Loteria Grill Hollywood
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Loteria Grill Hollywood

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.loteriagrill.com/
  • Phone: 3234652500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: All Day; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Jimmy Shaw
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We offer on-site and off-site catering, with full service staff.
  • Entertainment: Lounge music as background, no live entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cherokee St
  • Public Transit: The main subway station is Hollywood/Highland, and we are 3 blocks east from there, also the main bus line number 217/780 run along Hollywood Blvd 24 hours a day.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking is done by a professional valet company. There also is a parking structure on Cherokee Street right behind the restaurant.
A word from Loteria Grill Hollywood
Loteria Grill is the best Regional Mexican Cuisine that Los Angeles has to offer!
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Loteria Grill Hollywood reviews from OpenTable diners
  • I absolutely love this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2012
    I absolutely love this restaurant and truly dream about their mole sauce. Their food is delicious and it's a fun place to take people.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • La Loteria is fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/18/2012
    One of my favorite restaurants in Hollywood. Consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Roberto
    Roberto
    Dined on 9/17/2012
    I'm not a fan of the food in most of the touristy Mexican restaurants in town (El Coyote, Casita de Campo, etc). They may have good margaritas but their food is mediocre at best. However, Lotteria Gril is an exception to that. Their food is always fresh, tasty and authentic. This time I had their Cazuela de Tierra y Mar (surf & turf) special which was delicious. Service was very attentive and they offered a wide variety of tequilas, margaritas and other drinks to suit any taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were seated almost immediately
    oserrano
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    We were seated almost immediately but it took about 30 mns to get our drinks, overall service was very slow but the food was really good. I would probably go back just for the food, hope the service is better.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    Overall the food was bland. It was way over priced for the quality and quantity of food provided. Would not recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good fresh food. Waiter checks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Good fresh food. Waiter checks on your regularly but has a hard time explaining the menu if there are questions. Music is a bit loud, but still able to hold a conversation with those at the table. Good for groups between 5-10 people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • savory food, poor service
    ecumenical
    Dined on 8/29/2012
    Wife and i tried a few different tacos: beef tongue, carnitas, cactus, and stewed chicharron. The marinades/sauces were delicious and the meat quality was good. My wife liked the tongue, i preferred the carnitas. But all were good. We liked the tortillas, which were light but not fragile. The ceviche was solid. The service was poor. I asked the waiter for water with lemon. We received water, no lemon. I asked two other guys for lemon over the next 5 min. After 10 more min, we received lime wedges and i was told that they don't have lemon wedges. I had doubts about that, but didn't push it further. In any case, what a hassle. And my wife's Margarita came without the salt on the rim that she had asked for. More complaints but no space left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter could not get anything
    RigagigVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    Our waiter could not get anything right. Overpriced. Lots of up selling. Very annoying.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As usual, the food was spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    As usual, the food was spectacular and the service is always terrific. The cameron de veracruzana is a winner and, whatever you do, make sure you ask for the green rice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jimmy Shaw's genius is not
    ezrite
    Dined on 7/29/2012
    Jimmy Shaw's genius is not just for his superb upmarket take on Mexican "home cooking" but also for making you feel completely at home while you enjoy it. (Tho' very few homes have such a gloriously well-stocked bar.)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We sat outside on a Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    We sat outside on a Saturday evening prior to attending a movie at the El Capitan. Very pleasant outdoor dining area. Waitstaff was great, food was very average. Nice selection of tequilas, a few decent Mexican beers.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is delicious , the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2012
    The food is delicious , the jalapeño margaritas are fantastic and always service with a smile!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first time eating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    This was our first time eating here. We had 3 kids (9-12) in our party. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered and the margaritas were good. A bit pricey, we were surprised by our bill at the end of the night, seemed expensive for Mexican food. Would eat here again but order less!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Drinks and service are great.
    littlegVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    Drinks and service are great. The food is good but not really equal to the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You win some, you lose some...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    The food was good, the scene was good, the service however was not. My friend asked for chips three times before the manager finally got us the chips we ordered. Thankfully they comped us for the chips. but overall it left a bad taste in my mouth (not literally).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Downtown Hollywood is gross.
    AugustVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    Downtown Hollywood is gross. But the ambiance is great and the food is good. Quiet at lunch on a Friday ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hollywood STAR
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/24/2012
    EXCELLENT MARGARITAS and WONDERFUL FOOD... Creative and innovative tacos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was OK; servce was slow;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    Food was OK; servce was slow; had to ask for everything; water, second drink, bill, etc.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wasn't crowded on a Monday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/18/2012
    Wasn't crowded on a Monday night, but our waitress forgot our drink orders - a bit irritating. Wait-staff also were a bit overzealoua about clearing our plates before we were ready. Mexican chocolate ice cream was amazing. Food and atmosphere was great & would go back again... Hopefully wait-staff issues were an anomaly. Will give another chance.
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  • Yum, Yum and more YUM!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/18/2012
    The taco options are creative and delicious... dont miss the potato taco (yes POTATO!) And prepare for some of the BEST margaritas in LA. CAN NOT WAIT TO COME BACK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eat here when in Hollywood!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Great dinner on Fathers Day! Not rushed along! Excellent food and service! Great margueritas!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loteria Grill made me very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    Loteria Grill made me very proud. My "Westside" friends came, grindingly, to Hollywood for lunch last week and were surprised at how much Hollywood had changed! And they all adored the food and the ambiance at Loteria Grill. Thank you Loteria!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great Mexican restaurant
    TheColonelVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2012
    A great Mexican restaurant frequented by locals and tourists
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My new fav Mexican place
    RebeccaBBinLA
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    This is my new fav Mexican place! We sat on the little patio because the roar inside was ridiculous. The music was fun all night long, but I could never stand to be inside to hear it full blast- it's just too loud for me. Great people watching - see the Hollywood scensters in full regalia. Food and drinks were all good. Only desert, a cake, was a bust. We will defineltly be back. Easy drive from the ArcLight, so good for after a movie.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything tastes like chipotle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    Dining room staff are excellent! Snappy, quick service - vigilant and attentive. Bar staff & kitchen staff executed everything very well. Fish cooked perfectly, beans and rice just right, spinach had nice texture, delicious drinks, etc. What I did not like was that every sauce we tasted is a spinoff of the chipotle salsa they bring you with the chips, so everything tastes pretty much the same. I love chipotle but it was really uncreative and brought the meal way down. The choice here is chipotle or mole. At least have salsa verde!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had a great time spending
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    I had a great time spending my mothers day with my mom at Loteria. Everyone was nice the food was fantastic I will go again and again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food for a good price.
    moondogVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Good food for a good price. Average atmosphere, outdoor seating isn't great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the best margarita ive ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    the best margarita ive ever had in my entire life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter was personable,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2012
    Our waiter was personable, with excellent service and perfect recommendations for our food and beverage choices for the evening. The ambiance is not over the top...the food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A few of my friends like to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2012
    A few of my friends like to get together to catch up over a meal and a few drinks now and then and somehow we found ourselves here. The food was good, not mind-blowing, but okay. The parking anxiety is another story - they have valet but none of us are fans of such things and we all found street parking and had to be back to our cars in 2 hours or risk getting tickets.
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  • I've been to this particular
    Jenkfive
    Dined on 4/22/2012
    I've been to this particular Loteria a few times and the food is always good. However I do not remember the music ever being so loud that you could barely hear yourself talk. I asked the host 3 times if the music could be turned down a bit. If it was turned down it was not noticeable. The service was barely fair. It took forever just to get chips and forever to get a second drink delivered after it was ordered. Not worth coming back ...the food is good, but not good enough to compensate for the service.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I Won at Loteria Grill!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/22/2012
    I had never dined at Loteria Grill. I know it's a chain and I can't speak for the other locations, but I LOVED my experience on Sunday. I took the subway from Downtown where I live, enjoyed its proximity to the Hollywood and Highland station, that they were showing the Lakers game (which they won in double overtime), and that the hostess allowed us to sit at the bar, dine, and saved our table until the game was over. I'm a pozole aficionado and typically only eat it at Mexican joints in East L.A., Huntington Park and Highland Park where I know it's going to be authentic and done right (think La Casita Mexicana in Bell). Loteria's pozole was out of this world. The wait staff was very, very attentive, and male wait staff was HOT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We used to like this restaurant
    Teri
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    We used to like this restaurant a lot and would come here before seeing shows. They make this chile morita sauce that is really fantastic. However, the menu has changed overtime, I think to accommodate the tourist palate, and now I feel like I am in a very loud Chi Chi's.
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  • food not up to par
    GirlEatFood
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    I've eaten at the Studio City location many times and the food has always been great. But I was really dissapointed with the food here at the Hollywood location Saturday night. We took 12 people out to dinner and not one person though the food was good. It was a real dissapointment! Infact we left to go somewhere else for desert becasue it was so bad. Food was very bland and mediocre. But the service was very friendly and the drinks were good, according to those that drank. The atmosphere was fun and bright. It might have been a bad night for the kitchen, but not one dish was remarkable or woth going back for.
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  • Consistently very good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    Consistently very good food. My friends and I meet there for dinner about once a month and we are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner was delicious!!! The
    roadwarriorVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2012
    Dinner was delicious!!! The margarita was fresh and flavorful and the mahi mahi was perfectly prepared. The appetizer of "cheese melted on the griddle" was different and delicious! Service was attentive..... very much a team work approach to taking care of customers. I look forward to dining there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food! Awesome Margueritas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    Awesome food! Awesome Margueritas with Awesome tequila! Vibrant atmosphere...alive, fun, great energy! And....my husband and I even had our duaghter who loved the guacamole! Ole!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flavorful Mexican in Hollywood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    Flavorful Mexican in Hollywood - try the pork rind tacos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOTERIA IS A WINNER FOR ME!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2012
    I'M LATINA AND I LOVE MY MEXICAN FOOD . I MUST SAY THIS PLACE WAS PRETTY DARN GOOD. I LIKED THE WAY THEY DECORATE THE PLACE INTO THE MEXICAN BINGO VERSION "LOTERIA" AND THE TORTILLAS ARE HAND MADE ON THE SPOT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed the open bright setting.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/25/2012
    Enjoyed the open bright setting. The margaritas were interesting, all tasted of fresh ingredients, not overly sweet mixes, served over ice. Our standouts were the Loteria, Jalapeño (just enough heat), and the Tamarind. Luckily we hit happy hour as margaritas are served in small glasses otherwise would have been overpriced. We ordered a variety of dishes and loved them all. From the thick, creamy tortilla soup, tacos- cactus salad and shrimp with spicy morita salsa, carnitas sopes, enchiladas-mahi mahi with creamy chipotle sauce and red snapper with a black bean sauce. Flavors blended well on each plate and tasted fresh. Cons; small tacos for the price, difficult parking.
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