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El Charro Café

311 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705, USA
| +1 520-622-1922
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Birthplace of the Chimichanga Tucson Arizona United States
EL Charro Mexican Restaurant Tucson, AZ Tucson Arizona United States
Birthplace of the Chimichanga Tucson Arizona United States
EL Charro Mexican Restaurant Tucson, AZ Tucson Arizona United States

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Sun - Thur 10am - 9pm
Fri, Sat 10am - 10pm

Birthplace of the Chimichanga

El Charro sits in a converted set of historic houses & buildings a block off Tucson's old town district—the same location where it began serving food in 1922.

We had lunch here, at a big old wooden table in a warmly decorated dining room. Ask to be seated inside, or else in the garden, if the weather's amenable. It's a bit cold and dim in the front of the restaurant.

I had an amazing vegetarian burrito, stuffed with roasted veggies, avocado and a green corn tamale. The others went for the excellent chimichangas, reputedly invented here (you can read the story on the menu). The special-brewed beer, an amber, was great, the salsa verde addictive, the decor a great talking point.

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almost 2 years ago

EL Charro Mexican Restaurant Tucson, AZ

Worth the long lunch time wait. Food was fresh and delicious.