Walking into this nice structure that displayed rich classy old Mexico put a smile on my face to see a different type of Mexican style restaurant.The female employees were dressed in character wearing traditional Mexican dresses. They have an upstairs as well as down stairs including a nice patio area for outdoor dining.
We were a group of about 14 the drinks from the bar looked colorful and refreshing, the chips and salsa had a lot of flavor. The original El Cholo was established in 1923 so many of the menu items have dates beside them to tell when they were introduced to the restaurant. I ordered combination 1 which was a cheese enchilada, and a beef taco accompanied with beans and rice. The food was not great but it pleasured my hunger; however, no one at the table seemed to jump for joy over the food.
El Cholo has a great atmosphere, but the food this time under performed, and so did the service. They are known to have some of the best margaritas (coconut is a favorite), so they may need to make the food with the same ingredients. Everyone also raves about the green corn tamales that can be ordered online. Locals say they can’t imagine the town without El Cholo’s but it is what it is another gringo style Mexican restaurant.
Overall rating: 3.6 out of 10