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El Charro Restaurant

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Spanish
24401 Harper Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080-3928
+1 586-779-5060
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“taco” (5 reviews)
“drive thru” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
24401 Harper Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080-3928
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Good Mexican restaurant for lunch or dinner. It's better than fast food Mexican restaurants. You order food at the cashier. And get served at a dining table. All tables get chips and salsa to start. Food is fresh, hot, and delicious. Good for family dining...More

Thank dickgreencem
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The best Mexican ood in the area. Dine in or carry oiut withy the BEST chips and dips that we go for almost every Thursday. All good eats nothing soso

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 10 June 2017

What good place ,give order , take your number sit down in nice place and your order get deliver to you. I had Chicken Fajita salad , grill chicken ,pepper,onion,mushroom in flour shell. It was very good

Thank johntavernier
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Best bean tacos and tostadas in town. The food is fresh, clean and delicious. You can order a large paper sack of chips at the drive-thru. Paired with salsa and guacamole, it makes a quick meal. I usually go via the drive-thru, but there is...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This place has been a favorite for years. They redecorated several years ago, but maintained the high quality food that we always came in for. They offer very good carry-out food and catering as well as dine-in food. A favorite of mine is a "full...More

Thank Retired_Boater
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here countless times over the years. I've never been disappointed by the quality or amount of food. While not your everyday taco, I enjoy their puffy tacos with a tostada and the sides of beans and rice. I've had shaky service in the...More

Thank chriswhite1203
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

They automatically give plastic ware during "lunch" hours. Not sure when there lunch hours are. I have gone through their drive through later in the day to pick up a meal for work. I work the evening shift. Did not get any plastic ware. I...More

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 19 July 2016

this el charro is very similar to the other el charro on 14 mile but they do not serve alcohol it is mainly a lunch dinner place. you place order when you arrive and they bring your food to you free refills on drinks soda...More

Thank motorcityWarrenMi
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

This place is in my old neighborhood and we used to go once in awhile when I was a kid - 40 years ago. Was in the area and wanted a fast quick lunch so figured why not. The place was a bit fancier inside...More

Thank firestalker
Reviewed 28 October 2015

The prices are up to 4x the price that they should be. This was the absolute Worst Mexican 'food'?, that my friend and I ever Ever had!!! The service was almost as bad as the food-very close. If you drive by this place on a...More

Thank Mary-Joen116
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24401 Harper Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080-3928
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Saint Clair Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 586-779-5060
Description
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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