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El Charro Mexican Restaurant

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2893 Dale Blvd, Dale City, VA 22193-1117
+1 703-680-0484
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I used to love this restaurant. Last night my husband and I shared a dinner for two. First off it wasn't divided equally and the two dishes looked very similar. Anyway, I love their fajitas but my husband chose this dish that was mainly Hamburg and carbs. Felt awful when I got home. My husband enjoyed a giant margarita with... More 

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Thank Susan M
Lake Ridge, Virginia
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I don't have a lot nice to say about El Charro. I dined there 5 years ago when I moved to Virginia, didn't like it; gave them another chance about 2 years ago, didn't like it; and finally a third time not too long ago. This last time was the worst. The food was always bland compared to others, but... More 

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Thank Brian Michael H
Woodbridge, Virginia
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140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Enjoyed our meal, except that the waiter totally ignored us, and then denied it, so he went to get the manager who believed the waiter instead of us! Unbelievable!! Lots of other Mexican restaurants are in this area that have much better service.

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Thank Martha S
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I eat at a lot of Mexican restaurants, I'm boring and almost always order the taco salad. The taco salad was average but had so much liquid inside the shell that I had to cut a hole in the side to let the liquid drain out- once I did that it made things even worse. I had a huge bowl... More 

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Thank Mande T
Woodbridge, Virginia
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185 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We've been to El Charro a couple of times, and they are very uneven. Sometimes the food is okay, and other times it isn't very good. My husband got a chile relleno once and it was still cold in the middle. You just don't know what kind of experience you are going to have there.

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Thank Nymph74
Spearfish, South Dakota
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

The menu is astounding with well over two hundred choices. I realized the food came straight out of CISCO services and were tasteless with strange colors that looked more processed cheese than real cooked meals. Price of the drinks were more than the food (and full of sulfides too boot.) Avoid at all cost

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Thank Kevin K
Triangle, Virginia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Wait staff are cordial and quick. Salsa is very good and chips are always very warm. Food is very tasty and always fresh and hot. But the real value is price.

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Thank Jeffry M
Front Royal, Virginia
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143 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

A friend recommended El Charro for a late lunch. Everything was satisfactory, but nothing is above average, including the prices which are right. Go here for a nice average meal at a reasonable price. I think the menu is too big to standout in any dish.

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Thank 882Traveler
Dumfries, Virginia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

I and the family have been customers ever since they opened years ago. Their salsa is usually the best in the area. My wife always orders the chips and salsa as a to go item, so she has them for snacks later. Food is good, and portions are huge for the price. Chips are made in house, and usually hot... More 

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Thank DejaCheek
Central Florida, Florida
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Ate here a couple times for dinner w/family and enjoyed the food. The ambiance was just right and relaxing and the service was good. The chips and salsa were very good. Love them! The enchiladas and fajitas (steak/beef) were my favorites. If you want the right combination of atmosphere, good service and really good Mex food, this is your place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2893 Dale Blvd, Dale City, VA 22193-1117
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Prince William County  >  Dale City
  • Phone Number: +1 703-680-0484

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