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In 1927, George and Aurelia Salisbury opened El Cholo Restaurant in Los Angeles. The restaurant features authentic and traditional Mexican dishes. Its specialties include green corn tamales, enchiladas and fajitas. El Cholo Restaurant has a Spanish-influenced architecture that is accented with hand-painted arches, rustic ceiling timbers and traditional Mexican touches. Its interiors feature soft lighting, large wooden booths and photos of early Los Angeles history, family, friends and celebrities. The restaurant additionally includes full-service bars, fireplaces, patio dining areas and private banquet rooms. It operates a store that sells T-shirts, shirts and hats. El Cholo Restaurant is located in Los Angeles, and provides catering services. In addition, it offers gift certificates of several denominations.
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Phone: (323) 419-4158

TollFree: (800) 789-2172

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Central LA, Olympic Park, Country Club Park, Mid City, Central La, Mid-Wilshire

El Cholo Restaurant

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Green Corn?

I got three words for you: ""Green Corn Tamale."" The fact that these are served for only a limited time makes me want them more. Yum. In the off season, your place is still awesome. Love the drinks and the chill atmosphere!

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the place to eat

if the mood strikes for some mexican food,,, then this is the spot to go... great prices, good portions, satisfying taste.

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Great atmosphere and good food

The atmosphere is good. The food is good. Try their fajitas and tamales. I loved their salsa.

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Huge portions

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 food did come quickly... I recommend the Blue corn enchiladas. Little pricier than some other mexican restaurants, about $15 a plate for lunch, but the portions are more than fair for what you pay. I coul... view more

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I love El Cholo Restaurant. When you step into the restaurant it's like walking back in time. The food is great and so is the service. Hats off to El Cholo

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Best TexMex in LA

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.

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Best Margarita!

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 like part and it felt really private. I had a veggie burrito and it was the size of my head and really good!!! I think it's a great value for the money. Also, the margaritas are some of the best I've... view more

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Better than I thought

I'm not a huge fan of Mexican food, but I enjoyed my trip to El Cholo. The restaurant is homey and comfortable. The tables are private and the restaurant is very well decorated. The food was really good and our waitress was very nice!

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Consistently good food and drink at a fair price

Okay, I've read some of the reviews here -- several made me angry -- so I'm throwing in my '2 cents':\r I have to laugh at people who trash El Cholo after apparently just one visit. This means that they\r completely discount the place based on one item on the menu that they hated. Now, I've been going\r to El Cholo restaurants for years at several locations: Santa Monica, L.A., Whittier, and one or two\r that n... view more

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1121 S Western AveLos AngelesCA 90006

(323) 734-2773

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