Sunday - Thursday, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday - Friday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Broken Spanish offers an experience that is Unique, Characteristic, and Beautiful in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.View Private Dining Details
What Insiders Are Saying
You might think Mexican food is best served sloppy and cheap. Downtown's Broken Spanish will prove you wrong.
Very good food but very overpriced. No problem paying for the healthcare for the employees but maybe the owner should kick in.
Nice cocktail menu...especially for mezcal fans. Food was creative and delicious. Very attentive service. Only complaint was that it was noisy and hard to hear but fun vibe.
It was not what I thought it would be. They don’t even have any substitution for diabetic customers, (Diet Coke or Pepsi). Doesn’t offer a lot of varieties of food. Everything comes in a small portion. You still not fulfill by the end of the meal!
The food was incredible. The waitress did not inform us it was family style so a couple of us ordered the same thing. It was a waste. The worst part was the noise level. It wasnt “festive” it was disruptive. This alone makes me never want to return.
The food was delicious and the service excellent, which made for an incredible dining experience!
Great atmosphere. Food was delicious a bit overpriced for the amount you get. Waiter told us that one entree can be shared (which we did) we ordered the lamb which was delicious but at the same time we had to order sides that were not included. Drinks were great!! Overpriced too but the quality was good. Would recommend for a date or anniversary or some sort of celebration. The only issue was our table, we were so close to our neighbors that I felt we were having dinner with them. If you look at one of the pictures you can see our neighbors elbow. That was an issue for us. Overall the setting was great!!
A little noisy but the food was excellent.
Great Mexican food with an incredible twist! Service was wonderful, including attending to a very cold dining area promptly by turning off the air conditioning. Mexican beer selection was such a pleasant surprise as well.
The food was delicious as always. The staff were very nice and helpful.
Excellent experience as always
one of my fav restos in LA...food was phenomenal..everything was fresh, well seasoned and delicious...amazing tequila and mezcal lists, great cocktails, even good wine. lightingwas nice...my only negative was that we sat at a high top which was not the most comfortable seating...so would request one of the low tables
Our waitress was great but the room we were seated in was freezing. Also it was so loud that I couldn’t hear my friends across from me. While some items were delicious (snapper, lamb), some items were overpriced and not worth it. Great bar tho.
Staff were fabulous, especially our server Anthony. He explained everything beautifully. Food was outstanding, innovative fresh and delectable. Octopus, Chile Rellenos, tar tar, short ribs...wow! All faboo!
My wife and I liked the food, although some dishes were a little too spicy. The whole fish was large and well prepared. The service is friendly, attentive and helpful in deciding what to order.
The noise level is much too high. When we entered and were about to be seated in a front room, we asked for a quieter room in the back. We soon found that the back room was also much too noisy. We had a difficult time keeping any semblance of a conversation and were forced to lean across the table to hear one another. The noise was so loud that it became painful. We will never return.
The Chicharone was incredible...not to be missed!
By FAR, the pork chicharrones dish was the group's favorite. It has the most tender and delicious pork belly with super crispy pork skin. Next favorites were the vegetarian stuffed poblano peppers and the cabbage slaw. Personally, I was not a fan of the spicy lentils that came with the blue corn tortillas and the dessert - a Mexican napoleon of sorts that had chicharrones (!!) in it I knew something was off when I took a bite. Everything else was fantastic though.
Very disappointing....if this is supposed to be ‘new’ or ‘sophisticated’ Mexican/Spanish then those cuisines are in trouble. Adding lots vinegar and salt to everything is neither new nor sophisticated....just annoying (and not terribly healthy). Atmosphere wise, the place is more of an open cafeteria than a high end restaurant. Service was mostly absent....maybe because it was not crowded and a weeknight?
I love spicy food--and yet was overwhelmed by two different cocktails (intense ginger for example) and two of the five dishes we sampled. The queso fundido was excellent, as was the vegetarian tamal.
Loved everything about our dinner. We’re ready for seconds :)
Service was awesome. Lamb shank, chicharron, and the queso fundido were all oh so good!!
Amazing food, friendly service, and great cocktails. Not your average Mexican place!
I didn't know what to expect. The food was excellent. The tostada, the spinach tamale and the roasted chicken achiote were each a surprise and imaginative. The bar area is quite loud, and the dining room wasn't much lower in volume. Not a place for a quiet conversation, but very lively and fun. I will go back.
Dishes too similar
Food was absolutely amazing. Atmosphere very nice. And staff very attentive and friendly.
The food here was definitely crafted but whomever is cooking is having a heavy hand at spicing things up. All 4 people in my party agreed every thing we ordered and we ordered 8-10 items were too spicy.
You can tell the food was a lovely conhunatin but when spice over powers everything including the meatballs and beets you’ve lost your ability to taste what you are cooking.
Very good food and very nice service. A bit overpriced unfortunately in my opinion.
Absolutely amazing creative food. A Twist on classic Mexican and Spanish food that has always created an amazing response from every guest I’ve brought to the restaurant.
Amazing Food! I would go back ASAP. I don't live close, but would travel to go there
An upscale, unique take on Mexican classics as well as new and interesting foods and flavors of the Southwest. Thoroughly enjoyable experience from drinks to the food. We left feeling satisfied and all agreed this was some of the best food from Mexico/the Southwest we had ever enjoyed (better than Taco Maria in the OC).
My wife and I were blown away with the food. The taste and the presentation of our food was exceptional. We had the barbacoa that was tender and juicy great flavor too!! We will definitely go back to try other items from the menu. Traditional food is not, it’s quite the opposite. Will highly recommend to friends and family.
The food is delicious and the drinks are great. If you like Mexican food and you like creative food then this is what you are looking for. Everything on the menu is stellar and the mezcal drinks go perfect with the menu. Great location and great service, you will be impressed and before you know it you will be planning to come back for more because I have.
I wasn’t pleased w this restaurant. Our second Course, the Pulpo (Octopus And black beans) came out cold. Our drinks were were watered down. We ordered the Famous chicharron, and it wasn’t explained well. When we told our server we were unhappy with it, and that he second Course was cold, his reply was, “oh I’m sorry” and walked away. He offered us tortillas, but never mentioned about he $7 charge for them. He brought a piece of something for my fiancé’s bday, and said, “sorry it’s small” when he placed it down and walked away. We’re both chefs. I took him for his bday, it was not a good experience.
My wife and I have dined here on several occasions and have enjoyed it each and every time. The tamales are outstanding as well as the abondigas and the specials that are offered. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates really good Mexican food with a gourmet approach.
A friend recommended this place saying the food was great. Great ambiance but food was a little too salty. I thought all the dishes were ok, nothing fabulous. Good tequila though. I think it would make a cute date spot. I wouldn't go there again but glad I finally went to see what it was about.
Amazing cocktails and stunningly creative Mexican cuisine. Ray
Garcia is a master!
Outstanding food. The flavors were amazing. Great service as well. A little noisy but it was a Friday night and crowded.
Flavor, flavor, flavor! Our dishes were oozing with it! So much goodness! Bravo!!
A bit pricy for what you get
This is an amazing place in the DTLA area!
The ambiance is so vibrant and the decor is great, the drink menu is so good and also all the food selections we had are a 10!
We were celebrating and they made us feel extra special definitely will be back.