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“Iconic Place, Meh Menu”

El Charro Mexican Dining
Ranked #20 of 80 Restaurants in Lafayette
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: El Charro Mexican Dining in Lafayette, CA is a local staple with an illustrious history dating back to 1947. For a taste of how we've delighted taste buds for the last 67 years, try our traditional sampler platter, the Super Burrito, Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas, or the Tacos Veracruz. You'll crave our chips and salsa paired with our special blue cheese garlic dip, a taste unique to El Charro. Join us at our cantina, a spacious outdoor patio and bar to soak up some rays while you sip on one of our famous margaritas. Choose from the Rooftop, Cadillac, Ultimate, Skinny, Gold, and Grande. With all the options, there's a perfect margarita for everyone. We also serve house made sangria, specialty cocktails, and bottled and draught beers. We are you best destination for large group parties of 15 or more with our specially designed menus. Choose from the Family Fiesta or the Fajitas Fiesta and let us take care of everything for you. When your group arrives the tables are preset with baskets of chips, salsa and our secret recipe cheese dip. El Charro Mexican Dining is the best place for friends and family to meet and eat. We pride ourselves in providing you a delicious and enjoyable meal in a fun and welcoming environment.
Reviewed 9 February 2018

This place was for its first 20 years one of the only restaurants in Lafayette. I remember going there in the 1960's. The place is much larger now. However, the menu hasn't changed much and is still generic California-Mexican (rice+beans+pick your meat). If one has never been to a Mexican restaurant, this would be an excellent place to start. Decent food, decent portions, decent value; and we had a wonderful server. But, in my opinion, there are many other places (say in SF's Mission District) that offer more interesting food. El Charro's menu needs a major update!

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Fun and good Mexican food. Festive atmosphere drinks served with great salsa, garlic butter & chips. Nice thatched hut with water fountains outside, feels like your in Mexico on a warm day.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

The food the last time And this time was very disappointing they have been slipping will give them more time to get it back

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Not the best ever Mexican food but it's good and better than most. It's very popular with locals so go early to avoid waiting. I've eaten there several times and will again. Waiters are friendly and attentive but they can be hard to flag down when the restaurant is full. It can also be very noisy. Basically it's basically good and I'd recommend trying it during non peak hours.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Good food/service, 2 pitchers of margaritas were good, seafood enchilada was very good. Would go back.

Thank Jim D
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