Tamayo Restaurant

4.7
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34 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican

Tamayo is LA’s premier restaurant. A feast for the senses…... The Tamayo experience is more than just food. Our menu captures Mexico’s rich culinary culture, offers signature Margaritas, top shelf cocktails, a robust wine list, and features vibrant artwork nestled in a 1928 building. Our goal is to make you feel special as you pull into our free valet parking, enjoy impeccable service as you savor our traditional dishes or try our new exciting recipes.

Specials

Weekly Bar Bites

Enjoy $5 drink specials and some great appetizers!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 18, 2019

Ends: July 19, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-8:00PM

What 34 People Are Saying
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M
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect to celebrate any event, ie., Birthday. Great company, great food, great ambiance & excellent service!

DE
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a treat when dining there!! The atmosphere is amazing and the food is too!!!!

CG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Tamayo is a lovely restaurant, and our server could not have been better. The chips and guac were delicious, but the rest of the food was so-so; I appreciated having the opportunity to choose a fish special, but the fish was overcooked.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in an old feel LA restaurant. Tamayo was a very pleasant surprise, like stepping back in time when LA have fabulous restaurants and people dressed up. The atmosphere is casual yet I loved that the maitre’d wore a suit. Service was excellent and very friendly valet too. Food...superb!

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food coupled with great service; couldn’t ask for more. Free valet parking was a great perk too.

CB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a wonderful setting

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing. I had the large shrimp dish and the best in town

CB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and a wonderful ambience surrounded by the great artwork of the Mexican artist Tamayo. Great for everyday dining to special occasions.

TE
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Ambiance is fabulous and service terrific. Food needs an upgrade. Guacamole was watery and had no taste. Portions are too big - quality instead of quantity.

DN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in that area, always look forward to visiting there. Very classy, and friendly!

DS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space and excellent service. The wait staff was attentive, but not in an invasive way. Food, on the whole was good, but, as a vegetarian, I don't think I was able to experience the best of what Tamayo has to offer. With that said, there are vegetarian and vegan options. The dining room is beautiful and spacious and the paintings by Rufino Tamayo are not to be missed.

CM
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just ok! Drinks and food! Expensive- for lunch and drinks.

VL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was great. It would’ve been better if our server had notified us that the kitchen would be closing so we could’ve had all options for dessert available to us.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, wonderful service and margaritas to die for.

LN
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and Service...we will definitely return!

LD

JB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really wonderful “Historical Spanish LA” experience ! I love the food, building, and mostly the service. Sit in the bar at lunch if you prefer a little quiet. All in all an astoundingly brilliant display of the History , through an excellent gastronomic experience, fantastic architecture, and let’s not forget the art. The artist Tamiyo is whom the resturant is named after. The service is top notch too and they have gratis valet parking!

Roads getting there can be confusing , so I just get on E Olympic Blvd. and track to the address !

I am sure you will find the entire experience, delightful.

s
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tamayo is a true gem. Plentiful delicious food and a great menu. The service is very friendly. We had fajitas and a sampler appetizer. Everything was very flavorful. There was a great variety of salsa for the huge basket of tortilla chips. We had lots of food left to take home to enjoy a second time.

m
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tamayo had no record of my reservation despite the 2 emails I received from Open Table and a reminder text from Open Table that I confirmed the day before

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant.

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent meal with Great service. We enjoy coming here and look forward to our next visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A three person business lunch went well, distinct salsas just OK Guacamole, tasty food all delivered with charm and excellence by several waiters that attended to us.

AP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The space is beautiful. The whole staff is welcoming, polite and very accommodating. Most importantly the food is pretty exceptional. A great place for a special occasion!

JC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent starting from the chip and salsa to the deserts. The live music was nice.

EM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tamayo's has been consistently the best restaurant since the day that it opened. The service is supreme, the food is succulent and the ambiance is very relaxing for all occasions.

MI
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service, the food was very good and the ambience was very pleasant. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

R
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 1

The food was delicious, but for some reason we were the only table seated in the entire restaurant that could easily seat 200 people. On a Friday night. Very strange.

SM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tamayos is also a great place for not only their food but their ambiance and service. Love this place!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun and tasty !

DW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

One week before my reserved holiday luncheon, they called me to state my reservation would not be honored for no good reason other than the owner not trusting the Open Table system. Fortunately another competing restaurant rescued me with a last minute reservation so I could hold my scheduled Christmas luncheon.

It was a horrible and stressful experience elicited by the restaurant's ignorance. I will most likely report their unethical business practice with the BBB.

I also lost confidence with making future reservations via Open Table.

s
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Mexican dinner, starting with thin tortilla chips and delicious salsa. I had jumbo shrimp and my wife had red snapper and both were seasoned very nicely. There margarita was perfect.

MC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here with some friends I hadn't seen for a while. None of us had been there before and we loved it. We spend the first few minutes talking about the great find it was

C
New Mexico
23 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Walking into Tamyo’s restaurant is like walking into an art gallery and upon arriving you are surrounded by the exquisite paintings of the great artist Tamayo. I attended the opening of this restaurant and Tamayo was present and thanked David and the community for honoring him. He was grateful and humble. The food is quite good and the salsas are fresh, spicy and addictive. I go here for the ambiance, margaritas and chips and salsa. Do not miss going for the holiday as they display a gorgeous nacimiento and the dinning room is beautifully decorated.

PC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Maybe it was the day (Thursday) or the time of day 6pm but there were very few others people that evening. It had been a few years since the wife and I had been here but the building is still in excellent condition, parking by valet makes it so easy if your running a little late. We were celebrating our anniversary and were seated by the fountain, nice table. Wife had the Halibut and I had shrimp enchiladas after tasting a small portion of the wife's Halibut knew I had ordered wrong, it was delicious! My enchiladas weren't all that and that's the reason for the 3 stars. Otherwise the service was excellent, server very attentive.

a
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had never been there before and we were pleasently surprised. The civeche appetizer was outstanding. Their mole sauce on the encheleda was top-notched.