Loteria Grill - Hollywood

Loteria Grill - Hollywood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://loteriagrill.com/
  • Phone: 3234652500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner

    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Jimmy Shaw
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Special Events: 600 Years of Mexican Wine From the Field, to Street, to Table... 8-Course Fine Dinning Menu - 1 Seating Explore mexican delicacies paired with award-winning wines of Baja California with guest chef Javier Plascencia and music by Raul Campos Loteria Grill Hollywood Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 7:30pm $75 per person Please visit our website for more information

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cherokee
  • Parking: No
A word from Loteria Grill - Hollywood
Jimmy Shaw opened the first Lotería! Grill in the summer of 2002 at the Farmers Market in Los Angeles, and ever since has been serving our guests a menu full of regional Mexican specialties as delicious as what he grew up enjoying in Mexico City.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Loteria Grill - Hollywood reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (11)great for lunch (11)fit for foodies (11)neighborhood gem (11)great for outdoor dining (10)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (5)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (4)scenic view (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Bad drink/food/portions, no parking
    FoodLover33
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Hollywood loc. disappoints. Tacos are silver dollars, served open-faced so although you get some meat, it's not a taco. Open front wall/courtyard seems like a nice idea, but on busy, dirty, fume-filled Hollywood Blvd, not so much. No parking. Met co-workers at 5:30 and some meters end at 6:00, so moved the car at 6:00 and walked 2 blocks. Delayed getting back to car (2 min. late) helping disabled co-worker to her car, and found a $65 ticket on mine. Considering the worst mojito I've ever had, dull guacamole and small taco, at least service was good. Then I also got the ticket. Could have used a public lot for $10, but for Happy Hour and one quick drink? Co-workers had various dishes and drinks; all 6 people disappointed. Left a good tip.
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  • Fabuloso!
    MartaVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We loved the ambiance, food and service at Loteria. We are dreaming of Loteria cards for our walls, and cooking enchiladas and rice just like that. The homemade tortillas are so fresh and delicious! Only one wish... Parking.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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  • Interesting place
    ScottEVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We stopped here for dinner before heading to the Hollywood Bowl, and it was...interesting. The food was really, really good. We had the ceviche tostadas as a starter, and while small, they were very flavorful. For our main, we had a carnitas plate, which was good but different from what we normally get at Mexican restaurants in San Diego (it had black beans, corn tortillas, and the pork was spiced). Location-wise, this is close to everything (Hollywood & Highland mall, as well as all the tourist spots and theaters). Service was good, but the decor was pretty minimal. Almost like it's a chain, but not a chain. My wife and I both had a good time, and enjoyed our food and drinks. We'd go back. :-)
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Brownie shortbread dessert a must
    LoteriaGlow
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My entree (sea bass) was super delicious with a nice spicy sauce and the tortillas were really good - we kept asking for more! The highlight of the meal, though, was the brownie shortbread dessert (I'm calling it this vague name because I can't remember exactly what it was called). It had spiced pepitas on top and a yummy sauce. I would go back just to have a few bites of this dessert! Really great service as well. My friend was an hour late and four different staff members (servers, bussers) kept checking to see if I was cool, wanted to order something, answered my questions about where she should park, etc.--they kept me company, basically! :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EMmmVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Loteria continues to be one of the most outstanding authentic mexican restaurants in Los Angeles. Great food, great drinks. I took a party of four and we had a fantastic meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Authentic Mexican
    FreenabelleVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Amazing service and incredible food! Highly recommend this place
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely slow service
    MARIA6167VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I went there on a Sunday afternoon and there was hardly anyone there. The bus boy came up to us and took our drink order immediately. He was very friendly and everything seemed to go fine since our drinks did arrive quickly. We placed our food order immediately for a party of 3. 20 minutes went by and no food yet. A party of 6 came in and another one of 2, both of those tables were given their food before ours! We tried being patient but after those 2 parties left and we still had no food! The bus buy came up to us to ask if everything was ok, we must have looked upset by now. We asked WHY was our food taking soo long and he went to ask the kitchen and came back to apologize for the delay. 15 mins later food arrived. food was very bland.
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    great for lunch, late-night find
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  • Downhill
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    It used to be a lot better. Quality has declined. Tables are sticky I wouldn't go back
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    kid-friendly
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The strawberry margaritas are not very good (they seem to use a syrup that is too sweet and tastes fake). However, their Cadillac margaritas are great!1
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Radius
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The service is VERY slow and the waiters appeared to be bothered that we were taking up their precious time. It took quite some time once we were seated for a waiter to come help us and this was after the manager noticed us looking right at him. Thank goodness that the kitchen has the talent to make up for the bad service. The food is delicious. Horrible service though. The best and hardest worker in the place was the bus boy. Improve the service of the wait staff and this place would be great!
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  • The smallest tacos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My friends ordered tacos. Damn, those tacos look like the size of silver dollar coins. $10 for two seem ridiculous. I had the nachos, better value.
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    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 38 reviews are from the Loteria Grill - Hollywood reviews archive.
  • A couple of negatives...
    Rodster
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We have been here NUMEROUS times and LOVE the food.....we had made a 7pm reservation and they seated us before a walk-in....that was nice.....the waitress was nice but would rarely stop and talk....she would comment and keep walking.....had to ask for a glass of wine 3 times and also ask for the check 3 times.....a large group of men kept singing (3 times) HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a woman at another table....it was VERY annoying....we get ONCE, but THREE times?????...would we go back...ABSOLUTELY.....but will probably to the one in the Valley instead...
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  • Mediocre at best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food was just OK. Service was not good. Wine was lousy. Would not recommend or come back.
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  • Perfect before The Pantages
    Loterialover
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Everyone in our multigenerational group loved it! The queso fundido, the snapper Veracruz, and the mint rice are not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent Staff!
    Crysrae
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I arrived 30 mins early for my 6:30 reservation, where I was meeting two other friends for dinner. My table was already ready and waiting, with the menus set and everything. Good was good, drinks were good, but the chips and salsa were AWESOME. Would definitely go back next time I'm in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Mexican Food in LA!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    After stumbling across Loteria Grill at the Farmer's Market a few months ago, we made the connection that there is also a Loteria Grill in Hollywood. We've been twice now and love the city ambiance and delicious authentic Mexican dishes. I grew up in Austin and have lived in LA for 17 years now and have struggled to find an upscale Mexican restaurant in the Hollywood area that serves high quality Mexican food. The search is over. You can't go wrong with Loteria Grill from the awesome Chilaquiles to Ceviche (try all three) to the Enchiladas to the beef and fresh fish dishes. All top notch. And it's great to have a Mexican restaurant with a classy city vibe in the heart of Hollywood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HORRIBLE
    NativeAngelino
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I live in the neighborhood and used to love it here. This night, my reservation was ignored. Our server, kept insisting on me ordering the salad she liked and not the one I wanted. Our FAVORITE Tamarind margueritas had absolutely no evidence of tamarind. No seeds or pulp like there has always been. Tasted like orange juice. The pitcher we ordered was poured by our server so fast at the table all the ice made the liquid go flying everywhere. Our food was cold and "the special" my friend ordered was charged al a carte instead of the "special" price she mentioned and again insisted she order. We order 2 tequila shots and one beer. We had to ask 3 times to bring them. The whole experience? HORRIBLE!
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  • Yummy food and great service
    pickyaboutrestaurants
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This was my third visit to Loteria and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the tequila selection was abundant. We especially loved the ceviche and probaditas. Our server, Noche, was knowledgeable, friendly and prompt. We ate before a show at the Pantages and went back afterward for dessert. Can't wait to return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loteria FTW
    Foxy
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Went out with a group from the office and had a blast. This place always delivers.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Couldn't be happier
    cinemathquediner
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    This is one of the few really good restaurants on Hollywood Blvd. When going to the Egyptian or any theatre they will accomodate having to get to a screening. Food is excellent, and service wonderful.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before the Dolby
    KathleenVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Great meal before Neil Young at the Dolby. Yummy drinks and food!
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    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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  • Awesome choice in Hollywood
    KimbafaceVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Went here before an event at the Dolby based on Open Table reviews. This place did not disappoint!! The staff was incredibly welcoming and attentive. The space is vibrant with a beautiful bar and great patio area, perfect for watching all of shenanigans along Hollywood Boulevard. But the real standout was the food. Great margarita and michelada menu. Incredibly fresh and tasty ingredients (our group had enchiladas suit as, enchiladas mole and a burrito crane desebrada). And fantastic fresh tasty guacamole. Will go here again. ,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Guacamole
    dinerduo
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Great find for dinner before a play at the Pantages. Although it is a bit of a walk down Hollywood Blvd from the theatre, it is Hollywood Blvd ! Perfect walk after dinner. Exceptional flavors and yummy food.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb Experience
    SusieQ
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    The food here is amazing, and the staff was wonderful, helpful, kind.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Mexican in Hollywood
    Emmm
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    The food was great - fresh ingredients and zesty flavors. Excellent fresh juice Margarita and friendly service.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    JazzyStones
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was a perfect last minute find on the night of Valentine's Day with most restaurants booked. The ambiance was perfect, our waitress was extremely knowledgable, and the food and margaritas were amazing! I would highly recommend Loteria for any occasion.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    MarkmanVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Had a great meal with my wife... drinks and food were excellent.... only disappointment was that they were offering the taste of LA menu (we did not go there knowing this), so my wife went with this 3 course option and I ordered off the regular menu. For my wife, the appetizer was to die for and the main course was delicious... then came the issue... when she ordered her meal. she picked the churros with dipping sauce, but when it came time for desert, our server told her they were out of that choice (since it was 5:30 when we ordered, that would be pretty early to run out) she asked for the second choice (there were 3 options for dessert) which was cheesecake, and she was told again, they were out of that as well. Ended up with Flan.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Fantastic Mexican Food
    CommonEaterVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We've been going to Loteria Grill for years. The food is always fantastic, excellent flavors. Good vegetarian options as well. If you're smart, round it off with a jalapeno margarita. :)
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Best dining experience I ever
    greg
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Best dining experience I ever had. Outstanding service and food.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • Breakfast Gem
    OcLeah
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We found this place after walking down from The Roosevelt on Hollywood Blvd. It was pretty quiet when we arrived because it had just opened. The service, food and drinks were all awesome. Great little breakfast spot!
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night out in Hollywood
    LuvLA
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Wonderful service, great location and the food was outstanding. This is the perfect restaurant experience for those who enjoy an interesting menu and moderately priced evening. Modern, festive and hip interior.
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    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and margaritas!
    Coolgirl
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Guacamole and chips were so good we ate them all. Best chicken mole I have ever had. Wonderful salad with roasted beets and goat cheese. The margaritas were to die for. We liked everything about this place! Fantastic hand made tortillas!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Yummy
    x2tak
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Ate at Loteria before going to the Dolby Theater for a show. They have valet parking which is convenient. Food and service were great. We had a party of six, including two kids. They don't have a kids menu, but we were able to improvise.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous good in a great building!
    julianne1030VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The food is so delicious! I recommend the carne Deshebrada burrito. The meat is so flavorful! I love the lively, spacious atmosphere as well!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thought the food was basically
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Thought the food was basically uninspired. Watery chicken tacos - not going back.
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  • Another Hollywood Star
    DinoVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Every item our party of six experienced, was ¡muy bien! The tacos arrachera; carnitas en salsa morita, in a flavorful spicy chile sauce; and ochinita pibil, achiote & citrus marinated pork, that was slowly roasted in a banana leaf. Chef Shaw's specialty for the evening - was red snapper (perfectly seared) in a tomato, onion, olive and caper sauce. It was served with black beans, white rice, & plantains for $21. This "feature" was certainly worth its ticket-price. Oh, Hollywood. The margaritas Pepino (cucumber) are refreshing while the jalapeño has kick - both magnified our dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    This is the second time I go to the Latoria in Hollywood and so far both occasions have been very satisfying. This weekend my mother and I were unfortunately late to the restaurant due to traffic and the host was very accommodating and quick on sitting us. The food was delicious and the drinks were strong. Have no complaints.
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    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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  • Great tacos
    Player6464VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    The tacos and margaritas are amazing. Fun place, and perfect for groups!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good mexican food
    hungry1
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Had a very nice meal here. Staff were friendly and efficient. Portions were very large. Would have liked a bit more info on the different dishes in the menu.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really??? Don't Come here!!!
    Rickster
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    So this restaurant has a good name, great looking website, and the decoration is interesting.. However, the food is HORRIBLE! The food is described as authentic and homemade, authentic or not it has to be good and if you're going to describe it as homemade then it better not look like it came out of a can. Our appetizers were the chicken quesadillas, they came hot (good). The quesadilla itsef was a round flower tortilla folded over with some boiled chicken, semi-raw tomatoes and a slice of mozzarella. Really Mozzarella? The chicken, though cooked thoroughly, was plain and had not seasoning whatsoever. This is probably why the tomatoes were put in there, yuk!! The rest of our meal was worse, but I am out of room. Don't Come here!
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