Staff Pick: They do so many things well that its hard to single out just one honor for the venerable El Charro, but the carne seca is truly transcendent. Dried slowly in racks above the restaurant and then seasoned with secret ingredients, this is beef worth risking Mad Cow disease. Wrap some up in a flour tortilla and, add a splash of El Charro sizzling salsa, and prepare for an incomparable taste sensation. Be careful though, because it can be addicting. If you get hooked, El Charro's menu remains affordable on a tight budget, as long as you steer clear from the 437 available varieties of margaritas. It's not wonder this place has been serving food for nearly eight decades. Along with the wonderful downtown location in the historic El Presidio Neighborhood, at 311 N. Court Ave., El Charro has an eastside location at 6310 E. Broadway Blvd.
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