Alegria Cocina Latina

3.5
461 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American

Located in trendy Downtown Long Beach, Alegria Cocina Latina serves tasty Latin-American cuisine in warm and colorful surrounds. The menu offers an appealing array of options that include a little of everything, from paellas to chicken in citrus sauce served with plantains. Munch on some tapas plates or dig into a hearty entree. Polish it off with some flan con fresas from the dessert menu. If you're in the mood for an even bigger culinary adventure, stop by on Sunday shortly before noon and indulge in a lavish brunch.

Alegria Cocina Latina hosts occasional events and live acts during the week. Fridays come with salsa dancing while Saturday evenings mark the restaurant�s popular flamenco night. Alegria Cocina Latina�s colorful scenery and lively ambiance make it a great pick for a group outing with friends or a memorable date with loved one. This restaurant is open every day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overpriced and underdelivered.

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vipFoodSnob
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was lousy; won't ever go there again. The guacamole was terrible even in CA which is pretty much the avocado capital of the US. I was looking for some good Latin food, but everyone in our party of 4 was very disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat chill and have a drink .. friendly service A+++

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Birthday . Parllea was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They accept reservations on days they aren’t open.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Didn't end up eating here for two main reasons. Menu on the websites is not up to date and did not have any vegetarian options. The ambience is also not that great and it didn't feel very hygienic/clean.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went there and they were closed.

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vipCharlesC
Columbus
85 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed but still taking open table reservations!? Totally ruined my night

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had a reservation and the waitress didn’t come to our table for 15 minutes. The only reason she came over was because we stopped someone and told them
We hadn’t been helped yet. Our waitress was walking past us helping all the tables around us, but ours. When she did come over, there was no acknowledgement or anything. There seemed to be a lot of confusion of which waitress had our table.

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CarolynC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The noise level was a little high ..because we were attempting to watch the game outside....
The new Wings and Tacos are awesome...but my favorite item Humitas Chilenas is to die for...
SERIOUSLY.....My friends come from LA for it....

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LinaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our Valentine’s Day dinner here and it had some of the best filet mignon I have ever had! Perfectly cooked and served with sautéed mushrooms, sautéed spinach and a remarkable croquette. To drink we ordered the peach sangria and it was delicious! Place turns into a lounge after dinner and man was that poppin!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was not great.

AL
AuroraL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Atmosphere was fantastic. Service was fast and friendly.

AM
AnMo88
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good! I always have a great experience at Alegria. I love the latino vibe and they usually have a guy playing guitar and singing live which is a nice touch to the dining experience. I would totally recommend it!

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Alegria is such a lively place. I loved my food and my server attended well.

I didn’t like my seats. My seat was ripping and the corner seemed more occupied with people lining up for the bathroom.

LB
LongBeachOC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great V-day place! Staff was friendly and attentive.

JM
JerryM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The bartender needs to learn how to make a pisco sour.

JW
JoanneW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made reservations through the open table app on Christmas eve. My reservation was confirmed by text. When I got there, the restaurant was closed and my ride had already left.

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girlfriend
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They advertise Sunday brunch that starts at 11:30 but only have the regular lunch menu available.

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vipDianeW
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Birthday , sat outside patio. Music was super loud

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Neon
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The place is too small and the servers are not helpful

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vipfood4jackpine
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

great paella 🥘; however they were out of alot of wines & the serve struggled on a Tuesday night. I recommend it, but you need to be flexible. 😎

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MaBr
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Red wine was warm. Did not seem to have a cellar in house. Did not seem as clean and utensils where cheap. Fork bent.

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Erik
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything is perfect except once it's 10PM on Saturday, they ask you to get up and wrap up your dinner because they take away the tables and make them VIP seats for people that buy bottles. I literally had to throw away my food even though I wasn't done.

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vipDinerwithkids
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was really good and well priced, but didn’t realize the “show” is only for people who pay $50. I’m guessing it was flamenco dancers, as I wasn’t willing to pay $50 to find out. Quite loud inside, so recommend the sidewalk seating. I’d go back.

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GenaG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great. The waiter was terrific. He had worked all day but went out of his way to accommodate our every need and was cheerful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Terrible experience. They advertised that they would have Flamenco dancers...but didn’t advertise that they were only dancing at noon in a small section of the restaurant. There were plenty of tables available but due to poor planning they were spaced out and could not be pushed together to seat us. This was Mother’s Day and they asked if we would be ok sitting at separate tables. The final straw was that on the open table site the restaurant said there was a special Mother’s Day menu but that the regular menu would also be available. Well...it wasn’t and they forced you to order off the special brunch menu that was $50 per person. We walked out and went down the street to Rockbottom brewery and had a great lunch. I wonder how they stay in business with such poor service and their bait and switch tactics. We won’t be going to Alegria ever again

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GabeR07
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our first time there and my wife, Mom and Mother in law were all very happy and impressed. The food was great, ambiance with live music awesome and we can’t wait to go back.

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AnnaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Mother’s Day brunch was a disaster. Maybe because we were the first ones ? Idk. Server didn’t know the menu. No kid
Options. Horrible customer service. Not attentive and yet very quick to charge a $100
Gratitude fee.

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was wonderful and service was good. Music made it VERY difficult to talk.

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DIOSELINv
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Alegria is a great place! But this time I seated by the patio, and the hosstess took forver 10 minutes or more to send a waiter, i had to tell her myself, even after that it took another 5 minutes. Waiter was good ,but he said he was very busy , after that he did great , but making any customer wait to offer some water or make them welcome is very important ,and more when i am bringing a new friend and new to alegria. I really recomend you to give more attention to customer upon arriving and make them feel comfortable and welcome. Because i felt left alone out there . I was about to call for the supervisor to talk , because last time i was there ,the wa I ter took long to come to our table also and i was seating inside. Thank you! I trued some good food here before, this time my friend got salmon with brocoli his plate was good. I got chicken breast with beans& rice and plantains. Chicken waa good, but beans with the mix rice was cold and dry ,also plantains were very dry, not good looking.... that night i felt dissapointed.... a happy customer will always come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

First time there, loved everything until they started moving tables around without telling us anything. I was still finishing my drink, had not paid my tab and they told qe need to get up . I asked what was going and they told me they needed the area for dancing. I sat at another table and told us if we wanted to sit there I needed to buy $150.00 bottle service.or to go outside 😡😡 I had just spent 140.00 in food and drinks. Very rude, will never go back. Shame

DB
DianaB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Been here twice and have not been disappointed. Fun atmosphere, small but diverse Latin menu with a bit of modernity. Large portions. If you come with friends you could order numerous items and feel like you are on whirlwind Latin tour.

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KarenC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here over the years I've lived in the south bay, always a great experience with staff, food and ambiance! Will come back over and over again!

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davidw
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

excellent food! a bit crowded and have to push server a bit if you do not want a long, long dinner, but worth it, dave

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience2

Waiter was awesome. Food, wax not that good. But, had a pleasant time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The waiter "forgot"to give the order to the cook and it took forever for the food of the birthday boy after we all had already received our food..then we had to keep on reminding to refill.our drinks mind you we were a table of 4.The food wasnt what is was before i have always highly recommended this place .then you have to pay extra to see the flamenco show which was the reason i chose to go there to celebrate my husband's birthday.. i was extremely disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Bad choice for us to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Expensive and worst of all, very disappointing food. Paella Valenciana not even remotely a decent paella. Tasteless and uninspired, unfortunate since that was the prime if only three entre choices.

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Heliana
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a good place to celebrate my birthday the only thing that I didn't like it was and the end. We want to stayed for a little bit longer but we were push awayeating because the dancing floor was needed but we couldn't stay...
We were in the VIP zone so we have to leave...
Everything else was good

JW
JenniferW
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Disappointed
We sat at a table outside, too noisy to engage in casual conversation. Food was cold, not very good tasting.
Thank goodness I had a glass of wine. Will not return or recommend.

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Alegria Cocina Latina is rated 3.5 stars by 461 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.