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Cafe El Cholo

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840 E Whittier Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631-3933
+1 562-691-4618
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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La Habra, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

What I liked was the colorful decorations and the murals on the walls. They have friendly service and a patio to sit at if the dining room is full. I believe this restaurant has been around for 100 years. Can't beat that. Everything they serve tastes good. Their chips are thin, and crisp and they have several salsa's to choose... More 

Thank Cynthia S
Eau Claire
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We wanted a good Mexican restaurant that was not far from Buena Park where we were staying.. El Cholo was a great choice!! Very good authentic food!!

Thank ECDoc
Orange County, Ca
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438 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Not many great Mexican places left in the OC anymore but this one is worth the drive from South County!

Thank MominOC
Orange, California
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

First visit.....did not have high expectations....Mexican food is Mexican food..... WRONG....this is the very best Mexican food I have ever had....absolutely delicious. Their pico de gallo is amazingly fresh and delicious. Atmosphere and service were impeccable.....anxious to go again

Thank jeaniko
Adelaide, Australia
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102 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

the family that runs the small El Cholo chain of Mexican restaurants in Southern California has operated them for over 90 years. I have been eating there when in the area for a decade or more and the food has always been of high quality. Reservations can be helpful at busy times. Service is prompt and friendly. The chips are... More 

Thank Les W
La Habra, California
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We came here for a friend's birthday on a Friday night. It was packed!! There were people everywhere. It looked like everyone was enjoying themselves, as were we. The server was polite and on top of drink refills. I just couldn't believe how much food they gave you!! From what I remember it was pretty tasty, but I really remember... More 

Thank jawatson87
New Delhi, India
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The restaurant has both inside & outside seating. The ambiance is good. Food is awesome. Service is quick. Food is served hot. Helpings are quite big & filling. Worth the visit

Thank Shyamus
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Not my birthday, but having dinner and celebrating here was great. The service was prompt and they made sure to get everyone's orders right and made sure everyone was attended to, even as a large group. The burrito was excellent and in much larger portions than im used to, but the taste and quality of their food was good. Try... More 

Thank omgitsgale
Chino Hills, California
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Delicious Mexican Food served Hot most of the time. We ordered nachos like always because they're soooo cheesey (not a word) and served piping hot but not this time. They were room temperature so the cheese was rubbery. Next time we'll send them back. Chicken Fajitas were served on a skillet that was sizzling. I highly recommend them. Margaritas are... More 

Thank sharbabe54
Apple Valley, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Our family has been coming to this restaurant for several years. They have authentic, delicious food, margaritas, and the candied pralines are the best. I also recommend the Annie's enchiladas.

Thank teabee34

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 840 E Whittier Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631-3933
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  La Habra
  • Phone Number: +1 562-691-4618

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?