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El Charro Avitia

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4389 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-6617
+1 775-883-6261
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Zephyr Cove, Nevada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We love El Charro Avitia! The food is great and we LOVE the waitresses. Kelly, Pamela, and Ana are the three that help us the most often and with whom we've become friends, but everyone there is fabulous! I love the Pink Cadillac margarita while my husband orders the Hackey (only if Tony the bartender is there as it isn't... More 

Thank Creach503
palm desert
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

After moving to Carson city almost a year ago, we have talked about our favorite Mexican restaurant back home and how much we miss sitting at the bar sipping margaritas. We received a coupon in the mail and after reading TripAdvisor reviews we tried it out. Not fancy, kinda dark but authentic looking, the bar is in the back and... More 

Thank Rudyjp11
Carson City, Nevada
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great place to come with friends or family to enjoy real Mexican food. The service left a little to be desired, but the food made up for it.

Thank murphynv
Minden Nevada
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Love ,Love ,Love it, Thank you Pam our waitress she is the reason we go and the food is great!!!!! Get the Jalapeño shooters they are the bomb , love them and the Baja Shrimp so good and remember ask for Pam she is great!!!!.

Thank Susan B
Minden, Nevada
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My husband and I enjoy coming here for the food and ambiance. The last time we visited, we were here for a group dinner. The staff is friendly and attentive, and they also accommodate large groups well. We will be back.

Thank 7weaver04
Carson City, Nevada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I was disappointed in the quality of the food. The Chili Colorado was too chunky and salty. Their beef tacos did not have any flavor, it was just like a blob of meat in a taco shell with lettuce and tomato. The quality of the food was not worth the price they charged. Would not recommend this place.

Thank shellby2014
Incline Village, Nevada
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224 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Appearance from the outside-run down and not maintained for past several years, food prep and presentation lousy, seemed that most of the sauces and refried beans were poured directly out to cans, no on site prepared unique receipts, my stuffed cheer chile was mostly a lousy dough around the chile-so it looked huge but in - fact was very small,... More 

Thank SamB29
Vail, Arizona
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243 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

After reading the Tripadvisor reviews, we decided to look up this place and try it for dinner. Not too much from the outside, but the food is what counts. We ordered the "small dinners" and they were great - beef enchilada, beef taco, and chicken enchilada - all came with rice & beans. Service was excellent ! Chips were nice... More 

Thank VailAZTraveler
Carson City, Nevada
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

this is a great place to go for lunch or dinner great service and food. reasonable priced food and drinks. great salsa and chips.

Thank garykolb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent food!!! Friendly and accommodating. Everything we had good flavor and was tender. Don't let the outside fool you.

Thank Tyler M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4389 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-6617
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Carson City
  • Phone Number: +1 775-883-6261

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