Our Opinion: El Charro a local legendby Tucson Citizen on Sep. 29, 2008, under Opinion, Taste
Congratulations to El Charro Cafe – an 86-year Tucson institution now celebrated as “legendary” by Gourmet magazine.
Tucsonans long have appreciated the delicious, authentic and, yes, “legendary” Mexican fare at El Charro.
And now downtown Tucson, where the original family establishment has flourished for decades, finally is coming back to life with new restaurants, shops and other businesses and entertainment venues springing up.
Tucson is fortunate to have five El Charro restaurants, but it is the downtown cafe that caught the eye of Gourmet.
And it is the downtown eatery – with its spacious outdoor patio and tiny gift shop of Southwestern goodies – that longtime locals long have loved.
Congratulations to El Charro and owner Ray Flores – local legends.