El Cholo Restaurant

1121 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90006
El Cholo Restaurant - Homestead Business Directory

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Hungry hordes line up at this L.A. institution for potent margaritas and famous green-corn tamales.
"...this 'true institution' continues to produce 'green corn tamales straight from heaven' and the 'best, strongest margaritas in LA' after over 75 years 'these guys have got it down!'...." - Zagat Restaurant Guide
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Top Sentiments among El Cholo Restaurant Reviewers

Love margarita especial Excellent drinks Good chips and salsa Good green corn tamales Perfect table side guacamole Awesome menu items Loud fun dinner Perfect enchilada sauce Best dishes Fabulous sonoma nachos

Customer Reviews (132 reviews)


on Citysearch Jan 31, 2010
I should be ashamed. Should hide it from my foodie friends who live by taco trucks and authentic Mexican eateries that don't have carrots in their chicken fajitas. I shouldn't like it, or the distinct "gringo" vibe... (more)


on Citysearch Dec 17, 2009
Great place for lunch or for a casual dinner with family or with a group. Food was great, portions huge! And margaritas taste as they should.... Mmm! Service was a little slow, but friendly. And once we ordered, the... (more)

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on Citysearch Jul 28, 2009
Nachos, boy are they great. Margaritas are tasty!! It's a charming place to have really good Mexican food. Excellent service, never a proble... (more)

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on Citysearch May 27, 2009
Awesome place on a Friday night! Food was really good. Took a while to get in. The Enchiladas and Chips and Salsa Rocked My World! Great Teq... (more)

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on Citysearch Feb 02, 2009
I have been going here for over 40 years. The menu has changed little. The courtyard atmosphere is great as is the food. In a busy area - pl... (more)


on Citysearch Jan 19, 2009
love to go there with friends and family. they have excellent texmex and service is good. love the margarita especial and sonoma nachos are fabulous. they have a great patio and there is lots lots lots of space.... (more)

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on Citysearch Oct 15, 2008
This authentic mexican food restaurant that has been around for many, many years. It is located in the heart of the business area of Los An... (more)


on Citysearch Oct 14, 2008
I have always been intrigued by this place from the outside and after years of walking by, finally went! It was a little more casual inside than I expected, but homey and comfortable. We were seated upstairs in a cove... (more)

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on Citysearch Sep 22, 2008
I've gone here many times after work. They serve all the basic Mexican favorites and do it well. The staff is good and friendly and used t... (more)

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on Citysearch May 31, 2008
Although the gorgeous waitresses sport some of the most UNflattering ruffles, the atmosphere, service, cuisine, and size will provide for yo... (more)
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