Permanently Closed - Boneyard Cocina and Cantina

4.5
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299 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Veteran L.A. restaurateur and Executive Chef/Owner Aaron Robins introduces an exciting new dining destination on Ventura Boulevard - Boneyard Cocina and Cantina. This casual, neighborhood eatery boasts a wide range of Latin-inspired cuisine, complemented by a bold cocktail program featuring craft rums, tequilas, mezcals and gins. It's the perfect place for dinner with the family, cocktails with friends, or just a quick bite to eat any day of the week.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Latin American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour
Daily 4:30 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(818) 301-4300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Aaron Robins/Erica Abell
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hazeltine
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Parking details
Valet parking is available after 6PM. Metered parking on Ventura Blvd, and self parking in the lot behind the restaurant is also available.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our first time here was New Years and there were a few glitches. Coconut chicken was tough but very tasty so I will try it once more.
Guacamole was over salted but they corrected it. New Years is always a tough evening, so we are planning on a return visit.

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Approachable menu. Lots of options at varying prices, giving you the ability to get in and out without breaking the bank, but still feeling happy and full.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. He made our dining experience fun! Food was delicious too!

JD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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S
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is our new favorite. Beautiful restaurant with excellent service, great food and cocktails. Can't wait to go back!

LA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Innovative dishes and twists on familiar eats. The mole street fries topped with short ribs are a must. Drinks are excellent, great beer list. New decor is modern and cool but still comfortable and not trying too hard. When it's warm out, they open the front wall for an indoor/outdoor vibe, which is really nice.

RM
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very cool decor and the overall vibe of the place was good. Service was excellent and it wasn't too crowded on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Really liked the tacos and surprisingly our favorite menu item we had was the refried beans! They specialize in Gin cocktails, so if that's your flavor then definitely go. We just had small bites plates, so perhaps next time we'll dig into the entrees.

LS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time in the few weeks Aaron has been open. I love it!

S
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We had a great time. The food was fresh and tasty and the cocktails were excellent. Great ambience. Perfect for a date, dinner with friends or a girls night out.

H
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great atmosphere, great wait staff, thought seriously about licking the bowl the Pork Lovers guacamole was THAT good Everything was amazing!

KB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food....small bites and full plates. Amazing #1 Spanish gin and tonic! Will definitely go back.

a
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the variety, very fresh tasting and the service was spot on

CS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The tacos and apps are overpriced but the seafood salad is worth it. Cocktails and service were also very good.

DJ
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had pretty high expectations and they were met. We loved the skirt steak and the duck and carnitas tacos (two different tacos). The guacamole was realkybgoid snwere the salsas. We’ll be back. 😁

M
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our evening and Ryan was a superb wait staff. Thank you!

AS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Lovely atmosphere and great staff just insanely slow!!

KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fantastic ambience, terrific service and delicious food, SOCA is a SFV gem....

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Awesome Hawaiian steak!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

8 - Dumplings
7 - Risotto
6.5 - Jamaican Jerk Duck Breast
6.5 - Ocean Trout
7 - For Sam

GR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch today with my girlfriends . Love it - and will go back with our husbands now . Great food , service and ambience . Definitely recommend. Great restaurant for Valleys

E
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu with great service. I would have zero concerns sending my friends to this restaurant. Very friendly with exceptional service. High quality menu

J
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to SOCA. Went with a big group this time. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. They have an amazing Gin menu! We ate mostly tapas and everything was wonderful. We were so full that we did not get to mains, but we did have dessert. The owner stopped by our table to offer thanks and to chat. Wonderful experience and it's in the valley!

AL
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Place was beautiful and the service was excellent, but in the end we go out to dinner to eat good food. The food looked beautiful, but basically it tasted bland like cruise ship food. I think they just made it, but it tasted old. The deserts were really bad. Such a shame, because this place could be incredible.

CB
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live SOCA’s menu. Everything we got was an 8 or better...flatbreads, steak, dumplings were one of our favorite.

Our waiter Joey was OUTSTANDING.

GREAT restaurant in the valley.

M
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t aay enough about great service and amazing food. Best upscale dinning in the valley.

S
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Not too busy for brunch, probably not known to most.
Good choices, wonderful waiter, thank you Cedar!!

RL
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience. Food was really good. Desert was amazing. Our server was knowledgeable. Owner came by to check on us also which was a nice touch. Would recommend and come back

MM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service , it was our anniversary and we were supprised with a nice rich chocolate mousse cake which was gratis . Very nice ambience and the food was good , my wife had the duck which was excellent , and I the fish which was good. I'd go again.

L
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time I had a less than best meal. They couldn’t cook it right. I was comped for the main dish. I frequent the restaurant and will return just a bad night

M
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The menu was very interesting and everything the group ate was very good.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great, went there for my birthday and they went above and beyond, I can’t rememver my servers name, but he was incredible!
Can’t wait to go again!

s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our occasion was a business dinner with one of our largest clients and we could not have had a better experience. The food was exquisite and the service was outstanding. The bar service was superior and the menu suggestions by our server were highlights of the evening.

The menu is varied and covers a number of superb cultures. A great find.

S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything, from our cocktails through dessert, was the equal or better than some of the more hyped restaurants downtown or on the other side of the hill. Add to that the excellent service we received and the list is complete for a perfect evening.

RT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soca is a great experience start to finish. They're friendly and professional and the food is creative and massively delicious. The bartender is an artist with drinks and desserts are brilliant. A+++

w
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive, but delicious. Seafood tower was $115 but really good. Steaks are ordered a la carte like many steakhouses.. all sides extra.

j
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was so-so not impressive. Service was just ok.
Eaten many times here and this time it was only ok

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food quality was just average. I wanted to love this place because we desperately need good restaurants in the Valley. Unfortunately, I was underwhelmed. The shrimp were dry and the flavors not particularly appealing. I also didn't like how they wouldn't seat my party until everyone was present. The restaurant was half empty but we weren't given our table until all 4 of us were there. That felt tacky.

JP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Although we had great service and the food was excellent, the drinks were not on par. I never shy from a stiff drink but both drinks I ordered, margarita and oy vey, were too strong and just tasted like tequila. It was a disappointment as the rest of the experience was great.

TB
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SOCA is one of our go-to restaurants. The food is exceptional, inventive, and delicious. The staff is very well trained and well versed in the dishes. Highly recommend.

R
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined here several times. Wait staff, Ben gave great service. Food and cocktails delicious and innovative.
Nice decor.