Wow!!! We had a most delicious late night dinner after a Lakers - Cavaliers game. Every dish we ordered was layered with flavor and beautifully presented. The homemade blue corn tortillas had the perfect chew & thickness to hold spoonfuls of the delicious “refried” black lentils; the succulent, rich lamb tamale was otherworldly; & Broken Spanish’s interpretation of barbacoa is brilliant- the brisket was falling apart tender surrounded by smoky pink beans and a rich mole sauce.
Extraordinaria forma de reinterpretar la comida mexicana!! Un verdadero placer al paladar!!
El personal super amable!! Una gran experiencia!!
Some inventive drinks & dishes. A bit overpriced for the size of the portions. But really delicious overall.
Didn’t like service it wasn’t great. Food was ok not what I expected
Incredible unique and delicious dishes with a Mexican flair and taste. Not your everyday Mexican food choices!
Nice place to go for excellent food, though a bit on the pricey side.
Broken Spanish has been our go to pre-Kings game meal and we love it. The food is unique, inventive and delicious! If you have a KCRW membership card you get 10% off food and alcohol, which makes it even better!
I went to Broken Spanish for a dinner with some friends. The food was OK and the service was OK, nothing spectacular or bad about the experience just very average.
Good food, but the waiter had too many tables. The lighting was so dim it was hard to read the menus or see the food, and the dining room was quite loud. However, one of the best preparations of lamb I’ve had anywhere.
Our primary waiter was great, but we rarely saw him. The rest of the team was so-so.
Great service - and totally delicious food. We had a tamale and while it was absurdly expensive - it was amazing. The chicharones were the best thing that we ate and I can't wait to go back for more.
Went for the second time recently and was not at all disappointed. In fact the food may have gotten even better! Be sure to save room for dessert cause they are incredible! Get the Chochoyote!
This was a great experience! The drink and food options were explained to us in detail, the staff was exceptional, the ambience relaxing but fun! The squash tamale with pomegranate was really yummy. Try the taco ice cream!
Would love to go back for happy hour and try some of their signature cocktails. There's street parking and valet (discount for restaurant).
Tortillas and black beans were amazing but all the food is delicious...
Great food as always, service was a little off felt like the people I went with were a younger group so they looked a little more down or left us in the dry more. But overall like always food was great and my company was better. Drinks were made well aswell. 8/10 overall
Wonderfully amazing restaurant, great food and service.
Just incredible, inventive food. Quite noisy, but the food is worth the din.
Really creative takes on Mexican and Central American food, nice tapas style servings, beautifully presented and prepared. Service was top notch. A bit noisy once the room filled up. Definitely worth seeking out!
Brilliant all the way around
Wasn’t a fan of their cuisine. Would have rather ate at another restaurant. And for the price I don’t feel it was worth the money spent...
Amazing staff and service. Food amazing.
The food was amazing. Service was a bit off. The real detraction was sitting in the back room, which needs a drastic redesign and updating. Food is expensive, but amazing; however, the service and setting of the back room where not up to the price you pay.
Food and service was warm and professional. The noise in this restaurant is off the charts. With cement floors, cement walls, and high ceilings, there is zero acoustic buffer. You can barely have a conversation without yelling. And mostly you’re yelling ‘what?!!?!?!’ Again, the food was yummy, the barbecoa short ribs melt in your mouth.
Flavors and presentation were exceptional as always. Our server was trying to rush us through the meal. I understand that turning tables on a Friday is important, but dropping the dessert menu right after we ordered wine for our upcoming entree is unprofessional. Pulling an unfinished wine glass without asking is also a big No-No. The food runners and bussers are great, as is the kitchen, so maybe this guy is just an anomaly.
Best Modern Mexican food ever, the Chicharrón is amazing!
Absolutely incredible food. Highly recommend this restaurant. I am a foody. After living in San Francisco for 9 Years you get spoiled. LA is back with vengeance and Broken List is on my top 5 food experiences in LA. I will be back with friends and loved ones.
This high-end Mexican restaurant has a lot of great things to it. The oysters, with a serrano mignonette, was amazing. I could have eaten a dozen of those things (though only four came on a plate). The special hearts of palm ceviche was a miss--not a lot of flavor. The heirloom corn tortillas were good, but not like some housemade tortillas I've had elsewhere. The quesadilla was delicious, though again, not spectacular. We finished with the chicharron which was quite excellent. Again, I could have eaten that for days. They have an excellent and creative cocktail program and a very well stocked bar. Go during Happy Hour. You'll be happy.
Totally overrated. Honestly. Lacking flavor, fast food ambiance, and gourmet prices.
I was excited to visit Broken Spanish but so disappointed with the service. We enjoyed our food and drinks but the service was a major let down.
Food was overall pretty good. Chile relleno and the homemade tortillas with lentils were delicious. Food is very rich and cheesy so be prepared!
We were there on the early side- as we had an event to get to afterward. They put us in a room that was not crowded so I’m not sure if the noise level would have been as low if we’d either been there later or in the other room. Noise level IS important to us as we actually prefer to be able to converse with each other, so this was perfect.
A fantastic dining experience with exceptional unique cuisine
The lamb neck was fantastic! I also got the trio ice cream with corn tortilla, caocao and chocolate. All were really good. The service was slow and not that attentive which was unexpected since the restaurant wasn't incredibly busy.
Excellent experience from the moment we walked in to the time we left. Perfect for birthdays.
While we had fun and the service was nice, the food left us cold. The snapper was supposed to be a big thing. It was bland and WAY over-priced. The best thing was the veggie tamale. We were excited for the greenbeans because they have chapulines (crickets), but the dish wasn't balanced or tasty. The drinks were good. I would spend my money at another restaurant. Too expensive for what it was.
Seating was prompt and efficient, except there is no good place to wait for your table.
Food was highly imaginative and delicious.
Restaurant space is very warm and attractive, but it is noisy.
All of the servers were professional and good except for our waiter, who was highly unprofessional, abrupt and rude. He nearly ruined an otherwise great experience. He greeted us "hey guys," tried to push us to order more food, stopped by several times to say "how's it going!" and looked disinterested as one could, and didn't even look at us when we walked right buy when we left. He should be working at a all-night diner, not a restaurant with seafood entrees that go for $50 and up.
The food is very original, nice to see prehistoric gastronomy twist. The menu is very creative and the food and drinks are excellent in presentation. Mexican food with no ugly fat and still delicious. We ordered 5 different dishes and they were all pleasantly delicious. The dish size is small compared to most restaurants but I like that as it is really good quality and delicious food.
It is a bit pricy for my budget, otherwise I'd eat there every day and I know I wouldn't get tired of it.
The drinks (cocktails) have very original names and mixes with superb flavor.
We celebrated my wife's and my sister in-law birthday with another couple we all had a great time, their cocktails are not your ordinary cocktails in fact these are unique my favorite was the Mezcal ginger & honey we brought two bottles of fine wine the corkage fees are very reasonable
the food is very tasty I just don't want to make an essay over this but everything was just great and best of all we got to meet Chef Rey Garcia he was very pleasant fulfilling our night with his charm over all TWO THUMBS UP!!!!!!!
Food and service was great but we were seated in the room near the bathrooms which was loud, cold and drafty. It was a cold night and we unfortunately continually getting cold drafts of air from the windows we were seated next to.
Incredible food, great service.