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Tempo Cantina - Downey, Downey, CA

Tempo Cantina - Downey

4.6
4.6
626 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican

Tempo Cantina brings Latin flavor to Orange County and Los Angeles from creative founder and owner MR.TEMPO.
Come for the atmosphere, but stay for the food. You will find all of your favorite Latin dishes infused with Asian flavors. Join us Happy Hour everyday, Weekend Brunch or Taco Tuesday for a dining experience like you’ve never experienced before!

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Booked 60 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Latin / Spanish, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (562) 321-9600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Popular dishes

Menu

Pinches Tacos

lettuce wrap instead of tortillas

  • Crispy Avocado Taco$14.00

    beer battered avocado, queso fresco, chipotle aioli, pickled carrot and micro cilantro, sweet potato tortilla

    • Roasted Veggies Tacos$14.00

      pinto beans, roasted veggies, avocado, chimichurri sauce, sweet potato tortilla, soyrizo

      • Tacos de la Sierra$12.00

        beans and queso fresco grilled tacos w/lime crema, chipotle aioli, serrano sauce, pickled onion, pecorino cheese, micro cilantro a soyrizo

        • House Taco Selection$18.00

          1 korean, 1 short rib, 1 crispy avocado, 1 surf a turf

          • Korean$14.00

            roasted pork belly, chile-soy sauce, serrano sauce, red cabbage slaw, fresh mango, lime crema

            • Cueva$15.00

              crispy melted cheese flour tortilla, chipotle shrimp, serrano sauce, lime crema, ensenada style

              • Steak$14.00

                crispy melted cheese flour tortilla, steak chipotle, lime crema, serrano sauce, ensenada style

                • Surf & Turf$15.00

                  crispy melted cheese flour tortilla, steak and shrimp, chipotle a serrano sauce, lime crema, ensenada style

                  • House Seafood Selection$15.00

                    1 cueva, 1 grilled octopus, 1 fish tacos ensenada style

                    • No Tortilla Tacos$15.00

                      tempura jalapeno stuffed w/cheese a spicy tuna, spicy aioli, pear and cucumber slaw, radish, cilantro, wrapped in jicama tortilla

                      • Bone Marrow Tacos$18.00

                        bone marrow topped with crispy new york chicharron, melted cheese, chimichurri sauce, grilled onions a serrano peppers, avocado puree, served with flour tortillas

                        • Japanese Tacos$16.00

                          crab meat, cream cheese, shrimp tempura, spicy aioli, eel sauce, wrapped in crispy soy paper

                          • Fish Tacos Ensenada Style$14.00

                            beer battered fish, corn tortilla, pickled cabbage, pico, cilantro a kimchi aioli, serrano sauce, lime crema, micro cilantro

                            #Maschingon Burritos

                            served with fresh potato chips

                            • Hippie$12.00

                              beans, rice, pico de gallo, roasted salsa, guacamole, soyrizo, wrapped in flour tortilla

                              • Asada$14.00

                                rice, beans, asada, pico, lime crema, guacamole, wrapped in flour tortilla with cheese

                                • Surf & Turf$16.00

                                  bacon wrapped shrimp, cheese stuffed, carne asada, cabbage, pico de gallo, lime crema, chipotle aioli, serrano sauce, wrapped in flour tortilla

                                  • California Burrito$14.00

                                    fries, salsa cheese, guacamole, lime crema, pico, your choice of chicken/asada/pork belly/veggies/soyrizo

                                    #Chingon

                                    • Chips & Salsa$6.00

                                      • Guac & Chips$12.00

                                        • House or Espy Fries$6.00

                                          • Shishito Peppers$9.00

                                            soy glazed, malted salt, lime crema

                                            • Dirty Fries$9.00

                                              mozzarella, pecorino, cheddar, pickled onion, green onion, fried egg, chipotle aioli

                                              • Tinga Taquitos$12.00

                                                lime crema, serrano sauce, chipotle, chx tinga or potato, aioli, pickled onion, cotija cheese

                                                • Pork Belly Bites$12.00

                                                  honey sriracha sauce, corn tortillas

                                                  • Pow Pow Wings$12.00

                                                    garlic chipotle sauce, micro cilantro

                                                    • Deconstructive Quesadilla$15.00

                                                      side flour tortillas, cheddar, pico de gallo, cabbage, chimichurri, mozzarella cheese, guacamole asada/chx/pork belly/veggies/soyrizo

                                                      • Enchiladas$12.00

                                                        corn tortillas, tomatillo sauce, black sesame seeds, lime cream, chx/cheese

                                                        • Nachos Gordo$14.00

                                                          tomatillo cream, mozzarella, pecorino, cheddar, jalapenos, pico de gallo, avocado puree, pinto beans asada/chx/pork belly/veggies/soyrizo

                                                          • Mucho Loco Fries$14.00

                                                            tomatillo cream, mozzarella, pecorino, cheddar, jalapenos, pico de gallo, avocado puree, pinto beans asada/chx/pork belly/veggies/soyrizo

                                                            • Veggie Rice$16.00

                                                              saffron rice, roasted veggies, green onion, tomato, chipotle aioli, soyrizo

                                                              • Pork Belly & Octopus$16.00

                                                                avocado puree, radish, guajillo oil, pomegranate seeds

                                                                • Carne Asada Plate$24.00

                                                                  grilled steak, pinto beans, grilled nopales, guacamole, cheese enchilada, pico de gallo, served w/corn tortillas

                                                                  • Grilled Chicken$16.00

                                                                    saffron rice, roasted veggies, avocado puree, lime crema, pesto & micro cilantro

                                                                    • New York Steak$22.00

                                                                      grilled steak, chimichurri sauce, crispy onions, burnt shishito peppers, avocado puree, served w/bone marrow & truffle fries

                                                                      #Saz

                                                                      • Tempo Burger$19.00

                                                                        brioche, beef chuck patty, pork belly, shishito peppers, LTO, cheddar cheese, fried egg, bone marrow, served w/regular fries or espi fries

                                                                        • Pressed Burger$12.00

                                                                          garlic aioli, guacamole, pico, melted cheese, served w/fresh potato chips

                                                                          Del Mar

                                                                          • Cucarachos$10.00

                                                                            crispy shrimp, garlic chipotle, butter sauce

                                                                            • Aguachiles$14.00

                                                                              shrimp cooked in lime juice, red onion, serrano, cilantro, cucumber, served with tostadas

                                                                              • Seared Tuna Sashimi$14.00

                                                                                ponzu, avocado, red onions, garlic aioli, mango habanero sauce

                                                                                • Tuna Tostada$16.00

                                                                                  marinated tuna, japa-mex sauce, chipotle aioli, red onion, sesame seeds, cucumber, micro cilantro served w/tostadas

                                                                                  • Ceviche Duo$14.00

                                                                                    fish ceviche verde, cilantro, serrano sauce, chipotle aioli, lime crema, avocado; shrimp ceviche, spiced citrus, red sauce, chipotle aioli, lime crema

                                                                                    • Camarones Diablo$14.00

                                                                                      sauteed shrimp, shallots, roasted garlic in spicy cream sauce served w/tostadas

                                                                                      • Costa Azul$14.00

                                                                                        bacon wrapped shrimp, stuffed cheese w/honey sriracha sauce

                                                                                        • Seafood Rice$18.00

                                                                                          saffron rice, octopus, shrimp, calamari, green onion, tomato, chipotle, red crushed pepper

                                                                                          • Grilled Octopus$16.00

                                                                                            avocado puree, cherry tomatoes, pomegranate seeds, mixed greens, lime crema, guajillo achiote vinaigrette

                                                                                            • Mayan Grilled Salmon$18.00

                                                                                              saffron rice, roasted veggies, grilled pineapple, guajillo achiote vinaigrette, avocado puree, lime crema

                                                                                              • Fresh Oysters (3)$7.00

                                                                                                • Grilled Oysters Ensenada Style$8.00

                                                                                                  • Stuffed Oysters (3)$10.00

                                                                                                    stuffed w/ceviche shrimp, chipotle aioli & avocado

                                                                                                    Urban Grills

                                                                                                    • Shareable

                                                                                                      served w/roasted veggies, grilled green onion, nopales, saffron rice, beans, pico de gallo, guacamole a tortillas

                                                                                                      • Tijuana

                                                                                                        asada steak, camarones diablo, grilled chicken, panela, bone marrow chimichurri, spanish chorizo

                                                                                                        • Serves 2 People$48.00
                                                                                                      • Carnitas$35.00

                                                                                                        slow cooked carnitas (michoacan style)

                                                                                                        • Seafood$40.00

                                                                                                          salmon, grilled octopus, shrimp, calamari

                                                                                                          • Fajitas$20.00

                                                                                                            grilled seasonal veggies, saffron rice, beans, grilled nopal, pico de gallo and guacamole served w/corn tortillas

                                                                                                            Add Proteín To Fajitas Grill*

                                                                                                            • Carne Asada$14.00

                                                                                                              • Shrimp$14.00

                                                                                                                • Grilled Chicken Breast$12.00

                                                                                                                  • Asada & Chicken$18.00

                                                                                                                    • Chicken & Shrimp$18.00

                                                                                                                      • Steak & Shrimp$18.00

                                                                                                                        Ensaladas

                                                                                                                        • Fresh Berry Salad$10.00

                                                                                                                          mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, pomegranate seeds, tomato vinaigrette

                                                                                                                          • Grilled Caesar Salad$12.00

                                                                                                                            romaine heart, parmesan croutons, pecorino cheese

                                                                                                                            • Blue Cheese Salad$10.00

                                                                                                                              mixed greens, pears, apples, candied pecans, mango vinaigrette

                                                                                                                              Add Protein To any Salad

                                                                                                                              • Salmon$7.00

                                                                                                                                • Ahi Tuna$7.00

                                                                                                                                  • Shrimp$7.00

                                                                                                                                    • Steak$7.00

                                                                                                                                      • Chicken$5.00

                                                                                                                                        • Soyrizo$4.00

                                                                                                                                          Japamex At King & Queen

                                                                                                                                          available after 3 pm

                                                                                                                                            Sushi

                                                                                                                                            • Mr. Tempo$15.00

                                                                                                                                              avocado, cucumber, spicy crab, shrimp tempura, cream cheese, wrapped in seaweed and rice, topped with tuna, avocado, tempura crumbs, spicy mayo and eel sauce

                                                                                                                                              • Crunchy Roll$11.00

                                                                                                                                                avocado, cucumber, crab meat and shrimp tempura, wrapped in seaweed and rice, topped with tempura crums, spicy mayo and eel sauce

                                                                                                                                                • Jalapeno Shrimp Tempura$13.00

                                                                                                                                                  shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber, wrapped in seaweed and rice, topped with spicy crab, sliced jalapeno and eel sauce

                                                                                                                                                  • Spicy Tuna$17.00

                                                                                                                                                    spicy crab, tuna, cucumber, shrimp tempura, wrapped in soy paper, topped with tuna mix ponzu sriracha, chili powder, jalapeno, cilantro and lemon juice

                                                                                                                                                    • Diablo Roll$15.00

                                                                                                                                                      avocado, cucumber, crab meat, and shrimp tempura, wrapped in seaweed and rice, topped with spicy tuna and crispy onions

                                                                                                                                                      • Fried Rice$15.00

                                                                                                                                                        green onion, carrot, egg, chingon sauce, cream cheese, spicy crab, avocado, sesame seeds, sliced serrano, chingon black sauce

                                                                                                                                                        Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        What 626 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                        4.6
                                                                                                                                                        4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                        • 4.6Food
                                                                                                                                                        • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                                                        • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                                                        • 4.4Value

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                                                                                                                                                          KarenR

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                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Loved this place will go back I had a great time food and drinks were amazing.

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                                                                                                                                                          VEro

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                          overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          The drinks were pretty good although they did add a lot of ice to them so basically you get less drink and more ice so that you can continue to order more. The food could’ve been a lot better, it was overall just okay.

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                                                                                                                                                          It was great

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                          The food is good, although it’s loud in the restaurant. As soon as you finish your food they bring you your receipt, assuming you are done. We were there for about an hour before the manager said that other people are waiting for our table.

                                                                                                                                                        5. OT

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                                                                                                                                                          Food was good , we were celebrating my birthday, we spend $600. And they didn’t gave me a dessert for courtesy, they just allowed to be there 90 min , the environment feels not safe very loud ,my friend’s food took too long to arrived Sorry Wrong please to celebrate my birthday

                                                                                                                                                        6. OT

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                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

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                                                                                                                                                          Was only accepting cash so I left smh

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                                                                                                                                                          Central Coast

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Wonder environment and service and food. Will definitely be back

                                                                                                                                                        8. PM

                                                                                                                                                          PattyM

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          The food was delicious. Customer service is excellent starting from valet parking team to staff in the restaurant. Waitress and host were constantly checking to make sure we were well taken care of.

                                                                                                                                                        9. OT

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                                                                                                                                                          Dallas

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                          Great place and all the food was great!

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                                                                                                                                                          DeniseF

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          The place is lively with music playing and lots of people. Outside and inside tables are good. Food was tasty and so many drinks to choose from! Our server, Martha, was very attentive. A great place to celebrate something and perfect spot for young couples. Would go back again.

                                                                                                                                                        11. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          2.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall2food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          To whom it may concern. I had dinner last night at your Downey establishment with three other guest, the food was awesome and our waitress was a gem. We did have an issue with your manager Jose. He rudely ask our waitress to close our tab, do to us being there over 90 minutes. I know your policy and I don't have a problem with it, but to enforce it right in front of your customers and putting your waitress in a bad spot with your customers is not a good look. We had ordered more drinks and wanted to finish the night off with desert but due to Jose unprofessional manners we felt disrespected and decided to leave. Thank you and have a blessed day.

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                                                                                                                                                          SandyN

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

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                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Mother’s Day

                                                                                                                                                        13. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          2.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                          Very rude manager

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                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

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                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          We were seated right away. Our hostess/server was very attentive and friendly. Costa Azul and Carne Asada nachos were delicious! It was a bit loud which made it hard to hear the servers at times, but overall it was a great experience and I would go back. Reminded me of a place I would find in San Diego.

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                                                                                                                                                          AnthonyC

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                                                                                                                                                          4.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          Overall it was a very good experience and I would probably come back. It was extremely loud, very difficult to talk and enjoy the moment, almost like a wild party experience. The taste of the food was excellent! I gave them a lower score on service, because it took them about 45 to an hour to deliver our last dish. Since we shared our food food, it wasn't really a big deal, but to wait 45 minutes to bring out someone's meal is extremely too long. At that point everyone was done eating and frankly I wasn't hungry anymore. This was on mother's day and overall the experience was fun, they were extremely busy, yet they had a lot of staff and very prepared. Our waitress was very sweet. I want to go back on a regular weekend day to give it another try. I do recommend this place 👌

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                                                                                                                                                          PatriciaC

                                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

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                                                                                                                                                          2.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                          We were celebrating Mother’s Day. My husband’s plate came out 20 minutes before my plate.

                                                                                                                                                        17. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                          Sam was amazing. My mother and I really enjoyed her service.

                                                                                                                                                        18. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Food and service was great.

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                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

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                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Mother day lunch

                                                                                                                                                        20. ZR

                                                                                                                                                          ZoeR

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Went for mothers day. Glad i had a reservation because it was packed. Server was friendly and attentive. Let us know it would take a lil longer than usual. So that was good to know instead of us waiting and complaining. So thank you for that. Food and drinks was delicious. I got the watermelon agua fresca and the mr. Tempo vip. Also had the buttercake. Omg so delicious

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                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          The food was delicious from the first item we order to the last item we ordered. My favorite drink here is the Smoked Grandeza Margarita. The services was great we had a great waiter Jasmine, she had great energy, was very nice. Our bar tender Sebastian was really outgoing drinks were great. We had a great time, great service we got from Jasmine and Sebastian made us feel very welcoming, wanting to go back some time soon

                                                                                                                                                        22. AF

                                                                                                                                                          AngeliqueF

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                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Vibe was great, food was good, and we all enjoyed ourselves. We will be back again.

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                                                                                                                                                          VioletV

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall3food4service4ambience1

                                                                                                                                                          Our waitress was amazing, but I think we all went deaf because it is entirely too loud there. We couldn’t even hear ourselves think. So…good service (aside from our food coming out at different times and waiting on things because it was too packed…not the waitresses fault though), but don’t go there unless you’re looking for an over the top party atmosphere that will leave your ears ringing.

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                                                                                                                                                          AmandaD

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          4.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          Went to celebrate Mother’s Day everything was great! Will be back

                                                                                                                                                        25. A

                                                                                                                                                          Avyz

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Great food great place love service plates big ambiance nice

                                                                                                                                                        26. FP

                                                                                                                                                          FP562

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          Service was excellent. The food was delicious. We had pork belly and Octopus, shrimp Diablo and Costa Azul, Ceviche de Camarón, six oysters (preparadas). For drinks, the old fashion and Carrajios were excellent, we had the upgraded versions with smoke. All in all a fun place, especially for the younger crowd. First time to the Downey location; had been to the Brea location a few times.

                                                                                                                                                        27. OT

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                                                                                                                                                          Orange County

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                                                                                                                                                          4.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          It was great overall I live meeting with friends. I wish they would of asked us if it was okay to be outside or what we preferred, it was warm outside i didn’t see any fans out but I know you can’t Control the weather. Great service by staff

                                                                                                                                                        28. OT

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                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

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                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Mother’s Day weekend brunch did not disappoint.

                                                                                                                                                        29. OT

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                                                                                                                                                          1.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          I ordered the breakfast tacos & I asked for the pico & cream on the side. This lady told me that they don’t do that there What????????? 😂😂😂😂

                                                                                                                                                        30. OD

                                                                                                                                                          OzzieD

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                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Always a great experience. Whether it's a dinner date or dinner with a large crowd, the service is beyond greatness! Definitely recommend it to everyone. Keep othe amazing job!

                                                                                                                                                        31. N

                                                                                                                                                          Niecy

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall1food4service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                          We were rushed to eat. the waitress came to our table just standing behind my friend and I over 15 times. It was uncomfortable and we do not want to go back

                                                                                                                                                        32. OT

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                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Set the tempo for a second date. 🥰

                                                                                                                                                        33. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

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                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Great food great service will definitely return

                                                                                                                                                        34. JM

                                                                                                                                                          JustinM

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Epic experience! Made for a memorable night that bears repeating.

                                                                                                                                                        35. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          My birthday dinner, great service, amazing staff. Couldn’t of asked for more

                                                                                                                                                        36. TP

                                                                                                                                                          TashanaP

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                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Outstanding waitresses was very nice and helpful.

                                                                                                                                                        37. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Love this place. One of my favorite places to go to for a quick drink. The shrimp enchiladas are delicious, a must try dish.

                                                                                                                                                        38. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          It was my wedding anniversary and they treated us very well can’t wait to come back

                                                                                                                                                        39. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Food and drinks were good as always. Only issue was myself and my group of 4 friends felt like we were being rushed. For whatever reason our waitress seemed a bit unfriendly and just eager to get us out. I’ve been to this location a few times and never experienced this. I thought it could have been just me but when my 4 other friends spoke about it I realized it wasn’t just me feeling that way. Customer service goes a long way. I hope next time it’s better. Would hate to stop supporting a local business.

                                                                                                                                                        40. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          1.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall1food1service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Food quality was not great, taste was bland, and was charged for something I returned and did not eat.

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                                                                                                                                                        Tempo Cantina - Downey is rated 4.6 stars by 626 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                        Google Map for Tempo Cantina - Downey

                                                                                                                                                        12056 Paramount Blvd Downey, CA 90242

                                                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                          Downey / Norwalk / Santa Fe Springs

                                                                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                          Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–12:00 am

                                                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                          Contemporary Mexican, Latin / Spanish, Mexican

                                                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                          Public Lot

                                                                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                                                          Takeout

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