I pass at least 20 mexican style restaurants to get to el charro, as I live in Fayette county, Tn. about 50 miles away. I ve eaten at many of Memphis finest south of the border establishments and some of the worst. (there s one on every corner).
I love the food and service at El Charro. I only go to the one at Goodman and 51 and i go there once a week for lunch with customers.
My customers have the choice of where they want to go and they always choose El Charro, over other restaurants up and down Goodman Rd.
It is quiet and comfortable and has a small patio outside that is my favorite spot, weather permitting.
They fix my meals any way that I ask (I usually eat the dinner combo special) and my customers usually order some kind of variation in the menu.
The combos are only 4.99 for two entrees and a side, or one entree and two sides. (They offer about 10 entrees on the combo special) The guacomole mexicano is as good as any, anywhere in Memphis.
Any dish with shrimp in it is great! This is the best buy in the area, and it is not buffet or Taco Bell tex/mex food The food quality is always high and the service is as good as you want it to be. (if I have an issue, it is quickly taken care of)
Lunch for two is usually about 13.00, with tea.
I ve been a customer there for over a year.
I ate as Las Delicious in Memphis, last week, because it came highly recommended, and it was good. Noisy, tight seating, wait for a seat, but good, but El Charro is better and worth the drive, in my humble opinion.
I love this place! I have been to several so-called Authentic Mexican restaurants in the Memphis area, but this is my favorite. Every time, I have dinned here the servers are pleasant, courteous, and timely. The food is some of the best, I've ever had and is always fresh. The staff are all Mexican, unlike other places in the area that aren't. Sometimes, not speaking Spanish is an obstacle, but on the other hand, I rather that the someone who knows nothing about what they are serving. I go to this restaurant on a regular basis.
The food is wonderful BUT do not ask for any different variations of their menu, because they will not substitute or add anything to any of their items, not even for an upcharge, i am not sure if they just did not understand english or they were just being rude.
This is one of my fave mexican restaraunts. The drawbacks: If you are the kind of person who asks for no sauce, or any other special request, watch out, 9 out of 10 servers can't understand enough English to fill your request, so they nod and then your food comes. Also, I went with a friend on a deserted after lunch hour and found the entire smoking section reeked of pot. But, you know, while this was disturbing about how sober the person making my food is, (they also tend to slip back to the bar and make drinks for customers theyre friends with on Sundays), it's still good, they're fast, and aim to please. Never have to wait. I'd be more concerned about their inability to at least try to hide it! Since Santa Rosa was my favorite, and it's gone, this beats it for sit down dinner. The Biggest drawback is no online takeout menu: La Hacienda in front of Walmart beats them on that.
I dine here often for lunch & dinner. Quesadillas are my favorite, and we sometimes split shrimp fajitas. The service is always excellent - you'll never see the bottom of your tea glass here. And there's never a wait. Only draw back - booth only seating in smoking.
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