El Charro Restaurants
16720 E 14 Mile Rd, Fraser, MI 48026
*Family Owned and Operated *4 Locations * 16720 14 Mile Road *Fraser, MI *586-294-3520 *24401 Harper *St. Clair Shores *586-779-5060 *21519 21 Mile *Macomb TWP *586-598-9350
*3651 Rochester Rd
Phone: (586) 779-5060
Phone: (586) 598-7556
Phone: (248) 688-9642
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Mexican, Latin American
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, MicroBrews, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
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I'm not sure what happened to El Charro, but it was probably the most bland, tasteless, uninspired Mexican food I've had in ages. Chicken tasted like the flavor was boiled out of it, the rice was without flavor and re fried beans tasted like wallpaper paste. I was so disappointed and so were my grandsons. They wanted to stop and get something to eat after we left!!! That speaks volumes!!!
Toco Bell has better Mexican food. El Charro may have been better several years ago but the last time I ate there it was totally disappointing with service and food. I can only blame myself for that experience since I vowed not to eat there again on a previous visit but thought I would try for a second time. I was sorry, wasted time and money.
We eat lunch there almost monthly. Love the Botana and Guac! On your actual birthday you get a discount off your meal for however old you are. We go now every year on our birthday. Very good service, food/portions and prices. I am Cuban and would say it's "Almost"authentic mexican tasting food!
04/07/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This used to be a favorite of mine.
NOT ANYMORE! I think something was changed in the way the food is prepared...it just dosen't taste the same. The crunchy taco shells have a funny taste now. The chips seem too thin and have a smell, like preservatives or something. I used to take all my out of town friends here in the past. I honestly cannot recommend it now. I actually drive over to Shelby Twp. now, or head down to Mexicantown for better tasting food.
I visited El Charros for the first time ever on a Fri. evening (March 28, 2008). After driving around their large parking lot for at least 10-15 mins for a non-handicapped parking space. I was a little frustrated that there were only about 4 or 5 handicapped spots, as I was with my wife who recently lost both legs and was in a power chair. It was close to an hour wait to be finally seated. We were with my sister and brother and law who highly recommended this as their favorite mexican restaurant. We sat approx.15-20 mins before anyone even brought water or greeted us! Finally a waitress came over and apologized that there was a mix up on who's table we were. After another 15-20 mins and no food in site, my frustrated sister who had highly recommended this place, went and asked "what was taking so long" we finally got our food which was pretty good. Then, approx 4-6 hrs later my wife became ill and has had strong stomach pains and diarreha all nite and through the next day and nite as I write this review!. I did place a call to El Charros the following evening to report her illness. The lady manager said she would report it to the health dept. So, would I return to El Stomachos? I think not. I suggest Mexican Village in Utica, Mi. much better food and prices, and service!
03/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I love the soft shells...can't get anything like them anywhere else I have been. The margarita swirl is awesome. I prefer the Fraser location, every time I go to the St Clair Shores location they screw up my order or don't give me utensils or something like that! Of course, like everything the price is going up and the portions size down. And I agree with the other comment that the ""nachos"" that come with a dinner are a joke. 4 chips with a sprinkle of cheese? Nachos? Not.