El Cholo Restaurant

Row 1

1121 S Western Ave (at W 11th St)
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(323) 419-4158
$ $
Mon, Sun: 11:00 AM–9:00 PM Tue–Thu: 11:00 AM–10:00 PM Fri–Sat: 11:00 AM–11:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Guacamole made table sidewhat else do I need to sayI am drooling :) -Danielle Keene, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Ask to be seated at the famous nacho table. They say it's the worst seat in the house (near the kitchen), but you get a free plate of nachos. The whole place is loud! So worth it!
  • Show your USC ID Monday through Wednesday for half off entrees
  • Happy hour! 3:00-6:00pm Mon. Thru Fri.
  • Margaritas, nachos, green corn tamales when it's warm. An L.A. institution, for good reason.
  • The Margaritas are STRONG! Be careful!
  • No one does fresh, green corn tamales better! They're only available May - October, so make a visit before it's too late!
  • Recommended by my friend Ice Cube.
  • My children and me have been eating at this restaurant for 30 yrs. Order #4.
  • The traditional Mexican flan is perfect! Share it with someone super cute! ;-)
  • Very accommodating for gluten free dining!
  • Blue corn chicken enchiladas are amazing when paired with the best margaritas in Los Angeles.
  • Ask for the spicy salsa for a kicked up version of the house stuff!
  • Catering a party? This restaurant pulled through with food ready on time and help putting it all in my car.
  • Aside from all the hipster transplants that have invaded #SilverLake, I LOVE THIS PLACE! Great #margaritas, & the #ChileVerde is crazy good. Great service too.
  • Est. 1923 still as a native to Los Angeles one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. Bonus they have a Fiesta Hour serving up an awesome cheese quesadilla!
  • The massive history plate! Fresh guacamole made to order tableside.
  • Do NOT, under any circumstances, get the Chicken Tostadita. Disgusting.
  • Mango margarita on the rocks!!

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