El Cholo

1025 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
El Cholo +

Nichole O'Connor


  • Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • $$
  • Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Fireplace, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Even in the '20s, Angelenos vaguely remembered that the area used to belong to Mexico, and there have always been Mexican restaurants here that catered to American taste. The emblematic cuisine of these restaurants is embodied in the Number Two Dinner, the eternal combination platter of chile relleno, enchilada, rice and beans bound together with cinctures of orange cheese. And El Cholo's green-corn tamales have been a rite of spring in Los Angeles since the days when Bob Hope was actually funny.

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