Loteria Grill Studio City
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Loteria Grill Studio City

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://loteriagrill.com/
  • Phone: 8185085300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,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, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Ventura Blvd. and Laurel Canyon
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Loteria Grill Studio City
Loteria Grill is the best Regional Mexican Cuisine that Los Angeles has to offer!
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Loteria Grill Studio City reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Disappointing
    CarlyG
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    Love Loteria at Farmers Market and Hollywood locations. This one was really disappointing. Pleasant server but bad service, unpleasant ambiance. Wouldn't return.
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  • Great food, great drinks,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    Great food, great drinks, wonderful service....highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • we really enjoyed our experience,
    Paiche
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    we really enjoyed our experience, especially the food and drinks.
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  • Yummmmmmmmm!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    This place is wonderful! The food is so good and drinks are incredible! I highly reccommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • taste of food was really good;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    taste of food was really good; flavor of salsa's at the begining with chips were great too. interesting menu with good vegetarian as well as meat options. don't love the strip mall location and for mexican food in LA it was definitely over priced. Jalapeno margarita is excellent.
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    good for groups
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  • Outdoor seating very nice,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    Outdoor seating very nice, especially away from the street. Service was prompt and friendly. Liked most of the food; better than average Mexican fare.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • wonderful dinner on our way
    tomtravels
    Dined on 6/28/2012
    wonderful dinner on our way to uUniversal for concert. Service was very efficient and responsive to all requests. The food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    The service at the is place is terrible. They take forever and forget everything. They also made me call and confirm the reservation after using open table to reserve the table.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun well lit room nice staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    Fun well lit room nice staff great food reasonable priced.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Sabroso Mexican Inspired Dishes!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Loteria Grill in Studio City features authenic Mexican dishes, including the wonderful and complex sauces of Mexico like Pipian Rojo, the spicy pumpkin seed & peanut sauce, homemade mole, and a delicious spicy Chile Morita. Tacos are served on hand-made tortillas, great selection of regional stews, shrimp tacos, many seafood dishes, and beef, chicken and pork served in a variety of ways. Although the sauces and dishes are traditional , all are served in a comtemporary style. Loteria also happens to have some of the best margaritas and sangria in L.A.!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We go to Loteria all the time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    We go to Loteria all the time and have always been glad we've gone - and everyone we bring feels the same way. They have wonderful food and the best serving team ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Hi Mom!
    Luv2Dine
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    My mother said, "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."
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  • Food was delicious but small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    Food was delicious but small portions. The service was great.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • You know we love Loteria,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    You know we love Loteria, as we went two nights in a row this week (with different people). It's always fabulous, with the best service and food. We recommend it to everyone!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Loteria's wonderful wait staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/17/2012
    Loteria's wonderful wait staff and food is the absolute best! Everyone is so engaging and informative and just NICE, and the food never disappoints - always perfect. We bring everyone we know here, and they all love it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for the Mexican cuisine lover!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Food was so good. Salsa is the best, nachos were delicious but not as good as I remember, what happened to the olives? Loved the personal French press coffee, the carafe of mango juice and the strong margaritas. Gotta come here with my girlfriends. Not many choices for my picky kids to eat.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • First visit and I was impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Interesting menu, very good service (staff really catered to my 84 years young and slightly confused Mom) good drinks. I'll definitely be back, there were so many dishes that I wanted to try.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • We really wanted to like this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    We really wanted to like this place, but after waiting 30 minutes for a table that we made a reservation for, and having some parts of our order not show up until the end of dinner, coupled with the fact that the food was just 'ok to good' relative to the price we paid, we just can't rate it highly. Unfortunately, we will probably not return. It's a shame, as a restaurant like this has an opportunity to occupy a niche between places like El Torito and the very expensive Border Grill. Bad execution of the basics of serving really turned us off, however.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mexilicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Great food and drinks. Service is very nice and attentive.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loteria Grill is a great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Loteria Grill is a great place for any occasion. My family and I had a great time. Food was great. Gabriela, our server was awesome. The servers' helpers were one of a kind. They made sure our glasses were never empty and our table was clean. It was a wonderful experience.
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    special occasion
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  • Great food, slow service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/9/2012
    We went for lunch at 12:30 PM. We told them when we arrived we were in a hurry and had to be out in 60 min or less (there were 6 of us). When we sat down there were only 2 other tables with people seated at them in the restaurant. Within 10 min of us sitting down the inside of the restaurant was 90% full. The waiter was a bit slow to take our order, but more importantly, the kitchen was VERY slow to put the food out. Food came 50 min after sitting down. Needless to say we were late getting back to work. Bottom line is, the food here is great. I loved the potato and poblano taco, and the chicken mole taco, but the staff can't handle it when things get busy at lunch. Might try it again.
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    fit for foodies
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  • The food was delicious, with
    RegiVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2012
    The food was delicious, with very fresh ingredients and lots of flavor surprises. This is simply the best Mexican food I've ever had in L.A. Plus, the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • I have eaten here many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    I have eaten here many times and this was the worst service I have ever had. Slow, it took forever for our server to get to us. On a plus note, the guy getting drinks and chips was on the ball.
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  • only saving grace was the
    WorldtravellerVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2012
    only saving grace was the margeritas. would not go back for the food. portions were so small it looked like a kiddie plate.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • This was my second visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/2/2012
    This was my second visit to Lotteria. Sad to say I will not be going back. We went with a group of friends. 3 out of 6 dishes were really horrible. My squash and corn soup was completely tasteless, the fish was dry and the shrimp in cream sauce was not at all good. The best dishes were the guacamole and possibly the beef and potato taquitos.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • Loteria is always great -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    Loteria is always great - excellent, attentive service; fabulous, unique food - we go there all the time and always bring new people, who love it as well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • eating, not dining
    StrangeDiner
    Dined on 4/26/2012
    the food here is amazing and the drinks are terrific, too.    tamarind margaritas were especially fine.while service was friendly and knowledgeable, it was a little on the "hard sell" side and also quite rushed.  we were a party of four and the fourth was late. the three of us ordered drinks and told the waitress we were waiting for a fourth. when she returned with the drinks, she immediately asked us what we wanted to eat. when we told her we were going to wait for the fourth, she appeared shocked.  the MOMENT the fourth person entered, she asked if we were ready to order.  the whole experience was friendly but very rushed.  would totally recommend this place, but it's a place for eating, not "dining."
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    good for groups
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  • Great but LOUD inside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    Great food, so so service. Loud inside but great on the patio. The salsa verde is fantastic and dispite its shortcomings we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • We had to wait 10 minutes
    malibucaptain
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    We had to wait 10 minutes for someone to even greet us at the hostess desk. The restaurant is too noisy. Service was slow at best, even though it was half empty. The guacamole was good, but not very much of it. There are better Mexican restaurants to spend your money.
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  • The five of us finished evertyhing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/15/2012
    The five of us finished evertyhing on our plates! I order the Taco Sampler and was really happy with the presentation and quality of the food. Our waitress was very helpful in helping my wife figure what she would like. And the kids, well you could pretty much discern by the lack of crumbs left on the plate that hey where happy too.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • Despite the fact that the
    WillVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    Despite the fact that the wait staff was down a server, our server was very attentive and took great care of us. The entire staff was incredibly friendly. The busboys were on it, refilling waters and chips and salsa. The food was ok, I've had better Mexican, but it was still very tasty. I highly recommend the queso fundido!
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • The food is good but not great.
    KIKA
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    The food is good but not great. The experience would've been better had it not been for the lousy service. This is not the place to go if your party exceeds two people. They really need new management.
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  • A little too high tech decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    A little too high tech decor for me, would prefer a little cozier. But good food, if plain in presentation, and nice location in the strip mall. Maybe the outdoor dining area would be more engaging on a busy Saturday evening. I'd like to come back for lunch to see if my first impression was accurate.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • We love Loteria Grill - the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    We love Loteria Grill - the service and food is always the BEST! We come here all the time, bring newcomers, etc., and it never disappoints and is always, in fact, wonderful! The staff couldn't be more accommodating, friendly, and helpful. A real winner!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After all the hype...I wasn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    After all the hype...I wasn't impressed. You get better tacos at neighborhood gems that cost less. Overpriced for what it is. The pozole wasn't flavorful I've had much better at hole in the wall joints. I guess even for a stand in the Farmer's Market this food wouldn't be great...I felt like I was having Mexican food made by Gringos.
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  • Viva Loteria!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    This is my favorite Mexican food in town. I quite enjoy the restaurant as well as their flagship in the Farmers Market. Wait staff are very friendly and the food and drinks are quite good!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice solid and attractive
    BPatch
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    Nice solid and attractive Mexican restaurant. Easy going with quality food
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • We love this place. My husband
    MamaLovesDateNight
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    We love this place. My husband and I probably come here once a week which is really saying something because we don't go out all that much since having a baby. And we crave certain menu items. Their margaritas are so good (the fresh juice really helps), the guacamole is wonderful and the staff is friendly and most if the time very speedy. The food is fresh and unique--never greasy. I can actually eat their when I'm trying to be figure conscious and not feel like I'm sacrificing a great dining experience. Perfect place for family, groups or a casual date night.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Always good, very friendly
    ChesterVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2012
    Always good, very friendly I think they have been working on that.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • We spent my husband's birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/23/2012
    We spent my husband's birthday at Loteria, and it's always perfect - great service, fabulous food, wonderful ambience - and the best tortillas and chips, salsas, and guacamole in the world!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate