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El Cholo

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
South Park, Los Angeles
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  • 420 c.
    "margaritas here are the best.. chips & salsa is dynamite..."(11 Tips)
    Laura G.
    "Blue Corn Chicken Enchilada is the best"(2 Tips)
    Neka w.
    "Crab enchiladas & a LA lemonade Yummy!"(2 Tips)
    Rayshawn W.
    "enchiladas and coconut margaritas"(6 Tips)
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  • Lane R.
    Lane RettigOctober 15, 2013
    A little over the top but a lot of fun and the food is delicious too. Great place to bring friends who are visiting. The classic dishes from the twenties and thirties are a safe bet!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Erin
    ErinJune 11, 2013
    A company tradition every time we come. Very nice staff. Great food. The Taste of History is a must try for at least 2 people.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • None N.
    None NoneApril 28, 2014
    This is not at all like the one on western. The food & drinks all taste completely different.. But a good atmosphere
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Rayshawn W.
    The mariscos (seafood) enchiladas and coconut margaritas are great together.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Miney F.
    Miney FelixMarch 7, 2015
    Sit at the bar during happy hour for their margaritas! So good, served along chips + salsa
  • Megan M.
    The fajitas with delicate chunks of chicken taste more like fajitas with regular chicken.
    Upvoted Nov 4
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezNovember 26, 2011
    The good thing about this place is its a fully-stocked Tequila bar. Name your drink how you like it and they will make it.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SimmonsMay 11, 2012
    Fresh made chunky salsa. Happy hour starts at 3. Lots of good specials 3-6
  • Ebeny G.
    Ebeny GravesNovember 24, 2012
    Alex is the best :-D love the margaritas. Crab taquitos made of real crab!
  • Julie G.
    Julie GallaherNovember 6, 2011
    Fresh mixed guac, fish tacos and margaritas on the back patio are a perfect combination
  • Dora C.
    Dora CrespínOctober 11, 2013
    Ask for Blue Corn Enchiladas. Amazing and a dish full of flavor.
  • Massimo L.
    Massimo LusardiAugust 21, 2011
    They mix guacamole right at your table asking for your choice of ingredients! Don't miss it!
  • Jeremiah B.
    Jeremiah BrownApril 3, 2012
    Try the LA Lemonade. You can catch a pretty good buzz on a relatively smooth drink.
  • Kristin F.
    Kristin FilipovitsJanuary 14, 2014
    Great margaritas before Staples Center. And outside space!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MontoyaApril 18, 2013
    Order the Enchilada Suiza and you will not want to order anything else ever again.
  • 420 c.
    420 cokewhoreJanuary 26, 2014
    margaritas here are the best.. chips & salsa is dynamite...
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Lennette H.
    Lennette HollisterDecember 15, 2013
    A must is the Pineapple Serrano Margarita
  • Michelle
    MichelleJanuary 12, 2012
    The Carnitas are an amazing plate for two.
  • Cara
    CaraNovember 27, 2013
    Small bar...good drinks....fun atmosphere.
  • Joshua G.
    Joshua GomezSeptember 21, 2013
    I recommend the tres tacos al carbon
  • Antonio C.
    Antonio CastilloApril 22, 2012
    Carnita plate is good but for two people
  • Serafino
    SerafinoApril 25, 2013
    Sip a margarita on the outside patio in the back.
  • Neka w.
    Neka whaleyJanuary 13, 2012
    Crab enchiladas & a LA lemonade Yummy!
  • Eva M.
    Eva Montoya-GuzmanApril 6, 2014
    The Carne Asada was outstanding...
  • Ahmad A.
    Ahmad AlmaniDecember 23, 2012
    The burrito is a must try!!
  • Laura G.
    Laura GuzmanOctober 31, 2011
    Blue Corn Chicken Enchilada is the best
  • Chuck W.
    Chuck WeissMarch 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The outside back patio is where you want to be.
  • Sandro S.
    Sandro SolerOctober 16, 2011
    Amazing margaritas, but the food isn't that good.
  • Janie L.
    Janie LJune 20, 2012
    If Jim Hill is here, I know the food is good!
  • Yuri V.
    Yuri VisserOctober 2, 2011
    Their margaritas are the bomb!
  • joan b.
    joan bowenApril 24, 2013
    Nice history and ambiance. Food so-so, not great.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferSeptember 11, 2014
    My refried beans were inedible. The cheese was burnt on top and the beans were overly salty. How do you screw up refried beans?! Disappointing.
  • N G.
    N GameroOctober 11, 2014
    Nice trendy place!!
  • roycifer
    royciferNovember 14, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    they're "too busy" to do pick up orders. not the first time. 💩
  • Landon BigChief W.
    Landon BigChief WhiteFebruary 22, 2014
    #1combo plate with chicken tacos
  • Camilo C.
    Camilo C. A.May 5, 2013
    Don't sit at the Nacho Table, it's not worth it.
  • Ingrid M.
    Ingrid MendezOctober 27, 2013
    Love the service here...
  • South Park i.
    South Park in LASeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit in the back in the patio
  • Miles B.
    Miles BApril 19, 2011
    Try the fish tacos. Delish.
  • Amneris G.
    Amneris GonzalezApril 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food!
  • Larry M.
    Larry MalbrueSeptember 30, 2013
    Stay away. The menu has downsized. The quality has dropped as well.
  • Alexandra
    AlexandraOctober 6, 2014
    Margaritas!
  • Jose M.
    Jose MezaAugust 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Happy hour tacos are great.
  • Edith C.
    Edith C.July 31, 2014
    ATTN Out of Town travelers: the food is really good BUT do not try to walk off your meal, by walking back to your hotel. The area surrounding El Cholo is not safe.
    Downvoted 2 weeks ago
  • J.c. G.
    J.c. GarciaJanuary 17, 2012
    This place sux.. limited menu.. taste is decent.. will not go again
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WJanuary 2, 2011
    He touched my junk
  • Brandan O.
    Brandan OrtegaMarch 23, 2012
    Funny cartoons in el baño!
  • Yao X.
    Yao XinruSeptember 20
    挽肉入りエンチラーダ
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