Owner Nancy Salemi loves Mexican culture, her great interest in their artwork and crafts, and her extensive travels throughout the country shine through in the design and detail in the restaurant, as well as her desire to always find new and different recipes, and tweak them to fit into Cholo’s agenda. Her biggest passion is making simple street vendor food taste great. This type of devotion coupled with her business sense and former restaurant experience has developed into a successful formula.
Cholo’s has been around the North Shore for almost twenty years. Cholo’s has been a long time favorite among locals, military, kama aina, and return tourist. It was important for the owner to create an ambience similar to those that she has experienced while traveling throughout Mexico. . The décor, music, intention to create a friendly festive atmosphere, where people would gather to meet and make friends, enjoy good food and drinks at a great price.
Drawing from her past and retail experience, while continuing to forecast expansion and growth have played an important factor in Cholo’s success. Focusing on efficiency and speed Cholo’s has managed to create the fastest kitchen imaginable without having to add more people while maintaining quality and timely delivery of food.
To accompany all that awesome food, the Cholo’s Margarita Bar is always ready to create one of their widely famous margaritas. Starting with premium tequilas (30 to choose from), adding fresh squeezed juices and a few secret ingredients. Choose a traditional, Cadillac. Tropical, Mango(in season) or a local Li Hing Mui. A full array of ice cold imported Mexican beers are also available and Spicy Mexican favorite the Michelada, as well as refreshing Cuban Mojitos! Or try a shot of Imported Oaxacan Mescal!
Throughout the years Cholos has grown with and met the needs of the community. It has become a tourist destination, a popular restaurant for local families, but most of all it has become a gathering place for all types of people of all ages. So whether one or two people are dropping by for a bite to eat or to grab a margarita at the bar, to hosting a special occasion for 20 or more, Cholo’s is a place of the people. Because at Cholo’s, Everyday Is A Fiesta!!!