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El Criollo
El Criollo
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El Criollo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cubanfoodla.com
  • Email: contact@CubanFoodLA.com
  • Phone: (818) 785-8625
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30AM - 4:00PM. Saturday - Sunday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM.
    Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday, Sunday: 4:00PM - 8:00PM. Thursday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 9:00PM.
    Closed: Monday.
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Cuban
  • Executive Chef: Niurca Sera
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: El Criollo offers catering for all types of occasions. Whether your hosting a small gathering or a large event, we can accommodate you.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer the restaurant for private events and gatherings.
  • Private Party Contact: Albert Sera (818) 785-8625

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kittridge St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a private lot behind the restaurant that is accessible via an alley that can be entered from Kittridge St. or Vanowen St. Parking is allowed on the restaurant and dental office sides.
A word from El Criollo
El Criollo has established itself as a freshly modern, yet still traditional full-service restaurant in the bustling downtown Van Nuys area. We of El Criollo are driven by the genuine aim to provide excellent, personable service complemented by the finest, most flavorful Cuban cuisine.

El Criollo's interior includes classic exposed brick walls, a high open ceiling, beautifully soft serenading Cuban music and poster-size images of vintage magazine covers and print ads. The restaurant offers deliciously delectable food with an updated, though still very classic look and feel – so much like a bodega in Old Havana. Our spacious dining room seats 60-plus with a bar offering fabulous wine, beer and cocktails.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Really good food. Everyone at my table tried a different dish which we all tasted, everything tasted great. This restaurant has been here for years, definitely worth a try. We will go back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was very good and authentic. It was my first time and I would go back. I want to try so many more dishes."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We loved this place, really homemade delicious fresh food and friendly service!"
    Dined on 10/10/2013