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El Cholo

840 E. Whittier Blvd.
La Habra, CA 90631


  • Sun.-Thu., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • $$$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Business Dining, Fireplace, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
First served up by Rosa Bírquez in 1923 in L.A.'s original El Cholo Cafe (her grandson Ron Salisbury owns the restaurant group these days), the place's green corn tamales are a Southern California dining institution. On bites two and three, you'll find oozing sharp Cheddar cheese and Ortega chilies, which combined compete against the sweet corn with a snappy alternative.


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