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Gardens of Taxco

234 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

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For diners looking for an authentic Mexican experience, Gardens of Taxco is the place to be. The experience begins with well trained servers educating their guests about the authentic ingredients that go into each dish. Each course at Gardens of Taxco has been personally created by the chefs at this family-owned restaurant and are meant to replicate Mexican cuisine from our neighbors to the south.

Diners can expect a blend of traditional Mexican dishes with more unique and creative culinary delights at Gardens of Taxco. A complete bar is in house, with a focus of Latin cocktails and beers.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(323) 654-1746
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
The Gardens of Taxco's private room can accommodate your party of 15 to 35 guests for any occasion. Log on to our website for Private Room FAQ.
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Private party contact
Carmen: (818) 489-4647
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Have the Gardens of Taxco cater your next event!
Corporate Luncheons
Religious Gatherings
Holiday Parties
Catering available from 20-2000 guests.
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Cross street
Santa Monica Blvd
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Parking details
Valet Parking is available for your convenience. $3.00 service charge
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Public transit
Closest transit stop is La Jolla Street and Santa Monica Blvd. Restaurant is 1/2 Block from transit stop.
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Our strolling guitarist, Jaime Pacheco, will transport your party to Mexico City with his boleros and traditional Latin repertoire.
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipzeke00 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 26, 2014

The food is excellent, just be prepared to listen to the menu because there is no printed menu. It is special menu, though.

vipGourmet (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2014

Home style cooking, no written menu. Come hungry, because ALL courses are included. Even dessert Sherry with the dessert. I would die for that recipe!

Brivision (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2014

It Tastes like the chicken was "BORN IN THE SAUCE!!!" I've been coming here since 1978. The food is always great. Not your normal Mexican taco enchilada place. It is a 6 course meal with Great choices of Beef, Chicken, and Shrimp. My favorite is the combo of Chicken "LA CREMA" and shrimp Cilantro. Yummm! The service is always great. There are 8 waiters and it seems like all of them wait on you hand and foot. Great Sangria and Wine Margaritas that never taste like a traditional "Wine" Margarita. Jaime the strolling guitarist has been there for 40 years and sings songs to you and your group on request. It really is "The Best" and I can't wait to go back again A+++

SammyB (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2014

Been here about 4 times. My parents are in love with this place!! Always great energy, live music sung to you at your table, dim lighting, 5 course meal, it's just great here. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone!! Their food is amazing and so are their margaritas.

vipLucky13 (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on June 3, 2014

Food is reliable. Multiple courses haven't changed for years for better or worse. Everything is good; nothing great. but just as important, nothing bad. But not the healthies of options and not many choices if your vegetarian or vegan. Almost too much food. But as a historic landmark, hearing the menus recited, it's worth a trip every few years.

donadale (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 3, 2014

It was really good. The portions are MASSIVE. I would recommend to order three mains for 4 people.

Pretty relaxed spot.

I never make it to desert so I can't say :)

TheMexican (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on May 11, 2014

The good wasn't as good as I thought it would be, and small portions. The drinks were not good. Chelada was weak. Could've had a better taste. But the service was good. The servers were on point. Oh! The one thing that I thought was really good, was the albondigas.

jtsfv (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on May 5, 2014

I've enjoyed dinner at the Gardens of Taxco a number of times, but they were overwhelmed on my last visit. We had to wait 35 minutes for our reservation, and the service was not good. My family was in from out of town, and the experience was very disappointing.

vipfinerthingsla (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 2, 2014

favorite place to have birthday parties, the waiters are hilarious, the wine-based margs are really tasty and inexpensive, and you get 5 courses of half-way decent mexican food (The entree by far being the best item you'll be served) for just $30.

Robert (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 18, 2014

Just another good experience at one of my favorite places. Their unique margaritas are fabulous. Their food is delicious and plentiful as I usually take home a doggie box.