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El Cholo Restaurant

1121 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006-2314
+1 323-734-2773
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (27 reviews)
“guacamole” (21 reviews)
“flan” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1121 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006-2314
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honestly, I was surrounded by SO much family I didn't even enjoy the food much, I think I just ate it! The menu was pretty interesting and different from our menus from Texas. Yes I'm from Texas. I got the enchiladas because it didn't look...More

Thank PrettyLady4u
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there thanks to recommendations by fellow mexican friends. And they were damm right. The food is real mexican , the place is very mexican, and the people there are very mexican. We went there to eat two days in a row. Its very...More

Thank BOLIVAR2409
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed eating here. El Cholo is the oldest Mexican restaurant in LA. And some of the menu items date back to when it opened. But, that tells you something, right? When El Cholo opened Americans didn't really eat Mexican food like they do now....More

Thank Muleyman
Reviewed July 9, 2018

There are reasons I have remained a loyal El Cholo Restaurant customer since my first visit in 1964 with a couple of UCLA College friends. Yes, the food is great! Yes, the service is also great and has remained so for the 54 years I...More

Thank cgmeigs
Reviewed June 17, 2018

A few years back I took my family visiting from England and we all had great meals, it was great. Due to the last good experience, my came to visit again and a few days ago in June 2018, we went to El Cholo, and,...More

Thank alip2n
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We were driving around when I noticed this place. I love places like this. Family owned and been in business for almost a century. The food was good, service was great and the atmosphere was amazing. Cheers to Mr. Utley and his wife, Shauna.

Thank Bigfeather155
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Yes, El Cholo has been around for ages but I don't get the hype. I wouldn't consider it to be authentic Mexican food because it has been too Americanized. One of the people in our party of five ordered a chili relleno and she was...More

Thank ibaol
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Gloria made the bar rock! Tap beer and great cocktails! Bar specials M to F 3/6! Great guacamole! Tap beer and homemade chips!

Thank Nicki S
Reviewed April 3, 2018

Loved valet parking, old fashion atmosphere and warm smiles, service may be a wait due to popular spot. Reward of the great dishes, Will go again.

Thank Rosa B
Reviewed March 21, 2018

El Cholo has been around since the early 1920's, and along the way the chef's have invented pretty much all post 1920's Mexican food. Reading the menu is like enjoying a great Museum, but better because you can eat what you read about. So many...More

Thank TonyFi18
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1121 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006-2314
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-734-2773
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