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Oct 3, 2008 12:00 PM

Review - Cholo's Kitchen New Rochelle (skip the Mexican places!)

On Lawton right off Main St. in New Rochelle. We went there on a whim last night - it's fairly charming in a modest way with lots of nicely done container plantings and cheerful color scheme. Service was friendly and informal and prompt, food was served very quickly. I had a very good fried beef dish served over french fries with rice - it was very well flavored and I ate every last bit. My wife had a fried chicken cutlet that was extremely well executed (surprisingly tricky to get this right - I use veal parmigiana as a litmus test for Italian restaurants, and this is comparable) - nicely flavored, light and straight from the fryer. Low point of the meal was lousy Peruvian beer (Cristal), which clearly isn't the restaurant's fault.

Very good restaurant - I highly recommend and will return - it's much better than the various Mexican restaurants that line Main St, which I usually find disappointing.

Cholos Kitchen
4 Lawton St, New Rochelle, NY 10801

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  1. I finally got there today. You're right MarkD -- although I got takeout, the gentleman behind the counter couldn't be nicer. I decided to walk in town while I waited for my food to be ready -- how sad NR still is, such a shame, although I did take a step back in time at IB Cohen, that was satisfying -- and when I returned, the beef heart was still being basted. I got the triple appetizer dish and the flavors are unlike any I've tasted. The spices are unique, the heart is tender (much better than the oxtail I got in WP), and the corn and potatoes are unique. I didn't yet try the tres leche cake slice I bought, but I am hoping it is equally as good.

    I laughed as I passed the lone inordinately expensive steak house, quite happy with my moderate goods from Cholo's.

    Like you, MarkD, I highly recommend them. They weren't crowded on a Saturday at an early lunch time, but I hope they filled up after I left.