Sunday - Thursday, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday - Friday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
What Insiders Are Saying
You might think Mexican food is best served sloppy and cheap. Downtown's Broken Spanish will prove you wrong.
I've been twice and both times exceptional. The snapper is delicious and their frijoles are a welcome alternative to refried beans.
Crab quesadilla was delicious. Corn tortillas were not edible- tasted like cardboard. They charged for the full $7 batch when we specifically asked for the small batch & the waiter nodded in acknowledgement when he wrote that down. I was impressed they have ORGANIC chicken which was tasty. I think it would be beneficial to all if the waiters were knowledgeable about the SeafoodWatch.org ratings on all fish. on the menu. It would make it easier to know if the swordfish is advisable or to be avoided.
Simply amazing start to finish.
Delicious! The lentil beans and tortillas and spinach tamale were just as good as last time. The snapper, octopus and chile relleno were also YUM. I wasn't crazy about the albondigas, but my eating buddies enjoyed them. Our primary server was gracious and helpful, but really everyone was terrific. An enjoyable, tasty night overall.
Out go to in DTLA is Brokem Spanish ! Great food and we can walk to L.A.Live.
Spectacular food options and one of the best margaritas in town.
I had heard about Broken Spanish on Top Chef and was very much looking forward to my meal there. The restaurant itself was nice, but the table for two was very small considering the concept is shared plates (we had to juggle plates). The food itself was good to very good. Some plates were memorable -- like the beautiful halibut "ceviche" and the outstanding Milhojas dessert (so tasty) -- but the others were just good. It could have been our selection, but our waiter helped guide us so I have to think he steered us toward the best plates. Would I try Broken Spanish again? Sure. Would I check out other places first though? Yes.
The Chicharrone was amazing! We got tortillas and cabbage and made our own tacos. The choco taco for dessert was also outstanding!
Love broken spanish! We ordered the oxtail quesadillas, lamb tamales, bone marrow esquites, and the queso fondido bacalao. Finished our meal with the corn biscuit with banana ice cream. Food was amazing. The staff was super helpful.
The food was SO GOOD but the service was TERRIBLE. Long story short, our blond waitress had a horrible attitude, didn’t smile, talk about the food, neglected our table, refused to bring us a dessert menu and literally disappeared. At some point the waiter for the table next to us (tall, dark hair) just stepped in, and he was wonderful (and the reason we still tipped so well). But the host and manger (guy w red/brown beard) were standing around all night too, and if they were doing their jobs, our table wouldn’t have been neglected or so upset. It’s great food, but you’ll spend $150-200 minimum for a date, so if you’re going to spend that much and want great food AND service, don’t go here until they figure their floor service out.
The restaurant was featured on The Best Thing I Ever Ate; chicharron. We had them with slaw and blue corn tortillas. So delicious. Worth the hour train ride there and back. Next time the barbacoa.
Small portions. High Prices. Won't go back. Spent $300 for 4 people including tip. We all left hungry.
Fabulous and inventive food. A totally unique approach to Mexican cuisine. I only wish we could have eaten more.
The papas were to die for. As was the Chile relleno.
It’s on the pricey side, but well worth it for a special occasion.
Food was very good, but very overpriced for the portion size.
The food was exceptional and surprising.
The only concern is the price point. This is an extremely expensive rrstaurant given the portions.
Always excellent. Best food in LA imo and gorgeous cocktails too
We had a great meal in downtown LA at this spot. Fairly busy night in the restaurant, but were a little disappointed when they sat us at a table by the water station...we should have eaten at the bar for a more enjoyable view of a very beautiful restaurant. Our waiter was ok. He seemed distracted and somewhat canned approach at serving us. Food was exceptional.
Overall we enjoyed the dinner . Restaurant is quiet noisy so was impossible to converse. Food was truly excellent , though a tad bit expensive for the Mexican food ( tamales were $14-$19 each!!) . We loved Lamb Carnitas ( yes , you read it right) , we had the short ribs and they were excellent . Snapper was disappointing . Did not like the duck meatballs . Salad was great.
Fantastic food. We left it up to our waiter to decide our dinner (group of 4). Everything he selected was wonderful, so flavorful, perfectly done - especially the barbacoa and snapper.
The restaurant is warm and welcoming, trendy, great interior design.
Highly recommend and will be back.
food was excellent, interesting and tasty. Drinks were crazy $$
Enjoyed our time at Broken Spanish a great deal. My daughter and I started with interesting cocktails, including a Dirty Martinez. Everything is meant for sharing, so best to go with a large group. Had a lamb neck tamale to start, followed by their potatoes. Our main was the Chicharron, along with their tortillas and cabbage salad. Finished with corn biscuits for dessert. Everything was quite tasty, although the price point was fairly high. Would love to return with more people so we could try more things
Food was served within minutes of ordering = pre made dishes. Not authentic or intimate and a highly lauded restaurant in dtla should live up to its expectations.
Thought the food, overall, was fantastic. Creative menu, interesting approach to beloved Mexican favorites. That being said, to us some items were overpriced.
For example, $14 for a 6” tostada with tomatoes and sauce seems disproportionate to the cost of the ingredients and labor involved.
Our server was nice and friendly and the food was good but the drinks were watered down and overpriced. The atmosphere was very blah and left a lot to be desired.
Absolutely wonderful each time I visit this restaurant. Hard working staff on the line, dedication truly shows in each plate they put out. It’s a definite stop every time I’m in town.
one of the best meals we've ever had. aggressive, dynamic seasoning...culinary fireworks. Acid,chili, texture...pushing to the very edge and every bite we couldn't get enough. if I move to LA, first place I'd drop my resume for a kitchen job. Every single dish we had was luscious, bright and exciting. Not an easy feat. So good- still dreaming about it 3 days later.
Food was good, service was OK, could have been better, felt like we were given the bums rush and had to eat it and beat it. Entrées showed up and we were still on appetizers, it was not that busy nor late either.
Tamales are out of this world, easily the best thing I tried. The restaurant itself is really cool, very contemporary vibe, excellent cocktails and knowledgeable wait staff.
The food is amazing, assertively seasoned, extremely creative mexican-inspired dishes. Highly recommended for all those interested in trying something truly new and excellent. It is extremely noisy though, we could barely hear the waiter and had to shout to hear each other (normal sized table of 4) so not a good place to go to talk. We left our children at home and glad we did so, they would have found the food too spicy.
The bar staff is great, the host staff friendly, the bus staff efficient but the wait staff was inattentive after orders were taken and delivered. At the end we had to flag a manager to get the check. The food was great, but not good enough to compensate for the service. If the service was stellar, this would easily be a 4/5 star place.
We had reservations for 4 people at 7:45pm on a Wednesday. Our party arrived on time and we were not seated until 45 minutes later, only to be seated at the bar area. We were extremely upset about the wait, so they eventually moved us to the patio dining area where it wasn't as noisy. The food is set up for sharing family style, so we relied on our waitress to give us some tips on how to order. We ordered several items, but our top choices were the spinach tamale and (pulpo) octopus dish. The food made up for the service. It was definitely delicious, but I did not like that the majority of the dishes were served with beans. It was honestly bean overload. I love beans, but there can be such a thing as too many beans. Overall, it was nice to try, but not sure I would return. The price does not make up for the experience.
Worst experience ever! Very rude AMD impatient mexican server! It’s a pity for the restaurant having these types of waiters in the house. Food is great bit expensive and the portions are very small. A no go for me anymore
Selected dishes were good. Most everything contained onions not listed on the menu. That was overdone.
Service was very intrusive. Waiter was in our faces at nearly every change of plate or silverware.
They went above and beyond for our anniversary! Champagne and dessert was extremely considerate!
The food was great and the waiter was friendly and attentive!
One of the best meals we’ve had, ever.
Great food! Chicharron and choco taco and the Mille Fueille are the best :-)
This was the best meal I have literally had in months, and I eat out regularly.
Broken Spanish is an excellent choice for a twist on Mexican cuisine.
Really enjoyed our meal.