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La Carmencita Oracular Kitchen

4.2
4.2
29 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

La Carmencita is an eclectic Baja-style dining experience in Hollywood, CA.
More than a restaurant, La Carmencita is a place of meeting, sharing and celebrating with vibe.

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Menu

Raw & Cold

  • Shrimp Aguachile

    Shrimp, serrano pepper, cilantro, red onion, & garlic or chile de árbol, cilantro, red onion, & garlic.

    • 1/2$9.00
    • Full$15.00
  • Tropical Ceviche

    Shrimp, mango, green apple, orange supreme, coconut, red onion, & Persian cucumber.

    • 1/2$9.00
    • Full$17.00
  • Catch of the Day Ceviche

    Cherry tomatoes, red onions, alioli, & cucumbers.

    • 1/2$9.00
    • Full$16.00
  • Carmencita Ceviche

    Octopus, Shrimp, cherry tomatoes, red onions, aioli, & cucumbers.

    • 1/2$11.00
    • Full$19.00

Tacos

  • Baja$5.00

    Beer battered seasonal fish OR shrimp, mex coleslaw mix, guacamole, pico de gallo, & crema.

    • Veggie Nopales$5.00

      Sautéed mushrooms. grilled cactus & beet chips.

      • Pork Belly$5.00

        Slow roasted pork, pickled red onions, & black beans.

        • Short Rib$5.00

          Braised short rib, tomatillo, & jalapeño jam.

          • Barbacoa$5.00

            Braised lamb mexican way, borracha sauce, onion, & cilantro.

            • Carne Asada$6.00

              Grilled onions, guacamole, black beans, & house made salsa.

              • Gobernador (2)$6.00

                Sauteed shrimp and veggies, melted cheese, & grilled tortilla.

                • Marlin (2)$6.00

                  Smoked tuna, bellpeppers, cheese, olives, tomato casse & grilled tortilla.

                  Salads

                  • Spinach & Goat Cheese Salad$10.00

                    Organic spinach, goat cheese pearls, cherry tomatoes, organic carrots, & cranberry dressing.

                    • Kale Salad$10.00

                      Organic kale, roasted pumpkin seeds, avocado, & papaya dressing.

                      Specialties

                      Specialty plates may take longer to prepare. Ask about our seasonal specials.

                      • Torta Ahogada De Cochinita$12.00

                        Pulled pork in a red hot chili sauce.

                        • Whole Red Snapper

                          Whole fried fish with side of rice and beans.

                          • MP
                        • Oysters

                          Fresh, Grilled, Rockin' Baja or Beer Battered.

                          • MP

                        Sides

                        • Guacamole$9.00

                          Mashed avocado & pico de gallo with a touch of citrus.

                          • Puercos Beans$6.00

                            Bacon, house made chicharron.

                            • Baked Black Beans$5.00

                              Black baked beans, aged cotija cheese.

                              • Poblano & Corn Rice$5.00

                                Rice, poblano pepper, & yellow corn.

                                Desserts

                                • Oaxaca's Cacao Brownie$8.00

                                  Abuelita chocolate, orange and guajillo marmalade, & amadeus vanilla quenelle.

                                  • Ramonetti Flan$8.00

                                    Mexican ramonetti cheese flan with berry sauce.

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                                    What 29 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    4.2
                                    4.2 based on all time ratings
                                    • 3.9Food
                                    • 4.0Service
                                    • 3.8Ambience
                                    • 3.8Value

                                    NoiseModerate

                                    76% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                    1. j

                                      jaknellor

                                      Los Angeles

                                      7 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on October 10, 2017

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      This was our second time here and we were not dissapointed...actually very pleased that afer 3 months everything was very very good..

                                    2. KK

                                      KrisK

                                      Seattle

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on September 30, 2017

                                      overall2food3service2ambience3

                                      This place would be great at a quarter of the price. It was just way too expensive for the food volume and service. They don't have a full bar and all of their wine/beer based drinks are $9-$15 for small drinks. We arrived early and the place was empty - we ordered and appetizer and before we had ordered our main dish they asked for the menu's back for other people arriving. Left us one to order from. The ceviche was wonderful, but again expensive for what you get. There were four in our party and with one dip they brought us 3 small tortillas to eat it with. When we asked for more they brought us one additional tortilla. Taco's were outrageous. One tortilla with a tablespoon of meat and no sides for $10-15.

                                    3. J

                                      Jules

                                      Los Angeles

                                      26 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      26 reviews

                                      Dined on September 21, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      unexpectedly good - attentive wait staff, delicious food, nice casual atmosphere

                                    4. LB

                                      LauraB

                                      New England

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on September 20, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The service is what makes this place. The food is great. Ceviche appetizer was amazing and definitely held up to the hype. Our server was so energetic and fun, his suggestions were great. The street was loud but not a problem.

                                    5. SL

                                      SusanL

                                      Los Angeles

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on September 16, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      We loved this place. Everything was fresh, flavorful & reasonably priced. The service was excellent. The octopus & shrimp ceviche was one of the best ceviches we've ever had. The beef short rib taco was delicious. We'll be back!

                                    6. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Los Angeles

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on September 16, 2017

                                      overall1food1service2ambience2

                                      The food was completely underwhelming and overpriced. I definitely will not be returning.

                                    7. GM

                                      GlenM

                                      Los Angeles

                                      14 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      14 reviews

                                      Dined on September 16, 2017

                                      overall2food2service2ambience2

                                      Small portions of food for a high price and margaritas made with tequila wine is not worth the price of the margarita. Parking is a challenge. I won't return nor would I recommend.

                                    8. LG

                                      LisaG

                                      Los Angeles

                                      14 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      14 reviews

                                      Dined on August 28, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Colorful décor, fun atmosphere, great service, & yummy food. Plus outside seating. I really like this relatively new addition to the neighborhood and I hope it sticks around for a while!

                                    9. MM

                                      MinMcD

                                      Las Vegas

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on August 24, 2017

                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                      Great casual neighbourhood dining with terrific service and good value for money. Kimberley is an asset!

                                    10. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Los Angeles

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on July 28, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The food was excellent, with creative dishes, and the service attentive and very willing to make any changes to orders. They do not have a full bar but do have lower alcohol drinks, and some traditional ones such as margaritas made with tequila wine. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

                                    11. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Los Angeles

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on July 22, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Overall, was an awesome dining experience☺great find after a sesh spa at blossom spa just a little down the street. My friends and I had so much fun and our server was really a gem.

                                    12. HG

                                      HannahGlori

                                      Los Angeles

                                      10 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on July 21, 2017

                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                      Loved finally checking out this place in our neighborhood. The servers were very nice, and the place had a great ambiance - excellent lighting and music playlist. Drinks were delicious, as was the short rib taco. I was disappointed by the spice level overall. Most dishes were very mild. I also think portions could be a bit healthier. Tacos are quite small, so they could offer more per order. But it was nice to have the free chips and salsa. My date also loved the flan. Cute place!

                                    13. AE

                                      AmberE

                                      Los Angeles

                                      12 reviews

                                      2.0

                                      12 reviews

                                      Dined on July 7, 2017

                                      overall2food2service3ambience3

                                      The restaurant is cute but I don't think my husband and I will be back any time soon. The servers were all really nice, however towards the end forgot about us especially when we were trying to get/pay for our bill. The food was okay, very unmemorable and not worth the money spent. There is delicious Mexican food around town and this place doesn't hold a candle to even some taco stands. The drink list isn't extensive but I had a Paloma and it was delicious.

                                    14. w

                                      woodsy

                                      Los Angeles

                                      21 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      21 reviews

                                      Dined on June 3, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Wow what great service and food! Big portions, we couldn't even finish what we ordered but everything was fantastic. And I love love the chairs made out of old tires, they are so cool! Can't wait to try their happy hour!

                                    15. KH

                                      KimH

                                      Los Angeles

                                      3 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on May 27, 2017

                                      overall4food4service3ambience5

                                      Food was great but service needed a bit of help. Server checked in on us a little too much - he was lovely, but he repeatedly interrupted our conversation and for a little too long. We came to hang out with our friends, not the server. :-|

                                    16. FF

                                      FelipeF

                                      New York Area

                                      25 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      25 reviews

                                      Dined on May 17, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We just love this place!!! The margaritas are sheer perfection! Our server was amazing!

                                    17. I

                                      Ilana

                                      San Francisco

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 5, 2017

                                      overall5food5service2ambience3

                                      Best tacos I may have ever had!! Make sure to get the pork belly, el gobernador, and carne asada! Melt in your mouth deliciousness!! The service was not great, but it was Cinco de Mayo, so I'll cut them some slack. Note, they do not have a liquor license, so all margaritas are made with tequila wine... was not a fan! Stick with the beer..

                                    18. PS

                                      PamS

                                      Los Angeles

                                      8 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on April 22, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Very attentive service with an excellent Baja beer selection on tap [plus others]. Tasty Mex cuisine but cooked in inventive ways. Housemade salsas and guacomole were tops. Flan was the best I've ever tasted--almost like a cheesecake. Wonderful dining experience: food-service-atmosphere. We'll be back!

                                    19. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Birmingham

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 14, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The shrimp ceviche was fenomenal, probably the best ceviche I ever had! Fish tacos yummy, not that good the cochinita far far away from being authentic but overall excellent food....

                                    20. JL

                                      JLEW

                                      Los Angeles

                                      6 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on April 7, 2017

                                      overall3food3service4ambience4

                                      Was disappointed.....flavors were bland..Marguerita was fair....overwhelming....service was excellent.

                                    21. SM

                                      ScottM

                                      Los Angeles

                                      9 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on March 11, 2017

                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                      Food was very fresh, good value & Rodrigo our server was fantastic!

                                    22. d

                                      deborahm

                                      Los Angeles

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on February 24, 2017

                                      overall2food2service4ambience5

                                      we had a rez for a friday night at 8:00 and we were sat immediately. the wait staff was great. The restaurant was about 3/4ths full, so I'm not sure why it took at least 45 to get our entrees and on top of that they were luke warm at best. this was a major disappointment and I will not go back.

                                    23. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      18 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      18 reviews

                                      Dined on February 11, 2017

                                      overall3food5service1ambience2

                                      Amazing ceviches and tacos; staffed is constantly befuddled and slow

                                    24. MS

                                      MissSassyPants

                                      Los Angeles

                                      9 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on February 9, 2017

                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                      Great service. They kept bringing homemade tortilla chips, salsa and water even after the bill was dropped. Appreciated that! Octopus taco was great. Good place to go if you don't have a big appetite but would gets pricey real fast if you need more than 2 tacos.

                                    25. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Los Angeles

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 4, 2017

                                      overall1food1service1ambience3

                                      Horrible experience recently. Wife and I walked in, seated ourselves, after waiting awkwardly. and waited for one of the two waitresses to finally come by with a menu. Here are the list of fails: *Asked to see the wine list, waitress comes back 10 mins later with about 5 different bottles in hand, doesn't have any idea on the prices, has to go back and check, then takes another 10 minutes to actually bring the one glass of wine. *Ordered 1 BBQ Chicken and 1 BBQ Pork Rib - after 10 mins waitress comes back to say "oh we are out of the ribs" so I ordered the chicken. *Wife's Chicken arrives, no mention of my order, nothing. *Wait another 10 minutes after flagging down one of the waitresses to get the status of my food *Waitress comes by looking like she had forgot my order completely and said "oh, yeah, its coming right up" *Another 10 minutes go by, I have to ask AGAIN, and it comes out 5 minutes later. *(Note: I'm starving at this point) *Take one bit of dark meat and its COLD AS ICE CUBES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *I get up out of my chair, signal the waitress to tell her the issue, and she is shocked (not her fault, i totally get that). *We told her to remove the item from the bill and close us out and yes, *She did, she apologized, and we left. And yes, we did leave a tip. Not sure who is managing the kitchen back there, but it seemed like a disorganized mess... I did notice at least 1 delivery guy going in and out, so I hope those customers got food above the ICE CUBE level. Safe to say, we will never ever return. Good luck...

                                    26. B

                                      Bpottash

                                      Los Angeles

                                      23 reviews

                                      vip
                                      1.0

                                      23 reviews

                                      Dined on January 25, 2017

                                      overall1food1service1ambience2

                                      Truly mediocre experience. Service was slow and distracted and food was tasteless at best, and in the case of the octopus tacos, inedible. Only saving grace were the tasty margaritas but you can do a lot better at many bars across LA.

                                    27. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Los Angeles

                                      4 reviews

                                      vip
                                      1.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on January 14, 2017

                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                      The food was awful, bland and came out cold. My big problem was that a dish was served w cheese to my lactose intolerant girlfriend, when cheese wasn't listed as an ingredient on the menu. I then had to ask for the dish to be removed from the bill.

                                    28. HH

                                      HeHateMe

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on January 7, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Exceptional meal. Had no idea it existed!!!

                                    29. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Los Angeles

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 3, 2016

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Hands down the best Mexican food in Hollywood, heck maybe even LA. This is not your typical greasy Mexican joint either, we actually felt good after eating there. Even the price point was a steal for the quality.

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                                    La Carmencita Oracular Kitchen is rated 4.2 stars by 29 OpenTable diners

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