We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

El Charro Restaurant

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
502 281, Johnson City, TX 78636
+1 830-868-7040
06:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 06:30 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 51: English reviews
Sandy Lake, MB
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

When we registered at the Roadrunner RV Park (across from El Charro) the owner told us of this great little Mexican restaurant. We gave it a try. This is Mexican fare - not TEX-MEX - and is very inexpensive! We thought that it would be passable! But when our orders arrived they were large and scrumptious, to say the least!... More 

Thank frlwinslow
Boerne, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after church had enchiladas and my wife had carne guisada nothing great but pretty good and reasonable priced

Thank cawil1
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Enjoyed the Al Captain, pork with charro flavoring, Rice, Beans, Salad. This meal was recommended by the cook and he nailed it.

Thank Shelley H
Mineral Wells, Texas
Level Contributor
84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The breakfast is good and fast. They have a good selection. Have eaten lunch from here as well. Always have several specials each day.

Thank tffarms03
New Palestine, Indiana
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This was a great little surprise on our way home from a visit to the hill country. You won't be disappointed. Chips and salsa were fresh and delicious. I had the mini taquitos, which were small street tacos on corn tortillas. I had the pork. They were some of the best I've ever had. My husband had the tacos al... More 

Thank 999astro
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I was there a few days ago and everything tested really good. Best Mexican food and the reasonable priced. They always have specials of all kind and the best is the breakfast! Loved it!

Thank EmmanuelXX-
Hurst, Texas
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed State Park Pedernales for several days did not know this restaurant was nearby in the city ,very good ,reasonable prices would recommend going there. Took a break from camping food for breakfast.

1 Thank Carlos L
Fredericksburg, Texas
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Stopped at this restaurant for lunch with our grandchildren, ages 3 and 4. My husband and I ordered off the lunch menu and shared with our grandchildren. The food was good, but nothing special or exceptional.

Thank Lucy P
Dripping Springs, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

It seems like this place has more to-go business than sit-down, but we were very happy with our service and food. We immediately received our chips and placed our drink order after we sat down. No they do not serve booze, but that's okay because the food more than made up for it. Yummy salsa (with a kick), Queso (white... More 

1 Thank knightdragon89
Wimberley, Texas
Level Contributor
74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

This restaurant was recommended for lunch by a local after we spent the morning visiting the Exotic Resort Zoo in Johnson City. Have been back a few times when in the area, and for the most part, service has been helpful and friendly. Definitely a local favorite for an impressive section of homemade Mexican fare. We have tried tacos, burritos,... More 

Thank Gogirl61

Travellers who viewed El Charro Restaurant also viewed

Johnson City, TX

Been to El Charro Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 281, Johnson City, TX 78636
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 830-868-7040

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Charro Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?