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333 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6319
+1 562-594-0909
11:00 - 21:00
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I miss Charo Chicken and the only place i can get it is in California when i go home to visit, Seal Beach in particular. I always ask for EXTRA lemon butter sauce to dip my chicken in before taking a bite. Sides and tortillas are good but I am happy eating nothing but the CHICKEN. I ordered a 12... More 

Thank travelinrabbit
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166 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a "hole in the wall" you don't want to miss. Grilled chicken is fresh and tasty. Its all a good value and even better with salsa from their salsa bar. For a side dish I love the coleslaw and put their salsa on top. Its always busy and even has nice outside dining.

Thank mybeach101f
North Potomac, MD
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We placed a large order. It ranged from salads to chicken platter..etc. I ordered the spicy chicken sandwich. It was a grilled chicken breast that wasn't trimmed very well and slathered in a chili powder sauce. I love hot sauce and spicy food but the sandwich wasn't special in any way. I would try the chicken platters or burritos next... More 

Thank EdfromPDR
Long Beach, California
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351 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I love, love, love Charo Chicken. It's my go to fast food place. The food is fresh, flavorful and the choices can be healthy if you choose.

Thank gmeredith
Orange County, Ca
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542 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

It's unlikely to find a table but to- go works fine.... Chicken is fantastic, sides are ok if you like the options to begin with. Don't forget the salsa!

Thank MominOC
Long Beach, California
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499 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 918 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

I didn't feel like cooking and so ordered Charo to be delivered. I ordered one whole Spicy Chicken, black beans and mashed potatoes. Would order it again sans the potatoes. The Chicken is excellent! I had left overs for 2 days. This was fast and easy and decently priced. Go Charo!

Thank PeggyChism
San Jacinto
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Charo use to be a decent place to eat.. last time I was there I ordered the papa charo which was about $7.99 3 pieces of chicken ,beans,rice and tortillas and a drink. wow!!!! was I surprised when I went in. same meal but just called a three piece meal and no drink cost me a little over $12 omg!!!!... More 

1 Thank seabizcuit
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Stopped here for lunch on our quick visit through Seal Beach. Had great reviews and we agree! The chicken was seasoned well, juicy, and reasonably priced. Great location at the end of the Main Street--stop by on your shopping trip, or walk to the beach!

Thank celinap
Long Beach, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

I ordered the thigh and leg combo. It comes with a very small portion of corn, tortillas and really good salsa. You can order a salad. The chicken tastes really good, but the corn was soggy. Also, I I have had it delivered but it is not as good.

Thank Howardniner
Seal Beach, California
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Charo Chicken is just awesome. The food is always great and blows away El Pollo Loco and other similar restaurants. My only complaint: this particular location is very small with limited seating, so it gets packed quickly around mealtimes. If you plan on dining there, get there early or late. Otherwise, do takeout.

Thank Dennis C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
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
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6319
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-594-0909

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