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Lienzo Charro

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12511 Poway Rd, Ste A, Poway, CA 92064-4321
+1 858-486-4644
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Del Mar, California
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604 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here on a recommendation and found the food to be pretty average Mexican food. The tacos and enchiladas were a little better than average, but the chile relleno was not good at all. The service was slow to start but got better as the meal went on. All in all an okay place for Mexican food in Poway.

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Thank Michael D
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

It was after 2pm and stopped in for lunch with a two for one coupon. I've been here a few times and it never disappoints. I had a two chicken enchilada meal. Served hot and fresh. My husband had enchiladas with a Verde sauce. Stuffed with chunks of white meat chicken. Very good food and endless chips and salsa. One... More 

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Thank Linda S
San Diego, California
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate lunch here today for the first time. He had a chili relleno and I had cheese enchiladas. Both were excellent. I chose a salad with mine and he had beans and rice and again, no complaints. The service was very warm and welcoming though just a bit slow. We will go back here and highly... More 

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Thank lyriccat
Lakeside, California
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The service is excellent and the employees treat you like family. They have a full bar and the cadillac margaritas are awesome.The food is unbelievable and you can get both corn tortilla chips and flour tortilla chips. The flour chips (cost an extra $1.00) but are to die for. The guacamole is fantastic! And if you prefer ground beef meals... More 

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Thank Laura B
Poway, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Lienzo Charro showed me that all these years, I have been eating "fake and boring" "imitation Mexican food". The food that was brought to my table, was The Best Mexican Food I have ever eaten, and we have been to Cabo, Mexico!!! I had the "Asada De Charro", it was amazing!!! I have never been a big fan of Mexican... More 

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Thank Earl S
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The food we ordered was not cooked properly ! It seemed like it was a day old ! They were not able to replace it for me and the ambience was just not pleasing. I'd rather go to Jack in the box across the street and buy tacos !

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Thank KVeerM
Ramona, California
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a Mexican restaurant with a margarita. Drove past here because it looked too small, but came back just in case. Happy we did. Nice sit-down family environment. House margarita VERY good. Super tostada was only a 3-4, but we will come back again. Hard to find a good Mexican restaurant/bar in Poway. This is potentially the... More 

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Thank Early B
Tucson,Az
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564 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

3 of us were in the area and felt like Mexican food. This was a good choice. Cheese crisp w/ guac to start (delicious) and then green chili burro (burrito diablo) tostadas and a combo plate. Good portions, friendly service.

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Thank sccrref
San Diego, California
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151 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

A family run business that serves some of the best Mexican dishes I've had! The chips and salsa, and the rice and beans are the best. I've used this gauge as a guide on the overall quality of these restaurants and it holds up here. My favorite entree is the Shrimp Enchilada Del Mar. I'm a big eater, and this... More 

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Thank Rick S
Poway
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

The food is very good as well as the service and margueritas, but sitting outdoors in the sunshine cannot be beat. A family place offering lots of good vibes.

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Thank HalPoway

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12511 Poway Rd, Ste A, Poway, CA 92064-4321
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Poway
  • Phone Number: +1 858-486-4644

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?