Cholo’s has been a favorite North Shore gathering place for nearly twenty years, famous for their margaritas, mojitos, and homestyle Mexican cooking. Owner Nancy Salemi is enamored with all things related to Mexican culture and cuisine, and has traveled extensively throughout the Mexico to collect authentic art and other items for the colorful, eclectically-decorated restaurant.
The North Shore has become known as the surfing capitol of the world, and is a popular tourist destinationparticularly during the winter months. Cholo’s is conveniently located in the North Shore Marketplace in the lively, bustling town of Haleiwa, just a short drive from Sunset Beach and the Bonzai Pipeline. North Shore Marketplace is also home to several shops, art galleries (including Wyland’s) and a popular coffee shop (Coffee Gallery,) and within walking distance of most of the rest of Haleiwa town.
At a Glance:
With thirty premium tequilas to choose from, Cholo’s margaritas are one of the most popular items and fresh squeezed juices add a local twist to the traditional drink. Steaming platters of fajitas, sized-to-share nachos loaded with meat and cheese, extra spicy chili verde, and many more traditional and island-tweaked Mexican dishes round out the menu. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, and if there is a wait, guests can grab a drink at the bar and enjoy it on one of the outdoor benches while waiting for a table. A daily happy hour offers drink and food specials.
Haleiwa (North Shore Marketplace)
930AM to 9PM
Casual, family friendly, colorful Mexican decor
Most Popular Menu Items: Taco Salad, Cholo’s Nacho Special, Cholo’s Fish Tacos
Fish Burrito, Ahi Taco Salad, Tamale Plate, Chili Verde
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Address: 66-250 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI 96712
Free parking is available throughout the North Shore Marketplace.