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“Great tableside guacamole and enchildas”

El Charro Cafe - Ventana
Ranked #86 of 2,208 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We were staying at a nearby hotel and wanted something easy to get to, but we were surprised and happy to find this Mexican restaurant was way more than just convenient. Service was fast and pleasant. The guacomole was flavorable (as opposed to what passes for guac at so many restaurants where it is barely more than mashed avocado) and the chips crisp. Some of the top dishes were the carne secca and the enchiladas banderas, a trio that includes carne secca, pork and chicken. Loved the refried beans. While I am far from a flan lover, this flan was scrumptitious.

Thank Jaewriter
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Famous Tucson Mexican Restaurant since 1922. Ordered their specialty dish of carne seca with rice and beans. Always terrific! Flan with caramel sauce for dessert was yummy.

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Thank Wesley C
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The service for lunch was good, food was good and location was super convenient. What more can I say? Oh...we'll be back.

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Thank WarlawIL
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

4 of us had lunch yesterday. We were given one skimpy bowl of chips. Tables for 2 also reveived one bowl. Why didn't we receive 2 bowls? If we wanted a second bowl, we'd have to pay for it. Asked the server about it, but said he didn't make the rules.
Bar service VERY slow. Food very good. Will dine elsewhere in the future where you get a proper amount of chips.

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1  Thank Kidinga
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

This Mexican food restaurant provides one bowl of chips and salsa free; additional ones are $1.75. I don't object to the only-one-free policy. However, a four-person table and a two-person table get the same size bowl. Seems unfair that two people and four people receive the same size bowl. I find this inconsiderate and cheap on the part of the management. If there are four people at the table, bring two bowls. I don't like unfairness so I'm giving it "terrible" rating for service and "poor" overall. Service by the servers was very good; service by the management is not. I won't be back.

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1  Thank nnd2013
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