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El Charrito REstaurant & Lounge

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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802 21st Ave, Scottsbluff, NE 69361-3813
+1 308-632-3534
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on the recommendation of the front desk person at our hotel -- yikes!! We sat at the bar and the service was very friendly and attentive but the food was DISMAL. I'm sorry but the pork chili was something like what I would serve my cat -- and the margaritas were watery and weak! I would not... More 

Thank Emily S
Henderson, NV
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

My family of 4 (2 Adults, 2 kids-14 & 12) were back in the area for family and a school reunion. If you grew up in the area, you probably know the style of Mexican food served here. I think it is excellent! If you are not from the area, this style is not like anything you have ever experienced... More 

Thank xhighjumper
Canton, Georgia, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Very limited menu and you have to order chips and salsa separately. Most Mexican restaurants offer that before you order. You have to order your food at the register when you walk in, which was more like a fast food place. The food was disgusting. We ordered quesadillas and a taco salad, simple dishes. The taco salad was covered in... More 

Thank kwillmusic
Lincoln, Nebraska
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347 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is great place to dine when visiting Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Great service, large portions of delicious food, and cold beverages. The Pork Chili is a must and I highly recommend it when visiting the El Charrito Restaurant and Lounge.

1 Thank Terry H
Laporte, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

This is the second time We have had this problem in six months. We are from out of town and have family that live in town. We ordered dinner to go. Again, this is the second time we have failed to receive our full order. The bill reflected the order, but we did not receive what we had requested. Buyer... More 

Thank tropicaldaytripper
Aurora, Colorado
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

From walking in the door, this restaurant went downhill fast. Being our first time here, we did not know we needed to order at the cash register and acquire our own utensils and beverages. We seat ourselves and all the staff just stared at us. After about 10 minutes of completely being ignored by at least four restaurant employees, I... More 

Thank Joseph L
Ord, Nebraska
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

We were visiting as part of a group touring the area, and our tour guide insisted that this was the best mexican food. He didn't identify if it was the best ever, or just best in the area. Regardless, I had the smothered enchiladas and it was okay. Didn't try the margaritas, but everyone else said they were okay. It... More 

Thank T_Nap
Pullman, Washington
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

We arrived four minutes before closing, but the staff happily served us. We ordered green chili and a combo plate which was more than enough food for two. None of the food was too salty or oily, which can easily happen with bad Mexican food. Great flavor in the enchilada. The salsa for complimentary chips and dip had a creamy... More 

Thank Alex M
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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97 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

This was by far the worst Mexican food I have ever encountered. The tacos had unseasoned ground beef and the enchildada had wierd nacho seasoning. The salsa was like eating tamoto I paste. We didnt even eat more then a few bites and left.

Thank Jyssica S
Chadron, Nebraska
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157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

This has been a staple restaurant for my family and I for years. It is family owned and operated. Great food and service. Lots of choices. Salsa is the best! Great place for drinks as well.

Thank aafchadron

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 802 21st Ave, Scottsbluff, NE 69361-3813
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Scottsbluff
  • Phone Number: +1 308-632-3534

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