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A photo of Casa Vega restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Sherman Oaks
Booked 39 times today
Casa Vega, in Sherman Oaks, opened its doors in 1956 and has been serving the people of Southern California ever since. Local residents, and even celebrities, have flocked to the family-run Mexican restaurant currently run by Christy Vega Fowler, daughter of original owner, Rafael Vega. While the decor is modern, the menu still reflects traditional Mexican menu staples. The extensive menu allows for every person to find something to enjoy. Homemade house guacamole, or one of the many soup or salad options, make for a great starter. The entree options are plentiful. Casa Vega serves everything from traditional chicken mole, a plethora of burrito options, combination plates and specialty options, such as carne chile Colorade and the signature Casa Vega molcajete. Vegan and vegetarian options are also available. Top off your meal at Casa Vega with a delicious house margarita or mojito.
A photo of Casa Madera restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Hollywood Hills
Booked 35 times today
Casa Madera stands out as an exceptional seafood cuisine restaurant, exceeding customer expectations with its innovative and delicious dishes. Patrons commend the eatery for its visually stunning meals, with special mention of the Pacifico Striped bass which is chef's recommendation. With every bite, you can tell that a lot of care and attention has been invested into crafting each dish, making the culinary experience at Casa Madera truly unforgettable. Besides the food, the restaurant provides a beautiful decor and warm, inviting atmosphere, further enhancing the dining experience. The staff receives high praise for outstanding service, always ready with excellent meal recommendations and ensuring guests' comfort. This, coupled with the stunning views across LA, contributes to the overall outstanding experience at Casa Madera. A dinner at Casa Madera is not just a meal, but a delightful journey of sea-food flavors.
A photo of Kalaveras - North Hollywood restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • North Hollywood
Booked 6 times today
Kalaveras in North Hollywood is a celebrated spot for incredible Mexican cuisine. Reviewers consistently sing praises of the atmosphere, describing it as vibrant, energetic, and filled with great music. The restaurant is lauded for its friendly and attentive staff, with one customer particularly commending their waitress, Brittany. While some deem the noise level a bit high for convivial conversation, it seems to contribute to the fun, nightclub-like atmosphere. Guests often rave about the delicious food, specifically mentioning the shrimp guiso tacos and in-house margaritas. Despite the occasional complaint about average food taste, the lively ambiance and excellent customer service make Kalaveras a favoured choice for Mexican cuisine lovers.
A photo of Pink Taco - Sunset restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Hollywood
Booked 15 times today
Pink Taco - Sunset, located in Los Angeles, is a beloved Mexican restaurant that consistently garners rave reviews for its excellent service, comfortable atmosphere, and above all, authentic and flavorful Mexican fare. Reviewers excitedly recommend the 'OG Pink Tacos', a unique specialty, and laud the 'fresh hot chips and Guac', a standard yet well-executed staple. Praise also extends to their Margaritas, described as 'outstanding'. With 'happy hour specials' that are 'delicious', it is valued for its affordability despite being located in Los Angeles. Patrons commend the staff for their welcoming demeanor and efficiency. For quality Mexican cuisine in a lively setting replete with great 'vibes', Pink Taco - Sunset is a surefire choice.
A photo of Kalaveras - Burbank restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Burbank
Booked 19 times today
Kalaveras is a unique fast casual concept with vibrant colors, art, music, and culture of a time honored tradition – El Dia de Los Muertos. A blend of innovative urban mixology, Latin American culinary classics, tribute to well known Hispanic artists, and nothing but buenas vibras! We offer all the best weekly specials, like $4.99 Margarita Mondays, $1.50 Taco Tuesday, All you can eat Sunday Buffet and more!
A photo of El Compadre - Hollywood restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Hollywood
Booked 26 times today
El Compadre in Hollywood offers authentic Mexican cuisine that has been praised as "outstanding", "authentic", and "above average", according to numerous reviews. Customers highlight the "great comfort food", "old school, very cool vibe", and "excellent service". Some dishes that have been singled out for praise include the "chicken mole enchiladas", "steak, cheese enchilada and beef taco combination plate", and the "flaming margarita". Reviewers also compliment the classic old Hollywood ambiance, family-friendly atmosphere, and the welcoming staff. Many diners "highly recommend" El Compadre and assure to "go back again and again". It is described as "one of the best Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles".
A photo of Mr. Tempo Cantina Hollywood restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Hollywood
Booked 7 times today
Renowned for its authentic Mexican cuisine and popular reviews, Mr. Tempo Cantina Hollywood is a can't-miss gastronomical experience. Customers rave about the delicious food, comparing it to the best Mexican dishes even in Mexico itself. Food lovers highly recommend the Berrian tacos, nachos, and the mouth-watering tomahawk. Reviewers also laud the exceptional service, and praise the staff's friendliness and attentiveness. The inviting atmosphere combined with fantastic food and drink make Mr. Tempo a coupled location for special occasions like birthdays. Overall, it's not just the food, but the excellent service and captivating environment that makes Mr. Tempo Cantina Hollywood a top choice for Mexican cuisine.
A photo of Zarape’ restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • West Hollywood
Booked 4 times today
Zarape' is celebrated for its excellent Mexican cuisine, situated in the heart of West Hollywood, LA. Reviews from patrons, some native Mexicans, highlight the authenticity of its dishes, praising their deliciousness, freshness, and complex flavors. The restaurant garners applause for its exquisite range of tacos, enchiladas, and the standout chile relleno - a dish singled out for its magnificent red sauce. The beverages, including the generously-sized tamarind michelada, complement the eating experience, rounding off an impressive Mexican fare. The warm and friendly service contributes to the satisfying dining experience, prompting many to return. Zarape' is appreciated for its blend of casual, tasty, and affordable, authentic Mexican cuisine.
A photo of Trejo's Cantina restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Hollywood
Danny Trejo, Tinseltown’s favorite tough guy, has taken his delicious offerings of non-traditional Mexican cuisine to LA! This prolific actor has chosen to display his dedication to the City of Angels by serving up a savory selection of tacos made with the finest ingredients. His Steak Asada, Carnitas, Jackfruit, and Chicken Tinga tacos are all top notch served along with date-sweetened horchata, aguas frescas, and fresh chips and guacamole. Trejo's Tacos is the perfect choice to give your guests a taste of the star treatment with this high-end food that’s unforgettably flavorful.
A photo of El Torito - Sherman Oaks restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Sherman Oaks
Booked 7 times today
An esteemed locale with authentic cuisine, El Torito in Sherman Oaks stands out as a premier destination for Mexican food enthusiasts. The lively restaurant continues to impress patrons with its high-quality food and service. Reviews mention the "excellent food", "great ambience" and "amazing service", with diners frequently highlighting the outstanding margaritas, table-side guacamole and the delicious variety offered even for vegan guests. Despite encounters with occasional noise and busy periods, El Torito consistently delivers a fun, friendly atmosphere and "reliably good Mexican food". The restaurant's commitment to maintaining immaculate cleanliness and attentive service, particularly in challenging times, has been praised by diners. Described as "the best Mexican restaurant" by some, El Torito in Sherman Oaks indeed celebrates the richness and diversity of Mexican cuisine.
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