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El Cholo

1121 S. Western Ave. (Olympic Blvd.) Send to Phone
323-734-2773 | Order Now! | Menu
El Cholo is renowned for its margaritas, but the festive atmosphere and reasonably good Mexican cooking also draw crowds.


 
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El Cholo Restaurant Review

: El Cholo has been around since 1927 and it’s still great fun. Many customers --- legions of U.S.C. students among them --- come here for the margaritas (the restaurant serves over 1,000 a day and is the world’s largest consumer of Cuervo 1800 tequila). But the always-festive atmosphere is also a draw, as is the reasonably good food, although it may not live up to the quality of those legendary margaritas. Popular starters include crab and beef taquitos, an aged cheddar quesadilla, and a traditional albondigas soup, while favorite entrées are blue corn enchiladas with tomatillo sauce and avocado, the burrito Dorado filled with chili con carne, and shrimp fajitas. The kitchen’s famous homemade green corn tamales are available only from May through October. Also located at 1025 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-899-1106; 958 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, 626-441-4353; and 1037 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, 213-746-7750.
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