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3 Dog Cantina
3 Dog Cantina

3 Dog Cantina Details

  • 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


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


    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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I loved everything about this place. The food service and drinks were all total 10's. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Don't let the bar screen fool you. The food is fantastic. Mahi mahi tacos and the Brussels sprouts are delicious."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was great. Make sure and try the Chicken Taquitos and Quesadilla; Salsa is freshly made and Guacamole was very good."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Great place to eat with friends and family! Spacious, interesting decor, fantastic staff! I would definitely go there again."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "My wife and I just needed a quick bite before a movie. The menu was diverse and the food was great."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Food was decent, service was slow, restaurant was relatively empty. Not the best experience, nor the cheapest sadly."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "They have the best ceviche that I have tasted either side of the border. It reminds me of Tahitian Poisson Cru."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Hip and casual Tex-Mex cantina and grill. Tasty dishes and sizable portions. Great ambiance and terrific, friendly service. A lot of fun."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 9/2/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/26/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "We especially appreciated that the restaurant honored our request for a quiet window location. Friendly and comfortable place to stop into with friends."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2013
  • "I felt like I had left the country for a special vacation the ambience and food is really that fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/14/2013
  • "Obviously I didn't read the reviews carefully, cuz while the food was quite good, the scene was only fit for the under 40 crowd... not the best choice for dinner out with mom & dad. The main bar/dining room was packed and jumping - filled with the young, hip crowd and tourists; we were seated in the completely empty second dining room, but it was equally loud -- they were pumping club-volume music into both spaces! On top of this, they seemed to be having a problem with the extractor fan in the kitchen because the entire space (which is huge) filled up with smoke! Fortunately, while the chips were a bit greasy, the salsa was excellent, and our mains were tasty; compensated a bit for the extreme volume."
    Dined on 6/26/2013
  • "I've been to this restaurant twice. The first time was later in the evening with live music which was wonderful and romantic. The second time early in the evening (6-ish) the game was on and the bar was lively. Both times the food and service was exceptional. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "The staff was friendly but not very organized, the food was ok, but not great, the Steak and potato tacos had only a few bits of what tasted like microwave hamburger...not ok. We should have sent it back but we were hungry NOW! (You know how it is) The chicken fajitas tasted great and there was a lot of Chicken but I had to wait 5 minutes for the the tortillas to be delivered while the rest of the meal had been delivered and sat there uneatable and taunting me. Not a kind thing to do to a hungry customer. Probably won't go back."
    Dined on 4/28/2013
  • "Came here for the Easter Brunch specials, made a reservation though it was not that crowded at 11:30a when we got there. We were seated right away, and though the server was prompt at first and we received waters upon sitting, attentiveness declined after that. Two of our friends met us about 10 mins after seating and they had to ask the server 3x for waters (though he was prompt in bringing out our bottomless mimosas -not a bad thing in my book!) Overall, the food was quite tasty but took a really long time to come out, I'm torn because I appreciated the relaxed atmosphere and ability to drink our bottomless mimosas at leisure but the service was borderline nonexistent. I think I'd definitely be back but make sure I'm not in a hurry!"
    Dined on 3/31/2013