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El Charro Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“carne seca” (34 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (28 reviews)
“tamales” (20 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We hadn’t been here for a few years but friends made reservations so we went....pleasantly surprised. The menu is vast; the food excellent; service prompt (for a group of 16!). The manager took care that our group was well serviced.

Thank KatieGMillCreekWA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We return to Tucson each year and make sure to dine at El Charro. We have been to the downtown location many, many times. This was our first time at the Oro Valley location. It did not disappoint. The food is awesome. The service is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My Aunt made reservations at El Charro for an early Christmas celebration on December 16th for 10 people. Six of us had never eaten at any of the El Charro locations ~ living in the southwest, we all know good Mexican food, so we hoped...More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lines and wait time are less than the “original “ in old town Tucson ( reservations are still recommended) but the atmosphere is also different- more commercial. However I think that the menu is the same and the food is excellent. And our server...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Showed up found wait was 45 minutes, We waited and it did not take that long for seats.Chile Relanno were pretty good.

Thank 94tireman13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there because our host recommended it and it was GREAT! Our server was Pedro who patiently answered our silly gringo questions and skillfully guided us through the menu. The margarita's were great, the chips and salsa freshly made. I had the carne seca while...More

Thank OneSailor
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We decided that we should try the Mexican food in Tucson, since Mexico is only 65 miles away. Knowing that El Charro has been in business for over 95 years tells you they are doing something right, and they sure are! We had great service...More

Thank David_M76275
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We had stopped in Tucson for the night and wanted something we could take back to our hotel after a long drive. We were told on the phone that it would be about 25 minutes, and we arrived about a half hour after we called....More

Thank Brbnkseaj
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This is my parent's favorite mexican restaurant in Oro Valley so they had to take us there during our recent visit. The food was very good. Service was outstanding during a very busy night! If we lived in the area I'm sure we would go...More

Thank KimWik
Reviewed 21 December 2017

My third time here. This time I went to lunch. We had my granddaughter age 2 with us. The tacos were very tasty, the tamales had a great kick to them. They were moist and very tasty. We all had great meals. The only draw...More

Thank 255vivian64
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Oro Valley, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Oro Valley
  • Phone Number: 520-229-1922
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