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El Charro Restaurant

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502 281, Johnson City, TX 78636
+1 830-868-7040
06:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 06:30 - 23:00
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several months ago my wife and I stopped at El Charro and it was really good. the food was excellent and the service was good, very friendly. Today we were passing through Johnson City and decided to eat lunch at El Charro again. The food was not near as good but the worst part of this visit was the wait... More 

Thank 377JohnK
Jarrell, Texas
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258 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great food, with most platters costing less than $8, and everything costing less than $10. They're using real cheese (unlike some Tex-Mex joints), and they make their own salsa and refried beans. The only complaint is that service is sometimes slow -- we had to go up front to get menus. Note that payment is made at the counter --... More 

Thank mdiv2001
Grapevine, Texas
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Went out to dinner with friends while staying in Johnson City. Service was terrible. Asked for menus on several occasions- even walked around to try and find them. Begged wait staff to take our order. On a positive note - the food was good. Won't be back.

Thank chris s
Sandy Lake, MB
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

When we registered at the Roadrunner RV Park (across from El Charro) the owner told us of this great little Mexican restaurant. We gave it a try. This is Mexican fare - not TEX-MEX - and is very inexpensive! We thought that it would be passable! But when our orders arrived they were large and scrumptious, to say the least!... More 

Thank frlwinslow
Boerne, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after church had enchiladas and my wife had carne guisada nothing great but pretty good and reasonable priced

Thank cawil1
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Enjoyed the Al Captain, pork with charro flavoring, Rice, Beans, Salad. This meal was recommended by the cook and he nailed it.

Thank Shelley H
Blanco, Texas
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115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The breakfast is good and fast. They have a good selection. Have eaten lunch from here as well. Always have several specials each day.

Thank tffarms03
New Palestine, Indiana
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This was a great little surprise on our way home from a visit to the hill country. You won't be disappointed. Chips and salsa were fresh and delicious. I had the mini taquitos, which were small street tacos on corn tortillas. I had the pork. They were some of the best I've ever had. My husband had the tacos al... More 

Thank 999astro
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I was there a few days ago and everything tested really good. Best Mexican food and the reasonable priced. They always have specials of all kind and the best is the breakfast! Loved it!

Thank EmmanuelXX-
Hurst, Texas
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed State Park Pedernales for several days did not know this restaurant was nearby in the city ,very good ,reasonable prices would recommend going there. Took a break from camping food for breakfast.

1 Thank Carlos L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 281, Johnson City, TX 78636
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 830-868-7040

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