Went there with friends for drinks and dinner. The food was very good and the portions were good. The service was friendly and we ate out on the terrace which was great. Overall surprisingly good.
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Service was a bit sketchy but ok at the bar. Employees seemed to place a bit more importance on busing the dishes than serving the drinks. El Cholo Margarita, draft beer and well drinks are $5. We called before and the man who answered told...More
Good food good service good waiter a little loud during this fiesta but makes you get into the holiday. like the outside and variety of dish's to choose from, well drinks and like the cute things they give out. Good for a date or bringing...More
I was a woman traveling alone and sat at the bar, but was still able to order the table side guacamole which was delicious. I ordered carnitas. It was real. It was not just shredded pork, but had pork belly and the wonderful fat from...More
We went to El Cholo for Sunday lunch. Without a reservation, we were seated immediately. Our table service was good, as was the food. We were able to order the size of combination plates that we wanted, and the margaritas were good. However, the ladies'...More
Tucked in an upper corner of a rather busy outdoor mall with separated buildings, this place took some doing to find. Decor is busy Mexican. Staff are fine. Food is mediocre.
Saturday afternoon after we attended a convention in Pasadena, grabbed my husband and 2 adult sons and went to El Cholo for cocktails and dinner, Good margaritas!!! Lots of tequilas available. Green corn tamales when in season are a must! Service was fast and friendly...More
We chose this restaurant while visiting Pasadena based on Trip Advisor reviews and were really disappointed. This is, at best, mediocre food. The fish taco had mealy, gummy fish, was served lukewarm. The filet mignon tacos had tough, grisly beef. The house margarita was premade...More
This is the top-rated Mexican cuisine restaurant in Pasadena, with good reason. Terrific happy hour deals to enjoy on the front patio, or in the bar. Fine dining in the restaurant. This is one of, I believe, six El Cholo restaurants around SoCal now, with...More
We ordered a variety of enchiladas and burritos and all were wonderful. Everyone was pleased and portions large so a couple folks took rest of their dinner home. Our server was very attentive. Will definitely go back.