El Charro Cafe Dinner Menu

served with arroz & frijoles refritos or charros. *add “más sabor” see below!
Grilled Asada Recipes*
choice of grilled jumbo shrimp, chicken breast or steak with applewood bacon, fresh avocado,
carmelized onion, green chile, queso casero, chipotle ranch & pico salsa garnish
Pollo Asada
Grilled Shrimp
Carne Asada
Vegetarian Recipes*
Classic Bean Burro frijoles refritos y queso 6.95
The “G” Burro! grilled vegetables, green corn tamal, green chile, avocado
From Chef Carlotta’s Kitchen, we offer these delicious recipes featuring
a Carlotta’s salad & house made calabacitas. Choice of flour or corn tortillas
served with guacamole, pico salsa, crema, arroz & frijoles refritos or charros.
with choice of flour or corn tortillas GF
Reynosa Chicken GF
Chicken 15.95 Steak 17.95 Shrimp 17.95 ”Any Combo” 18.95
all-natural grilled chicken breast topped with cremosa chipotle and
part skim queso casero. served with frijoles charros & arroz sonora 14.95
Carlotta’s Clásico Chicken Mole GF
Chicken, Beef & Pork Recipes*
Pollo El Charro chicken breast, green chile, potato, tomato, onion & crema 9.95
NEW! Chicken Tinga tangy slow-cooked achiote marinated chicken 10.95
Carnitas Ranchero slow cooked hand pulled pork roast 10.95
Family Recipe Carne Colorado our own slow cooked red chile shredded beef 11.95
Charro Birria slow cooked shredded beef, mild green chile & seasonings 11.95
El Charro Carne Seca this is the one that made us famous, try it elegante style! 13.95
the classic mexican plate presentation of our chef’s chicken mole recipe.
featuring arroz blanco and frijoles charros 14.95
for a delicious healthy option, we can bake certain enchiladas in non-fat yogurt
Pescado Tropical GF
Dos Enchiladas GF
pan seared sustainable cod filet on a bed of arroz blanco and topped with fresh
tomatillo sauce, roasted green chile, mango & avocado-corn salsa 14.95
Charro Steak Tampiqueña GF
marinated & grilled carne asada steak with a chile relleno, queso blanco enchilada
& pico salsa. served with frijoles charros, arroz sonora & choice of tortillas 19.22
NEW! Smoked “Costillas” Ribs Adobada GF
*¡Más Sabor! add any style below to your burro
Chimichanga invented by our Tia Monica & perfected with healthy non-trans fat oil! +.95
Queso melt baked with extra queso casero on top 1.95
Enchilada Style queso melt style with red or green enchilada sauce on top 2.95
Elegante Style enchilada style add guacamole, crema & pico salsa 3.95
½ pound of tender smoked pork ribs charred in a tangy Mexican adobada barbecue
sauce with a handmade corn tamal and applewood bacon topped charro beans 19.22
NEW! Tamale Stuffed Chicken GF
grilled chicken breast stuffed with melted queso casero and handmade corn tamale.
topped with creamy raja sauce and a fire-roasted green chile, avocado-corn salsa 15.95
“Charrocuterie” a la Plancha
With arroz & frijoles refritos or Charros
a large vintage platter of grilled recipes to build your own tacos. serves 3-4 persons
carne asada, carnitas ranchero, grilled chicken, grilled peppers & onions,
guacamole, pico salsa, sour cream, queso casero, applewood bacon,
salsa, arroz, frijoles refritos & choice of tortillas 35.95
if ordered with corn tortillas
queso blanco enchilada and choice of a crisp taco of either:
rolled chicken, el charro ground beef or add 2.25 for carne seca
Soft Tacos
#2 Número Dos 14.95
two per order on corn, flour, or lettuce with choice of:
grilled tacos with corn tortilla or lettuce are gluten free
GF with Corn tortillas for gluten free
#1 Número Uno 11.95
Queso, Pollo El Charro, Grilled Chicken 11.95
Grilled Shrimp, Carne Asada Steak or Charro Birria 13.95
El Charro Carne Seca Enchiladas GF 15.95
baked in choice of: red chile or tomatillo green sauce or sour cream
Enchiladas del Rancho GF 12.95
slow cooked pork carnitas with roasted green chile crema & queso casero
Pollo y Mole Clásico GF 12.95
breast of chicken enchiladas in our mole clásico con chocolate (note: contains nuts)
Tucson’s Enchiladas Sonorenses GF [v]
a charro tradition of native corn masa cakes & red chile sauce
calabacitas, avocado, roasted poblano peppers baked with
queso amarillo in sour cream or yogurtwith grilled fajita vegetables
Seafood Enchiladas with flour tortillas
grilled shrimp and white fish enchiladas in raja sauce with corn & avocado salsa
NEW! Add An Over Easy Egg To Any Enchilada
#3 Número Tres 14.95
carnita tamal, el charro beef taco & queso blanco enchilada in chile colorado sauce
#4 Número Cuatro 16.95
Cantina Style Ground Beef 8.95 or El Charro Carne Seca
Original “Charro Style” Beef TacoGF
choice of red sauce, green sauce, sour cream or non-fat yogurt and your choice of:
grilled soft chicken taco, pollo el charro enchilada & chicken tamal
Grilled Chicken, Grilled Fish, Cerveza Fish, Carnitas Ranchero
Charro Shredded Beef Birria or Carne Asada Steak 11.95
Crisp Corn Taco Recipes
served 2 per order with arroz & frijoles refritos or charros
NEW! Vegetarian Enchiladas GF 11.95
featuring arroz & frijoles refritos or charros
GF fajitas with corn tortillas are gluten free
In 1922, when Tia Mónica started, there was only one way to make a taco: form a ground
beef patty, fold it in a tortilla & fry it in a pan, garnish with peas, radishes & Mexican cheese
Try our Original Taco and Taste History!
Two for 8.95 or Three for 10.25
Crispy Chicken or Beef Flautas GF 11.95
3 rolled tacos with sour cream, guacamole & pico salsa
El Charro Rolled Chicken Tacos GF 9.95
3 crisp “charro Style rolled chicken tacos
Fresh Corn [v], Pork Carnitas,
Chicken Tomatillo, and Red Chile Beef GF
served two per order with arroz & frijoles refritos or charros 10.95
Tamale Temptation Trio GF
sampling of 3 handmade tamales: pork carnitas, chicken tomatillo & fresh corn 12.95
Ask us about our seasonal recipes & tamales by the dozen for your next fiesta!
flags or “banderas” are the most colorful icons in any culture and we honor our colorful history with our
banderas enchilada recipes featuring green, white & red sauces, arroz & frijoles refritos or charros
seafood enchilada del mar, soft grilled shrimp taco & green corn tamal
Enchiladas Banderas GF 18.95
#5 Número Cinco 17.95
trio of enchilada recipes: carnitas ranchero, our famous carne seca, & pollo el charro
el charro carne seca, chile relleno & queso blanco enchilada tortillas
a deliciously grande ½ pound portion of our world famous carne seca.
dried in the sonoran desert sun, our marinated lean angus beef is shredded
& grilled with green chile, tomato & onions. features guacamole, pico salsa,
calabacitas, arroz & frijoles refritos or charros, flour or corn tortillas GF 18.95
Gourmet Magazine hailed Carne Seca as “A Taste Explosion!”
Bandera Trio Sampler
carnitas huarache, corn tamal & pollo el charro chimi
Poblano & Carnitas Relleno Bandera Style 13.95
carnitas stuffed poblano battered in cerveza tempura with green, white & red sauces
relleno recipes are served with arroz & frijoles refritos or charros
Original Anaheim Recipe GF 11.95 (vegetarian)
hand dipped & grilled anaheim green chiles stuffed with queso casero
and your choice of our house made red or green sauce
NEW! Chicken Tinga Relleno en Raja Sauce
accompany any relleno recipe with a queso casero enchilada 3.95
select recipes are discounted from 3-6pm daily; just ask for our fiesta hour menu!
Select recipes are discounted from 3-6pm daily; just ask for our Fiesta Hour Menu!
Tableside Guacamole GF perfect for large groups of 6-8 15.95
“Tucson’s Best House Margarita*” Silver Tequila & fresh citrus 8 /27
Fresh Guacamole! GF
Mini Chimichangas Platter
Queso Fundido Melt GF
*Tucson Guide Magazine & Tucson Weekly
made fresh daily with haas avocados 8.95
Cheesecrisps & Quesadillas blend of tres quesos
Cheese [v] 8.95
Grilled Green Chile [v] 9.95
Chicken Elegante with applewood bacon, avocado & chipotle ranch
Chicken Tinga! slow-cooked achiote marinated chicken 10.95
El Charro Carne Seca 13.95
Charro Nachos
Vegan Enchiladas Simpatica 10.95
8 assorted mini chimis 10.95 (enchilada style +2.95)
soft corn tortillas filled with our vegetable “simpatica” blend and topped with our housemade
gluten free enchilada sauce. served with whole charro frijoles, arroz blanco & pico salsa
Vegan Burro or Bowl 8.95
queso & crema with roasted corn & chips [v] 9.95
house recipe simpatica grilled vegetables, fresh avocado and pico salsa.
gluten free enchilada sauce served on the side
choice of ground beef or grilled chicken, frijoles, jalapeño, sour cream, pico salsa & guacamole
Chopped Chicken Fajita Lettuce Cups GF
Vegan Corn & Quinoa Tamales GF 10.95
Margaritas de Frutas Strawberry, Mixed Berry or Mango 8/27
Margarita Elegante 100% Blue Agave Cuervo Tradicional & Lime 9/31
The Natural! Milagro Organic 100% Agave Silver, Reposado, Agave & lime 10/35
Prickly Pear-Rita Citrus, prickly pear nectar, Patrón Silver Tequila 10/35
The 1800 Cadillac 100% Agave 1800 Tequila & Grand Marnier 10/35
NEW! El Presidio Don Julio Silver, Blackberry, Roasted Jalapeño 10/35
NEW! Garden Margarita Milagro 100% Organic Silver, lime, fresh cucumber & mint 10/35
La Familia Charro Premium Cuervo La Familia, fresh citrus & Grand Marnier 19.22 Gl
The ‘42 Caddy Legendary Don Julio 1942, Grand Marnier & fresh citrus 25 Gl
¡Cerveza-Rita! 15
This one may take two to tango! 36 ounces of fiesta on the rocks with an ice cold
Coronita or Pacifico Cervezita dancing inside your glass. Please dance on tables responsibly
arroz blanco, gluten free tomatillo sauce, whole charro beans
iceberg lettuce cups with chipotle crema & pico salsa
El Grupo “The Tasting Plate”
Shrimp Chi-Charron GF bacon-wrapped shrimp & caribe peppers stuffed with queso
House made Ceviche GF served with house made chips 11.95
El Charro Café 1922 Amber Ale 5/19.22
Crafted especially for El Charro Café By Barrio Brewing Co. of Tucson, AZ
great for groups, a sampling plate of: carnitas, charro birria, chicken mole, carne colorado,
frijoles, sour cream & pico salsa. served with flour or corn GF tortillas
available all day
Huevos Rancheros ranchera salsa, corn tortilla, casero & egg over easy 9.95
Pan Fried Chilaquiles with tomatillo green sauce, casero & egg over easy 9.95
Red Chile Tamal with red enchilada sauce, casero & egg over easy 9.95
Scrambled Egg Burrito or Plate
with Chorizo 9.95
with Roasted Poblano 9.95
with Carne Seca 12.95
Cerveza del Mundo
60oz Pitchers of Draft Beer 22
*Note: Draft selection varies per location
Your favorite cerveza over ice with our house made Michelada mix in a 36oz fiesta glass!
on fresh local torta bread with choice of fries or rice & beans
natural sterling beef or grilled chicken breast
Tia Monica’s mayan masterpiece! your choice of recipe & dressing:
Original Vegetarian (vegan available) 11.95
Grilled Chicken 12.95
Marinated Grilled Shrimp with Margarita Lime Dressing
El Charro Carne Seca 15.95
Original Charro Burger
grilled onion, queso, chipotle ranch 10.95
Vino Blanco Glass/Bottle
House Chardonnay 5/18 House White Zinfandel 5/18 House Pinot Grigio 5/18
Sonoma Cutrer 9/32 Settler’s Rise Chardonnay 7/26 Settler’s Rise Pinot Grigio 7/26
Arizona Stronghold “Tazi” White Blend 10/39
Más Bueno Burger
charro burger add applewood bacon, avocado & green chile 11.95
Vino Rojo Glass/Bottle
chipotle tortilla, fresh greens, queso casero, refried beans & choice of recipe
Grilled Chicken or Cantina Style with Ground Beef
grilled chicken, serrano citrus vinaigrette, dried cranberry, pepitas, & queso casero
Sopa de Tortilla or Caldo de Queso GF small 3.95/large*7.95
Chicken Tortilla or Albóndigas GF small 4.95/large*8.95
*large served with flour or corn tortillas GF
¡Victor’s Michelada! Add 3 to your beer
Tia’s Topopo Salad GF
Chef Carlotta’s Chopped Salad GF
Barrio Tucson Blonde/Can* (Tucson), Four Peaks Kiltlifter* (Tempe),
Four Peaks Hop Knot IPA/Can (Tempe), San Tan Hop Shock IPA/Can (Chandler)
Bohemia, Corona, Corona Light*, Pacifico, Modelo Especial*, Negra Modelo*, Dos Equis Amber*,
Dos Equis Lager*, Victoria!, Budweiser (16oz), Bud Light* (16oz), Michelob Ultra (16oz), Coors Light
(16oz), Blue Moon*, O’Doul’s Lager (N/A), Red Bridge GF, Tecate, Tecate Light, Montejo (MX)
Miller Lite (16oz), Ace Pear Cider GF
we only use haccp certified produce for food safety & quality
dressing recipes: house vinaigrette, margarita lime, ranch, chipotle ranch & serrano citrus
Tacostada Salad
Cervezas de Arizona
Featuring Frijoles, Pico Salsa, Fruit & Tortillas
extra chips & salsa (after 2 servings) 1.50
small side of guacamole 1.95
cerveza or crinkle cut french fries 2.25
pico salsa or diced tomato 1.25
tamal á la carte (choice of recipe) 4.25
chile relleno á la carte 7.95
fresh jalapeño or pickled jalapeño 1.25
small charro salad 3.95
bean tostada 4.25
frijoles refritos or charros 1.95
arroz sonora or blanco 1.95
extra cheese (white or yellow) 1.50
cheese enchilada á la carte 5.25
sour cream or non-fat yogurt  .95
extra tortillas (corn or flour) 1.50
taco á la carte (n/a recipes below) 3.95
taco á la carte: carne seca, steak, shrimp 5.95
House Cabernet 5/18 House Merlot 5/18 Settler’s Rise Cab-Merlot Blend 7/26
Beringer Founder’s Estate Pinot Noir 7/25 Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 7/25
Settler’s Rise Shiraz 7/26 Arizona Stronghold “Nachise” Red 10/39
El Charro Sangrias Glass 8/Pitcher 27
Classic Blend of red and white wines, muddled fresh fruit, juices & brandy
El Phoenix Fresh blackberry, Settler’s Rise Chardonnay, Solerno Blood Orange liqueur
Mojito Glass 9/Pitcher 31
Bacardi Silver, fresh muddled mint, sparkling soda &lime
We only cook with non-transfat oils and source local and natural ingredients and HACCP certified produce whenever possible. Note: eating raw or undercooked proteins can cause certain food borne illnesses, especially with persons
who have sensitive diets. please monitor your orders and let us know how we can help. GF= items designed for gluten sensitive diets and [v] = vegetarian friendly recipes. Please also note that while we work hard to satisfy all dietary related requests,
we are not a facility without known allergens. Our gluten free recipes are produced with our best practices, but we cannot guarantee cross contamination outside of our controls.
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