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El Cholo Pasadena opened its doors to the public in October 2000 on Fair Oaks Ave. We moved to the Paseo Mall in December 2010 on Colorado Blvd. keeping the 88 year old legend going strong. All of the El Cholo restaurants feature authentic and traditional Mexican dishes, many of which have come from family recipes dating back to 1923. Our distinctive menu offers classics such as our famous Green Corn Tamales, Enchiladas,and sizzling Fajitas. Our Combination plates along with our newer comidas especiales have made El Cholo famous along with our irresistible Nachos introduced in the 1950's. But there is one thing that El Cholo is especially known for and that is our Award-Winning Margarita.
$30 - $30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
Enchilada Suizas, my go to order for the many Mexican restaurants I have visited. Menu says $15.95. OK, a bit high for that selection however we were in Pasedena... But it was $15.95 for one Enchilada! Should have been three. Ripoff.
I came here with a group. It would not have been my first choice for Mexican since I'm more of a food truck person but El Cholo wasn't bad.
My carnitas plate had a huge portion of pork with some rice and beans and tortillas....More
Really enjoyed this meal on the outdoor patio. The specials are really great designs in mecican food. We had the sonora enchilada a layered chicken enchilada with wonderful choices of sauces. Salsa and chips were great very relaxing place loved it.
My daughter-in-law took us to this restaurant when we were visiting them. We were on our way home from vacation and this was our 3rd Mexican restaurant. It was also twice to 3 times the cost of our previous dinners and half as good!!! The...More
Been eating at El Cholo chains for years the service was just terrible,..you couldn't get any help in bar area unless you waved down a waiter,..literally had to ask for chips,salsa,water,drinks were always wrong, might I add it was not crowded. Te only thing positive...More
The outdoor patio was closed due to a private party, the bar area was full or tables needed clearing so we sat inside which was not as appealing. The drinks were good but though we ordered the same drink twice were served differently we were...More