El Cholo

840 E Whittier Blvd
La Habra, CA 90631  |  Google Maps
(562) 691-4618
Expect to Pay: 
$25-$60
Attire: 
Casual
Reservations: 
Yes
Patio Seating: 
Yes
Best Day to Go: 
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Best Time to Go: 
Evenings (5PM - 7PM)
Most Popular Dish: 
No. 1 (All-time best seller) Cheese Enchilada and Beef Taco
Bar: 
Yes

I can’t even begin to describe how much I LOVE El Cholo. I have been going to El Cholo in La Habra with my family since I was a little girl. Whenever there is a special occasion that calls for a dinner celebration, we go to El Cholo, especially when it comes time for my birthday. The food at El Cholo is unlike that of any other Mexican restaurant. It is simply the best. You’re probably wondering why that is. Well, let me tell you.

When it comes to Mexican restaurants, the most important things are, without a doubt, the chips and salsa. At El Cholo, both are extremely fresh, along with the house guacamole for those of you who love avocados. For an entree, I highly recommend the No. 1 (All-time best seller) Cheese Enchilada and Beef Taco. Not only is this dish the most popular on the menu, but also my absolute favorite. The enchilada sauce is mouth-watering and the beef taco is extremely flavorful, with your choice of either a hard or soft shell. Like most Mexican dishes, El Cholo’s come with rice and beans that are drenched in cheese. Seriously, who doesn’t love cheese?

Now, I know you’re wondering how the margaritas at El Cholo are. I suggest taking caution when ordering your second round – especially if you’re planning to drive. Yes, that’s how strong they are! For a bit of insight, I consider myself to have a pretty high alcohol tolerance, but at round two, even I am feeling a little tipsy!

All in all, I give El Cholo five stars, as I have never had one bad experience after all these years. The restaurant must be doing something right since it has been in business since 1923 – nearly 90 years!

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