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Cafe El Cholo

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840 E Whittier Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631-3933
+1 562-691-4618
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“enchiladas” (16 reviews)
“pralines” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
840 E Whittier Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631-3933
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Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

This is one of several el cholos in the greater Los Angeles area and just a great place to have lunch or dinner! We enjoy the chips and salsa so much we have to be careful not to fill up on just chips! The service...More

Thank David S
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Every time I've come here, the food has been outstanding. Great atmosphere. I would highly suggest it if you want to embarrass someone on their birthday!

Thank Diane A
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Have been coming here for over 40 years. It's family and friend favorite. From savory cheese enchiladas to the blue corn tamale - it's delicious food and the margaritas are likewise delicious. Service is always friendly and welcoming.

Thank Ken C
Reviewed December 7, 2016

What I liked was the colorful decorations and the murals on the walls. They have friendly service and a patio to sit at if the dining room is full. I believe this restaurant has been around for 100 years. Can't beat that. Everything they serve...More

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

We wanted a good Mexican restaurant that was not far from Buena Park where we were staying.. El Cholo was a great choice!! Very good authentic food!!

Thank ECDoc
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Not many great Mexican places left in the OC anymore but this one is worth the drive from South County!

Thank MominOC
Reviewed October 28, 2016

First visit.....did not have high expectations....Mexican food is Mexican food..... WRONG....this is the very best Mexican food I have ever had....absolutely delicious. Their pico de gallo is amazingly fresh and delicious. Atmosphere and service were impeccable.....anxious to go again

Thank jeaniko
Reviewed October 10, 2016

the family that runs the small El Cholo chain of Mexican restaurants in Southern California has operated them for over 90 years. I have been eating there when in the area for a decade or more and the food has always been of high quality....More

Thank Les W
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We came here for a friend's birthday on a Friday night. It was packed!! There were people everywhere. It looked like everyone was enjoying themselves, as were we. The server was polite and on top of drink refills. I just couldn't believe how much food...More

Thank jawatson87
Reviewed August 25, 2016

The restaurant has both inside & outside seating. The ambiance is good. Food is awesome. Service is quick. Food is served hot. Helpings are quite big & filling. Worth the visit

Thank Shyamus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 840 E Whittier Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631-3933
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  La Habra
  • Phone Number: +1 562-691-4618
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