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El Charro's Finger Food Fiesta
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El Charro’s Finger Food Fiesta

Story By Kyle Galdeira Photos By Nathalie Walker
July 3 - 9, 2011

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El Charro Mexicano Aiea Restaurant, located on the third level of the Aiea Shopping Center near Aiea Bowl, brings quality Tex-Mex cuisine to the heart of the Pacific.

  • Ceviche ($10.49)
  • Tacos Al Pastor ($10)
  • Taquitos ($5.50)
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The eatery’s menu invites customers to “Experience the Flavors of Mexico,” and it delivers with a combination of fresh ingredients and authentic tasty items.

El Charro’s menu is chock-full of mouth-watering munchies that go perfectly as a meal starter, or as light dishes in themselves.

The Taquitos ($5.50) include four corn tortilla wraps filled with a choice of meat (chicken or shredded beef) and are deep-fried just enough to give the dish a crispy crunch without weighing down the meal. The finger food is served with guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream — the perfect dipping accompaniments. Sticking with hand-held delicacies, pick up the Tacos Al Pastor ($10) — three pork tacos made with a choice of flour, corn or crispy tortillas.

Also, check out the Ceviche ($10.49, add $2 for shrimp), which includes fresh mahi mahi marinated with lime and pico de gallo. The dish, which has roots tracing back more than 2,000 years, gets its flavor from the marinating process that infuses hints of citrus with the fish. The hearty offering also comes with guacamole and a choice of corn tostadas or chips.

El Charro offers numerous discounts for you hard-working appetizer aficionados, including 10 percent off for those with military and college IDs.

El Charro Mexicano Aiea Restaurant

  • Where
    • Aiea Shopping Center
    • 99-115 Aiea Heights Drive
    • Aiea, HI 96701
  • Call
    • (808) 488-9727
  • Hours
    • 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Monday – Thursday
    • 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Fridays and Saturdays
  • Notes
    • Free parking available.