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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.
Los Angeles, CA 90028-7313
Contemporary Mexican, Gastro Pub, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:30 am to 11.00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
6 big screen TVs and NFL Sunday Ticket
We offer Full Service or Drop-Off and Food Truck options for events, please contact our Catering Department for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-466-9559.
Valet and metered street parking available.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.