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El Cholo Cafe



260 E Colorado Blvd<br>Suite 203
Pasadena, CA 91101

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(626) 795-5800

  • Sun - Thu 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Fri - Sat 11:00am - 11:00pm

Cuisine: Cafes, Mexican Restaurants

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4.3 of 5.0 from 52 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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El Cholo Cafe in Pasadena, CA
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El Cholo Cafe Reviews

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  • Melissa K.Drinks and chips and guacamole.

    55555 by Melissa K.


  • Shawn BGuacamole freshly made at your table-Awesome Quest the best I have ever had. Not your usual queso blended cheese with mushrooms and so much more. Both a must order!!

    55555 by Shawn B


  • Shawn BAmazing a MUST try. Order the Guacamole(freshly made at your table) and the quest. You won't be sorry

    55555 by Shawn B


  • Zach C.Veggie Tostada! Looks like a salad...

    55555 by Zach C.


  • Jose A.Asada Sonora Nachos.

    55555 by Jose A.


  • ClareA tad overpriced but a good tour of LA history

    55555 by Clare


  • JenniferWhy does this El Cholo serve green chips? Unsure, but I enjoyed the festive atmosphere.

    55555 by Jennifer


  • LaVette A.One word: YUUMMM! The margaritas and sangria were excellent. Didn't know they had a location in Pasadena.

    55555 by LaVette A.


  • Ferdinand DKick ass food great drinks a very good place to eat.

    55555 by Ferdinand D


  • ErickaLA Lemonade, #4 combo with the extra cilantro and green onions. They have yet to mess it up in 30 years. Try it. TRY IT.

    55555 by Ericka


  • Nicholas B.Don't come here...unless it is for drinks alone...the food :( you have been warned

    33333 by Nicholas B.


  • Jennifer B.Didn't like the enchiladas that much

    22222 by Jennifer B.


  • Andrew M.Eatn with da boss

    55555 by Andrew M.


  • Jennie K.Their food is too greasy and the quality has gone down.

    22222 by Jennie K.


  • François-Denis L.Mango mojito is sour & gross. Service is rather non existent... Dont waste neither your time, nor your money.

    11111 by François-Denis L.


  • Cami H.L.A. Lemonade us a classic that cannot be beat. If you have a second please pick a designated driver and be safe!

    55555 by Cami H.


  • Renée L.Great happy hour!!! Happy hour lasts till 7 & the food is $5, drafts are $3

    55555 by Renée L.


  • Laurel J.Skip the average soup and salad and march straight to the California or Mariscos enchiladas. And dont miss the homemade tortilla.

    55555 by Laurel J.


  • Andrew M.Drink time

    55555 by Andrew M.


  • Andrew M.Very good food n here

    55555 by Andrew M.


  • Troy P.The chips and salsa are excellent. The green onions make it. Be sure to order a margarita on the rocks too.

    55555 by Troy P.


  • Queenie I.Omar is the greatest waiter. Ever. Seriously.

    55555 by Queenie I.


  • Daniel M.If they have the pork special (roasted in banana leaves I believe) get it.

    55555 by Daniel M.


  • krisha m.do not order the tortilla soup. it's not a broth just enchilada sauce.

    33333 by krisha m.


  • Allison C.Watch the LA Galaxy games in the cantina!

    55555 by Allison C.


  • VincentTry the corralejo + one margarita. Made at your table and the tequila is great! You get to keep the little bottle as well.

    55555 by Vincent


  • Elle M.Chips were yucky! .... So was the food! Thumbs down for me on this place.

    22222 by Elle M.


  • 💜🎷🎵🎺💜Great Cadillac!

    55555 by 💜🎷🎵🎺💜


  • Omar S.Great guacamole made fresh to your liking at your table! Excellent! :~)

    55555 by Omar S.


  • Daniel M.For drinks? L.A. Lemonade—basically tequila and lemonade. Served out of a shaker in a martini glass. The shaker is left with you at the table with another martini glass's worth in it. Delicious.

    33333 by Daniel M.


  • Daniel M.Ask for the whole-chili version of the reallno—there are two versions! Much better than the default version.

    33333 by Daniel M.


  • Matthew G.Blue corn chicken enchiladas are the best

    55555 by Matthew G.


  • Brenda W.Tortilla soup isn't great, stick with the fajitas!

    55555 by Brenda W.


  • Lizzie D.Side table guacamole and listen to some Mariachi!service can be rather slow on busy nights! Valet Parking only~

    55555 by Lizzie D.


  • Geoffrey H.Request table-side guacamole, and ask for extra lime/lemon and cilantro

    55555 by Geoffrey H.


  • Nancy F.Food is always good but service is slow and chips are always bad.

    55555 by Nancy F.


  • Jessica W.The green corn temale is really sweet.

    55555 by Jessica W.


  • P.E. T.Great margs, green corn tamales, chips and salsa.... a SoCal institution!

    55555 by P.E. T.


  • bryan j.Green corn tamales! Only from May to October

    55555 by bryan j.


  • j M.Te worst service at the bar ever!!!

    11111 by j M.


  • John R.Order the Coralejo + One margarita.. It's served with the bottle of Corralejo to take home, made at the table and a shot on the side... It's guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

    55555 by John R.


  • Greta A.Not impressed. Overly sweet margarita (tasted like a mix) terrible bar service.

    22222 by Greta A.


  • HilaryGet the green corn tamales!

    55555 by Hilary


  • John D.Entrees were good...the Chips and Salsa not so much.

    33333 by John D.


  • Somorin O.My margarita was super weak.

    33333 by Somorin O.


  • A C.Nicest smelling bathroom!

    55555 by A C.


  • Alexis A.The mango margaritas are amazing !!!

    55555 by Alexis A.


  • Lenard A.Order the Santa Barbara. It's not on the menu.

    55555 by Lenard A.


  • Eric S.Try the food, it's excellent.

    55555 by Eric S.


  • TurboBunnyThe Friday nite mariachis are KICK ASS here! They sang my fav Desperado song!!!!

    55555 by TurboBunny


  • Don L.Great food the best. Excellent service

    55555 by Don L.


  • M W.Get the LA Lemonade

    33333 by M W.


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