We were enticed to try the daily special at this local favorite just off the downtown square in this tiny town named for Thomas J. Rusk (former leader of the Republic of Texas) in Cherokee County. La Charra is a family-run business, with Esmeralda Palos and Alejandro de la Cruz at the helm, both bringing years of experience working at other restaurants as well as a wealth of family recipes to their first entrepreneurial venture. The Carne Asada (chicken or beef) topped with cheddar jack cheese and served with rice, charro beans, guacamole, and pico de gallo proved a hefty if delightful midday choice, but that did not stop us from ordering exactly half of the items on the dessert menu. The flan was creamy and light with a vanilla bean undertone, and the sopapillas were a delight. Outdoor seating consists of picnic tables on grass.