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El Cholo

3520 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2403
+1 949-777-6137
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“guacamole” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
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3520 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2403
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have eaten in all of the El Cholo locations and this is by far the nicest design. They have a beautiful main restaurant, a bar and a great outdoor patio screened from PCH. The food and drink menu is the same as the other...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank A5713GJdanh
Reviewed 17 October 2018

There are reasons why we hadn't been to El Cholo in a year, but our friends wanted to try it out, so off we went. Our immediate experience had me remembering why we don't go here. The receptionist was great and affable; the table location...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kent B
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Quick dinner on a Monday. Not crowded at all and we were seated immediately. Juan R was our server and brought some hot chips and nicely spicy salsa. Wife had the fish tacos, three street sized tacos with guacamole, beans, and rice. She had asked...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 65oski
Reviewed 1 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank alainao204
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank I6181ENjamesw
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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.

Date of visit: January 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Charlene T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
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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