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El Cholo Restaurant

1121 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006
+1 323-734-2773
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (28 reviews)
“guacamole” (21 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1121 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006
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1 - 10 of 246 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was very good and the service was excellent. We took some friends from Japan there for their first taste of Mexican food. They loved it. Only downside was a screaming baby, but not the restaurants fault.

Thank canderson1958
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a birthday dinner at the Western Ave location and it was good. Killed some time at the bar - but felt a bit hassled to move along by the waiter, despite our buying some $50 of drinks while waiting for our table. We...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The service was very good, the food was above average, but the best part of the visit was the ambiance.

Thank James L
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I dined here with a group of 15 people and our server did a great job waiting on a large party and taking all of our special request food orders (very LA of us). The interiors are classic old world Mexican done very well however....More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I have had the Americanized Mexican food and wanted something different. El Cholo was recommended and I also do the same. The restaurant offers a menu based on the years of service to the community. I had a dish that was originally served when they...More

Thank Raymond J
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I have been enjoying this landmark LA restaurant since moving here in 1979. Quality of food and service remain consistently high. You can go fancier but you can't go better, imho. My favorite is the Burrito Dorado, a very large meat burrito smothered in cheese...More

Thank DrJerryLosAngeles_CA
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We had the margarita classics, guacamole, Santa Barbara Enchiladas and chicken enchiladas... all this after a long flight and arriving in L.A. for the first time.. We are in heaven!! Thank you Louis at the Sth Western Ave for being an amazing waiter, we're super...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

One of this city's oldest restaurants is also one of its best. The walls tell the nearly 100-year history of El Cholo with love. The food is prepared with care and delivered in beautiful presentations. We had an appetizer and two entrees, but tasted more...More

Thank TheFranci
Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you are anywhere near this restaurant and you like Mexican Food. It is a must. I saw our former Mayor eating there and one the best writer for the Los Angeles Times. It is great. You won't be sorry.

Thank cyandei
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Have been there two times because the food was so delicious there. Waiters are very friendly and the interior makes you feel like being somewhere in Mexico. If you are lucky they will serve the taco chips in mexican national colors.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-734-2773
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