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Loteria Grill - Hollywood

Loteria Grill - Hollywood Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://loteriagrill.com
  • Phone: (323) 465-2500
  • 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 & Promotions: 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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! :-)"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Amazing service and incredible food! Highly recommend this place"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "It used to be a lot better. Quality has declined. Tables are sticky I wouldn't go back"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was just OK. Service was not good. Wine was lousy. Would not recommend or come back. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Everyone in our multigenerational group loved it! The queso fundido, the snapper Veracruz, and the mint rice are not to be missed."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Went out with a group from the office and had a blast. This place always delivers."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great meal before Neil Young at the Dolby. Yummy drinks and food!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "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. ,"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food here is amazing, and the staff was wonderful, helpful, kind."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The food was great - fresh ingredients and zesty flavors. Excellent fresh juice Margarita and friendly service."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "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. :)"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Best dining experience I ever had. Outstanding service and food."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Thought the food was basically uninspired. Watery chicken tacos - not going back."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The tacos and margaritas are amazing. Fun place, and perfect for groups!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "The food is good but the beer is over priced. I can get a pint of craft beer at a lot of places for what they charge for a 12 ounce bottle of common beers like Dos Equis and Negra Modelo."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Our server was super friendly and upbeat. We sat by the window, and ordered a few beers. We did not feel rushed, which for us was a big plus."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "My husband and i went here to have my birthday dinner. I googled best mexican restaurant ib Hollywood ans it was at thw top of the list. LOVE the food! LOVE the atmosphere! LOVE rhe service! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013