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El Cholo

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
3520 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2403
+1 949-777-6137
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3520 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2403
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, festive atmosphere. Went with group of ten people for birthday. Everyone had a fantastic time.

Thank Htraveler97
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place in the middle of Corona del Mar. The staff are all very pleasant. I don't eat meat so I enjoy the veggie enchilada - large plate of very tasty roasted veg with black beans and rice.

Thank jim710W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a football game, and visiting family. This is a favorite of theirs, so we opted to dine here on a Friday evening. First, service is exceptional! Second, I would highly recommend outdoor seating. It is absolutely lovely. We had reservations...More

Thank Jodi R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner on the early side (5 pm) since we flew in from east coast the day we ate here. I ordered the carnitas/pork with beans, Mexican rice and onions/cactus dish and my husband had the fish tacos. Took a long time to...More

Thank edsatty
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Everytime we come to Newport Beach/Corona del Mar we stop to eat here! One of the best Mexican food restaurants we have been at! Everything is freshly home made! A must is the Chile Colorado...not on menu, but Hector, our server said it can be...More

Thank J R R
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We frequently go to El Cholo both by ourselves and with family and friends. Food always consistently terrific and the service on point We love the family recipes as well as the healthy takes on traditional Mexican food. The drinks are really, really great too.

Thank Baymom1
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Five of us, one a toddler, went here for dinner. Sat outside in the courtyard; it was wonderful. The various Margaritas were fine, as was the variety of food. Very tasty and fresh. Portions were generous. Service was excellent. I would recommend El Cholo, even...More

Thank Hal72
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

El cholo is a greater Los Angeles tradition. This new restaurant in corona Del Mar is one of their newest but still great. You will enjoy with decent parking in back.

Thank Jerrybird
Reviewed 7 September 2017

El Cholo is a great place to enjoy a really good Mexican meal based upon old family recipes. We have been going to this chain for many years and have never been disappointed in the food or the service. Glad they moved here form Irvine...More

Thank lordsnowden1961
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

When I want Mexican food, I want like at El Cholo. The atmosphere was great as was the food. I live in TX and this was very much like the Mexican food we typically have back home. We had a party of 10, which included...More

Thank RTR979
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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