El Cholo Restaurant

El Cholo Restaurant

1025 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
(310) 899-1106 serving: Wilshire Montana, West LA
open:Mon - Thu, 11am - 10pm; Fri, Sat, 11am - 11pm; Sun, 11am - 9pm

Sidewalk Score: 8 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Food Delivery, Mastercard Accepted, $$, Visa Accepted, Brunch, American Express Accepted, Mexican, Check, Gift Certificate Accepted, Romantic Dining,

The Low Down


Parking: Leave your car with the valet for $3.50, or try your luck with metered street parking.

Delivery: You can get food delivered by calling L.A. Bite at (310) 441-2483, but you'll pay a delivery fee. For takeout, call the restaurant to order.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

Students and families like the good margaritas and festive atmosphere, which are practically guaranteed at El Cholo. The food is pretty good, too: chicken breasts in flour tortillas with guacamole; crab enchiladas with jalapeno-cilantro…
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El Cholo Mexican is the place for Margaritas
By Kim B at Insider Pages

Sometimes you're just in a mood for a great blended margarita and El Cholo never disappoints. It gets busy on the weekends so I like to come in on ... Read More

Half autentico + half trendico = all fantastico!
By CleverGrrl at Menuism

I've been to El Cholo twice - once on a date, and once for after work drinks with a big crowd. What I... Read More

I did not like this place
By Ofelia O at Insider Pages

I have the El Cholo Cookbook and since I moved back to Los Angeles I wanted to go there. Well, I finaly did. The food portion was HUGE and tasted r... Read More

Not authentic
By Natalie L at Insider Pages

Beyond the festive atmosphere there is nothing great about this place. Overpriced food that is very Americanized. The parking is impossible and v... Read More

fiesta at el cholo!
By tulips500 at Menuism

if you want to down tasty margaritas with your equally tasty mexican food in a Spanish hacienda-style... Read More