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Charro Restaurante in Brookfield, Wisconsin

April 6, 2010

Except for the devil-in-disguise feel of it, the movie Charro was a bomb–I’m sorry, Elvis; you know I love you–but I can’t help falling in love with the two restaurants of the same name. I went to Charro ( in downtown Milwaukee a while back and enjoyed it, but this visit to the Brookfield location was even better.  It has the same casual, sleek atmosphere, but felt a bit more personal and friendly.

First of all, when we walked in, we were greeted immediately by a smiling bartender. The manager offered samples of tequila–two different kinds–to help us with our libation selection. I wanted to make the world go away, to get it off, get it off, my shoulders, so I really enjoyed his pour of Oro Azul. I’m developing an affinity for reposado tequilas.

Are ya looking for trouble? The Spicy Scallops were true to their name–covered with a hot Serrano pepper rub and served with corn, butternut squash, toasted pumpkin seeds and cilantro ragout. I would choose it again–it was truly burning love. My dinner companion chose Fideo, which is the least Latin item on the menu, but also a winner: pasta served with chorizo, chicken, asparagus and manchego cheese. 

But the thing I like best about Charro is the decor–red and black, with barn-salvaged beams, and brooding religious overtones–crosses everywhere. On the walls are lyrics from the King. It gives me fever.

Charro Restaurante

17800 W. Bluemound Rd.

Brookfield, WI 53045