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El Charro Mexican Dining in Lafayette, CA is a local staple with an illustrious history dating back to 1947. For a taste of how we've delighted taste buds for the last 67 years, try our traditional sampler platter, the Super Burrito, Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas, or the Tacos Veracruz. You'll crave our chips and salsa paired with our special blue cheese garlic dip, a taste unique to El Charro. Join us at our cantina, a spacious outdoor patio and bar to soak up some rays while you sip on one of our famous margaritas. Choose from the Rooftop, Cadillac, Ultimate, Skinny, Gold, and Grande. With all the options, there's a perfect margarita for everyone. We also serve house made sangria, specialty cocktails, and bottled and draught beers. We are you best destination for large group parties of 15 or more with our specially designed menus. Choose from the Family Fiesta or the Fajitas Fiesta and let us take care of everything for you. When your group arrives the tables are preset with baskets of chips, salsa and our secret recipe cheese dip. El Charro Mexican Dining is the best place for friends and family to meet and eat. We pride ourselves in providing you a delicious and enjoyable meal in a fun and welcoming environment.

Regular Hours

Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
Lafayette Meadow
Other Information

Wi-Fi: No

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Alcohol: Full Bar

Parking: Lot, Private

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: Parties

Price Range : Average


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Fantastic Food, Great Service

My wife and I are new to the area and were in the mood for some good mexican food. Checked out El Charro and we were not dissapointed. The chips and sala (including the blue cheec/garlic dip) were phenomenal and the wait staff was polite and very fast. Before I really got into my margarita the food had arrived. The sampler plate was outstanding! Noticed the huge amount of families presentt so it's a great place to bring the kids. I can't wait to go back when the weather is nice and we are able to eat outside on the deck.

John H.


Great family place

Our kids love it. Sevices is fast - food is good - prices are fair.

Has been a family tradition to go here on birthdays since I was a kid!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best salsa and chips!

Excellent Mexican food! I usually head into the cantina, where the waitresses are super friendly. The blue cheese/garlic dip (that comes with the free chips, salsa, and hot sauce) is phenomenal! We usually have to get a dish per person! The chicken enchilada sauce is very tasty, and there is a hefty serving of chicken in the enchiladas. The taco sauve is very good as well, with beef that is very tender (not ground, shredded). The seafood chimichanga is very crisp and the seafood isn't overcooked as it can be in these types of dishes. El Charro can get very crowded on weekends, but you can usually find a seat on the patio or cantina quite easily. If you're a newbie with a big appetite, I suggest the dinner sampler. The only menu item to stay away from is the flautas - a little overcooked.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good Mexican food

We were here for dinner, and were treated to a solid meal. In addition to the salsa served with the chips, they serve a side of cheese spread that is quite tasty. The sampler platter was actually cheaper than a regular 2 item combo, and it came with 2 plates full of food. We would definately return.



Provided by Citysearch - 
charro is great

this place should not be confused with ohter restaurats with the same name. this place can be a crazy party spot and at the same time cater to families. if you pass by lafayette, or even if you don''s a must