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El Charro

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709 S Wall St, Benson, NC 27504-1858
+1 919-207-2806
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We stop here every year on our way to Florida. Very authentic and makes my honey happy! And he is most definitely an expert on Mexican food. Ask for Brittany...a sweetheart!

Thank Amy B
North Carolina
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were traveling back home to Raleigh and looking for somewhere to eat. I looked at the reviews and we decided on El Charro. I am so glad we choose it. The food was excellent. The menu has so many choices that there truly is something for everyone. I got the fajitas and enjoyed them. The portions were very generous.... More 

Thank Linda L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I have ordered take out several times and was never charged a .25 cent fee for take out. Not to mention, they have forgotten a plate for a take out order. When I speak to the owner, she could care less. I work in retail, and you should always leave the customer with a positive experience. When you laugh in... More 

Thank Amanda K
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

see it looks good but gross at the same time so that is why I put average. but i am sure that my mom will love it!!! :) :P ^^ ><

Thank fina i
Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on a recommendation from our hotel concierge. My husband had enchiladas and I had chalupas. I eat Mexican a lot while my husband is new to it but we both were more than pleased with our meals. The food was flavourful, traditional, and well-presented. The portions were incredibly generous and the margarita I had was nothing short... More 

Thank wendyrudenative
Benson, North Carolina
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

If you like Mexican food, this place is one of the best. They have excellent service and the Margaritas are awesome. We go at least once a month.

Thank DanTillNC
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

The place looked clean and may have had good food. Unfortunately, we'll never know. After being seated for 10 minutes with no one coming to our table, we asked the hostess to send a server. Five minutes later- still just waiting- we left.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Benson, North Carolina
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Always good food, good prices and large portions for take out or eat in. Friendly staff too. We eat in but have called in our order as well for take out. Same great food either way.

Thank giddensw
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

Great food and great service!!!! Priced very reasonable!!!! Go and try it. You will love it!!! Family owned and operated.

1 Thank Scuddlebutt7
Benson, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

We come here at least once a month, sometimes more. Good food, good service and always enough for a take-home box. ; )

1 Thank Linda O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 709 S Wall St, Benson, NC 27504-1858
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Benson
  • Phone Number: +1 919-207-2806

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