El Cholo Restaurant

1025 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Top Sentiments among El Cholo Restaurant Reviewers

Tasty margaritas Mediocre chicken enchilada Wonderful chicken chimichanga Great drinks Love chips and salsa Recommend green corn tamales Large parties Soft tortillas Delicious Blue Corn Enchiladas Great guacamole

Customer Reviews (55 reviews)


on Citysearch Feb 13, 2009
Uncomforting comfort food cooked with no love, served in a smelly dining room by waitresses with ridiculous costumes. Regulars to this place must be easy to please. (more)


on Citysearch Jan 28, 2009
I'm a huge mexican food fan and have tried almost all mexican restaurants in la & santa monica. This is by far my favorite spot. Great margaritas (and variety), great food (my fave is the fajitas) and love the down to... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 16, 2008
This place is my home away from home. Great food, great service and great cocktails. I love sitting outside on their small patio and in their huge bar lounge area. Great for a fun date or bring the whole family. Mixed... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 02, 2008
I have always heard about this place, but have never went. I am glad I did. They had the best tamales I've ever had. Unfortunately they only had them May-October, so now I have to wait six months to try them again. The... (more)

Me...not you.

on Yahoo Jun 01, 2008
Are you serious? I unfortunately ordered a chicken enchillada there and it had no flavor. The atmosphere is great and really relaxing. However, the food was not that great. The test I usually have is to taste the... (more)


on Citysearch May 26, 2008
In a city filled with Mexican restaurants, this is one of the best in my opinion. Their margaritas are thick and flavorful. The guacamole tastes tantalizingly fresh, which is good since the wait staff makes sure to... (more)

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on Citysearch May 11, 2008
I have the El Cholo Cookbook and since I moved back to Los Angeles I wanted to go there. Well, I finaly did. The food portion was HUGE and tasted really bad. The place smells bad as well.... (more)

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on Citysearch Mar 20, 2008
Beyond the festive atmosphere there is nothing great about this place. Overpriced food that is very Americanized. The parking is impossible and valet is expensive. I had the tamales and guacamole- way too bland to... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 10, 2008
I went with a friend for the first time and didn't have a good experience. Ordered salad in a tostada shell and sent it back because it was so greasy. Ordered chicken enchiladas instead because I thought it was a safe... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 06, 2008
awfulk service! I came down here on a saturday night and damn....just plain awful. I had the enchiladas and my friend had the steak fajitas. Lets say Pepto is a must after dinner. I had to flag down our witress servral... (more)
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