3 Dog Cantina
3 Dog Cantina

3 Dog Cantina

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.3dogcantina.com/
  • Phone: (323) 465-1750
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Dinner

    Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am; Sunday: 5:00am - 12:00am

    Brunch

    Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Sunday: 11:00 am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Efrain Cuevas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: catering packages available upon request.
  • Entertainment: Live Mariachis to perform on some days/evenings during the week.
  • Special Events: Upcoming Event: Super Bowl Sunday Drink and Meal Specials.
    Valentine's Day Pre-Fixe.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Selma
  • Public Transit: Local transit: Taxi & Bus Lines.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is offered. Also street parking, and covered parking garage.
A word from 3 Dog Cantina
A modern Cantina, featuring authentic Mexican cuisine from Central Mexico, served in a stunning surrounding of handcrafted woodwork and wrought iron. All dishes are made fresh and in house, with an emphasis on delicious, yet health conscious cuisine. We combine a variety of fresh vegetables and wholesome proteins with traditional sauces and flavors. Our signature cocktails are made from scratch, with whole juices, agave nectar, and natural sweeteners instead of prepackaged mixes or syrups.
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3 Dog Cantina reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (3)good for groups (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)neighborhood gem (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • inconsistent
    Apryl
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The food has been delicious when I ate there before but this time both dishes were much less than expected. Fajitas tasted like gas/charcoal. Burrito lacked flavor. New cook???
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sports bar
    Diner49er
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Very exuberant loud group on top of music on top of sports. Overwhelming noise level.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Football Sunday
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Good place to watch a game but the food is nothing to get excited about. The place was nearly empty but they have a set TV pattern for the games that can't be changed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Found the guacamole with baon to be a little odd since the bacon is on the side and not mixed in with the guacamole. Possibly it is done that way in case you have a vegan is eating with you. Other than that, not bad spot to watch some games.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 63 reviews are from the 3 Dog Cantina reviews archive.
  • Fun restaurant
    LAeater
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Been here a few times and always enjoyed it. food generally is on the spicier side - even their Kale Cesar has some heat. They were out of the beer i wanted but their margaritas were good even though a little on the small side. But maybe I drink too fast!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Wanted To Like It
    TheDolly
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Both my drink and good order was wrong, server looked bored and the food was simply tasteless. I really wanted to like this place, fun location,good lay out. But orders wrong, server had a constant attitude and tons of salt. Sad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best Mexican food in town
    WhilVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I loved everything about this place. The food service and drinks were all total 10's.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre theater
    2pugmama
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    I don't get out much.Wanted a nice place to relax and chat with a friend before show.She doesnt eat spicy food.But..thought there SHOULD be something on menu she could eat.Nope.Waiter said only thing on menu with no spice was kale salad or quesydilla.She ordered shrimp one.Barely any cheese OR shrimp.My shrimp tacos..for $12.99...were 2 minis which each had 2 shrimp.The salad..was good.but..too much $ for what I got. Biggest problem..I have disk disease..Having to climb up on those high tables and chairs..embarrassing..and painful.Need tables for disabled.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    Punkin
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Wanted to find a walkable restaurant to the Pantages. Not to expensive and food that my 3 teanagers would eat. 3 Dogs hit the mark. Great ambience, service and food.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best fish tacos
    MissGuacVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Don't let the bar screen fool you. The food is fantastic. Mahi mahi tacos and the Brussels sprouts are delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 14' Valentine's sat in the corner!
    jessicaT
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I reserved a table a week an advance BC I knew it would be busy. I thought I had chosen a table upstairs overlooking the bar. We arrived early and we were seated at what felt the backroom with the dogs. I asked the hostess and she said there wasn't anything else available. I saw plenty of empty "reserved" tables. I felt mistreated and why were we the only Mexicans back there? I had been wanting to try this place for a while and didn't get to see the bar.
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  • Excellent Service and Food
    SteakLoverVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    The food was great. Make sure and try the Chicken Taquitos and Quesadilla; Salsa is freshly made and Guacamole was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual place to dine and drink!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Great place to eat with friends and family! Spacious, interesting decor, fantastic staff! I would definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot before the show!
    SimplehealthytastebudVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This is a good, reasonably priced spot to go before a show at the Pantages Theatre. Less than a ten minute walk to the theatre. That's what we did. More diversified menu than your typical Mexican restaurant. Some different and interesting drinks. The chicken and rice skillet is a nice change of pace. It's a bit loud and full of young people.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The drinks are great but the
    deediner
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The drinks are great but the vegetarian options aren't very good. I ordered the aguachile molcajete and it literally tasted like lime-soaked cauliflower. I would maybe stop in for drinks again, but definitely not for food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Re the Noise Level - Our 6:00
    SurfBum
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Re the Noise Level - Our 6:00 reservation put us at a quiet hour. By the time we left (about 7:00) it was getting noisy. Not your average chain restaurant Mexican food (which is great!). Chicken mole tacos with pickled onions (yum). Good Margs, but don't get the strawberry thinking its going to be sweet (my wife was disappointed in this aspect of the meal).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bring Your Pup
    NMDaughterVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    What a fun place to go to! The food and drink were great! The topper was bringing the pups with us. They were treated like VIP's and indeed they were! They had their own bowl of fresh food and a big bowl of water delivered to our table. It is nice to have the little ones enjoy a night out as much as you do!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience
    Tman
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    My wife and I just needed a quick bite before a movie. The menu was diverse and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was decent, service was
    mrmartin
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Food was decent, service was slow, restaurant was relatively empty. Not the best experience, nor the cheapest sadly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best ceviche anywhere
    Wino
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    They have the best ceviche that I have tasted either side of the border. It reminds me of Tahitian Poisson Cru.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food with poor service
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Sat at the bar. We had to ask for more drinks. The bartender was never on top of it to ask if we wanted another. Also never pulled our dishes until we pushed them out of the way. Food was good but the service might keep us from coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not bad for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    The bar section of the restaurant (which is huge) has open walls, so you're practically hanging out on Cahuenga, which is great for people watching. The food was decent (i had the chilaquiles, the verde enchilada sauce was a little too sweet for my taste), but I still had a lot of fun. the chili con queso dip was delicious, the chips/salsa were constantly refilled, and I got a decent number of bottomless mimosa refills (only $15, and you don't have to buy food!). I got more refills at Hamburger Mary's, but the mimosas here were stronger, so it's all good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3-Dog
    OutandAbout
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Found this place on Yelp or Google, I forget which one. Anyway, I was able to use Open Table for the reservation which makes it very easy to get a table when you are planning to be at particular place in town. They seated us right away. Service was great, food was good. I have no complaints.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, but too loud!
    DylanDaniels
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    It was overall pretty good. They had some great veggie Options and the dish I ordered (veggie rice bowl) was delicious! Very hearty and tasty. I went on a Saturday night at 8pm and they had a baseball game playing on all the TVs. People were shouting really loud and it was hard to hear in there. Didn't really like the sports bar vibe. Its a Mexican restaurant not big wangs. Spicy mango drink I ordered was disappointing. Wished thy served micheladas. would go back for the food just hope there isn't a big game on.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place
    LuvDiningOutVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    Hip and casual Tex-Mex cantina and grill. Tasty dishes and sizable portions. Great ambiance and terrific, friendly service. A lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Bar for Sports Fans
    djkoolwhip
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    The Sunday Football crowd was representing that day. The bar area is great for a Sat or Sun afternoon bar run. The food was just okay. Nothing out of this world. A little over-priced for the quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Waiter Blew it!
    CongressmanVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    We made reservations! Showed up on time! The hostess was friendly and the atmosphere was nice! NO WAITER CAME TO TAKE A DRINK ORDER OR ACKNOWLEDGE US! Chips and Salsa came with water... it was not bad, but after 20 minutes, we walked out and ate across the street. Another Mexican Restaurant called Velvet Margarita... I recommend them... the service was excellent, the food was good, and the drinks kept flowing... $850.00 later, I left a $150.00 tip to make it and even $1,000.
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  • It used to be better
    ahaitaian
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    I had been here once before and everything was pretty good. No complaints on food or service. This time around was the complete opposite. The chicken was delicious but the steak wasn't good at all. It was under seasoned and possibly even old. Service was slooooow, the waiter didn't seem to want to be there. I would've understood the slow service because we were a party of ten but there were only 3 other tables being served the entire time we were there. All in all probably won't come back, especially considering there's a Mexican cantina right across the street.
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  • Great sports bar atmosphere
    wacandlemanVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Great place to catch the game. Great atmosphere. Service was a little slow. Don't know if they were short-handed. Staff was very friendly though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit and miss bar service
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    First time here. Sat at the bar. The one male bartender seemed more concerned with talking football and hitting on female guests than waiting on any of the customers. The other bartender who happened to be female seem to be a little bit more concerned for waiting on guests. So was the barback. We liked the bacon and egg tacos.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They went above and beyond!
    Hertz
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    They took really great care of us. The owner was entertaining some friends and family and he gave us his booth because our group was bigger. He made sure we were well taken care of! The food was great and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3Dog Cantina is Fantastic!
    Tabz
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    If you're looking for a great place to watch the game without being crowded, 3Dog is the place. The inside is gorgeously decorated with dark woods, modern tones, and fantastic seating. Went here with a group of friends and requested a quieter part of the restaurant and they happily accommodated us in the back room. The food is amazing. We had tacos and cheese/chorizo appetizer. I love that there's vegetarian options (essential with my group of friends). The food is very flavorful and everything comes in great portions. The ice cream is to die for (we had both the Mexican hot chocolate and the fried ice cream). Service is great, both times I've been here the servers have been attentive, friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great idea!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    3 Dog Cantina has this great back patio where not only can you bring your dog, they encourage it! They bring your pup a water bowl and a burrito bowl! How cool is that?! We (the humans) had spicy margaritas and delishous food. Oh and the bartender, Eric is adorable. We're going back!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Mexican food
    WonderfulVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Had a great time. Food was excellent; they make everything fresh in house. Chips and salsa were excellent. Nice assortment of tacos and other traditional Mexican food with a good twist. Food has the right amount of heat. Our server was fantastic, Amavy made our meal even better. I love good Mexican food and definitely would go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deceivingly good
    Cherylita
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    Once inside, 3 Dog Cantina kinda looks like it's a bit run down and the service was as though the place was packed, and it wasn't because we were on the early side for dinner. BUT.... the food was quite good. My enchiladas were great as were my friend's oysters. Just don't let them forget to season the guacamole. HA!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant has a lot of
    davo
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    The restaurant has a lot of potential, but since the square footage is SOO HUGE, its hard to build up energy in the room. I kept waiting for the energy level to rise, but it was extremely mellow for a saturday night. Food was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great table
    nyla
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    We especially appreciated that the restaurant honored our request for a quiet window location. Friendly and comfortable place to stop into with friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre-show dinner
    jocoVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    two of us were heading to a show at the palladium and wanted to get dinner beforehand. we choose 3dog for the dineLA restaurant week menu. started with the ceviche (A), queso fundido (B), and a free order of veggie nachos (B) for checking-in on foursquare. picked the crab & shrimp enchiladas (B+) and steak fajitas (A) for our entrees. finished off with churros (B) and coconut fried ice cream (A-). the meal also came with complimentary chips and salsa (which was very sweet). it was way too much food for 2 people so we took home many boxes with no complaints from the staff. service was beyond excellent. we sat on the back patio which played a nice selection of music. would definitely go back before another event in hollywood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There were some issues with
    TomBVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    There were some issues with this restaurant but the management went out of its way to work them out. The food and ambience are very nice especially for an authentic style Mexican cantina. It is a fun spot and everything was very tasty. My friend said it was the best ceviche she ever had and she is actually from Mexico.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • take a trip
    Apryl
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    I felt like I had left the country for a special vacation the ambience and food is really that fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate