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About El Charro - Livermore
El Charro Mexican Food & Cantina is a warm and inviting eatery that dishes out authentic Mexican cuisine in Livermore. Try the fresh and gooey bean and cheese dip and the decadent guacamole, both served with homemade tortilla chips, for sensational starters. Award-winning enchiladas are a must-try at El Charro. Varieties include chicken, beef or just cheese stuffed options, slathered in the homemade tangy red sauce. El Charro Mexican Food & Cantina also crafts a popular selection of tacos burritos and tortas, like the popular sautéed prawn burrito with homemade pico de gallo and the super-loaded vegetarian taco plate.
Additionally, El Charro Mexican Food & Cantina has a full kids’ menu, serves breakfast and has an array of combo meals, perfect for any taste.
Livermore, CA 94550
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private room seats up to 60 people
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
El Charro - Livermore Ratings and Reviews
We live in town and I drive by this place everyday. Never thought to give it a try until now
and sure glad we did. The service was amazing, thank you Eric. The drinks were ordered, they
came right away, placed dinner order and I swear it was sitting in front of us in less than 7 minutes!
A little load but for a Friday night that would be the norm. Can't wait to try something else on the menu.
We enjoyed our meal enhanced by friendly, prompt service The chicken mole was just "ok". Prices were reasonable. The menu is standard California Mexican with a variety of margaritas. The location is good--close to First Street and the Livermore Cinema. Small parking lot, but parking is available on the side street.
Our extended family of 10 visited El Charro on a Sunday afternoon, with reservations at 1:30. El Charro was ready for us, and had the table set up already, so as we arrived we could be seated immediately. We had a wonderful server (wish I could remember his name),who made our whole lunch even more special. We asked if the music could be turned down, and he took care of that; he checked with us to see if we were ready to order, and did not hurry us in any way; he explained any questions we had about our choices; and in general, we felt like we were at home in this restaurant. Very comfortable. He even suggested that he could separate the orders so we could pay individually. What a treat! The food was delicious, and we will return!
First time visit for dinner for 6 people. Margaritas were excellent and the food was just about perfect. We were seated in a room with a large group of people who were extremely noisy and they happily moved us to another room. Nice to finally find a really good Mexican restaurant...tired of the other local Mexican restaurants in Livermore and Dublin.
I love this place. We're such regulars here that everyone stops by to say hello. I have my favorite dishes but sometimes step outside the box to try other things. The bistek ranchero is my all time favorite dish, especially when the jalapenos are hot! I do wish they had a few more vegetarian dishes (maybe fajitas?) The fish tacos are pretty great too. Service is always spot on. Be prepared to wait a little for your food if they have a big party. It is worth the wait!
I frequented El Charro when it used to be on the other side of First Street; mainly for the excellent breakfast burrittos on hungover weekend mornings.
I hadn't been to the new location since they relocated so for my birthday I suggested El Charro! My friends and I were very happy with the food and the pitcher of Tres Agaves margaritas were muy bueno!
This was our first time at El Charro, the service was very friendly. The food was good, solid American Mexican food. I had the Burrito Mojado with Carnitas, just exactly what I wanted, delish pork carnitas with the wonderful red sauce. My husband had the chicken flautas, he was a little dissapointed but I had a bite and they were well seasoned, crisp and good, just not knock your socks off good (it's a flauta!). However, the plate was lacking in appeal, the refried beans looked like they had been sitting awhile but they tasted fresh and very good, so can not complain.
We are from Arizona where you can find some really outstanding authentic Mexican food. But El Charro will absolutely be our go to Mexican food spot.
Friday night reservation @ 18:30 for two. Very busy when we arrived with several people waiting for tables. Slow service, waiter kept saying he was sorry there was a big party in the restaurant but in reality he had too many tables to take care of. Took 50 min. to get our food. Prices were low but food was just OK. I had the prawn tacos, shrimp instead of prawns, taste was OK but hardly any shrimp in the meal. Wife had chicken mole, she is a mexican food fan, she wasn't impressed. Beer was $4.50 for a ice cold 16 oz. Dos Equis which was great. Place was crowded with seemingly happy customers so they are doing something right, but we'll continue trying different places and won't be returning.
They had a table for 12 waiting for us at the time of our reservation and greeted the members of our party as they arrived and escorted them to the table. All of this was on Cinco de Mayo so of course they were already extremely busy. Our party was happy with the food except for a taco special - 3 for $5. They were not very tasting and certainly small. The wait person might mention their size when someone orders the special. I had the enchilada/chile rellano combination and it was good.
Had a group reservation on a busy weekend night, and were seated right away -- table was ready. Service was great, food was great, ambiance was great. Definitely noisy when busy, but at least it's boisterous. Been several times before and plan to keep returning!
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