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Trejo's Cantina

4.2
97 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Good Vegetarian Options
This celebrity-fronted restaurant — actor Danny Trejo is behind it — features Mexican favorites in a hip, colorful space filled with large tables, a patio and artwork by local artists. The menu has a decidedly Los Angeles slant, with vegan specialties served alongside steak asada, fried chicken, beef brisket and washed down with 34 taps of California Craft Beer and Wine, Frozen Margaritas and Aquas Frescas.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Contemporary Mexican, Gastro Pub, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Sunday & Monday: 11:30am - 10pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11pm
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Phone number
(323) 461-8226
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mason Royal
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Catering
We offer Full Service or Drop-Off and Food Truck options for events, please contact our Catering Department for more information at: catering@trejostacos.com or 323-466-9559.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Selma
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Parking details
Valet and metered street parking available.
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Entertainment
6 big screen TVs and NFL Sunday Ticket
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 97 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
value
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65% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 2 days ago

Disappointing to say the least. We'd been wanting to try this place, so we decided to go before a show at the Pantages. This place is dark and depressing, and is nothing more than fast food brought to your table. The staff acted like we were wasting their time. Not very attentive. We'd asked for guacamole and chips before our meal, but it arrived at the same time. Good thing we ordered that or we'd have starved. We split a two taco plate--thinking there would be a lot of food, like most Mexican cantinas. The taco was a little larger than a street taco and they give you about a 1/2 cup of rice and about a 1/3 cup of beans. The rice was nothing to write home about and the beans were just black beans out of a can. The blackened salmon was good, but as a taco, not so much. A store-bought corn tortilla wrapped around some salmon and a dash of cabbage and some watered down mayo? No thank you.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We went for dinner before an event at the Palladium. Our waiter was very attentive and sharp. Our food took a while to bring out but at least we had chips and guac to keep us sustained while we waited. I wish the food was a little spicier but I know they have to cater to Hollywood palates. The pork is delicious. My friends also enjoyed the fish tacos, cauliflower tacos and beef.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This was a very casual place. The food was pricey for the product served.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was awesome! Food is great, waiting staff is great, place is great. Will definitely visit again

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great for happy hour and really convenient to go to the Pantages

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Trejos is a solid choice for a day spent walking around the bustling Hollywood proper area. The cauliflower vegan option is especially delicious, and that’s coming from a big red meat eater.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great meal and ambiance. Danny Trejo even showed up and thanked everyone individually for their support.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Tables were ready. Good service. Excellent food.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Server was good. Food came out looking a little sloppy. Wings were too hot to eat!

The rest of the food tasted great.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The afternoon started on a sour note when they didn't have either of my first two beer choices and I had to get up to order from the bar because my waitress had disappeared. The food was good not great, the serving sizes were appropriate. I was happily surprised to find pineapple in my Carnitas burrito. That is definitely not authentic.. we put pineapple in Al pastor, but not in carnitas. The waitress disappeared a couple more times before finally refilling my family's drinks.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Liked the cauliflower tacos. Had a steak burrito and a jack fruit burrito. Both were great. Server was nice enough to tell us we had ordered too much food when we initially ordered three appetizers. That shows he wasn't trying to run up our bill. We'll be back because of the great service and food!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Had a Great time. Our server was nice and the food was great. I would recommend making a reservation because it does get busy.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was good, nothing out of the usual. I had the jackfruit taco which I bit into once and never again. It tasted as if the fruit had been sitting out all day. Also, it lacked flavor. I also had the falafel taco along with rice and beans, these were good. To drink I had Horchata which also tasted as if it had been sitting out.
I reserved with open table and mentioned an anniversary, we got churros on the house that were yummy. The server was nice and non-invasive. Atmosphere was laid back, casual.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place. Went before going to the Pantages for a show. Didn't expect such great vegan options. I've already recommended this place 3 times since I went 2 days ago.

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

They had our table ready and everything was good. Got waters and then took a while to have our order taken. They forgot one of the orders which was the one that seems to happen most to..:( Felt bad for her but it finally came and my daughter ordered guacamole with her quesadilla and they forgot that too. I would say service was just ok but the food was actually pretty good and not outrageously priced

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Great service! Very welcoming atmosphere and vibe. Food was very good as were the beverages!

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2.0Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was not great but it is a cute casual bistro.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We made reservations, however the restaurant was closed when we arrived.

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3.0Dined on December 10, 2017

We made a reservation - which was not needed and I felt silly when I said it at the host's stand. The place overall is fun and laid back and the food was great! The server said the jackfruit taco was not spicy - but it was. I would recommend the blackened salmon taco.

I would really really recommend the churros. They were amazing and probably the draw of the place since nothing else seemed too remarkable.

Overall, it was a nice experience, but I wouldn't get excited about it.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a reservation for 4. The atmosphere and food was very good, service was top notch as well. Danny would be proud.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Great service, wonderful atmosphere and great food

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2.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Table service was ok. Front check in was poor.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

The guacamole is outstanding! All the tacos are yummy!!

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2.0Dined on November 15, 2017

I was seated at table next to a group of people at 4 tables pushed together. The people were loud and boisterous and pretty drunk. The space between our tables was less than 2 feet. Whenever the people at the other table got up to use the facilities they practically sat on my table. In fact when the waiter took their order he DID sit on my table while I was trying to eat. At one point one of the people from the group tried squeezing by and fell putting her hand on my half eaten burrito. The waiter saw what happened and said nothing. At that point I got the bill, left the rest of my dinner and left.

The tables should have been farther apart and no way it's acceptable for a waiter to sit on my table while taking orders from another table. I will not go back there again.

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5.0Dined on October 30, 2017

Danny Trejo's Cantina has an amazing beer and cocktail list. Atmosphere is fun. Great art on the walls. Friendly service. Tacos and burritos were tasty.

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2.0Dined on October 28, 2017

We were very disappointed. Went with friends before a show. Had lots of hope with the vegan and gluten-free options since we're a group of two meat-eaters, one gluten-free, and one vegan. Had to ask for water FOUR times. The margaritas were the worst I've ever had - way too sweet and tasted like mix. The guacamole and chips tasted pretty good. Brussels sprouts were OK, but a bit oily. But all the entrees were just awful - everything tasted like cumin. That was the single note in every entree. Won't be going back. Dinner for four with one coctail each, two appetizers, and one entree each was $160 plus tip.

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was extremely slow. Stay down at 6:45, did not receive food until 7:25. No apology for the slow service for our table, though the table next to ours who came in after us were comped a side due to it taking so long for their food to arrive.

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2017

I really wanted to like this place. Really.
Went on a Saturday and they were out of several items...on a Saturday. Diet coke, some drink mixers. Food comes in metal bowls...lol. A friend got a side of rice and more ended up on the table than his mouth because it kept moving. We had a good laugh about it. Probably won't be back.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

I didn't know what to expect, never having gone here before, but I took a chance with your reviews. The food was excellent, the waiter "Juan" was very good and helpful. Good margaritas and the jackfruit tacos were especially good. Will return here often.

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2017

My reservation did not show up at Trejo's Cantina system. They had room for my party and sat us anyway. First time that has happened when I've used OpenTable.

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

The carnitas burrito was to me the best burrito ive ever had-so delicious!

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Great people. Great food. Great beer. Softest sweatshirts. Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2017

I didn’t have high expectations (it’s a taco place) but was looking forward to trying it. The food was very good. The brisket tacos were perfectly moist and well seasoned and the sauce on the cheese enchiladas was outstanding. I’ll be back. Happy hour deals are great too.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Small strip mall location but worth trying. Mostly a la carte menu with big burritos and delishous tacos. The salsa and guacamole were perfect. We were a group of 5 for lunch on a Sunday.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Nice variety on the menu. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The tacos were excellent, my friends really enjoyed the burritos. The appetizers were ok, but I thought they were a bit pricey.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Unbelievably good food. Two or three tacos make a meal. The white shrimp and steak asada make a perfect surf and turf meal. Good for small and large groups. Parking in the public lots on Ivar make it a simple choice

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

Found out about this gem after seeing Anthony Bourdain's LA episode. The food was excellent, service great and truly a unique Mexican food experience. The chips were very crisp and tasty. Highly recommend the beef brisket tacos and fried chicken burrito "wet".( smothered in enchilada sauce and cheese). We had frozen margaritas and they were exceptional.
We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Enjoyed the good and the great beer selection on tap, especially the nitro ale I enjoyed. Lots of great happy hour items that make it easy to try several dishes. The chips, salsa and guacamole were better than most Mexican places. The churro dessert was yummy and a delectable surprise. Service was very attentive and enthusiastic. We went prior to the theatre and it was perfect!

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4.0Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was tasty. I'd recommend a reservation. The staff was pleasant.

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3.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Our experience was very enjoyable :) Loved the many different options and creativeness of the taco offerings. I probably would make the chips and salsa complimentary though...Ambiance was nice. Parking was sucky but Valet helps :)

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