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El Charro Mexican Restaurant

16720 E 14 Mile Rd, Fraser, MI 48026-1931
+1 586-294-3520
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“taco” (22 reviews)
“nachos” (11 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Spanish
€€ - €€€
16720 E 14 Mile Rd, Fraser, MI 48026-1931
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love this place for an interesting Mexican dinner. The puffy tacos and margaritas are my go to meal. This is a big place, and food usually comes out pretty quickly, although you may need to wait for a table.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HKar0610
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with a large group and they handled us pretty well. They used two waitresses which kept everything moving. We had a good time. I was not overly happy with my fajita quesadilla. It was weird and had a funny after taste. I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lindasS1100RP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great and fast we were seated right away. Happy hour drink specials were in effect. Ordered the puffy taco chef selection which included one of each of beef, chicken, and shredded beef. They came with lettuce, tomato, and cheese on top. Rice and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank queendork76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Water tastes funky here. We ordered the app guac, asked for some spicy salsa, the 2 that were brought out to us were too mild. The waitress brought out a salsa verde and a spicy red salsa. The guac is bland as ever and tastes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NikaNumber1
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Always good food and good service here. Avocado cheese crisp is out of this world as well as the fajitas and chimichangas. Never had a bad meal here

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chefdaddy2472
Reviewed 23 September 2018

You can get really good Mexican food here. The Chips and Salsa and rally good to. Parking is an issue if they got alot of people eating here.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 22 August 2018

was here for lunch today--was really impressed--this place is huge--beautifully decorated--perfect lighting--good & reasonably priced food--$6.25 lunch special-- casandra was our cute & perky waitress--love the place--loads of parking--at 2pm the place was busy.....

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank al-diana
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped at El Charro on a Tuesday afternoon with a party of 14. We had called ahead, and were seated immediately. The service and food were too notch, everything was perfect. Couldn't recommend higher.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank GregS354
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Visited El Charro's on a Friday night at 6:00. No wait and had excellent service by Jenny. Love the shredded beef enchiladas and the sauce on top. Unfortunately I, my husband devoured my leftovers so I couldn't enjoy them again the next day. Boo hoo!...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Avacado Cheese Crisp will change your life. I don't like tomato or onion so I get it without but it is still amazing. And oh, FYI, a small is big enough for at least 2 people. And of course the unique soft shell taco!!! I'm...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Mallory A
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29 November 2016|
Response from dbc00per2 | Property representative |
Our lunch menu is available online at elcharrousacom we have 11 different lunch specials all priced around $8 (sorry they don't allow Web Links in this section)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 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: 16720 E 14 Mile Rd, Fraser, MI 48026-1931
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Fraser
  • Phone Number: +1 586-294-3520
El Charro, owned and operated by the Martin family, is renown for consistently providing authentic, delicious Mexican cuisine & their famous tacos. El Charro has always been a Fraser community staple, with a beautiful decor and unique atmosphere, with original Mexican recipes derived from Delia’s parents, Consuelo and Rosalio Rendon. Great reviews and guest satisfaction have always been a priority for El Charros & the Martin family and have become pillars for their growth. Since its conception, George and Delia Martin and their young family, Ed, Jeff, Mark and Lynn, worked long hours to establish a thriving family oriented business they are very proud of. Following in the family tradition, the grandchildren also work at the restaurant, making it truly a family business. The original Fraser, Michigan location opened in 1971, with financial backing from George’s parents, George, Sr. and Lila Martin. It was then a small full service establishment with a seating capacity of just over 45 patrons. El Charro quickly began to grow & In 1978, the capacity doubled in sized to 90 seats. In 1980 a new 60-seat restaurant with a convenient drive-thru window opened in St. Clair Shores. By 1992, the original Fraser location, still not large enough to accommodate the growing crowds, led to the construction of a new 240-seat restaurant in downtown Fraser. Its third location in Macomb, with seating for 120 patrons, opened to quite the fanfare in 2004. El Charros newest location was established in Troy with a seating capacity of 96 and just celebrated its second year anniversary. The Martin family would like to thank you for your business and invites everyone to “Experience the Essence of Mexico” at El Charro.
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