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El Charro Cafe

601 W 8th St, Yuma, AZ 85364-2955
+1 928-783-9790
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“cheese crisp” (10 reviews)
“taco dinner” (2 reviews)
“tortillas” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
$$ - $$$
601 W 8th St, Yuma, AZ 85364-2955
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been eating at El Charro's since they were in that little "hole in the wall" on 4th Ave. -- that has to be over 50 years ago! Never disappointed. Well, I am disappointed that since we've moved out of Yuma many years ago...More

Thank RPL365
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The cheese crisp is great to start off with as an appetizer. You can't go wrong with this. Everything on the menu is tasty and authentic to the area. As for myself, I usually get a burrito enchilada style with green sauce. It's always a...More

Thank Rmh98
Reviewed 31 March 2017

El Charro offers what may be Yuma's best Mexican food. The rellenos, tacos and other Mexican standards were all prepared well and tasted great. Friendly, popular place; highly recommended.

Thank Ron S
elcharro601, Owner at El Charro Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, Ron! We loved reading your review. We will definitely share this with our staff as they are working hard to ensure all our customers are happy. Thank you again!

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Place was crowded but we were seated immediately. Chips and 2 kinds of salsa were promptly served, drinks took a little longer. My Steak Mexicano was delicious and cooked to order, rice and beans and guacamole were tasty. Wife's salad bowl was huge and she...More

Thank Jay G
elcharro601, Owner at El Charro Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Jay for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to hear you liked the Steak Mexicano, which is our top sirloin steak dinner. I apologize that your drinks took longer than usual and for being out of chile rellenos. Our...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Yummy green chili burrito with a saddle. The cheese crisp is an excellent appetizer to share with the table or for a meal.

Thank badgleyhm
elcharro601, Owner at El Charro Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, Badgleyhm we enjoy hearing from our customers especially when they love our green chile saddles. Our famous saddles started out in 1949 and have been a hit since then. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Took out if town guests here for dinner. All of us were very pleased with our food and service. We all enjoyed the Mexican ambiance. Will definitely go back. Price was reasonable too.

Thank Sherman A
elcharro601, Owner at El Charro Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for taking your guests. We look forward to seeing you back soon!

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Your first impression of a Mexican restaurant is from the Salsa they serve (okay, maybe after the ambiance). The salsa was runny and the second option had ketchup flavor. We ordered Chilli Relleno, Red Enchilada, Salsa with Avocados and Fish Tacos. The food was okay...More

Thank Kumar_AZ
elcharro601, Owner at El Charro Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for feedback, we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. I just want to make sure you visited the restaurant in Yuma, as we don't have a salsa with avocados and our two salsas we serve are made fresh daily...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017

We are from Michigan visiting friends who moved down here 30 years ago. Have had a variety of Mexican food this trip and this was considered good. We had fish tacos and they were good, not the best we have eaten but still good. It...More

Thank Travnur
elcharro601, Owner at El Charro Cafe, responded to this review

We are extremely grateful to our customers for taking the time to provide a review. Thank you so much and we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 February 2017

Enjoyed a dinner plate at El Charro, Yuma AZ. Service was prompt and friendly. Building is older, but well kept and obviously clean. Family owned we understood. I had the bisteak dinner. Steak, potatoes, onions, tomatoes in green chile with rice & beans. Wife had...More

Thank BigL49
elcharro601, Manager at El Charro Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you fo taking the time to give us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 7 January 2017

I've been a patron for 40+ years We ordered 12 enchiladas and a quesadilla and were charged $57.94 We will never return again

Thank Robert L
elcharro601, Manager at El Charro Cafe, responded to this review

We apologize that you did not have a nice experience. Our beef enchiladas are more expensive than the cheese. We did issue you a full refund for your inconvenience.

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Linda M
Hi El Charro Cafe, Do you have ceviche on your menu and margaritas?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 W 8th St, Yuma, AZ 85364-2955
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Yuma
  • Phone Number: +1 928-783-9790
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