Los Charros

Open Tuesday at 11:00AM
4111 S.W. Gage Center Drive

Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 228-8922
(785) 228-8943
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If you're a fan of delicious Mexican food and cheap margaritas, and who isn't really? Then Los Charros is the place for you.

Marco Smith, part-owner of El Charro, had always wanted to open a second location in Topeka. He and his wife Savanna realized that dream with the opening of Los Charros in August 2010. The restaurant is nestled in the corner of the Gage Center shopping complex and is easily accessible from Gage Drive and Huntoon Street.

Signature dishes include fajitas and Popeye's Chicken (made with spinach). Mouth-watering 99-cent margaritas are on special Monday - Thursday, as well as on Saturdays. A spacious dining room and eye-catching bar area are just icing on the cake.

Average: 2.9 (61 votes)


Cuisine: Carryout, Dinner, Lunch, Mexican

Price Range: $$ - Moderate

Payment: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Master Card, Visa

Reservations: No Reservations

Features: Bar, Takeout


Sunday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM



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→ Comment by KansasKutie

08/30/2013 7:21 pm

I went here with a couple of other ladies last night and by the end of the night I was extremely disappointed. We arrived about 6:45pm no hostess in sight to seat us. Three other small groups arrived after us. As we are waiting to be seatied a total of 3 waiters came into the hostess area to get silverware and napkins and didnt say a word to us about being seated. As we are looking into dining area waiters are walking by looking at all of us. Finally my daughter went into dining room to find someone to seat us after 10 to 15 minutes of waiting. She finally found a lady who may have been management and she said someone should have been up there to seat us. She finally seated us.

By now karaoke is starting. It took 15 minutes for the waiter to come and take our drink and appetizer orders. We could barely hear him because karaoke was too loud. We finally get our food...NOT IMPRESSED at all. The best thing was the rice once we put salsa on it. We basically threw away over half of our food..not tasty at all. I will say the best thing were the margaritas (except for the lime it was horrible).

Throughout the night karoke was TOO LOUD...MANAGEMENT take note...TURN DOWN THE KARAOKE!!!! We could't even hear each other at our table not even if we yelled. It was Horrible!!! When we finally went outside to leave our ears were seriously muffled due to the loud music. I will not...repeat NOT visit this establishment again. Even thought the margaritas were good its still not worth it to go.

Quality / Service is slipping

→ Comment by ChuckFinley

07/28/2013 9:56 pm

Have gone here for years. They had some of the best carnitas and tacos de lengua I've ever had; very authentic. Also had pretty nice tamales. However, in the last 6-9 months, service has slipped as has the food. The tacos de lengua has become rubbery and over cooked and rather tasteless. The tamales have become very dry. The carnitas are no longer tender, are very dry, and often too fatty (a little fat is good, but it is over the top). Even the rice side-dish is dry and seems re-heated. Not sure what has changed, but it almost seems as though the chef has gotten lazy and takes no pride in what he/she is serving anymore; just pushing out food on a conveyor. It also seems that maybe they are re-using a lot of food from day to day that they don't sell; in other words left-overs. Used to be one of my favorite places, but sadly, no more.


→ Comment by mommamichelle26

07/17/2013 10:46 am

The first few times I visited I loved it. Then recently when my friend and I went in we have had to wait forever to be seated, wait forever for our waiter to show up, and then again with the food. It's weird how there was a sudden shift in service. The food is great and while most of the time I'm not in a hurry it isn't a place that we can go anymore before class.

My favorite place!

→ Comment by ieatbooks

04/17/2012 9:47 am

Los Charros is my favorite restaurant in Topeka. The wait staff are always very accommodating, and service is always fast. The real reason to visit though, is the food. I have eaten a lot of Mexican food in Topeka, and Los Charros is hands down the best. No canned re-fried beans here, people. They do it right. They also offer a wide selection of beers, and their .99 cent margaritas are not the watered down varieties you get at so many of the other places. On your next visit, try the pork and pineapple tacos. My mouth is watering right now just thinking about them.

Awful service for mediocre food.

→ Comment by akt2

04/13/2012 1:44 pm

If you want cold, run-of-the-mill slop rudely shoved at you 45-60 minutes after placing your order, this is your place. There are far more (and much better) Mexican restaurants to choose from in Topeka.

Great food and service

→ Comment by topekaguy

04/08/2012 6:58 pm

We eat her about 3 times a month. Food is always fantastic, and the staff treats our son like one of their own. Extremely friendly and accomodating, from transferring his food to a cold plate before bringing it to the table, to playing with him, they always make us feel at home. The food has so much more flavor than the other mexican places in town. My favorite are the mexican style tacos.


→ Comment by MAMEYE2

04/08/2012 2:25 am

We arrive at 9:40PM Friday for dinner. Server asks: "Are you two here to eat or somethin'?" They were busy setting up for a dance event. We offered to go some place else so as to not inconvenience the staff. He feigned hospitality and begrudgingly let us sit. As listed, the kitchen stays open until 10:30PM, but God forbid you should arrive when they are preparing for a party.

No sooner than we sit down do they start mic checks, and the band commences blaring a song at a deafening volume. I couldn't hear my friend 2' across from me. The four folks behind us left, it was so loud. They dropped off the check and my friend was finishing their drink. Then they started blaring techno, intermittently cranking the volume. A group of about 8 workers stood across the room, staring at us to see if we were affected by this annoyance. By this time it was about 10PM. They flat out shut off the lights on us and turned on the disco lights. They quite literally left us in the dark. I'd have been less offended had our server come up and asked us to leave. We promptly paid and left.

From the start, we would have been just fine had they said "we really can't accommodate guests while we're preparing for our dance night". We even offered to go elsewhere. Don't invite people in to neglect and run them off. I HAVE NEVER FELT MORE UNWELCOME IN A PLACE OF BUSINESS IN MY LIFE.

I never want to stop eating.

→ Comment by christalclear

08/23/2011 3:15 pm

My family and I used to eat at Las Fuentes regularly until El Charro popped up on Fairlawn. We love it. Los Charros popped up sometime after that on Gage and we literally eat at either El Charro or Los Charros two to three times a week because it is pretty cheap and the food is amazing. The part that I like the most is after working in food service for three years I enjoy how friendly the waiters are and the fact that the owner is constantly on the floor. If you are lucky he just might serve you. If you have not tried this place - please do!

Best Mexican in town!

→ Comment by seatmon

08/02/2011 6:11 pm

Man! We have only been to Los Charros once but their food is really, really good (and cheap too!). The grownups had $.99 margaritas (this was on a Saturday) and they were strong and very flavorful :) My pre-teen son had a steak burrito for around $8 and it was HUGE! He is a big eater and made 2 meals of it. I had the chicken taco salad. It was 1/2 full of stredded chicken and was one of the best taco salads I have ever had (and I have had lots!) I was actually sitting here thinking about the taco salad when I decided to look them up and leave a review :)


→ Comment by ADRD

01/27/2011 10:49 am

The food was really good and the atmosphere was fun and festive. The wait staff was very energetic and made eating there an experience. I will be back!

A Great Place to eat

→ Comment by Wilsons

11/20/2010 6:37 pm

Not only is the food excellent, Marco and the boys treat you like a member of the family(except you don't have to do the dishes), What a great experience compared to the chain restaurants around town where your just another check....

Looking forward to a new place!

→ Comment by Bpaxson

08/27/2010 5:39 pm

If Los Charros is half as good as her sister place, then we have something fantastic on the horizon. My wife and I look forward to trying the food!

Oh boy...

→ Comment by TwistedSeeds

08/13/2010 10:34 am

Again, yet ANOTHER Mexican restaurant in Topeka. Lord knows its so hard to find one of those here. How original and creative.