Petty Cash Taqueria & Bar

4.8
804 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Chef: Walter Manzke

Walter Manzke's Petty Cash is a semi-authentic taqueria with myriad talent drawn from East LA, Baja and beyond. Petty Cash's menu features re-conceptualized street food classics driven by the best local, seasonal ingredients, rooted in multi-generational tradition and technique.

Featuring urban elements such as hand-painted murals by local street artist RETNA and picnic style tables and bench seating which lend to a relaxed and playful communal dining experience. The street art meets street food vibe channels the spirit of Tijuana circa 1986 meets modern day LA. The equally spirited cocktail program features unique craft cocktails on draft and eclectic Mexican spirits.

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
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
What 804 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMartinL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and the amazing friendly staff.
I come here once a week, and can say without a doubt that everything is perfect every time.
The tacos are sublime and the Margaritas hit the spot.
Such a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food1service4ambience2

Food is bad

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SweetDorris
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, as usual and the service was exceptional. Thank you.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Besides a 30 minute wait for our ready to finally sit and my order being little messes up thankfully was fixed easy but overall always a good experience. Food and drinks are always good service was great. Just annoying making a reservation and not getting seated for almost 30 minutes

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Really NOTHING special, ends up easily to be a 60/70$ meal per person undeservingly. I won’t go back. Pains to say but that is my opinion.

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LisaP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! - fantastic margaritas…. The cauliflower nachos were delicious! Looking forward to going back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome! The cocktails and cauliflower nachos were bomb AF!! I highly recommend visiting this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the absolute best in service and top quality delicious food and drinks.

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StarfishSushi
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose, our waiter was fabulous.! The Cauliflower nachos were great. The quesadilla nopales cactus, was wonderful Tacos are great! Drinks, lovely! Great value.

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Carissa
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible and kind service, amazing food, great ambiance! One of my favorites in LA ❤️

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vipShardaeH
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be my fav restaurant. I was so happy to hear that the corn is back on the menu. RUUUNNNN.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YAAASSSSSS!!!!!!

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Franks
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly and great tacos! I would go back for sure.

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Cierra
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for a team dinner and it was amazing! We tried almost everything on the menu and I could not complain about a single thing!

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GalOnTheGo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Get the cauliflower and kale nachos, which are great and shareable. Don't bother with simple chips/guac.

You get 1 street size taco for $6-7. This won't be filling on it's own. The new dorados are great and shareable.

FYI: Not doing Happy Hour right now.

They have outdoor tables along the street. But, even the indoors has plenty of ventilation because of how it is set up with air flowing from outside.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends bday! Staff was incredibly kind and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Two bites of food for $200. Next time I come I’ll have to steal some petty cash from work and make it out to Bodacious Sculptures in Ice

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vipTtyy
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food great, big space

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vipAlaink
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The staff completely forgot all about us. The male waiter was lost and never came to our table after taking our order. We had to chase someone else for service and for payment at the end of our horrible meal. This was one of the worst experiences I had at Petty cash to date. Very disappointed.

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RebeccaW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails. Don’t miss the mezcal upgrade in the margaritas or the black beans.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Cinco de Mayo during covid. We were seated at the very last table on the street, despite arriving early to a reservation that I’ve had for weeks. We were joking that they would forget about us out here. They did. The waiter forgot that we ordered/forgot to put in our order. Came back half an hour later to ask if we were ready to order. Forgot we ordered dessert. The hostess came by to say that our time limit was up while we were waiting for said dessert. A time limit I completely understand by the way! When we told her she apologized, but we were already upset at that point. The food was good, but the drinks didn’t seem to be their normal quality. I probably won’t be back for a while.

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LucyF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food ,great service. Did not like textra 4% LA health tax

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happyeater
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Wow way overrated especially for Mexican in Los Angeles! We found the food bland and boring. Food trucks and other restaurants have much better food (some for a fraction of the price). Indifferent service. Peanuts on an octopus taco? Not listed on the menu (and not worth wasting an octopus on). (And kind of dangerous for peanut allergic folks). Can see why this is a ‘fun’ trendy place but don’t go for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Overall it was nice but I really didn’t rate my food, the value for money was terrible! Tiny portions!

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ocdustino
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly staff! Food was great, drinks were well executed.

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SarahC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great friendly service. Can’t wait to go back.

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MaryannC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and also margaritas! Staff was very attentive. We enjoyed it!

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dianep
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard about your place from Hell's Kitchen, right away I got a good feeling, and it was all really nice.

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vipChelseaP
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience, and drinks. Will definitely be back.

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vipECB2
London
19 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional outdoor dining experience! Great food and margaritas- the cauliflower nachos are crave-worthy! ❤️ Petty Cash!

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Abhi
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The cocktails knock it out of the park and the El Pastor Taco was my favorite. Even something as simple as chips salsa and guacamole tasted so amazing due to the freshness of the chips and unique salsas

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Parking around the restaurant is terrible (I know this isn’t the restaurants fault..), but there’s no available street parking because it’s all reserved for residents in the area. Had to park pretty far away... The service was very slow. Seemed like there was only one waitress inside working all 10 tables... maybe they’re short staffed because of covid but none the less it took forever to order and get anything additional we needed. I thought the food was overpriced, $8 for a tiny steak taco seems like too much... and $13 for a reallyyyy small margarita. It was tasty but expensive. Chips and Guacamole were amazing, and the ambiance was nice. Would maybe recommend but the service needs to improve for me to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place! Can’t wait to go back !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Menu is very limited. Only 6 tacos to choose from. Guacamole was good. Cauliflower nachos good. Drinks good but overall expensive dinner and we were hungry. The tacos are two bites each. You need many.
Good outdoor tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The cauliflower nachos are my favorite and the margaritas are delicious! It was my second time dining here and I was very satisfied!

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MadisonL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this restaurant! would go back here anytime and highly recommend for a fun dinner

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vipDallK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST food, BEST service, super COVID safe. Never a disappointment; I love this place so much.

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vipLADiner77
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

💯 very good good and service we will return

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Crystal
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Tacos were TINNYYYYYY for that price.
Drinks good but small glass for 15 dollars is nuts.
Will never come here again

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vipTedR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. A personal favorite of mine.

FAQs

Petty Cash Taqueria & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 933-5300.

Petty Cash Taqueria & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 804 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.

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