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“Good Mexican”
Review of El Cholo

El Cholo
Ranked #71 of 691 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
“Good Mexican”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Great place to go for good Mexican at a reasonable price in Santa Monica. Portions are large and margaritas are tasty. I'd also recommend the tamales.

Visited December 2013
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Santa Monica, California
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Just So So”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

El Cholo is a local chain of Mexican Retaurants. The Santa Monica restaurant is very large and very noisy. There is valet parking. The service is slow when moderatey busy. The food is no better prepared then the average area Mexican restaurant.

Visited October 2013
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Los Angeles, CA
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great to have the Santa Monica location”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

I've been to El Cholo in Santa Monica many times, and also to the original restaurant on Western Avenue in downtown L.A.. Great ambiance and great food at a reasonable price. Service is always first-rate, especially for such a large, busy restaurant. It's a no-brainer to dine here when I have friends in from out-of-town.

  • Visited November 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Love this place”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

We always go to this restaurant whenever we're in the Santa Monica area. Best guacamole ever! Great menu and friendly service.

  • Visited November 2013
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent burritos”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Absolutely love this place. Spending 2 weeks in Santa Monica i went there 3 times and got a burrito every time.
Giant platters and very tasty mexican food is all you can say about this.
Plus their service is super fast and friendly..

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Norm T
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