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El Cholo
Californian Restaurant$$
Today 11AM–10PM
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1121 S Western Ave Los Angeles, CA 90006
1121 South Western AvenueUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90006
$$Californian Restaurant, Mexican Restaurant
Californian Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Today 11AM–10PM
Wednesday 11AM–10PMThursday 11AM–10PMFriday 11AM–11PMSaturday 11AM–11PMSunday 11AM–9PMMonday 11AM–9PMTuesday 11AM–10PM
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153 reviews
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Local Mexican chain serving classic dishes & margaritas in a traditional setting since the 1920s.- Google
"I had the Santa Barbara enchilada and my husband had the taste of history."
"The green corn tamales are just as good as people say they are."
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Nana M
a month ago
The best mexican food. My favorite is the mouth watering 🐔 fajitas. OMG the margaritas is sooo bomb. Chips and salsa is on point, don't forget to try the fire hot salsa that u recieve upon request. If i could eat there everyday, most definitely i would. I'll be back there in the next couple of weeks.💓💕💓
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Matt Ivan
2 months ago
50% discount for USC Students. Good margaritas. What else do you need?
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Catherin Escalante
4 months ago
Love this place! Salads and sandwiches are always great and the price is good. Their chicken sandwich w/ Brie and arugula is amazing!
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Steven Spencer
2 months ago
If you're visiting L.A. you must come here. Don't let the one star for the restaurant based on a valet service that's not owned by the restaurant fool you. This place rocks
Lesli Green
2 months ago
My husband and I were on the fence after reading the reviews. Due to traffic, we decided to try it. I'm so glad there was a wreck or I would have NEVER had the best enchilada in my life! I had the Santa Barbara enchilada and my husband had the taste of history. Every bite was amazing from the rice to the main course! We also had the tableside guacamole and margaritas and they were amazing! You will be sorely mistaken if you bypass this restaurant! The service was great, and we parked at one of the meters to avoid the valet charge.
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Richard Newman
6 months ago
I want to start by saying we were really looking forward to eating here after reading how long they have been in business, with that being said I pulled into the parking lot and immediately stopped to wait for a couple to pass by, a valet guy walked up to my passenger door and tried opening it. I rolled down the window and asked him what are we doing, he very rudely and sarcastically said "I don't know, what are you doing?". I said we wanted to eat here and would like to park. He stated they are valet only. I had my parents with me (my mom being handicapped) as well as my wife and twin 6 year olds and it is better for everyone if I get my parking spot so everyone has ample time to get out. He looked at me extremely confused and again said "valet only, 5 dollars" and tried opening the door. I looked around their parking lot and there was apx 20 or more open spaces with some being handicapped which is what we needed and again said I would just like to park myself. I was absolutely willing to pay their 5 dollar fee but still wanted to park my own car. He stated you can't park here. I told him thank you, and drove off with my family. That lack of customer service towards a family was exactly what I needed to know so that I will never return. Remember El Cholo, first impressions are everything. A little customer service goes a long way, something you guys clearly need to work on
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Palito Man
8 months ago
your better off going to rodeo this place sucks i bin living around here for 17 years and i never ate a chile relleno without. chile verde they gave me just chees. this is an American mexican restaurant. the home of no taste. Latinos you know food. and this isnt good food. it is what it is just another old history book. its a traditional place soo if anybody does go im sure your a tourist .
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Jenine Christine
a month ago
The service is horrible.. The food is good but over priced and not worth it and the place is not handicapped accessible its a death trap... Never again!!!