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A photo of Loreto restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(169)
Price: Very Expensive
• Mexican • Atwater Village
Booked 49 times today
Bathed by the Pacific Ocean to the West and by the Mar de Cortés to the East, California’s Peninsula is layered with a rich history of cultures reinventing seafood with bold flavors. At our Barra de Peninsula we serve the best bounty that these Oceans have to offer, and we celebrate the people who make our coasts so delicious, from Uni and clam divers to the Concheros in Baja and much more.
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4.6
Exceptional(1254)
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Arts District
Booked 37 times today
LA Cha Cha Chá is the sister restaurant to Mexico City's Terraza Cha Cha Chá. A place where we celebrate our barrio culture with delicious Mexican food, cocktails, wine, and a wide selection of mezcal and tequila.HAPPY HOUR SERVICE: Our happy hour is counter-service style. Please order at the bar and seat yourselves. The kitchen closes at 3:30 p.m., but cocktails will flow until 4:00 p.m.CANCELLATION POLICY: You have until 5 hours before your reservation to cancel, otherwise, your group will be charged a fee of $30 per person. All reservations have a 15 minute grace period, after this time, your booking will be moved to the top of our waiting list. Parties of 1-2 reserve the table for 1.5 hours. Parties of 3-4 reserve the table for 2 hours. Parties of 5-6 reserve the table for 2.5 hours. Parties of 7+ reserve the table for 3 hours. - We do not take requests for specific tables- Reservations are weather permitted
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4.4
Awesome(178)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Los Feliz
Booked 5 times today
Casita Del Campo is acclaimed as a longstanding bastion of excellent and authentic Mexican cuisine. With its vibrant ambiance and rich history, it caters to all with a welcoming atmosphere and spectacular food. Reviewers rave about the excellent food, strong drinks, and the exceptional service, proving that it is a fantastic dining experience for all occasions. Noted for its old school Los Angeles Mexican comfort food, the restaurant particularly impresses with its tasty scratch margaritas, as well as traditional dishes like enchiladas and chile relleno. The beautiful setting, enhanced by Mexican tile and a killer tequila selection, is appreciated by all, with many vowing to return. Reviewers highlight the restaurant’s consistent quality that has been maintained throughout its 60 years of family ownership, labeling it as a "great traditional Mexican place" that is worth visiting.
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4.9
Exceptional(4)
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Atwater Village
Lemon Poppy Kitchen in the heart of LA is a standout for its café cuisine. The reviews highlight their imaginative food, excellent service, and versatility in serving delectable breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their offerings are lauded as an eclectic blend of Romanian and Mexican cuisines that satisfy a wide palate – from corn ribs to a myriad of small dishes like amazing potatoes, the well-reviewed rice ball and the fantastic cauliflower steak. The stuffed peppers and salmon are other favorites. Diners have praised the restaurant for maintaining a low-key ambiance perfect for a relaxing evening, keeping patrons eager to return for more culinary adventures.
A photo of Kalaveras - Silverlake restaurant
4.4
Awesome(93)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Silver Lake
Booked 6 times today
Kalaveras - Silverlake is consistently considered one of the finest sources of Mexican cuisine by its patrons. Reviews praise not only the delicious food and drinks, but also the impeccable service that keeps guests returning. The lively atmosphere, often accompanied by music, offers a unique dining experience for groups. Reviewers take note of the rapid service, and particular praise is given to the free-flowing mimosas and quick food service. The restaurant also caters to special occasions, receiving acclaim for making birthdays extraordinary. Although the food is considered 'average' by one Mexican reviewer, the overall experience at Kalaveras - Silverlake guarantees a recommended visit for a taste of Mexican cuisine.
A photo of Mama Por Dios - DTLA restaurant
4.2
Awesome(534)
Price: Very Expensive
• Mexican • Downtown
Booked 18 times today
Mama Por Dios - DTLA is repeatedly lauded for its exceptional Mexican cuisine and outstanding service. Quoting from numerous glowing reviews, the food is described as "DELICIOUS and worth every penny", "great", and "very few other times in my life" good. Specialty dishes such as the green shrimp enchiladas and the lobster notably stood out. Complementing the food is the fantastic ambiance, described as "super great", and top-notch service, with specific praise for waitstaff like Martin and Angel. The lively and clean environment also contributes to its popularity. It's not just a restaurant, it's a "great restaurant to celebrate your birthday" and a "great place to call your go-to Mexican spot".
A photo of Encanto restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2)
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Los Feliz
Booked 28 times today
Welcome to Encanto, Los Feliz's newly relaunched wood fired Baja Coastal kitchen! Join us as we take you on a tour down the Baja Coast through vibrant, Mexican-inspired cuisine by Executive Chef Chris Lin. From fresh ceviches to charred asada, Encanto is the perfect staycation destination to relax and share a meal with your best amigos. You can enjoy a selection of Mexican wines from Valle de Guadalupe, and escape with our $10 Margarita (forever & always). This hidden Hillhurst gem offers Happy Hour from 4 to 6 PM daily, with spacious indoor-outdoor seating areas plus a bar & lounge. Encanto is conveniently located near the Greek Theatre and Griffith Observatory. Join us for an enchanting dinner Tuesday through Sunday (brunch coming soon)!¡Bienvenidos a Baja!
A photo of Broken Shaker - Los Angeles restaurant
3.8
Excellent(446)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Downtown
Booked 3 times today
Broken Shaker in Los Angeles offers an immersive dining experience that goes beyond just food. Patrons recommend this restaurant for the stunning rooftop view of the city it offers and unique cocktails on their menu. As multiple reviews testify, the food and drinks are of exceptional quality - "great fish tacos," "delicious drinks," and "yummy food," are all accolades from happy customers. But it's not just about the food, as one review states it's their "favorite restaurant" because of the "fun, friendly and accommodating" staff, the "fun and energetic vibe" of the place as well as beautiful aesthetics. The Broken Shaker promises a truly Californian dining experience, complete with a poolside view.
A photo of Acapulco - Glendale restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(247)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Glendale
Booked 3 times today
Acapulco - Glendale stands out distinctly in the culinary landscape of Glendale for its authentic Mexican food and exceptional service. Customers rave about the "freshest Mexican food we’ve had since being in Mexico", claiming it to be the "best Mexican food in Glendale". Acapulco's chilaquiles and huevos rancheros have been singled out for their perfect preparation. Many have also praised their margarita flight, with one patron declaring it to be "fantastic". The service, provided by staff like Federico, is consistently appreciated. Despite being in a city with many Mexican restaurants, Acapulco has established itself as an indispensable staple by continually offering top-quality dishes wrapped in a great ambiance.
A photo of Sonoritas - DTLA restaurant
4.2
Awesome(58)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Little Tokyo
Located in downtown LA, Sonoritas is a highly praised restaurant offering the finest Mexican cuisine. Customers rave about the authentic food and drinks, with special mentions of the delicious margaritas, burritos, and tacos. Notably, Sonoritas boasts a large selection of tequila and mezcal. Patrons expressed satisfaction with the knowledgeable bartenders and servers, adding further to the enjoyable dining experience. Many visitors describe the ambiance as both fun and sophisticated, making it an ideal spot for group gatherings. Despite occasional criticisms of busy periods, the overall consensus is that Sonoritas offers exceptional food and beverages. They eagerly anticipate returning for more delightful culinary experiences.
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