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About Trejo's Cantina

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.

1556 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028-7313
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Contemporary Mexican, Gastro Pub, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:30 am to 11.00 pm

Cross Street:
Selma

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 461-8226

Website:
http://trejostacos.com/

Entertainment:
6 big screen TVs and NFL Sunday Ticket

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.

Parking Details:
Valet and metered street parking available.

Executive Chef:
Mason Royal

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

Trejo's Cantina Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Casual (9)
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Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Groups (8)
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Neighborhood Gem (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Vegan (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Spicy (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Live Sports (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great service, wonderful atmosphere and great food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Table service was ok. Front check in was poor.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Spicy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Sports, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vegan, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 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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·Dined on October 20, 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Healthy
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, People Watching, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 7, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 11, 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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·Dined on September 8, 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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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 :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Heard great things about this location and saw a segment on CNN parts unknown with Anthony Bourdain. He interviewed Danny Trejo new restaurant chain and this place was definitely on my to do next time we paid a visit to LA. Once we came in the vibe of this place was very chill and casual, which is my cup of tea! The setup with the full bar was impressive in a smaller quaint establishment. For starters the margaritas were stronger then expected and no complaints there ! The starter dish of the cheesy bean dip was like no other. The lime flavored chips and a hint of lime flavor in the black bean dip was like nothing had before ! Main dish included a beef brisket and carnitas w pineapple tacos , combined with onion mixed guacamole. My beverage was a unique concoction of ice coffee brew with horchata mixed drink called iced cochata. Please when you visit do not miss out on the iced cochata! Overall great experience at the Hollywood location as they have other locations in the LA area. One piece of advice would be multiple stalls for both restrooms. Thanks

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We dined at Trejo's Cantina on evening of September 2 right after seeing Hamilton at the Pantages. We were not disappointed! The food was great, and the drinks were outstanding (and potent I might add). I must commend the manager (I'm so sorry I forgot his name.) He was very accommodating, gracious and hospitable. Our glasses were never empty and he kept checking with us to see how everything was going. The staff was tip top and gave good recommendations on what to order. Our experience at Trejo's was a wonderful cap to our already phenomenal day! (again, Hamilton)

Tags: Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Vegan, People Watching, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Odelay! Machete has started something great and lasting. Looking forward to more. Hope he can provide his cuisine at Dodger games. Their food is the worst and his selections would be great.

Tags: Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The churros look burnt up and super crispy when they bring them but they are just loaded with cinnamon and sugar. Yummy!

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

I was hoping for authentic Mexican food. I got bland food that wasn't even close.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Food was absolutely incredible. The best guacamole I have ever had. The chefs are so creative...jackfruit in a taco? Who knew?! That one was a big hit! Great selection of beers, tasty margaritas...definitely a great place to meet friends for a night out.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Casual, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

This is a very casual very relaxed restaurant. It is exactly a cantina. Waiter serivce is very slow, food service is good after The servers decide to attend to you.

The tacos are good size. Shrimp taco was excellent. The burritos are large. Food is good. Mexican salad is fresh and good. The watermelon margarita was a treat, similar to a slush.

I went on Sunday mid-late afternoon, was not crowded.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

We were visiting California for a few days and made a reservation at Trejos Cantina. My partner was so excited to go as he really likes and admires Danny Trejos. I made the reservation for July 4, 2017 at 6:45pm and the reservation was confirmed by Open Table. When we arrived, the restaurant was CLOSED. We received NO notification from the restaurant, etc. Why accept reservations if you plan on closing OR if unexpected, notify your reservations of unexpected closure. We were very disappointed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Three kinds of DELICIOUS and generous vegan tacos - jackfruit was my favorite. And vegan guacamole was good. Good service. Easy to make a reservation. No waiting. Very good experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Wow! The grilled chicken bowl and the churros were a m a z i n g! Awesome food aside, it was a good location to enjoy conversation, which was a plus. I've already recommended Trejo's Cantina to several people and I hope it's not too long before I'm back!

Tags: Vegan
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 25, 2017

For the price and the hype, the food wasn't particularly good or memorable. The carnitas was greasy and the tortillas were downright horrible. The waitstaff were nice but not particularly attentive. All in all, glad we tried it but no real desire to go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Delicious tacos and the salad is amazing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We enjoyed it so much we returned the next day again. Loved the vegan tacos and the street corn. Yummy agave margaritas!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I really enjoyed the environment and the food was fantastic! I wish our waitress was more attentive though, I kept wondering around where she was or how much longer our order was going to be ready. But, I highly recommend this to everyone.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Trejos Cantina is a great little taco joint. The tacos I had we're fresh and delicious. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The churros we're a definite thumbs up for a great finish. Two of our party members had one complaint...the rice. It was under cooked and a bit bland. That being said I would return in a heartbeat!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I really liked the puked beef brisket taco. I loved the guacamole and housemade churros!! Must get. Server was great too. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 16, 2017

This was my second time back to Trejo Cantina on Cahuenga and Selma. We made reservations and so glad we did because it was one hot day in Los Angeles.

The service was awesome from being seated to our server..

My only gripe is the blackened salmon was EXTREMELY salty and had to be returned for something else. There was no problem with our server when we told her. The appetizers of guacamole and bean dip were very good....spicy but good, and I can't eat spicy food.

All in all, I will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Really disappointed. Food was mediocre at best. There was not even a good tasty hot sauce to spice it up. They do have a great beer selection

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Nice place. Good food and service

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