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El Cholo

Mexican Restaurant, Burrito Place, and Taco Place$$$$
Wilshire-Montana, Santa Monica
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  • Jennifer M.
    "Get the crabmeat enchilada if you love seafood."(3 Tips)
    Rebekah S.
    "Pitcher of margaritas and the blue corn chicken enchiladas....yummy!"(19 Tips)
    Barclay
    "Order the green corn tamales, in season May-Oct only."(2 Tips)
    DrinkCoba
    "Blue Corn Chicken Enchiladas"(2 Tips)
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  • Alpcan B.
    Seafood Enchilada was perfect, must try!
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WalshFebruary 2
    The cheese enchilada and chile relleno combo is fantastic.
  • Mayuresh H.
    Mayuresh HajirnisNovember 18, 2015
    Fajitas, Cadillac margarita, crabmeat enchiladas
  • Tom B.
    Tom BurtonSeptember 14, 2015
    Oversize portions, heavy food, and a bit pricy for lunch. Maybe that's why it wasn't very full.
  • George H.
    George HarrisAugust 26, 2015
    Good Happy Hour!
  • Aaron G.
    Aaron GAugust 19, 2015
    Taco Tuesday
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GuerraJuly 18, 2015
    The only thing I've liked so far was my coconut margarita that barely tasted like it had any alcohol in it.. 😑
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MaasJune 20, 2015
    Get the crabmeat enchilada if you love seafood. Also the mix and match guac is so great.
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.May 8, 2015
    Opened in 1997.
  • Tom M.
    Tom McKeeverDecember 4, 2014
    Quality food and drinks, nothing really amazing about it but a solid weeknight spot if you're craving a marg.
  • John
    JohnSeptember 21, 2014
    Unlimited tortilla chips and salsa! Fiesta plate is very good when you don't know what to order
  • Chad M.
    Chad MillerAugust 25, 2014
    The Blue Corn Enchiladas are the best singular item, but A Taste of History wI'll get you a pork tamale, chile relleno, cheese enchilada, and beef taco.
  • Gary K.
    Gary KakiuchiAugust 16, 2014
    Everything
  • Jim M.
    Jim MittlerAugust 3, 2014
    Adam makes some mean shots!
  • Chelsie P.
    Chelsie PelliccinoJune 20, 2014
    I've tried every quesadilla at every Mexican restaurant on the west side... And this place has the best one. Ask for chopped chills in it.
  • Alisha B.
    Alisha BlandMarch 26, 2014
    Taco Tuesday is excellent!!!!
  • Carol M.
    Carol MartinezMarch 2, 2014
    Valet parking only here so make sure you have loose bills. They do have ATM inside. Nice looking environment inside with friendly customer service. Fresh hot chips w salsa,good food&yummy Margaritas!
  • Travis S.
    Travis SwinglerFebruary 15, 2014
    The guac is on point.
  • Joëlle M.
    Joëlle M.January 22, 2014
    House margaritas and appetizers are half price on Taco Tuesdays!
  • ronda a.
    ronda atencionOctober 30, 2013
    homey atmosphere and excellent food! margaritas are gooooooooood
  • Troy D.
    Troy DeversOctober 25, 2013
    Ask for the diablo salsa!
  • Troy D.
    Troy DeversAugust 28, 2013
    Taco Tuesdays - $3.95 for 3 tacos and half price margaritas!
  • A
    AAugust 25, 2013
    Coconut margaritas!!
  • Troy D.
    Troy DeversAugust 4, 2013
    Love the mini cholula bottles!
  • Carlos G.
    Carlos GutierrezJuly 24, 2013
    The margaritas are the best!!
  • Erin A.
    Erin AglioneJuly 22, 2013
    Can't go wrong with the house margarita on the rocks and Annie's California Enchiladas.
  • Melody S.
    Melody SazegarJune 8, 2013
    Make sure to ask for the spicy salsa with the free chips
  • Berenice L.
    Berenice LimonMay 17, 2013
    Good atmosphere, came here for a design department dinner. Nice staff.
  • Kimberly R.
    Kimberly RyanApril 23, 2013
    Margaritas!
  • Anisha B.
    Anisha BaijalApril 19, 2013
    Pomegranate margarita- yum!!
  • Marie F.
    Marie FelixApril 6, 2013
    Try the Grilled Fish Tacos
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenMarch 22, 2013
    great patron dessert berry margarita
  • Joyce E.
    Joyce ElsroadMarch 2, 2013
    The table by the kitchen is the Nacho Table. They bring you unlimited Carmen's Nachos for free.
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CarrilloFebruary 24, 2013
    Good Margaritas.
  • Bahar S.
    Bahar SamandiFebruary 2, 2013
    The chicken fajitas and lemonade are good but every time there is a really disgusting smell all over the restaurant SIT OUTSIDE... Gross 
  • Suraj S.
    Suraj SavaliaDecember 20, 2012
    Always a fave. The one on western has 50% off for USC students though.
  • Kendra A.
    Kendra AppeSeptember 22, 2012
    I dream about their crabmeat enchiladas
  • Gail H.
    Gail HSeptember 3, 2012
    Enchiladas Suizas, best in the city.
  • Maureen L.
    Maureen LenkerJuly 18, 2012
    The enchilada sauce and the margaritas here are the best in the world!
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KMay 26, 2012
    Unfortunately, The Best Items Are The Fresh Guac & Salsa. Decent Drinks. Nice, Friendly "Older" Waitessess. No Cholos In Sight Homes, LOL!
  • jacquie p.
    jacquie phillipsMay 26, 2012
    if your party is sat near the kitchen, they give you free nachos as a lo siento consolation prize.
  • Anna P.
    The guacamole is awesome. Tortilla soup is flavorful and now we are going to try the green chile - corn - cheese tamales that the restaurant is known for - okay first bite delicious
  • Patrick D.
    Patrick DunnApril 27, 2012
    This is my favorite place to stumble out of.
  • Sandy
    SandyMarch 25, 2012
    This place sucks. Gross food and terrible service!
  • CBS Local
    CBS LocalMarch 5, 2012
    The El Cholo family recipe dates back to 1923, and the traditional guacamole benefits from years of experience. Try it! - CBS LA Read more
  • Neil C.
    Neil CabanaJanuary 28, 2012
    Santa Barbera a la carte plus beer and tequila.....yum!
  • Amanda N.
    Amanda NanawaJanuary 28, 2012
    Try the filet mignon taco. Mmmm.
  • John
    JohnDecember 12, 2011
    Disgusting food
  • Yeyen
    YeyenSeptember 4, 2011
    High end mexican restaurant. I wouldn't say it's the most authentic mexican restaurant. But they still have really good food, drinks, and a very nice atmosphere.
  • Justin T.
    Justin TaylorAugust 1, 2011
    Ask to sit at the free nachos table
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