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*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

Troy 248-688-9642



Regular Hours

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Phone: (586) 779-5060

Phone: (586) 598-7556

Phone: (248) 688-9642

* Experience the Experience of Mexico * Check Our Website for Menu * Specialty - Soft Shell Taco - Old Family Recipe * Inside Dining Available
Payment method
amex, discover, visa, mastercard
Price Range
Mexican Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

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 : Below Average


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Matt P.



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 f...

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.




Best Mexican in the area! I am a huge mexican food fan and their unique soft shell tacos are delicious! Bottomless chips and salsa are also very good! They are not stingy with the alcohol either! I recommend the Raspberry margarita on the rocks.

Always good!

Our favorite place to go. My brother comes in from Ann Arbor to eat here. Botanitas are wonderful. We really enjoy the puffed tacos, lots of choices on the menu. Waitstaff is alway good.

Maria S.



Best Botana! Always great food and atmosphere. On your birthday they give you your age % off the bill.




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!



Provided by Citysearch - 
What happened??

This used to be a favorite of mine.
NOT ANYMORE! I think something was changed in the way the food is 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.



First Time/Last Time?

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!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Love those shells!! Unique!

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.



great food

yummy food. i like the chips and salsa they give you as soon as you get there. its has a great atmosphere too.

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