LA's very first Mexican restaurant. Since first opening our doors in 1923, El Cholo has operated as a family-owned business and today, the restaurants are run by Ron Salisbury, grandson of the founders. An American success story of a hard-working couple that discovered an opportunity in a newly adopted city and proceeded to build a long-lasting family business. Our story spans 6 generations (96 years) and truly tells a beautiful story of Los Angeles and Southern California. Described by critics as an LA “Institution”, we invite you to taste our history in every bite.
Our legacy at El Cholo lies in its commitment to quality ingredients, long family history, loyal employees (some with over 40 years) and our dear devoted clientele. Through prohibition, the LA Riots, true Hollywood glamour and into the the 2000's, El Cholo continues to bring back memories for our guests. Enjoy our stories, dive deep into our rich history and share your stories with us
Don't miss out, try the Coconut Margarita with Herradura Tequila - Blended, served in an old fashioned margarita glass, toasted coconut rim