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El Carbonero

517 W Elm St, Graham, NC 27253-2156
+1 336-228-8002
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tortillas” (2 reviews)
“pupusas” (12 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, Central American, Mexican, Spanish
517 W Elm St, Graham, NC 27253-2156
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was not disappointed at all. As someone raised in Florida with so much Hispanic food influence, we were not disappointed at all. Choices were plentifuwell prepared. You have try the sweet plantains with condensed milk, omg such a decadent treat. The fried pork chops were...More

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to enjoy inexpensive food this is a great place to try. We have a number of dishes in our group and the best was probably the Pollo Chipotle; creamy base with a bit of spice. Yum. Cash only place.

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My husband loves this place. The food is very authentic. It is cash only so be prepared. It can be full at peak times so come early or late to get right in. Worth a try!

Thank Jessica E
Reviewed 18 December 2016

First time to this restaurants and it was a decision based on Trip Adviser reviews. Got there and was seated and handed the menu. No combinations available. We were brought tortilla chips and salsa. The chips were OK but the salsa was like water and...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This place looks a bit sketchy from the outside but the inside is actually not too bad. But lets get to what really matters the food!! The cheese pupusas are amazing, the are cooked to perfection, the chicken tamales are to die for. I highly...More

Thank Tony J
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Good place to go eat, enjoyed the popusas. They are cheesy and flavor is amazing. Staff was friendly and food was great what more to ask for.

Thank Apostolic_ivan
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This was such a treat. The Papusas were so fantastic. The homemade cornbread papusas with Zucchini/ cheese, chicken/cheese, and the bean/cheese were served very hot and melt in your mouth. I loved the sauce served on the side. The slaw was pineapple vinegar based with...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This was one of the best foodie experiences I have had lately. The pupusas were just amazing, and were only $1.50. They were also filling, and I wish I had just made a meal out of them. However, my prime rib came with a huge...More

1  Thank Trisha S
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Met my college age daughter for lunch here. We planned this place because of the great reviews. She was not comfortable going in alone because it looks a bit run down on the outside. We went in and the food was good but not great,...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on a whim and were the only non-Hispanic customers, which is always a great sign for authentic cuisine! Our waitress was wonderful and the food was fantastic, fresh and flavorful! We will definitely be back! The portion sizes were excellent...More

Thank Blacksheep101
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Would you please send me the price of the room per night. Is there a minimum? Thank you.
13 September 2015|
Response from Monica58860 | Reviewed this property |
This is a restaurant..there were no rooms available here
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Central American, Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 W Elm St, Graham, NC 27253-2156
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Graham
  • Phone Number: +1 336-228-8002
  • E-mail