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El Cholo

4.0
52 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Neighborhood Gem (59)
  • Good for Groups (52)
  • Great for Lunch (52)

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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Brunch

Sunday & Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Lunch & Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(714) 769-6269
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What 52 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.0
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4.0
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
4.0
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kidragtime (Los Angeles)
3.0
Dined on January 9, 2015

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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Drmx (Orange County)
2.0
Dined on December 19, 2014

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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0
Dined on November 22, 2014

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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vipBarney (Orange County)
4.0
Dined on November 15, 2014

Good authentic Mexican choices. Always have a great experience - will definitely visit again

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Cosaman (Orange County)
4.0
Dined on November 8, 2014

Nice place with lots of variety in food and drink.

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none (Orange County)
4.0
Dined on October 25, 2014

Went to El Cholo in Anaheim Hills for the Green Corn Tamales before the season came to an end. Food and service was very good and the tamales were excellent as always.

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vipMarebear439 (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on October 9, 2014

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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vipScof1 (Los Angeles)
2.0
Dined on August 31, 2014

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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined on August 23, 2014

Portion size was not as much as I remembered available at other El Cholo locations.

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ChinoFoodie (Las Vegas)
5.0
Dined on August 3, 2014

I loved the food and the drinks!! LA lemonade is fab!! The history plate was delicious!! We will be back

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Brunch

Sunday & Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Lunch & Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Cross street
Roosevelt
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(714) 769-6269
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Catering
Please contact us for any of your catering needs.
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Executive chef
Felix Salcedo
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine