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Our Opinion: El Charro a local legend

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.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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