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El Charolais

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1805 W State Of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
+1 423-928-0929
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here today really excited for some mexican food. They were not busy at at all. There were maybe 5 other parties there. We placed our orders and ordered a couple of drinks and waited an hour for our burrito Mexicano and chicken nachos. The waiter was not at all friendly and did not seem to... More 

Thank John G
Johnson City, Tennessee
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Love,love,love the Pollo Tapatio dish at this restaurant. Chicken strips sautéed with carmelized onions, jalapeños and cheese sauce over the top along with rice and beans. WOW! The flavor is so rich and complex you'll crave it daily, as I do. Service is great and the value is decent, plus the chips and salsa are delicious too.

Thank 44jeffg
Johnson City, Tennessee
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131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Average food. Average everything. Not the friendliest people work here. I shall go elsewhere. The chips were hard and cold. Not the greatest salsa either.

Thank Ilovellamas
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

I absolutely love the food, but unfortunately I won't go back there for awhile. I studied Spanish at the university close by, so I love speaking Spanish whenever I get a chance. Our waiter was so condescending and rude and just made fun of me. I don't understand why? I'm not terrible at Spanish, but I'm not fluent either. This... More 

Thank Jessica Z
Johnson City, Tennessee
Level Contributor
70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is my third time eating at this restaurant and unfortunately I had the same server two of those times. Her demeanor was what I would consider snooty or not very friendly. The food was bland though the salsa was very hot. I was happy they had patio seating. I will probably not return to this restaurant.

Thank Meema23
Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Eaten there 10 or more times and have never been disappointed with the food or service. Best Mexican food in town!

Thank Robbie E
Johnson City, Tennessee
Level Contributor
420 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We love to eat here on late Sunday around 5pm. Fish tacos are our favorite along with their fresh pico de gallo. No one has pico like El Charolais. Service is always fast and friendly and the food is hot and delicious. We also like the pablano peppers; no meat in those just great cheese! We usually go to the... More 

Thank MaccaFan1
Aiken, South Carolina
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

After reading a lot of reviews, we decided to try this place, in lieu of another Mexican restaurant in the area. The people are very nice, it is clean, the décor is original and very different. We both were satisfied with our meal, but my spinach was not thoroughly cooked. We finished as much as we could. Being Mexican food... More 

Thank charaiken
Johnson City, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Great atmosphere with Mexican music playing wonderful art pieces throughout, food is absolutely delicious every time I go, service from a awesome bunch of people, I can hardly wait to go back. My favorite thing to eat is taco's and burrito's with a side of both rice and beans mmm...

1 Thank Jason P
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Food was good in this strip mall Mexican restaurant. Margaritas were also good. Salsa was delicious.

1 Thank Lindasliger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1805 W State Of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-928-0929

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