Boneyard Cocina and Cantina

4.5
285 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin American
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
Latin American, Seafood, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour
Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hazeltine
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Parking details
Metered parking is available on Ventura Blvd. Self-parking is also available in the lot behind the restaurant.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 285 People Are Saying
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D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere and great staff just insanely slow!!

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KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Awesome Hawaiian steak!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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GR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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E
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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AL
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

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.

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CB
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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S
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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L
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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M
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

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

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CH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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+++

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w
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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j
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

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JP
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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TB
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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R
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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JD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, great service...made the evening a lot of fun.

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L
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed dine LA. The selections were varied and portions generous. We had another great meal at SOCA

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u
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was nothing special for the price. If I hadn't gone for DineLA I would've been disappointed. Drinks overpriced too.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I've been here before and loved it. Food is excellent and we've taken my parents and my in laws. They did not disappoint on our last trip either. King crab legs were outstanding. The issue came during oysters. I bit into one, and there must've been a rock or shell because it cracked my veneer half off. I do not blame socca, as oysters can be tricky that way, and the waitress (who was great) did say sorry, when I told her I loved the food but my tooth had cracked. But then that was it. They avoided our table. They did do anything for us. Again I don't blame them but it certainly put a damper on the night, knowing I just cracked an expensive veneer and I was surprised they didn't do a single thing to make our stay better. Even a beer would've been nice, any gesture to say we are so sorry that happened at our establishment, fault or not would've gone a long way.

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O
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

2nd visit when underdone tough pork chop was served. Eventually the dish was removed from bill.
Something seriously wrong in kitchen.

Dessert was very good.

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Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

$27 for a hamburger that was overdone with oily roasted potatoes.
Tartare was tasty but meager.
Chopped salad was good and desserts were good.
Overpriced!

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PB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, attentive server and very much a quality DINELA menu.

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KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around! Looking forward to going back.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal from the moment we entered the restaurant. Attentive service, fantastically interesting and flavor-filled menu, interesting wine list, and a great overall experience.

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BM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SOCA was amazing!! I have been wanting to try SOCA for quite a while. So, when my wife and I were deciding where to take some friends to celebrate a birthday, I thought here's my chance.

Our waiter, Ben was awesome. When we told him we have never dined there before, he gave us a run down of the restaurant, the bar, and the menu. He made suggestions of their signature dishes that we took full advantage of and order many of his picks.

The cocktails were great! They don't have just bartenders, they have mixologists at SOCA. Our cocktails were made by Danny, who was a master mixologist! Perfect drinkable cocktails. I hate when you order a cocktail that is not drinkable.

From cocktails, to appetizers, to the amazing steaks and desserts, everything was outstanding. I ordered the 32 oz. Tomahawk Rib-eye, to share with my friend. Probably one of the best meals I have had. When leaving, we were approached by the owner who asked us how the meal was. Of course, we told her how amazing it was. She was so nice! I can't wait to go back to SOCA in the future. It is definitely a gem in the Valley!

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LM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

This is a beautiful restaurant. Went there with the hopes of enjoying a filet. Waiter (although I think he was trying to be helpful) just came across as arrogant with his hard sell on the Ribeye. I like a lean cut of meat, so Ribeye is not my thing. Ended up not having the filet and "settled " for Dine LA Peruvian carne asada, which was OK at best. Soca is (I believe) owed by same folks who run Boneyard, which is fantastic so I was expecting and hoping for a fantastic experience which I usually get at Boneyard. Anyhow, it was first time at Soca. Overall not worth the $.

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MG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our third visit to SOCA. They serve exceptional cuts of beef, small plates, "large" plates, and some imaginative cocktails, including the "Duke of York," a bourbon concoction with a chartreuse rinse and Luxardo cherries. It's a relatively casual atmosphere: you'll see some in suits, and others in jeans. The wait staff had been good on previous visits, but when we dined here on Friday, July 20, they practically threw us out the door with our cocktails and appetizers, until our waiter realized that things were moving too fast, and apologized -- unbidden -- for rushing us. The brioche had a beautiful crust, but was nearly raw inside. My husband had the frisee and arugula salad with pineapple, macadamia nuts, and a creamy, mild goat cheese; delicious. I did not fare so well with my starter, the "Campechana," described as a "Texas-style seafood cocktail." The tomato/cilantro/onion/avocado base was perfect, but the seafood itself was gawd-awful (I think that's the phrase they use in 'Texan'). It tasted like raw clams and tiny bay shrimp pureed with that stringy Dungeness muck that West Coast restaurants try to pass off as real crab. This was served with excellent tortilla chips made in-house, and thick enough to support a deep dip. My husband had the monkfish, which, oddly enough, was fried. It wasn't bad, but it had been overcooked--a shame, as monkfish is now so hard to find. I had the flatiron steak, with pickled onions (or "escebeche," as they were misspelled on the menu), a light, garlicky green sauce, and a treat I hadn't had for years, huancaina mashed potatoes, done as close to the Peruvian style potatoes as I've ever had in the U.S. The desserts were the best part of the meal: a whipped-cream-and-strawberry parfait; and mini-churros served with caramel, chocolate, and creme anglaise-style dipping sauces. I don't know whether we'll make a fourth visit to SOCA, but if I read more positive reviews, we'll give it another try.

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M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food, good service but a bit on the pricey side.

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V
Central Coast
63 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, excellent food, and perfect location.

I was very pleased with Soca, I will definitely come back

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