El Charro Mexican Dining
El Charro Mexican Dining

El Charro Mexican Dining

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.elcharro1947.com/
  • Phone: (925) 283-2345
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily 11am
    Dinner: Su-Th 11:00am-9:00pm
    Dinner: F-Sa 11:00am-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern
  • Executive Chef: Edmundo Bernardo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from El Charro Mexican Dining
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El Charro Mexican Dining reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (16)neighborhood gem (13)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (9)great for outdoor dining (8)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)fit for foodies (3)hot spot (2)special occasion (2)Show More
  • Don't Bother
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    If you have a hankering for Mexican food, and can't find another resteraunt near you, El Charro is for you. We went on a Satuday night, about 7:00 pm. We made reservations ahead of time and only had to wait a few minutes to be seated. The dining room was very hot and uncomfortable. Eventually someone noticed and turned the tempurature on the A/C down and the room was finally comfortable in about 15 minutes. I ordered the chili verde platter, substituting rice for the beans. The chile verde only had three pieces of meat, hardly what I have come to expect at various other places we have visited. After our initial waiter went on break, or went home, the service was much improved. The prices were reasonable, about $65 for the four of us. We won't be returning to El Charro.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Frajitas
    John
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I'm not a big fan of Mexican food but the others in our party are so I had no objections to going to El Charro because they do have the best fajitas - I liked the combination of beef and chicken. My wife was pleased with the enchilada and the others in our party were happy with the chile rellenos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood place with great margaritas
    ArhN
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Old time restaraunt with traditional Mexican food, which I rate as "OK". The price is right, the margaritas are good and they don't skimp on the alcohol. Not fancy, but comfortable nough and good to take kids.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Service, Fun Time
    RomanticOnes
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We have been here many times over the years. It has never disappointed. They have changed menus since we were last here. I wouldn't say the food is authentically Mexican, but it is very good. Celebrated our daughter's birthday, and they acknowledged it. A good time had by all. Their garlic-blue cheese dip for their chips is still outstanding!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • El Charro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Nothing special. Their margaritas are expensive, especially the ones using "gold" tequila.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy.
    deb410s
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have been going to El Charro for 55 years. It was still very good but we had a bad waitress. I would still recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • El Charro Still Great
    Luckmeister
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    El Charro has maintained the atmosphere and recipes that have consistently made it one of the best Mexican restaurants in Contra Costa County since 1947. A "Must" for anyone looking for great Mexican food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome cheese dip!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great little restaurant. Always a wait but worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Dinner was good. Great margaritas. Will go back again when in town.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1 reviews are from the El Charro Mexican Dining reviews archive.
  • Good "American" Mex food
    Andrew
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Standard stuff is consistently good, but far from remarkable. Large servings fill you up, but are "commonplace" like any so-called Mexican food places. The patio outside is GREAT for warm summer eves...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic