Polanco Modern Mexican Steakhouse

4.6
69 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Polanco Mexican Modern Steak House is a slightly elevated restaurant that will focus on fine dining touches with a lively atmosphere. Polanco features a prime selected list of steaks seared off and seasoned with an eye towards the ranches and cattle farms of northern Mexico. Bar operated by Miguel Valencia who is the head mixologist listing a cocktail selection based on agave varieties such as Mezcal, Ensambles and a unique selection of Tequilas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 69 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cabernet Sauvignon, Rib-eye Chicaronnes appetizer/porterhouse steak for 2 fingerling potatoes , cream corn and asparagus entree/ flan (not your ordinary) and horchata ice cream ( I don’t like horchata normally) but this ice cream was delicious. Very pleasant staff! Marcos the Manager is a stand up guy ! We will definitely be back and refer to our friends. Steak was like butter

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience and food was exquisite..we definitely dine at Polanco again

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place beyond expectations! Always a pleasure to eat there and chat with the waiters that are Super at their job.

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JoseM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food excellent service. We'll definitely return.

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ClarkP
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sat at the bar, service was better when sitting at a table, otherwise food was still as awesome as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best service!

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vipevanl
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the menu was creative and the food was excellent. Would definitely return to the restaurant. It's very convenient to the 405 -- it's near the exist in the ayres hotel. They have a separate entrance -- don't let the hotel fool you -- this is a great restaurant.

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Juls
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fucken Amazing ! The food was fantastic and the service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food/service

Gorgeous place!

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YajairaP
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved that on a Sunday, it was nice and relaxing. The steaks, Brussels sprouts, potatoes and drinks were delicious! I made the drive from Anaheim to Hawthorne just to try it. I would do it again!

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vipjima
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed it. Ribeye tacos especially good.

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the unique food choices and presentation. Everything tasted awesome. Very comfortable seating.

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Neisha S
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is inside the Ayres hotel. It also has its own entrance, so there's no confusion. I love the ambiance upon entering. Nice dim lighting with some reggaeton playing in the background. It's definitely a vibe—perfect local date night. I made reservations for a party of 5. We sat in the lounge area while waiting for our table and a cocktail. We were seated relatively quickly. I'm a booth kind of gal, but they only have open tables, which isn't bad; I happen to like what I like. The seating arrangement is nice and comfortable, I will say. Now let's talk about this grub!! You started off with some complimentary tostadas and a couple of different sauces. The bean dip is yummy would prefer it out, but it's served cold here.

We started off with STREET CORN, OYSTERS, QUESO FUNDIDO, RIB EYE CHICHARRON. Listen, I didn't get to snap photos at that point; we were living and grubbing at the moment. It was delicious; they also give you a small basket of warm tortillas. Ohhh, baby, just you shut your mouth is yummy—the queso fundido paired with the Ribeye Chicharron, a match made in my tummy, okay, lol. I don't do oysters; however, two in our group did, and they say they were fresh and yumoooo. Now here's the only downside It took quite a while to receive our main entrees. So much so, we saw the manager looking in our direction, wondering where our food was. Needless to say, when the food arrived, it was delicious. Three of us ordered the chicken enchiladas, and the other two ordered a
FILET MIGNON and PORK TOMAHAWK. We were all satisfied with our food. Some sides came out later than the rest of the meal, which was a bummer. Also, not a fan of plain white rice and a Mexican restaurant. We collectively agreed on that.Some minor mishaps which is why I gave 4 stars. And our waiter could have been a bit more attentive .I’m would for sure return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es una chingoneria de lugar lo recomiendo

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vipJDMBA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good but very expensive. What ruined the meal was that no staff (waiter, busboy) wore masks. Was very unsettling.

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LydiaL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I took my granddaughter here for her birthday celebration. I was a bit disappointed that this restaurant does not provide a complimentary dessert for the birthday gal. They asked if we wanted to order dessert and I told the waiter we were celebrating my granddaughter's 22 birthday, he stayed quiet. I then asked my granddaughter if she'd like something and she ordered the cafe del holla flan which she loved it. So when they brought it they place 2 candles on the wood server. They included the charge of $10.00 for the dessert and a $3.00 charge for an additional 4 mini tortillas for the appetizers. The atmosphere and food were delightful but would suggest they provide a complimentary dessert, churro with cream or flan for celebrations free of charge.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitor but definitely not the last. The restaurant threw me off being in a hotel but once we walked in we were impressed with the decor. So many amazing things on the menu but my favorite was the Calamari , Mussels and their Tomahawk Porkchop. Drinks were spot on as well… Definitely one of my go to spots moving forward.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delish food.

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MeredithM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, original food and cocktails were all delicious! We truly enjoyed our meal here.

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vipGman
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Way too loud to enjoy a nice meal. The steak was very good. The carnitas were tasteless. Overall, overrated. I won't be back. Also interesting to note that the Manager was not wearing a face mask and yet he was wandering all over the place and handling plates of food too. As I said, I won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing! Lovely staff.

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JayE
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful eating experience! Our project team loves eating here when we’re in town. The food is great and the service is impeccable!

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Pauloh
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, great food and drinks.!
A unique menu, with an excellent representation of the Mexican culinary arts!

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AlfredoM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food friendly staff we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

One of the worst food experiences ever. Food was not very good, expensive and disappointing. Super loud music. Never again.

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DoctorJ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such fantastic food, service, and ambiance. Our server, Luis, was fantastic! Upscale Mexican food dining experience that was worth the time and money spent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My experience at the restaurant was amazing! I enjoyed the theme, ambiance, service, and food there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for a bday dinner. Food was excellent. Waiters were attentive and the ambiance was special. We had an amazing time

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vipJeffreyH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are great. Service is always good and restaurant has a great ambiance. One of our new favs for a nice dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Graduation dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing like this in the city! It’s where a traditional Mexican Carne Asada meets elegance to provide an incredible culinary experience. We started with delicious cocktails, followed by the Ribeye Chicharrón the location is beautiful. It slightly resembles the caverns of interior Mexico with lots of rock detail. The music was so good with a tranquil mix of Urbano & Regional.

Overall we had a wonderful night. This will now be our “place” for all special occasion as its truly perfect for anything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and the servers were super nice!

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DJTraveler
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We ordered the fillet minion tacos for 20 and they brought out a filet minion dish, we asked about tortillas because we thought we got tacos. After bringing us tortillas we ate them, thi bill showed a 49 dollar steak and 3 for tortillas. When we asked why, we were told that it was our job to realize that their presentation of the steak wasn’t in their “taco” form (we never had eaten there and are unfamiliar with high end dining) and refused to even apologize or at least comp the tortillas. They condescended my wife when she complained and said “pretty girls deserve nice things” the food was great, but the chef needs to grow up. Unfortunately the wait staff suffered here, the 25 dollar tip on what should have been a $91 meal, became a $0 tip on a $120 meal. I’m not unreasonable, please take responsibility for your mistakes. Bring out a free drink, your margins on booze are huge, could have saved the night and a bad review.

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vipDelicious
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was our first visit to Polanco and it was a good one! The restaurant is still fairly new, and working out a few kinks, but in terms of food taste and quality, good service, everything was terrific. The food, well ... it's a Mexican "Steak" house and yes, the steak was excellent. We ordered the NY Strip, which sometimes can be chewy and tough, but they have prime meat and the steak was wonderfully tender and tasty and expertly cooked and seasoned. We split if amongst the two of us and with apps, it was plenty big. The caesar salad was great, the lobster enchiladas were pretty darn good .... all the food was terrific. Our waiter "Victor" was very attentive and nice and professional, and we even got to meet one of the owners who was wonderful, and suggested a favorite tequila to drink "neat". A few things to iron out, I ordered a "Cadillac" margarita, and they didn't have Grand Marnier (?) ... shouldn't every tequila forward bar have that? They were out of Rib Eyes, supply chain issues, and a few little niggles like these. But ... never fear, a great night with great food, the restaurant ambiance and design was pretty cool too. I will say the restaurant was really cold temperature wise inside, and the music was very loud ... lively I guess they might say?! Great place, great people, great food, I'll go back, it was a good night and will only get better!!!!

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Cnav57
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While staying at the Ayers Hotel, I decided to try Polanco. What a pleasant surprise. Great choices of cold and hot appetizers as well as entrees and steaks, which are their specialty. Courteous and friendly service, high quality ingredients and preparation.

Will definitely return and recommend this little hidden gem.

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Sunnya
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised about this restaurant. The ambiance was beautiful and the food was tasty but a little pricy.

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KattyZ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After an endless search for a new place to dine, I found this amazing place on “OpenTable”. I was able to book a reservation online, therefore I was seated immediately. I liked that the restaurant was not crowded. I also enjoyed the music they were playing. I opted for the aguachiles, queso fundido and salad, they were amazing. The aguachiles had a unique taste, which I really liked. For drinks I got a dirty martini and a mango martini, made to perfection. The staff was friendly and professional. I will definitely return to try other items on their menu.

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LoriS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was attentive & great personality. Food was exceptional!

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vipelizabethg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food- can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food & service.Will be back !

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Polanco Modern Mexican Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 69 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.