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El Cholo Restaurant

1121 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006
+1 323-734-2773
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (26 reviews)
“guacamole” (19 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
1121 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006
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1 - 10 of 256 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of this city's oldest restaurants is also one of its best. The walls tell the nearly 100-year history of El Cholo with love. The food is prepared with care and delivered in beautiful presentations. We had an appetizer and two entrees, but tasted more...More

Thank TheFranci
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are anywhere near this restaurant and you like Mexican Food. It is a must. I saw our former Mayor eating there and one the best writer for the Los Angeles Times. It is great. You won't be sorry.

Thank cyandei
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Have been there two times because the food was so delicious there. Waiters are very friendly and the interior makes you feel like being somewhere in Mexico. If you are lucky they will serve the taco chips in mexican national colors.

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We came here for lunch and we didn't want a lot of food, so we got a 1 item lunch. It was very reasonable snd it was very good. The tamale was very fresh and it was one of the best I've had. The chips...More

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The food was excellent but we were there on a very crowded Friday night. There was a concert at the nearby Staples Center, so I think it may have been busier than expected, as we tried to make reservations but were told it shouldn't be...More

Thank MeandZee
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The location was fantastic to grab a bite before the game. The staff was friendly and very attentive to us. We had good food in a fun atmosphere and I would dine there anytime. Mexican style food is always good and they did not disappoint.

Thank joangel418
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This restaurant is great, the food is always on point. If you love Margaritas then you will love this place! It caters for big groups as well as couples.

Thank Ohsophie
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Food was nice, atmosphere was good, the server was too slow and forgot most of things we ordered. I had to ask two or three times to get beer or water.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 February 2017

If the chips and hot sauce are good, then I stay. They were both good but I like hotter. The food was ok. I had enchiladas with rice and beans, I barely ate my food, it just was not up to my expectations. My friend...More

Thank meredithm272
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Giant restaurant with "family booths" all over. I'm normally not a fan of this closed boxes, I like to see what other people are having, how the staff are doing and so on. But here at El Cholo I think it worked a little better....More

Thank Stefan D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1121 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-734-2773
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