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2175 Avienda de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-459-7900
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Rockport, Texas, United States
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited El Charro after completing a kayak tour just up the street. My steak burrito had great flavor throughout and was huge. My wife enjoyed her fish tacos up until the last few bites. At that point the tacos were pretty soggy to the point that it negatively affected the overall flavor of the dish. Overall,... More 

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94503
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37 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Our accomidations were just a few blocks away, and we had a few choices for our lunch. The Bean Tostada was just right for a senior meal. The Veggie Burrito was very large and good. We would return again on our next visit. You order at the counter, and then your number is called when your order is ready. Plenty... More 

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Mediocre food, indifferent service, good prices. Food served extremely (worryingly?) fast, and hot. Unfortunately our dinner experience was ruined when cashier started cleaning the tabletops and floor all around us with excessive spray product, so close we could not only smell but feel it. This went beyond indifference.

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Thank Jake S
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is the real deal- don't miss it! Reasonable prices, friendly staff and awesome food offerings. This is not a place you want to loll around all day taking in the surroundings. This is a okay you come for an authentic atmosphere, welcoming staff and a really scrumptious bite.

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Thank J B
Clovis, New Mexico
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are from New Mexico wherr the Mexican food is amazing. We tried El Charro not expecting much from the reviews. We ended up really liking it! Fast service, huge burritos, and cheap. Get the Carne Asada burrito with cheese, sour cream and guacamole.

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Thank Julie S
Spokane
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I was quite impressed with this little place. We had a little bit of everything from the menu and liked it all. Would definitely recommend!!

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Thank JJWats1989
Vantaa, Finland
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Mexican-type fast food. The burritos were not especially tasty. They actually lacked any taste. Not too expensive though.

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Thank Kallukka
Prairie Village, Kansas
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97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Nacho with jalepenos, quite disappointing. Fish tacos and shrimp tacos, pretty light on the fish and shrimp. Beer selection, light. Shrimp ceviche tostada was pretty good. I think it's a bit expensive for the Quality of food. I'd give it a 2.5 if I could.

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Thank Tae K
South Jordan, Utah
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We ate here after our kayaking adventure and found good food for a good price. The location was great; easily within walking distance of the beach. The price was right and we all enjoyed the food. We would eat here again.

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Thank sksgkl
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

I got a surf and turf burrito and it was huge first of all, second it tasted fantastic! The tortilla was home-made! If you are in La jJolla you have to stop here! Service was great and fast too!

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Thank Gabriel S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast food, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2175 Avienda de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-459-7900

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