Hermanito

4.6
125 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Inspired by memory, shaped by place.

(Bar) Hermanito is a bar-forward, neighborhood Mexican restaurant in the heart of Sawtelle.

Simple, fresh food built around housemade Sonoran style tortillas.

New and classic Mexican cocktails with subtle nods to the neighborhood; Japanese heritage.

Experiences

  • Top Tep Vietnamese Food Pop Up

    Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2021

    Top Tep Vietnamese Pop Up Tóp Tép means “munching loudly” in Vietnamese. Back when we were kids, our favorite activities were hanging out with friends after school and exploring street food and bustling alleyway eateries in Hanoi. We want to bring you the Vietnamese cuisine we experienced growing up. The food we cook at Top Tep embraces classic Vietnamese dishes with modern twists. The menu will focus on fresh, flavorful, and balanced food meant to be shared with friends and family. Started in San Francisco, now Los Angeles. We are proud to bring you our “home away from home”. Join us for a special Vietnamese evening at Bar Hermanito from 6 pm - 9 pm Monday Sept 20th & Sept 27th, 2021

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 125 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great (birria queso tacos and avocado fries were too good) and the outdoor seating area was really pleasant. The cocktails were decent too but were a little pricy for what it was. I will definitely be back for the food again!

JM
JoseM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad I found a great spot in Sawtelle. Great food, great service, great drinks. What more can you ask for?

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LucianaS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We were 7, so I got to taste lots of different items. The meat in the tacos was as tough as leather...Really cheap quality! Overall the food was one of the worst we have ever had! And it is VERY expensive!
Definitely not going back.

SG
SG1114
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

The drinks and ambiance are good but the food is gross with small portions and very expensive

AC
AshleyC
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Overpriced, food went great. Drinks were good! Was given. Slanted table in an alley, but the tables in other parts of the restaurant likely to have good ambiance.

JG
JoanG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service!

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cyng
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A really fun experience and my tacos were great but how can you be out of avocado and guacamole at the peak of the season! It would also be great if they had a chicken or vegie taco option. My hubby ordered a bowl with chicken and a side of tortillas to make tacos. Hmmmm. We will go back but hope they can add more taco options.

JB
JoannaB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

It was okay I love ambiance but really worth visiting again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had so much fun! They were so helpful in accommodating our large group and felt well taken care of throughout the night.

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Cerin
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I came to Hermanito for date night. We were really impressed with the menu, it was not very extensive but not small either, I felt comfortable with my options and we didn't feel overwhelmed! Their drinks list is amazing and there are so many fun things to try! I really enjoyed the clear Japanese-Mexican Fusion and the pairing was fantastic! The ingredients blended well together and I cannot wait to go back for another round! The staff was incredibly nice, and everyone wore their masks which I greatly appreciated. I definitely recommend this location for a fun, exciting, and playful date night!

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Bbobs1
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, creative cuisine with great cocktails in a fun unique, trendy setting. Will go back to sample rest of menu!

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George
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was quick and the server was nice.
Super cute outdoor seating.
Food was very yummy (but a bit pricey).
Payment is done on your phone so you can pay and leave whenever you are ready.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just a really great great place to grab a solid dinner🙌🏼
Drinks are great, wine selection good and not too expensive, and the new outpay touchless system works well

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with delicious food and very solid cocktails. Only came for brunch and it was fantastic. Will come back to try dinner soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
86 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, great food, touchless payment which was cool. 10/10 recommend.

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AndyB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and drinks! Highly recommended, tacos are awesome!

MF
MargaretF
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO SO good. Amazing for a date night. Birra tacos are a must.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Only downside was having to sign up for some online payment thing that didn’t work for us. Other than that, food was delicious! Service was pretty solid and quick. Will go back for more!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was nice however there’s a pay in advance situation in which they never tell you the bill is being closed out etc. you give your card at the beginning and that’s the end of it… tip is included as well. Aside from not knowing what was happening with the bill, everything was perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and great service! Only one issue, lots of flies in the back patio area.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely. Super good food, tasty drinks, unbelievably friendly (and super dog-friendly!) service. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with my friend we had a great time , good cocktails and food the beef tacos were “ok “ not what I expected as in presentation . I don’t think I would order them again but the other was great . I would come back again .

MM
MaryM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks and excellent service.

EK
EliK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Hermanito and would absolutely recommend to friends and family. Great food and ambience and the service was fantastic!

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Therones
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I had brunch there with some friends this past weekend. We sat on the back patio which was lovely, but there was no Breeze, so it got very hot. They would do better with a fan or two to help keep us cool. It’s not fun to eat when you’re sweating! That being said, the food was delicious and everything tasted very fresh and flavorful.

TG
TimG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy and fun place. Slight delay in seating for our reservation was efficiently handled.

JK
vipJKlaus
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went here spontaneously as our usual place was packed, and so glad we did!! Neighborhood gem with super creative Mexican-Japanese fusion.
PROS: nicely designed space, great cocktails, great food including some of the best chicken wings and guac in the city.
CONS: service was spotty. Our server took 20 min just to take our drinks order and completely forgot our request for water refill. We also booked a resi for outside but it was so packed it would have taken another 30 min to be seated.

Overall great though and will return.

EM
EmilyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Tlayuda and classic margarita at brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Menu stops at 2pm on weekends

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, decor and ambiance, great service - will definitely return! Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great vibe and good drinks. Service was uninspiring, but not enough that it ruined the experience.

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AnaF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Love the atmosphere of Hermanito, the Japanese Mexican fusion food is delicious, and it’s in a great part of LA. Highly recommend for good food and drinks

CH
ChristiH
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely evening with friends at Hermanito. Drinks and food were delicious and the service was wonderful.

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Deidre
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first visit to Hermanito. The elote and ceviche were fantastic, and the cocktails were also. Service was very friendly, and the decor was simple and cute. It was kind of pricey, especially if you’re drinking cocktails, but you know that going in. It will just keep me from going more often, but I’d definitely go again.

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alexalouise
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very interesting and unique restaurant. The food was AMAZING and they were very considerate of my peanut and gluten allergies.

AG
AlexandriaG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I’m looking forward to going back!

RG
RachelG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

This was maybe my 5-6 time coming here and this time around it was (unfortunately) a disappointing experience. I made a reservation and when we were brought to our table they sat us along the side section, where only one other table was sitting. There was no vibe and the chair was so uncomfortable. We walked past at least 10 open 2 tops in the main areas, so I asked if we could move. Didn’t seem like they wanted to (even with so many open tables) and they mentioned other reservations are at those tables, which made no sense considering we also had a reservation. After 10 minutes they ended up moving us but at that point it just felt uncomfortable. In terms of the food, the tacos were good but the Taco Tuesday special has gone down hill even from a few months ago. You now only get Tecate which is total crap (instead of the choice of beer or a daily cocktail special) and just a horrible shot of tequila. We then got the avocado fries (not that great, really heavy and you feel uncomfortably full after eating 2). Then the wings, which completely lacked flavor, and had a lot of nasty fat in the chicken were a huge disappointment. We’ve definitely loved Hermanito in the past but this time around was such a bummer. Even though it started off rough, we had high hopes that it would still be a good experience, however it continued to go down hill.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Wait for our food took over an 1 hour, they weren’t willing to accommodate a simple change in the menu (omit rice, scrambled eggs vs over easy) worst Father’s Day brunch.

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vipQuad
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I am so disappointed. I can name at least 20 places with better food and ambiance.

BT
BrandonT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wait staff is unbelievably friendly, awesome food unexpectedly in the heart of little osaka

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hermanito using the Order Online button. Hermanito also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 465-9029.

Hermanito is rated 4.6 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.