El Cholo Cafe Pasadena
260 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 203
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-5800
 
Cross Streets: Paseo Colorado Mall
Parking:  Valet
Cuisine: Mexican
Services: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Outdoor Seating, Catering, Takeout, Reservations
 
All of the El Cholo® restaurants feature authentic and traditional Mexican dishes, many of which have come from family recipes dating back to 1923. Our distinctive menu offers classics such as our famous green corn tamales, enchiladas, and sizzling fajitas. Our combination plates along with newer comidas especiales and fresh grilled chicken tostadita and tostada compuesta salads have made El Cholo famous along with our irresistible nachos, which were introduced back in the 50’s by a young server named Carmen Rocha. But there is one thing that El Cholo® is especially known for and that is our famous El Cholo® Margaritas! El Cholo® pioneered the now renown Cuervo 1800 into their secret El Cholo® Margarita Recipe and it has become a "must taste” for visitors to Southern California.

The décor of each of the El Cholo® restaurants radiates warmth and relaxation. The Spanish-influenced architecture is accented with hand-painted arches, rustic ceiling timbers and traditional Mexican touches. Soft lighting and large wooden booths set the stage for intimate dining, while photos of early Los Angeles history, family, friends, and celebrities give guests a sense of the restaurant's history. Amenities include full service bars, fireplaces, patio dining, private banquet room, and catering.
 
 
Need to know details about this restaurant
Reservations
Recommended
Dress Code
Casual
Hours
Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Good to know details about this restaurant
Payment Method
Cash, Visa/MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Catering, Private Dining
Alcohol
Full Bar
Happy Hour
Monday - Friday 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Price Range
$$ ($9-$15)
Dining Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Outdoor Seating, Catering, Takeout, Reservations
Open Late
Until 11pm Friday & Saturday night.
Other
Family Style, Online Take Out , Outdoor Seating, Power Lunches, Date Place, Special Occasion
Specialties
Green Corn Tamales
Enchiladas
Margaritas
Restaurant Style
Family Friendly
Facilities
Private Party and Catering facilities available.