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Cocina Del Charro

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$$ - $$$
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890 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025-2535
+1 760-745-1382
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Solid 3 star experience. Pros: -decent food. Chimichanga was pretty good. -relatively quick seating -nice customer service -parking is not bad Cons: -really dirty menus. I was afraid to touch them. -really crowded. They place tables in awkward areas that make dining unpleasant. -unbalanced tables. Had to do the old sugar packet under the table trick. -price. Really expensive for... More 

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Thank Evan W
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was good and they kept us happy with free chips and salsa while we waited for our food. When our food arrived, the portions were huge and it was delicious. It was hard to stop eating even though we were full. The food seemed really fresh and authentic.

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Thank catvu26
st Petersburg, United States
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great family oriented restaurant serving tasty Mexican Food, service is a bit slow but passable. The family has eaten here on numerous occasions and never been disappointed with the food. Looking forward to the next visit to the area.

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Thank Mike V
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We were referred to this Mexican restaurant from several locals. It was surprisingly easy to find. It's located across from a few chains such as Michaels. There was plenty of parking. We felt safe in this area. Very comfortable. We visited on an early Saturday evening. We were seated immediately. The chips were warm and good. The salsa was to... More 

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Thank Geri C
Pasadena
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My boyfriend and I have eaten here many times. The food is delicious and the service is good. There is a bar, as well as, patio seating. We went on New Year's Day and the restaurant was busy. A lot of locals recommend this place. The salsa is delicious, as is the guacamole. I prefer the regular tortilla chips with... More 

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1 Thank Lisa P
San Marcos, California
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We had a family Saturday night dinner at this stupendous Mexican restaurant. Their salsa is hot or cool as you wish. The Carne Asada looked the very best and made me wish I had ordered it. I had the combination Taco and Enchilada. Their Margaritas were the freshest and most tasteful I have in a long while. I would rat... More 

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1 Thank Wally Z
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Good menu variety and our waiter was gracious to customize selections to our preferences and dietary needs.

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Thank Robert H
Downey, California
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59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This place never disappoints.. Foods great brunch on sundays is out of control...cant go wrong w seafood n Mexican food. Dont forget the bloody marys and Michelada!!

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Thank gmartinez2016
Wildomar
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I have been going to Cocina Del Charro for over 15 years/ My favorite Mexican Food go to! Groups, alone, or with a few always great! We love their out door patio! Their specials are always a great choice and their combination plates never disappoint!

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1 Thank Lynda G
Escondido, California
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Prefer the San Marcos location. This one lacks warmth and atmosphere. Good enough for the white palate. My husband and son enjoyed the steak ranchero while my chicken soup tasted flat. The dinner salad plate cold but lettuce semi crisp, very generic. Went on an invite but would not seek it on my own.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 890 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025-2535
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-745-1382

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