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About El Criollo Cuban Bar & Grill

El Criollo Cuban Bar & Grill is the sister restaurant to El Criollo Restaurant located in Van Nuys. Since 1982, we of El Criollo have been providing the Los Angeles community the best in Cuban cuisine and spirits. We not only stand by our food as the best in Cuban cuisine, but top of its class in general quality and flavor across all fare. We are continuing the same dedication to providing the most flavorful cuisine and spirits with El Criollo Cuban Grill & Bar centrally located at Five Points, the intersections of Burbank Blvd. and Victory Blvd. El Criollo Cuban Grill and Bar resides on the first level of the Burbank Terrace Plaza. We offer traditional Cuban cuisine in a modern and casual setting with a full bar featuring specialty cocktails such as the Tony Montana.

916 West Burbank Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cuban

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm; Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 260-0211

Website:
http://www.burbank.cubanfoodla.com/

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

El Criollo Cuban Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

3.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (25)
Fit for Foodies (18)
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Great for Lunch (15)
Kid-friendly (13)
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Special Occasion (5)
Authentic (5)
Romantic (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Live Music (3)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Cozy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

My entree was cold. Black Beans were cold, little to no flavor, the staff catered more to the Hispanic diners than others, including my spouse and I. will not be back.

Tags: Cozy
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food1
ambience2
service2
value2

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

service was slow and the place was not that crowded. Server was very nice and knowledgeable. Location and decor were not appealing. Food was very good.

Tags: Authentic
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food5
ambience3
service3
value5

 
·Dined on July 16, 2017

Food is good for the price...don't know how packed it gets after 9pm but I usually go 6-7p on Saturdays and never had a bad experience...no waiting, not packed with people, food is good, price is right, and music is great for salsa dancing...although the party doesn't get going til after 9p from what waiters tell me

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Used to be great. Ropa vieja had no taste. Tostones only 4 for $4.00 were mushy. Service was lousy

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food3
ambience3
service2
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Love this place. Been coming for years and you can't find better Cuban food than el Criollo!

Family owned and they care about their food.

Tags: Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, Happy Hour
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Probably one of the best Cuban fast food places in the valley. Simple menu but the quality is very good and authentic.

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Live Sports
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food4
ambience3
service3
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Food tasted great and service was top notch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Good to very good Cuban food. While there's better out there, this is the best I've found in Burbank. This visit was early on a Frida night and the front room has Salsa dancing and live music and very loud...which personally I would avoid in the future but if it's your thing, it looks like the dancers were all having a blast. Good service.

Tags: Live Music
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food4
ambience3
service3
value3

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 27, 2016

Had a lovely meal before theater. Server was very attentive. Food was quite nice and mojitos were outstanding! Would definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Takes you to the world of Cuba. Great waiter- very good cocktails and a varied menu to satisfy the non-meaters in our party.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 15, 2016

Food here was good...everything was "good." Not excellent, not very good...but good. Would I come back...yes if I wanted Cuban and wanted to stay local to Burbank.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food3
ambience2
service3
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2015

Environment and service was good. Owner was welcoming. However, the food was very disappointing. It was bland and lack flavor. Would not return...

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food1
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 16, 2015

Consistently good, excellent tasting Cuban food at a moderate price. Very good mojito!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2015

The service was wonderful; very attentive host. Helped with food selection; wonderful, authentic choices.

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food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2014

Food was decent.

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food3
ambience3
service3

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2014

Went here with a large group. The service was painfully slow, and we were the only people in the place. The food was good however. A great place for lunch.

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food3
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service1

 
 (Denver)·Dined on June 28, 2014

The food was incredible, best I've had in California. Staff was polite, enthusiastic and helpful! After, the bar was a great place to talk with friends and dance to a LIVE Cuban band! Awesome Saturday Night!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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food5
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service5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 6, 2014

It was a great experience and great Cuban food in the area of Burbank. We celebrated our daughters HS graduation and we had a ball. Our reservation for 10 was ready and waiting for us. Salsa Music was fantastic!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2014

Really good Cuban food. Friendly service. A bar. Specials and dancing throughout the week. What's not to like? Vist this place!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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food4
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service4

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 4, 2013

Very generous food portions, way too much to eat, and pretty good. It was fun listening to the live music and dancing. If you can salsa, the floor is hard on the feet (not wood covered) but it's slick enough for turns and spins. They offer salsa lessons and a DJ on Saturdays; On the Friday we visited there was a live band, check their website.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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food4
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service4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 2013

Went for lunch on a weekday before a movie screening, and it was a very satisfying and filling meal. Since it was quiet, we almost had the place to ourselves. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Our neighboring table of diners informed us that there are salsa/mambo nights at the restaurant. It would be interesting to check that out and the dinner experience as well.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 22, 2013

It was our first time visiting the restaurant. I was there with my husband, my cousin and 2 close friends. The food was delicious.
Our server was very helpful. The place has a very welcoming atmosphere. We will be having dinner there again soon. They
have live music but we had to miss it because my friends had to get home early.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 15, 2013

Too bad it's so hidden, great place, great food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 17, 2013

Always consistently good food and service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 13, 2013

I think it's over rated on Yelp. The food's adequate (we've had much better cuban food). side dish of plantain includes 3 pieces which is just stingy. Why don't you call it "garnish" rather than side dish. I was hoping for better atmosphere based on the "Bar and Grill" in the name, but it's just a typical strip mall set up with no much atmosphere. Maybe good for lunch but not for weekend night out.

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food2
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