Fodor's Expert Review El Charro Café

$$ Downtown Tucson Mexican

Started by Monica Flin in 1922, the oldest Mexican restaurant in town still serves splendid versions of the Mexican-American staples Flin claims to have originated, most notably chimichangas and cheese crisps. The tortilla soup and carne seca chimichanga, made with beef that is air-dried on the premises—on the roof, actually—are delicious. Located in an old stone house in El Presidio Historic District, the colorful restaurant and bar exude a festive, if slightly touristy, vibe.

Mexican Historical Lively Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

311 N. Court Ave.
Tucson, Arizona  85701, USA

520-622–1922

www.elcharrocafe.com

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