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El Cholo Restaurant

1121 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006-2314
+1 323-734-2773
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“enchiladas” (26 reviews)
“guacamole” (21 reviews)
“flan” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1121 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006-2314
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 April 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 21 March 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
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Sometimes a place wears its age. El Cholo is one of those places. The booth was way in the back of the restaurant and though it was comfortable enough to feel like you were sitting on bleachers, I felt sort of cramped, especially facing the...More

Thank MeMeDaVinci
Reviewed 28 February 2018

The food is great and I love the atmosphere and history. They need to update their carpet and booths as it makes the place feel a little dirty, but the friendly staff and incredible food make up for it. The salsa is especially yummy and...More

Thank PirateCatLA
Reviewed 19 February 2018

El Cholo would not win any culinary awards. But, it is as good as one would expect a Mexican Restaurant in Los Angeles to be. Food is good, margaritas are generous, and service is pleasant

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Had lunch there recently on a beautiful Wednesday. Nothing spectacular but safely consistent. Servers tend to be more mature and not bothersome which is a plus. Food is more old school American style mexican food which is fine for me but maybe not for everyone...More

Thank JohnLiu212
Reviewed 25 January 2018

El Cholo was established a long time ago and it's easy to see why they are successful today. All the food was fantastic on our first visit so we brought other friends here for a second time. All the food was fantastic but I was...More

Thank Z8819QDbrians
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I loved this place as everything was piping hot and real tasty. Carnitas was my favorite and the chips were wonderful.

Reviewed 12 January 2018

Nice atmosphere and great food. Our waiter might not have been the most attentive, but the delicious food made up for his lack of keeping our glasses full. Portions were huge!

Thank bzhands
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Parking Available, Valet Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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