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“Good food, good service, good atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cholos Homestyle Mexican Restaurant

Cholos Homestyle Mexican Restaurant
66-250 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
(808) 637-3059
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Ranked #30 of 61 Restaurants in Haleiwa
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Thurmont, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good food, good service, good atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We visited Cholos during the fourth week of August on a weekday evening. We were seated quickly although they seemed busy. The service was friendly and prompt and the four of us were very satisfied with our meals (chicken enchiladas and chicken fajitas). The decor was interesting and the open air front of the restaurant added to the tropical atmosphere. We would definitely make a return visit.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good drinks, poor food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Service was good, but the food wasn't very good. I ordered cheese nachos, how could one mess up those right? Well they did, it was like eating cardboard cheese stuck on nachos. I think they literally microwaved the cheese and nachos together. Yuck. My daughter had a taco and fish taco, she said the fish taco was very dry and it had chunks of fish and no sauce on the side. Oh well... eat and learn....

Visited August 2012
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“WOW. Hands down the best Mexican we have ever eaten.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and were a bit wary as it is out on the North Shore and not in Honolulu. But this was so worth the trip out there.

3 of us ate and we could not find fault in any of the food, the service, anything.

I will be craving this food for the rest of my life. No Mexican I have eaten or will eat will ever compare.

Everyone should eat here.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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The Uintas
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“You will NOT be disappointed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

If you don't know where you're going , you might miss this restaurant . That would be your loss! We got there at 5 to beat the rush and we were seated immediately. Service was very attentive , and the salsa and chips were obviously fresh. The size of the entrees was huge ! No one in our party had anything but rave reviews for their menu selections. We wanted to try their desert items , but we were too full from eating our prior items to even consider it ! By Hawaii standards, their prices are moderate. Go hungry and prepared to be filled !

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Tasty fish tacos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

Tasty fish taco's that were great value at $6 each, my husband & I had two each and we were full. Very attentive staff and service. Definitely worth a visit when you're on the north shore.

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