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El Cholo, Anaheim Hills, CA

El Cholo

4.0
4
43 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
El Cholo has been serving the Anaheim, California community for over 90 years. Fresh, authentic Mexican fare and friendly staff members can be found at El Cholo, and guests of all ages are invited to dine. The main menu consists of classic favorites such as chimichangas, beef taquitos, Santa Barbara enchiladas, steak fajitas and more. For a taste of history, try one of the menu items that has been offered at El Cholo for decades. The famous combinations are a staple at the restaurant and include choices of cheese enchiladas, rolled beef tacos, pork tamales and chile relleno. Each item comes with a side of rice and beans to complete the authentic experience.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sunday & Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Lunch & Dinner Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (714) 769-6269
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Felix Salcedo
  • Catering
    Please contact us for any of your catering needs.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us for your private dining requests.
  • Neighborhood
    Anaheim
  • Cross street
    Roosevelt
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 43 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience

NoiseModerate

43 Reviews
  1. kidragtime

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    When I presented my OpenTable $20 rewards check to our server at El Cholo, she came back and said that the manager would not honor the check because the restaurant didn't have an account with OpenTable. How is this so? We have made OpenTable reservations here since this location opened, yet the manager refused our rewards discount. It was a disappointing ending to an otherwise enjoyable dinner. Be advised: you will want to find another restaurant (and there are many) to spend your OpenTable dining rewards checks.

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  2. Drmx

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2014

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Every time we are at this location we are disappointed in the service. Usually the food is good but a chili relleno without the chili is a bit underwhelming as was served this time. Hoping they get things worked out- otherwise we'll make the drive to the other location.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Its been a long time since I've been to your restaurant. This visit at this particular spot was a treat. The decoration is elegant yet simple with a lot of warm colors. I wouldn't think twice about bringing my date here to visit. I loved the fish tacos and the special was tremendous.

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  4. Barney

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good authentic Mexican choices. Always have a great experience - will definitely visit again

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  5. Cosaman

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place with lots of variety in food and drink.

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  6. Marebear439

    Los Angeles

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of us dined here after a movie on Thursday evening. A previous visit was less than good, primarily due to poor service. This time it was the exact opposite .... everything was wonderful. A basket of fresh tortilla chips and some salsa arrived at the table very quickly. We ordered margaritas to start and then were surprised to receive a complimentary plate of nachos. What a nice way to start our dinner. Our waiter, Martin, was extremely friendly and attentive. We each ordered different meals and all of the food was excellent. All in all, it was a wonderful evening and we will definitely return.

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  7. Scofie

    Orange County

    56 reviews

    2.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2014

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible service. If the food wasn't so good, we would not go back but the food is great so we will, just ask not to have Gina.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Portion size was not as much as I remembered available at other El Cholo locations.

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  9. ChinoFoodie

    Las Vegas

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the food and the drinks!! LA lemonade is fab!! The history plate was delicious!! We will be back

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  10. Mase

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Imagine if El Torito or Acapulco was given better ingredients, healthier portions, and a better atmosphere. This is El Cholo. Always a decent choice in the neighborhood, and glad that I don't have to drive to LA to go there anymore!

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El Cholo is rated 4 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for El Cholo

8200 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Roosevelt
  • Neighborhood
    Anaheim
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sunday & Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Lunch & Dinner Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Felix Salcedo
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (714) 769-6269
  • Catering
    Please contact us for any of your catering needs.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us for your private dining requests.
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