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Cafe El Cholo

840 E Whittier Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631-3933
+1 562-691-4618
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“enchiladas” (16 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
840 E Whittier Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631-3933
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group always meet here for lunch in the summer to fit into the schedule of those who can only join us on their summer vacation. The good food and the unique space make this a special gathering place that we look forward to every...More

Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I have enjoyed El Cholo at several locations, but the Café El Cholo in La Habra is a little different. First, it's in an older building and has been there a long time. It's beyond being "established." The food is fantastic, the service very good,...More

Thank CP220
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Classic Cal-Mex food in a lovely space, decorated with murals and Mexican art. Friendly and efficient service. I had the enchiladas de mariscos which were excellent - filled with lobster and shrimp, and topped with a delicious creamy chipotle sauce. Only problem, it was served...More

Thank Bookistan5
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

The ground beef tacos , enchiladas and pork tamales were delicious. Polite and prompt service with a great atmosphere.

Thank Gilbert G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My first visit to El Cholo, when I was just ten-years-old, left a lasting impression on me. Never had I had such exotic food in such beautiful surroundings! Somehow, through my teens and early working years, I forgot about this gem of a restaurant, but...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived at El Cholo La Habra just before it opens at 11 for lunch.. Free parking, nice patio and sayings and aphorisms on the outside and inside, Warm greeting welcoming us in as the restaurant opens. Salsa is wonderful herb based with great chips.. not...More

Thank davidvalk
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I got there early for lunch with a friend. I ordered our food and asked him to hold the order until she arrived. I enjoyed my LA Lemonade with chips & salsa while I waited and them we had a great hot lunch together. My...More

Thank Penny H
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of several el cholos in the greater Los Angeles area and just a great place to have lunch or dinner! We enjoy the chips and salsa so much we have to be careful not to fill up on just chips! The service...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Every time I've come here, the food has been outstanding. Great atmosphere. I would highly suggest it if you want to embarrass someone on their birthday!

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Have been coming here for over 40 years. It's family and friend favorite. From savory cheese enchiladas to the blue corn tamale - it's delicious food and the margaritas are likewise delicious. Service is always friendly and welcoming.

Thank Ken C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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