Mad Girl Eats El Charro Cafe in Tucson


El Charro Café, 6910 E. Sunrise Dr, Tucson, AZ. More locations.

With a beautiful patio facing the mountains, Happy Hour at El Charro Café in Tucson is the perfect place for food and drink. The interior dining area is gorgeous, but eating al fresco at sunset was just the ticket to ride at this east Catalina Foothills location.

A fair selection of appetizers, we ordered two for 3 people who just wanted to nosh. The Cheesecrisps were recommended by a friend, so that was a given to try. The Mini Chimichangas sounded interesting, and a perfect pairing with our Margaritas!

I was astonished at how huge the size of Cheesecrisps were, and a generous amounts of cheese. A scrumptious blend of Oaxaca, Menonita, Casero, and Cotija cheeses.  Oh boy, this is more than we all bargained for! The Mimi Chimi’s were a perfect 4 bites and a nice array of flavors offered. Shredded beef, bean, chicken, and pork. All accompanied by fresh Pico de Charro, sour cream, and chips and salsa. Hint: Their salsa on top of the Cheesecrisps made a tasty kicker.

The regular dinner menu is decently priced. Happy Hour menu is half off appetizers (awesome) and half off House Margaritas, House Wine, and Draft Beer….everyday  from 3pm-6pm. I say, hurrah!

Exquisite ambience, fantastic service, nice prices, and fab quality food. What more do you want besides being known as The Nation’s Oldest Mexican Restaurant in continuous operation by the same family?! Their creed says it all, “We are not the best because we are the oldest, We are the oldest because WE ARE THE BEST!”. And there you have it.

4.75 out of 5

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