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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 14 times today

Lula Cocina

139 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
From the moment you walk into Lula, you are greeted with festive artwork from such respected chicano artists as Eloy Torrez, George Yepes, Carlos Almaras & Frank Romero. The cuisine is truly traditional Mexican with recipes from every corner of Mexico. Tamales & tortillas are made everyday in our kitchen. With over 500 Tequilas, Lula Cocina Mexicana is the largest Tequila bar in Los Angeles.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 12pm - 3:00pm;

Lunch: Daily: 12pm - 3:00pm;

Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:30am
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Phone number
(310) 392-5711
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Geraldine Gilliland
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Private party facilities
We offer an out door patio that can seat 50 comfortably, a dining room that seats 60, and a bar that seats 20 We are also proud to offer Chef Geraldine Gilliland's estate in Malibu for Catered events.
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Private party contact
H.G. Hall: (314) 323-4663
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Full service catering, either out house or yours. Every aspect of your event will be handled by our professional and experienced Event planner & service staff.
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Cross street
hill & ashland
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Parking details
Metered parking offered by the City of Santa Monica directly behind the Restaurant for your convenience. #DontGetATicket!
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Public transit
Expo line is now open!
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Modern Latin Rock, Pop, Funk, & Salsa
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Special events & promotions
We do all kinds of special events, from office catering and large dinner parties to off site catering and weddings. Give us a call today to chat!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 139 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding food! The best fajitas I have ever had!

Slacktide (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Good Mexican food, great Margueritas, service was outstanding due to our manager-waiter Raphael!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We were really looking forward to this dinner, and ended up very disappointed. Our booth was way too small for 6 people, our waitress made one excuse after the next, it took 55 minutes to get our dinner, and only one of us actually enjoyed the food. Oh and the cocktails are served in oversized shot glasses, so that was the final straw.

vipBSteury (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

I'd been here a few years back but hadn't returned prior to now and now I wish I had! They were absolutely slammed yet our server did a phenomenal job attending to us, making sure our order was accurate and not making us feel rushed. Food was terrific, try a variety of the margaritas! It can be a bit expensive if you come from out of town, but it's nothing vastly different from other restaurants in the area. I will definitely be back!

vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Food is always great. I forgot to specify that I wanted red sauce on enchiladas, but my dining companion graciously swapped with me.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We always love Lula. The food is great. So are the drinks;
thanks to Rafael. The atmosphere is lovely. It’s hard not to enjoy Lula.

vipOpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

This is a place I describe to my friends and colleagues as THE place with the BEST Mexican food away from Mexico. Kudos to the person that made selection of the menu and cocktails. Some of those dishes are very hard to cook anywhere away from Mexico. This is not the stereotype of fast Mexican food, nor the overrated Tex-Mex food style. You can pick any option of the menu and you will have a great experience. For Mexicans living away from Mexico, this place will make you miss home. For drinks, if you are up to something different, nice and unusual, try the guava margarita. This is not the common "slushy" style drink. This place is my mandatory stop when visiting good L.A.!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was excellent, but overall it was a bit pricey.

Calligal (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

I have enjoyed Lula's for as long as it has been open. Wonderful menu, great margaritas. Even better now that that are many vegan options as well. Love the ambience. It's always fun and delicious!

vipSunflower5 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

I hadn't been here for years, so I thought we would get reacquainted. They had great options for me (I am gluten free, dairy free and meat free). I will definitely be back soon.