El Cholo Cantina

$ $
5465 Alton Pkwy (at Jeffrey Rd)
Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 451-0044
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm



  • Ask for the hotter salsa!
  • Get the "skinny margarita" on the rocks. It is so delicious that you'd never guess that it has half the calories of their regular margarita.
  • Get the banana dessert.
  • Say hi to Rene in the bar...best drinks in Irvine burbs!
  • Best carnitas
  • Leave room for dessert. The banana chimichanga is amazing!
  • Beer good here
  • Food is terrible ....do not waist your time!
  • readers said this to be their favorite margarita. The recipe calls for a house-made mix blended with three types of tequila: Cuervo Especial, Cuervo 1800 and a secret platinum tequila.
  • Try the Ensenada style fish tacos. Carne asada tacos supposedly have bacon in them but I could not detect any.
  • Filet mignon tacos AMAZING!!!!! Get with caddie margarita
  • The Sonoran Enchilada is the best. Fried egg on a stack of tortillas.
  • Make sure you order double beans no rice. That's what I like.
  • Tamale holiday special
  • They will be open through December 31st. So sad that the Irvine Company would not renew their lease.
  • So sad they are being forced out of this location.
  • Get the layered Sonora enchilada! The best dish on the menu!
  • Ask for the habanero salsa. Damn good
  • The best margaritas ever!
  • Be sure to sit at the nacho table.

Nearby places

5385 Alton Pkwy (at Jeffrey Rd)
5365B Alton Pkwy
5345 Alton Pkwy (at E Yale Loop)