They used CANNED ingredients to make your salsa. Tastes like Pace. Rest of the menu fare's the same. Definitely a gringo Mexican joint. Better choices elsewhere.
Terrible food and service at high prices.
Actually the one on Court is the original. I remember it when I was growing up in Tucson. My "friend" and "associate" Steve Flin was the nephew of the owner Monica Flin. Steve passed away in the 70's and per his request we had a party behind El Charro with alot of tequila. Oh well....just remembering....anyway, I always felt the restaurant had good food. But I've been living away from AZ for awhile now. I go once or twice a year to visit friends and family, but my favorite place is another place behind the police station on Stone.
Maria's Taco Salsas are pure magic they are so fresh and delicious, with creative ingredients. The place is small, yet a diamond with the best tacos in Tucson for this experienced gourmand of Mexican culinary delights.
i started going to the mosaic when it was @ the SW cor. of silverbell and speedway. the wash behind the now P.O. and the fast food asian rest. is called the Mosaic Wash. Then for years we went to the NE cor. of silverbell and grant, and finally up on the hill behind mcd's. the service is worst, the prices went up, the portions went down, and when i got the abosolute wrong order, a chicken chimie intead of a veggie burro, and then took 20 minutes to change it. i complained. i called the owners son, who was managing, outside to complain in private. Next time it will be in the restaurant at full volume. He looked at me and said, "better luck next time."
I used to go all the time as it was the only decent restaurant close to my house. After a bad experience and even worse experience correcting the problem, I have not been back in three years.
Best shrimp tacos ever! And the family is very kind, always friendly. Service is always excellent.
Maria Bonita was a wonderful place for a family, also with very delicious food. My family and I loved it. We were truly sad when we saw it closed. I seriously hope to see a Maria Bonita opened once more, but from my understanding why this family restaurant closed was in fact for the building, not completely sure but the owner had said that the building was in bad bad condition. Anyways hope to see it open once again, and if does my family and i will in fact be there.
Very dissapointed in the reviews La Fuente has. I have been going there for 30 + years and every time I have the best expierience! The food is superb, the menu is not your ordinary Sonoran mexcian dish. They have recipes that are from all of the different regions in Mexico. I enjoy the pastel Azteca, which is like no other. The Waiters are all so friendly and give the best service, not like some of the franchise restaurants. It is definitely worth the money, not to mention the entertainment of Live Mariachi. Unfortunately there will always be some CHEAP people who want something for nothing. Shame on you.
Absolutely love this place. The atmosphere is wonderful, feels like Mexico! The service was also great. The staff is very friendly and attentive, we were never out of chips or drinks. Now the food, was extremely tastey! They have a wide menu with different options unlike any other mexican restaurant i have been to in Arizona. My family and I look foward to this Mariachi Idol competetion I just read about! Highly recommend this place.
Tried their Sunday Taco-bar buffet. Mexico City-style, slow-cooked, full-flavored meats are exceptional. Weekday menu excellent. One of the best shredded beef chimichangas I have eaten! Great fresh food totally prepared in Gabby's kitchen, even the chips. If you like good, simple food, check it out. I am going back for the buffet for sure.
La Olla isn't your average run of the mill Mexican restaurant like all the others in town. So far we found their meals to be tasty with a slightly different flare to them. The refried beans are by far the best we've had in Tucson. Lunch prices are really cheap too. We're not saying we love everything here, the chili rellenos aren't great. Like most places, they're pretty small. But overall this place is a nice welcome.
Evidently some of you haven't tried Guadalajara on the East side on Kolb Rd going North near Speedway. They are very professional in all they do to serve you. By the way...The owners are from Washington state and Zeth is up on all counts. On Fridays they have musicians playing your requests. The service is fantastic. No soggy chips and the mole is fresh.
Great margaritas, especially at happy hour. Love the fresh salsa, and the enchiladas de calabacitas are excellent!
The parking lot is overflowing every time I drive by, the secret must be out.
This is my favorite Mexican restaurant! I have tried several meals and every one of them ~delicious! Lupita's has the best salsa; when I go to the register to pay my bill, I buy a quart! And their service is just as good as their food. I am so glad Lupita's came to Northwest Tucson!!
I would not recommend the cazuelitas event center. I had my wedding there in April and the service was horrible. The contract we signed was not followed as promised. The wedding cake that was supposed to be included in the package was made out of frosted wood. Who in their right mind has a fake wedding cake. Tried to call and complain but the owner was not available. The staff assigned that night could not believe it either. To top it all off the owner is my new wifes family. If that's how they treat family imagine what they do to those that are not related. As of today they have not called to see how everything went. They don't deserve the one star I gave them. Maybe a quarter of a star.
Bottom line is El Charro sucks, regardless of location. They don't even heat up their Americanized, pre-made food enough. Come on guys. At least heat your crap up a little longer in the microwave before you serve it.
This kind of a late entry as we ate here a few months back. Verdict? OK food. Basically a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10. About the anti SB1070 comment from john127. If that's true about not speaking English to customers I won't be back either. This same thing happens to me every time I go to the deli section at all Food City stores. The women actually give me an attitude for not ordering in Spanish. This is totally unacceptable! If you dislike America why are you here? Oh that's right. The free government handouts. I forget.
Not fancy but with really well made food. The menu is limited, which in this case, is good, as every thing is home/scratch made. Service is very freindly albeit bit slow, but after a Margarita or two, who cares. This could become a very nice neighborood cantina.
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