Trejo's Cantina

4.2
111 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
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  • Bar Seating
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
Reviews from verified diners
111 reviews
4.2 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
49%
Very Good
31%
Good
12%
Fair
7%
Poor
1%
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

We had to ask for another soda for my son because it was carbonated and the flavor was not there, and for my husband they took too long to get us his margarita but other than that the experience was great!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a show at Pantages and decided to have a bite before and picked Trejo's Cantina and are very glad that we did. We had heard so much about it and like Danny Trejo, so we picked it. The food was very good and I'd recommend it to everyone for a quick bite! Thank you for the great experience. We even purchased a few souvenirs to take home! We will come again.

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TL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Trejos Cantina and we loved it. Great food and great service. Bummed we missed meeting Danny Trejo by an hour. 😕
We will definitely be back next time we are in LA. ☺

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EA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

It was our 1st time there and as we approached the restaurant it looked closed. The steel walls were down and there was no way to notice the place was open. We later found out that the Stella walls were down due to the heat. Oh yeah! The a/c was not working and it was not pleasant. The fans were working but it wasn’t cool enough especially when the sun was beaming directly at the restaurant. I know there are window shades but Trejo’s cantina has none. We were a party of nine and they out us at a able where we had no elbow room. After the chips and salsa and drinks, we were moved. It really can’t accomdatr big parties unless you want to sit in the natural heated side of the restaurant. The waitress over billed us. The only thing positive I can say was the food. The food was excellent. I had the blacked salmon and it was delicious. The carne asada had a lot of flavor and th burritos were huge. I would love to go again but the thought of eating my food in the heat doesn’t appeal to me. You be the judge.

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SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything, and I mean everything was amazingly delicious. Not to mention the prices are beyond fair. The brisket taco was phenomenal , the dragon fruit taco was exceptional and the carnitas was downright delicious. Was everything I hoped it would be and more. Our server was awesome and super helpful and the register girl super sweet and offered to take our photos. Will definitely come back before we fly out next week ! Next stop, trejos donuts and coffee !

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite burritos of all time (Chicken Tikka) and the guac is perfection.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday and I was visiting from New York and really wanted to try Trejos Cantina, and so we did and it was really good and when it comes to Mexican food I know what’s good and what’s not because am Mexican, but sadly on our way back to New York TSA took away my hot sauce that I bought at the cantina because it was over 3 ounces 😥😥. But overall really good experience

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Best burrito in LA!

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n
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing more than a fancy chipotle as far as food goes. Table side service. Nice bar area. Good location.

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a
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Good food and drink. Atmosphere? not really. I thought it would be more a restaurant than a bar. Maybe "cantina" was a hint!

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DS
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went to Trejos Cantina pre Theatre at Pantages-food was amazing, attentive service, authentic and creative Mexican food. Noice level energetic as it was cinco de Mayo!

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SO
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, atmosphere and food and drinks. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday on cinco de mayo. We were seated quickly and service was wonderful. It’s a fun environment and we all enjoyed it. Delicious food and great drink options

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D
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sandy was the best, I'm so happy I celebrated my Birthday there and my best memory I'll hold in my heart forever is that Danny Trejo himself sang Happy Birthday to me! Thank you... can't wait to go back... xoxo
Daniela

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MP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

YUP........................................Wasn't to happy

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DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

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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MC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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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DM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

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

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O
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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t
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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L
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tables were ready. Good service. Excellent food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

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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IA
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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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OT
Los Angeles
590 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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PP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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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SP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

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

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful atmosphere and great food

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Table service was ok. Front check in was poor.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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h
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

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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J
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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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