 

Thank Deb H
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The atmosphere of the place is nice and wait staff super helpful and friendly. Also food came out fast. I reviewed this restaurant as only average not for the service or atmosphere those were great but the food was just avrage. I ordered the 2 taco meal the refried beans and rice. The beef was very bland no seasoning or... More 

Thank Theresa S
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The lunch portions were very satisfying and adequate, with good prices. Food was well seasoned and tasty. Only complaint was when we had to ask for more chips and salsa, the waiter acted like it was a burden to get them, and only gave us a few chips. Will give them a second chance.

1 Thank Joy S
Pella, Iowa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Like Mexican, Go to El Charro Mexican Grill in Pella, Iowa. Everything is great in this restaurant, drinks, appetizers, entrees, and even deserts. The service is excellent, wait time is minimal, and the prices are very affordable.

Thank hacwynja
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113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

business lunch with client and co-worker. Fresh grilled chicken salad and chips, burrito and beans with rice and two taco lunch. chips are non stop and sauce is great. also had a guacamole dip for chips. Its all good. Fast service and good flavor.

Thank Jerry U
Flemish Brabant Province, Belgium
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297 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Went there with a group of 5 people and all in all we had a good meal. Service was friendly and fast. Food had good flavors but tasted Americanized. So, all in all acceptable but not exceptional. Would go back if in town.

Thank Ignace D
Pella, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 May 2016

The food is good and came out fast. Good variety on the menu. They just want you to eat and get out. So if you want to enjoy conversation with the people in your party you can forget about that as they will ask you to leave. What is the rush?

Thank _gruvmasters

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 Main St, Pella, IA 50219-1801
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Pella

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