Tag: El Cholo Cafe

Trying times: Those who survive are strangely stronger

Trying times: Those who survive are strangely stronger

| April 1, 2020 | 2 Comments

As someone whose first memories of the restaurant business date back to 1933 (yes, among those “first” snapshot memories I fondly include El Cholo), who lived through all of the ups and downs that make up the rich tapestry of life, and who until last Monday, at the age of 87, was still thrilled to […]

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El Cholo turned 95 with original recipes still on the menu

El Cholo turned 95 with original recipes still on the menu

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

El Cholo celebrated its 95th birthday Oct. 23, serving its all-time bestseller, the No. 1 combinacione — cheese enchilada and rolled beef taco with refried beans and Spanish beans — for its 1938 price, 95 cents. The restaurants’ (there now are six) legendary green corn tamales, made with corn off the cob, cheddar cheese and […]

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A change at El Cholo Café? It’s a ‘girth’ thing

A change at El Cholo Café? It’s a ‘girth’ thing

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

I recently had the chance to visit with former Windsor Square neighbor, Ron Salisbury. Once denizens on Lucerne Blvd. and participants in Wilshire Baseball, he, Darlene and their young son moved down to Newport Beach a number of years ago. Nevertheless, a longtime business relationship has Ron (and son Brendon, now 28) coming back to […]

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