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El Cholo

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, Spanish,
3520 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2403
+1 949-777-6137
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“enchiladas” (14 reviews)
“guacamole” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Spanish, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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3520 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2403
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clearly El Cholo has fooled the locals long enough to keep business alive. If you’d like flavorless food at marked up prices, go ahead and eat here. You can tell things are half-homemade and half reheated. 10$ for guacamole or 9$ for a shot. 20$...More

Thank Alaina O
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This family of restaurants is likely much older than you are. Is it just like Mexico? No, it is just like California Mexican food. Try their Tostada for lunch. There are other El Cholo restaurants in Southern California. I enjoy them. Of course, I grew...More

Thank 998sunshine
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The service is great and we enjoy grabbing a drink or two here. Salsa and chips are great and we enjoyed what we ordered. Overall no dissappointments

Thank NeverANumber
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We called ahead to ask how how long the wait might be for a 7PM table for 4. They took our name and added it to their wait list. That was in our opinion, extraordinary. All 4 of us came together and were seated as...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

What a disappointment the food at El Cholo was. We went to celebrate an event. The location is great. Overall the restaurant is nice and service was acceptable. Parking in the rear was a great asset. But, the food was average and the red sauce...More

1  Thank Mark N
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Been going to El Cholo's for over 50 years. It isn't the old joint on Western, but the food is still good.

Thank dano628
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Ordered quesadillas something simple because after looking at the menu it was difficult to make a decision because there was not much detail. but after i received my order my entree lacked flavor pico and all the trimmings was not cooked like a traditional quesadilla....More

1  Thank Charlene T
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We were sad when El Cholo relocated from just down the street from us in Irvine to Corona del Mar. Fortunately, they are still not far away. El Cholo las a long tradition in Los Angeles, and the family that owns El Cholo has operated...More

Thank K E
Reviewed 1 February 2018

The setting was great, the service was great, the food was so-so. I really wanted it to be fantastic, but the food was a little disappointing for the price.

Thank Daniel I
Reviewed 30 January 2018

The service was great they really were running around, but I did not like the food, thought a little pricey for mexican food. I had a chicken chimicanga. I like it with melted cheese. This came with shredded cheese on top. The chicken seemed to...More

1  Thank henry2830
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3520 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Corona del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 949-777-6137
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