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El Charro

El Charro

Inside a small Mexican grocery, El Charro offers more of an authentic taqueria experience rather than an “Americanized” version of a Mexican restaurant. Barbacoa tacos, meudo stew, carnitas and handmade tamales, all garnished with fresh cilantro or grilled green onions, are served at the counter in the back of the store. There are some tables where you can sit and enjoy your lunch.

Area: Between Campus and Downtown Champaign
55 East Green Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 337-6647
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Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-7pm