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El Compadre - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
El Compadre - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
El Compadre - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
El Compadre - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
El Compadre - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

El Compadre - Hollywood

4.7
4.7
459 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Since 1975, El Compadre Restaurant in Hollywood has been one of Southern California's hot spots for Mexican cuisine and drinks. The restaurant fashions the look and feel of an "old world hacienda". Lined with clay roof tires, wrought iron lanterns and stained glass chandeliers; its walls grace of Mexican heritage with paintings, artifacts, antiques and vase floral trimmings.

We specialize in showcasing "The fine foods of Mexico". We serve family recipes handed down over generations using select cuts of meats, and choice seafood alongside season fresh vegetables. e have a dedicated full bar area where we serve mixed cocktails, imported and domestic beers and our legendary and famous "Flaming Margarita". Coupled with live nightly music from a trio singing Mexican classics and with a dimly lit, sultry lighting; our romantic ambiance is unmatched.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Latin American, Dining Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (323) 874-7924
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Call us for catering dishes for any occasion. Unfortunately we do not have a catering company to come to your home or business but you can still pick it up. Just call us and we can create any dish for large parties. Let us know
  • Private party facilities
    Call us for details on private parties and large reservations. Restaurant close outs, etc....
  • Neighborhood
    Hollywood
  • Cross street
    Vista and Gardner
  • Parking details
    Have $5 valet in rear of restaurant
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 459 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hollywood

    Good for groups

459 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good and the service was great, very friendly staff! Thank you! Definitely recommend.

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  2. Christina

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It's very loud and crowded and the waiters seem to want to hurry people through. But the food is good.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We left before we ordered food: here's why.... 1- we were sat next to a slamming door that was shaking our table. we asked if they could wedge the door they said no- they also said if we want a different table it would be an hour and a half wait 2- took us about 30minutes to get menus 3- once our server finally came over it took 20 min for our drinks to arrive... After being there for 1 hour, we left! We have been coming here for YEARS and Have no idea why all of a sudden this is the service style....

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  4. ShariB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! It's a little on the pricey side for Mexican, but the tamales were delicious and the margaritas are amazing! We went at a perfect time when it wasn't noisy, even though a game was showing on the TV at the bar.

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  5. stueater

    Los Angeles

    66 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Eh. There are worse Mexican restaurants and there are better. But it’s reliable. A nightmare getting seated though. So much confusion at the check.

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  6. PaulM

    Miami

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and exceptional service. Highly recommended.

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  7. writer

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we were 9 people and we all loved it. We will return

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Mexican food in LA. The margarita is a must! 

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  9. foodfighter

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    never disappoints , consistently good. Great margaritas.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best ever love this place best food and best vibe always

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  11. Jamesbeme

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best food , service, & of course flaming margarita’s!!

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  12. Steve

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really love this place. With a reservation our table was ready but we weee placed in an isolated booth and got lost in the shuffle. Felt like everything was a bit slow and the food was a bit off. Still love this place and will be back - sooner rather than later. Just an off Saturday night

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got sat immediately and the food arrived so fast and hot! Everything was delicious.

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  14. Macman

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn't been to El Compadre in years but when we needed to arrange a birthday celebration for a a few friends it seems to be the best, most central location for us all to meet up at. We were all quite surprised to see how lively the place was at 8:00 pm on a Friday, more so than several other well known Mexican restaurants in the Hollywood/LA area. I would recommend that El Compadre remove the website reference to $5 Valet parking in the rear as that was nowhere in sight when we were there - And parking in that portion of Hollywood can be hard to find at that time of night. Other than that we all had a great time with "Flaming Margaritas" all around.

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  15. Traci

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love El Compadre - best Mexican food in LA, for authentic experience with incredible food! I'd eat here every night if I could

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately we all felt lousy overnight from the food

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  17. TerryC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The band was so loud we could not hear each other! Service was poor and they rushed us out

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  18. michaelp

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service slow......what are bell peppers doing in enchilada de mole!? Wrong!

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  19. Michael

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was mediocre. Seated with no menus but asked what we would like order, requested menus from server and waited for over 7 min before then asking hostess for menus and waited again for another 5 min before asking another employee. Finally, upon receiving menus, server took a long while before coming to see what we would like. The restaurant was not busy either. Sad that we had guests visiting for UK looking forward to checking out this restaurant and we couldn’t get decent service.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Violet and her team are awesome. Great food and drinks and a Hollywood vibe. We drive from Orange County once a month to have an evening out here.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    perfect service. totally old school, very cool vibe.

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  22. JOHNNYF

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent drinks, delicious flaming margaritas. Food was great, excellent service.

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  23. stephenc

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome authentic Mexican restaurant with amazing margaritas!! I love this place !! The entire staff are super friendly fast 💨 and when the mariachi band is there it creates an amazing atmosphere. I’d highly recommend El Compadre

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  24. shubhra

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time at the Hollywood location. Amazing ambience. Great comfort food. Good service. So much fun. So vibe-y. Loved it.

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  25. TheFerg

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The last few times I've been there the service has been VERY slow. The food seems like it was pushed out quickly and was not as good as it has been. I was there Sunday afternoon and this visit Thursday evening. (A friend chose this place for his birthday dinner). After both visits I had some gastrointestinal upset and urgency. I'm getting a little suspicious about them cutting corners with hygiene in the kitchen.

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  26. IR11

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great hidden gem! Took my family of 16 to Sunday brunch and it was a great experience. Food was on point. I had the chicken mole enchiladas with rice and beans; which was excellent. Margaritas had a special touch/presentation. Definitely plan on returning and making this my go to Mexican restaurant. Please stop and check out this location for an authentic Mexican meal while in the Hollywood area.

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  27. woodsy

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place for food and atmosphere! I love the old school red leather booths!

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  28. Brian

    Palm Springs

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our go to place for friends get togethers every few months. We love the flaming margaritas and the spicy salsa. The food is traditional Mexican fare with a few exceptions like the Milanese. Plates are plentiful, drinks are strong and the service is always great. If you want a taste of old world hollywood and traditional Mexican this is your place.

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  29. TashReiss

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our waiter appeared to be bothered and bored with us. I asked for a refill of water 3 times on 4th time we received. Our kids drinks came out 30 mins later. Guacamole came out with food and no chips. My husbands dinner came with a soup or salad server did not ask him what he wanted. I had to remind server mine came with that. Overall very disappointing. I will not return and will never recommend.

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  30. JenniferH

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Margaritas and food were fantastic! Definitely will be back

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  31. jakmd

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and drinks were outstanding. The flaming margaritas (I had peach/mango, my wife had mango) were very declicious and had just the right amount of tequila. Food portions were big and very tasty. Initially the service was sketchy as they seemed somewhat overwhelmed; we then saw additional service personnel arrive and it was better thereafter. Great Mexican food!!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Flaming margaritas!! 🤣 always a great time, food is always good.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service are always great. Must try their flaming margaritas

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  34. NealM

    Houston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had been wanting to try El Compadre for sometime. While planning a trip to LA we decided to try it for lunch. I expected it to be alright but was mainly going for the old world Hollywood experience and atmosphere. I am from Texas and have had my share of great, good and NOT so good Mexican cuisine and margaritas. El Compadre significantly exceeded my expectations in both categories. Food was really good and the margarita was too. Service was OUTSTANDING as well. We had a combination plate with a steak, cheese enchilada and beef taco. Would go back in a second and try a seafood dish probably bacon wrapped shrimp! Highly recommend if you're looking for good Mexican food.

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  35. EliceoM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is fantastic, but drinks need a little more flavor. We order 4 jalapeño margaritas, but I’m not sure if the tequila or the mix that they use to make them. Probably is missing some Agave or something not sure other than that everything else is great.

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  36. kthomps

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great restaurant, amazing way to spend fathers day brunch

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles.

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  38. GymStone

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We always enjoy this restaurant, but last night was a shade off, in service (rushed and spotty attention), food (gristle in steak), and margaritas (not as much tequila).

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  39. robm

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lively, good menu selection and very quick and attentive staff.

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  40. Jules71

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    loved it as always! such a fun night, with great food and lovely service. i will continue to go back again and again.

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FAQs

El Compadre - Hollywood does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. El Compadre - Hollywood also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 874-7924.

El Compadre - Hollywood is rated 4.7 stars by 459 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for El Compadre - Hollywood

7408 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Vista and Gardner
  • Neighborhood
    Hollywood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Latin American, Dining Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Have $5 valet in rear of restaurant
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (323) 874-7924
  • Catering
    Call us for catering dishes for any occasion. Unfortunately we do not have a catering company to come to your home or business but you can still pick it up. Just call us and we can create any dish for large parties. Let us know
  • Private party facilities
    Call us for details on private parties and large reservations. Restaurant close outs, etc....
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