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El Charro Loco

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Alameda Recalde, 11, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 24 90 89
13:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 20:00 - 23:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Upon hearing the Mariachi band playing at the entrance , we thought we would give this restaurant a try.Charming "Mexican Cantina" setting.Waitresses were very friendly.We chose the Chicken fajitas and there was a choice of either corn or wheat tortillas. They didn't scrimp on the amount of chicken but my only complaint was that there was no accompaniment of sour... More 

Thank Gav6367
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Loved it, lovely tapas in a great location in the old town. We look forward to returning to it in the future.

Thank Milosowners
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

I just tried to have dinner with 7 couples and we ended up leaving the restaurant after arguing for 15 minutes with the owner. We planned on having menus for 2 (€21) and stopped on our tracks when they said they'd charge us €42. The menu clearly used the PVP designation (Precio Venta Público) which designates the total price. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Visited here in July and this place was truly bad. Flavorless dishes and a serious lack of overall effort by wait staff and cook alike. We had an appetizer with "queso" that was simply three squares of cheese that were placed and appeared to be microwaved on top of the dish. Makes me yearn for Taco Bell.

Thank Miguel R
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

A reasonable "Mexican Style" restaurant. A bit expensive but they do serve proper margaritas A few chilli dishes, and in common with other Mexican joints, there seems to be one house hot chilli sauce which is applied to any dish to make it spicy which I find quite disappointing, and lacking in imagination. Given the affinity of the Basque country... More 

Thank GranViaCowGirl
Bilbao, Spain
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015

El Charro Loco is for Mexican food lovers. Period. If you are in Bilbao and you are looking for great margaritas and even greater tacos, this is your place. Believe me, I have tried all Mexican Restaurants in Bilbao, and I truly recommend El Charro Loco. As Spice Girls used to say... Spice up your life!

Thank Miss_Janire
Geneva, Switzerland
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91 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I visited this restaurant together with my family and my Mexican girlfriend for a late lunch, and we ate very tasty food for a great price. Not all dishes are typical Mexican (Fajitas and Alambre are not "the real thing") but the taste is really good and the salsas + tortillas are freshly made at the restaurant. The tacos are... More 

Thank pauweldesmedt
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

I cannot begin to explain how horrendous my experience was here. The food was awful, there was nothing about the food that I could say was nice at all. It was so bad that if I were to expand on why I thought it was bad, I would have to write an essay. I don't think any of the chefs... More 

Thank Calum_2007
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166 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Absolutely lovely place in such a nice environment with a great ambience; however that's where it ends. The food was actually horrendous, almost inedible and was very poor value for money. It is actually one of the worst meals I've had in a long time. We complained about the poor quality and presentation but the staff weren't interested. We quickly... More 

Thank elninomagico
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2012

Really good food. Service was friendly but not well trained. Good atmosphere and good value for money

Thank O C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alameda Recalde, 11, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 24 90 89

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