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Acerca de El Cholo Cafe

260 E. Colorado Blvd.
Suite 203
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Estilo de comida:
Informal

Cocinas:
Mexicana, Latina / Española, Española

Horas de operación:
Sunday to Thursday 11am to 10pm
Friday and Saturday 11am to 11pm

Entrecalle
Garfield Ave. and Colorado Blvd.

Código de etiqueta:
Ropa informal

Rango de precio:
Hasta $30

Opciones de pago
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Número telefónico:
(626) 795-5800

Sitio Web
http://www.elcholopasadena.com/

Chef ejecutivo:
Aleccio Leon

Adicional:
Acceso para silla ruedas, Banquete, Bar / Sala pública, Bar completo, Cafetería, Cervezas, Chimenea, Cócteles, Hora feliz, Mesas en el exterior, Para no fumadores, Restaurante bar, Salón privado, Vinos, Vista

El Cholo Cafe calificaciones y reseñas

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Calificación general

con base en calificaciones actuales
Comida

3.9

Servicio

4.0

Ambiente

4.1

Valor

3.4

Ruido

Moderado

63% lo recomendaría a un amigo

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Comida1
Ambiente2
Servicio1
Valor1

 
·Comieron hace 4 días

Well, it took about 40 mins to get our entrees, and it was not busy when we sat down at 530pm on a Sunday. We ordered the Fiesta Platter, which tasted terrible, sorry, and I think the sour cream may have been bad. We also ordered street tacos, which were just okay, for $13.50 it was way overpriced. It took at least another 20 mins to get our check and the waiter did not even validate our parking ticket. Lastly, I almost tripped over the rug near the entrance on my way to the bathroom, which was sticking up. I had high hopes for this place, but unfortunately I will not be coming back here again.

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida3
Ambiente4
Servicio1
Valor3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 5 de noviembre de 2017

Luckily, we had a reservation. Would have been an hour wait on a Saturday night. Were seated right away and order drinks and the 3 taco appetizer. A minuscule amount of guacamole came with them. The chips and salsa weren't much to write home about. We ordered the 1/2 order of guacamole which wasn't half the price which bothered my husband. We both order enchiladas which were tasty but again with a tiny amount of sour cream. Could NOT get a drink reorder to save our lives! Spoke to the manager and he offered me a beer. I told him I wanted it WITH my dinner, not afterwards. The server was told about it and he also asked if we needed anything. NO! We are done with dinner now. Also, the water was served in plastic cups and a glass was not offered with my beer. A little pricey but warranted in the location. Nice ambiance.

Etiquetas: Hot Spot
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida2
Ambiente3
Servicio2
Valor2

 
·Comieron en 5 de noviembre de 2017

this was a disappointing experience. First time at ElCholo, Pasadena. It was noisy, service was ok but not very attentive (it was Saturday and busy). The chips were the same as grocery store, bagged chips, not homemade. The enchiladas were not good. All-in-all, years ago El Cholo was a great all-around experience, not so any longer.

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida4
Ambiente3
Servicio5
Valor4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 19 de octubre de 2017

I was very pleased that the waiter was familiar with vegan options and could accommodate my dietary needs.

Etiquetas: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida1
Ambiente5
Servicio5
Valor2

 
 (Orange County)·Comieron en 1 de octubre de 2017

Food was terrible. Service and ambiance were good. I always heard good things about this place but they were wrong.

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida5
Ambiente5
Servicio5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 10 de septiembre de 2017

Try the tequila flights and tableside guacamole, yum!!

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida1
Ambiente4
Servicio4
Valor2

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 19 de agosto de 2017

The margaritas were very good and the service excellent. The food was terrible, the worst.

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida5
Ambiente5
Servicio5
Valor5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 13 de agosto de 2017

Absolutely delicious! And Lugo our waiter was awesome! Thanks again for the hospitality.

Etiquetas: Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida5
Ambiente4
Servicio3
Valor3

 
·Comieron en 10 de agosto de 2017

Food was very good, expensive for lunch, they should have a lunch menu. Service wasn't terrible, but left a lot to be desired.

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida5
Ambiente3
Servicio3
Valor4

 
 (Phoenix)·Comieron en 30 de julio de 2017

Food at this chain restaurant is always top notch. Service was incredibly slow at the beginning and it was only 6:15 so the restaurant was not busy. Got better once we got an order in. Also this restaurant has a separate website from the main restaurant chain and they are not linked together. That needs to be fixed.

Etiquetas: Authentic, Casual
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida4
Ambiente5
Servicio5
Valor3

vip
 (Palm Springs)·Comieron en 29 de julio de 2017

Nice vibe, large portions---hero of the meal was the table-side guacamole, prepared to order! We selected medium, really superb!

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida1
Ambiente2
Servicio5
Valor2

 
·Comieron en 24 de julio de 2017

We were made sick after eating at the restaurant . We had the street tacos carne asada and the fajita.

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida4
Ambiente5
Servicio5
Valor5

 
 (Orange County)·Comieron en 23 de julio de 2017

Service was awesome waitress nice had a smile . We take pictures of our group offered by restaurant nice touch

Our group really enjoyed the restaurant and will be back again

Etiquetas: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida5
Ambiente5
Servicio5
Valor5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 14 de julio de 2017

Great food. Nice mariachi serenade at the table.

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida4
Ambiente4
Servicio5
Valor4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 14 de julio de 2017

We had not been to the new location of the restaurant but the food was fantastic and the service was outstanding!

Etiquetas: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida5
Ambiente5
Servicio5
Valor5

 
 (London)·Comieron en 12 de julio de 2017

Good service, great food, love the green corn tamales.

Etiquetas: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida2
Ambiente4
Servicio3
Valor3

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 9 de julio de 2017

Hostess seemed bored---not welcoming. Took too long to order drinks and food. Quacamole and food was not as good as usual. We left lots of food in the table. I hope it was an off day since we have gone there frequently.

Etiquetas: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida3
Ambiente3
Servicio3
Valor3

vip
 (Las Vegas)·Comieron en 8 de julio de 2017

It was fine, but nothing exceptional. Much more of a tourist place. We live in the Palm Springs area and have excellent Mexican food (because we are close to the border, probably). This was just average.

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida1
Ambiente1
Servicio1
Valor1

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 30 de junio de 2017

Food was just okay

Etiquetas: Casual
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida3
Ambiente3
Servicio3
Valor2

vip
 (Orange County)·Comieron en 27 de junio de 2017

First time here and it was just okay. It didn't measure up to what I was expecting. I felt it was a bit pricey for what I got. Not my kinda place.

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida4
Ambiente3
Servicio4
Valor3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 24 de junio de 2017

This is a nice place with a good authentic mexican menu and atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and the food was great. The corn tamales were really a treat, as well as the fish tacos. 2nd time here and really enjoyed it. The only downside is the big tent that the mall put up where events such as weddings occur. It feels like your eating next to someones parachute that just landed.

Etiquetas: Great for Outdoor Dining
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida3
Ambiente4
Servicio5
Valor4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 22 de junio de 2017

El Cholo is a staple in Los Angeles, I wish the food was better .

Etiquetas: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida4
Ambiente4
Servicio4
Valor5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 17 de junio de 2017

El cholo never disappoints. Good food, great drinks, reasonably priced. Tableside margarita is fantastic. Guacamole is the best with great chips.

Etiquetas: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Spicy, Fun
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida5
Ambiente4
Servicio4
Valor4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 16 de junio de 2017

It was warm inside the restaurant, making it uncomfortable. The restroom was where the air conditioning felt good.

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida4
Ambiente3
Servicio4
Valor3

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 10 de junio de 2017

One thing is that I booked my table with specific instructions through Open Table, and when we arrived it was as though they hadn't read my requests about the table or the occasion. That's the whole point of booking through open table.


The homemade flour tortillas are to die for!!! The bartender actually made us a great margarita, we asked for it the way we have it at El Coyote, up with rocks on the side. It was pretty good. The tablesude guacamole was fab!!!!

Etiquetas: Comfort Food
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida5
Ambiente5
Servicio4
Valor5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 9 de junio de 2017

We loved our dinner. I had the green corn tamale. It was delicious. My husband had the enchiladas suiza which were yummy. Service was a little slow but all in all it was a good dining experience.

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida5
Ambiente5
Servicio5
Valor5

 
 (San Francisco)·Comieron en 2 de junio de 2017

Excellent food and good service- don't take it for granted because I am finding it more difficult to come by. El Cholo has great margaritas and delicious tamales and I really liked the chili Colorado. Yolanda is a fantastic server.

Etiquetas: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida4
Ambiente5
Servicio5
Valor4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 28 de mayo de 2017

My family has been coming to Pasadena El Cholos' for a very long time and are never disappointed. We often come now before we go to the movies. Pleasant setting, good service and good food.

Etiquetas: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida5
Ambiente5
Servicio5
Valor5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 23 de mayo de 2017

Service was fast, hospitable, friendly. Quiet afternoon crowd, would recommend for lunch. Only bad thing was my drink (michelada) was not great....I can make a better one then what they served, but overall great meal!

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida3
Ambiente4
Servicio5
Valor3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 20 de mayo de 2017

It has changed. Ordered a favorite dish and the recipe changed. Not thrilled. Drinks good, though.

Etiquetas: Comfort Food
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida4
Ambiente4
Servicio4
Valor4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 19 de mayo de 2017

Met with out of towners, we'd been here before, but fine ambiance, latin-theme music and strolling mariachis....loved it.

Etiquetas: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida5
Ambiente5
Servicio3
Valor4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 14 de mayo de 2017

Service was too slow. Not enough servers. The music was too loud near us.

Etiquetas: Tasting Menu, Cozy
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida5
Ambiente5
Servicio5
Valor5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 14 de mayo de 2017

Friendly environment , great food. Went with my son for Mother's Day and we both will definitely go back to try another plate

Etiquetas: Paleo Friendly
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida5
Ambiente5
Servicio5
Valor5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 14 de mayo de 2017

Mother's Day! It was so delicious and I loved how I could make a reservation ahead of time. Thank you.... we will be back for sure!

Etiquetas: Great for Brunch
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida5
Ambiente4
Servicio3
Valor3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 13 de mayo de 2017

Been coming here for years. Prefer the original on Western. Service this time was slow. Took 15 minutes to take our drink and food order and got the drinks 5 minutes after food arrived.... There are many better places in Pasadena that know how to provide proper service.

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida5
Ambiente3
Servicio1
Valor3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 6 de mayo de 2017

Used "OpenTable" to book a reservation at 7pm. Checked in at 635pm and hostess told me to wait a few minutes. I checked back with her at 7:05pm and she asked my name again and looked confused. Clearly she forgot I had a reservation and had been waiting for 30 mins for my table.

Took awhile for our server (Juan) to come to our table. We immediately ordered our drinks and food. Food came out.... then my margarita. And I ordered no salt on the rim. Came out with salt. The table side guacamole appetizer also came out at the exact same time as our main course. Our server didn't seem to care much.

Food tasted good... but from the check in process to the server... the experience was lacking. There is plenty of places to eat around this area, this was my first time here.... not sure I will be back.

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida3
Ambiente3
Servicio2
Valor2

 
 (Birmingham)·Comieron en 5 de mayo de 2017

Service was very slow. Waitress disappeared several times Drinks were weak and not worth the price. Gualcamole, quesadilla, 3 Margaritas and two shots were over $100.00. (Shots were ordered because the drinks were so weak.)

Etiquetas: Happy Hour, Casual
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida2
Ambiente4
Servicio2
Valor3

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 5 de mayo de 2017

We've eaten at two other El Cholo locations and have found them both better than this one. We chose it to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and were very disappointed. The service was slow, two of the dishes were cold and parts of our meals were brought later as after-thoughts. Management needs to make a total revamping of the kitchen and the front-of-the-house service.

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida5
Ambiente5
Servicio5

 
 (San Francisco)·Comieron en 29 de abril de 2017

Really great service. Delicious food and cocktails.

¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·
Comida4
Ambiente4
Servicio4
Valor4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Comieron en 29 de abril de 2017

This place is always good. Just good old fashioned Mexican food with friendly service and great prices! They always put us in a great spot when we book with Open Table.

Etiquetas: Comfort Food
¿Te resultó útil esta reseña?·No·

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