Valle Venice

4.6
268 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
A Gjelina Group restaurant. Valle is a Oaxacan inspired Mexican restaurant set up as a collaboration between Chefs Juan Hernandez of Gjelina and Pedro Aquino of MTN Venice. Valle is a restaurant specializing in fresh seafood, farmers market produce, classic regional Mexican dishes, vegan and gluten free options,
We feature tacos, Tlayudas, cocktails, small production wines an beers.
Set in the previously held MTN space, Valle is a neighborhood bar/restaurant offering a modern Mexico to Venice beach experience.
**We currently offer reservations up to 6 people and cannot split or make multiple reservations to accommodate larger parties at this time.
**Valle allows animals that are ADA certified

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 268 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Katharine
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really interesting Mexican food. A park of five we sampled all the small plates and each of us had a favorite. Tlayudos also innovative and tasty. Great margaritas and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

We had booked a reservation through open table and still had to wait over an hour to be seated. After the wait, they tried to seat us at the bar immediately by the door which was cold and drafty. I didn’t accept and asked for a proper table which they did eventually provide. While the staff were very polite, the overbooking and lack of care for a reservation means I am unlikely to ever come back. We were offered cocktails while waiting, but even with the ridiculous wait there was no offer to comp the round of drinks. To be clear: the food, ambiance and wait staff were all fantastic. But the wait made for a terrible first impression…

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space only surpassed by the fabulous food! MUST try the fish tacos and the ceviche is out of this world! See you VERY soon! Xo

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect choice for our weeknight get-together with friends. The patio vibe was just what we wanted, and the Oaxacan food was amazing. We craved something different and the cuisine here is delightfully so. Excellent carne asada plus refreshing hibiscus drinks plus awesome location equal superb casual summer dining!

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webpal
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Some dishes are awesome, some are meh.. fish taco, tomato salad, Japanese’s yams, eggplant salad, Valle tequila - amazing! Not too excited about the mushroom mole and few unmemorable others. The experience would have been better if we didn’t have to wait 1:30hr for a table even though we had a reservation. But the good tequila got us chill and relaxed. They pack a 25% service charge to the bill no matter what type service you got. The place is really busy on a Wednesday night. Overall good experience, hopefully they get better with organization.

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ShannonR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite place. Everyone is nice snd the food is delicious

MC
MyritaC
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, spectacular service and team, great vibe. Thank you Valle!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!

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AliS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food tasted very fresh and most dishes were very good, but the portion sizes are too small for the price. The service was excellent.

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Tom123
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Asked for a recommendation from the server, he didn’t mention how spicy it was. Couldn’t handle the heat and sent it back and had a very strange experience with the manager.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent and our waiter was great. However, we waited 45 minutes past our reservation time to be seated, and we were not alone. This restaurant does not seem to understand the concept of reservations and must be double booking them. Our waiter informed us that this happens all the time and he has waited on tables that had a reservation but still waited for a table 90 minutes past their reservation time. Additionally, the hostess offered us drinks while we wait for a table, implying that they would be free because of the wait, and they ended up on our bill later. I would like to return here because of the food, ambiance, and waiter, but the extreme wait times even with a reservation will probably deter me.

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KateS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

food was amazing. service was good, but they don't honor reservation times so we ended up waiting 40 minutes for our 7:30 dinner reservation. they did comp a margarita for our wait, but apparently this is a common issue. the waiter told us some people wait 2 hours for their reservation time?? sounds like a management issue that needs to be fixed.

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vipYummyGood
Los Angeles
121 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was yummy!! The squash blossom quesadilla was super tasty. Also had the tlayuda with the pork (and asked to add nopales); cauliflower; and pork adobo tacos. The outdoor seating upstairs was so pleasant, and Isaiah was a great server. Note that they add a tip to the bill. Definitely will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Service is a little slow but the food and drinks are fantastic. Love the roof top

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for everyday dining with an upscale twist! The ceviche and pork belly tacos are a must!

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BriannaC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely splendid dining experience. Classy, chic, fresh, and yummy!

LA
vipLAFood
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Awesome vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Meh. Really not worth the money,

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ZilB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Came to celebrate my first wedding anniversary brunch with my husband. Food took a very long time to come and when it did, my entree was wrong. Took too long to bring me my correct entree and I lost my appetite by then and we decided to leave. Super disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing but service was not. We went for lunch and it was not busy at all yet we had to be calling our server over as he was not being attentive at all. Also, this place is definitely not kid friendly. I tried to order the chicken tacos for my 7 year old son and asked for no salsa but I was told changes/modifications to the menu are not allowed. I honestly don’t understand how hard it is for me to ask for no salsa on 2 tacos. My husband and I enjoyed our meals. Bummer because we were hoping to make this our to fo to place for our family.

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vipdinneronme
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Great food but not worth the 30 minute wait on the street past our 7:30 reservation or the 30 minute wait for the over-priced margaritas once seated (delicious but mostly mix with a decided lack of tequila). No wonder there's an included 20% mandatory service charge as who would tip for subpar service. Horribly run with indifferent & poorly trained staff. An offer of drinks or at the very least an acknowledgement by the dare I say hostess of the unavailability of a table would have mitigated the ill-will. Too many finely run restaurants in the area as an alternative to Valle to get me to go back.

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OliviaJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it, as always. Service was awesome, food was amazing, one of my fave places on the westside!

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CynthiaR
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was good, but not my favorite. Pretty expensive place. I wouldn't mind the cost if the food was exceptional, but this is not the case, it was just okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, service, and food. Will definitely come back

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soostuffed
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Ambience is incredible and good service.

The food fell short. All of it was over-salted and average. When I go out to eat, I expect to eat something where I can't duplicate the flavors. I feel as if I could have made the dishes I ordered at home. Even the margarita was average, yet so pricy...

JR
JessicaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great vibes and super authentic Mexican food

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vipKTFields
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I was very very very disappointed by my dining experience. Our food came out very slow and they kept saying the kitchen was backed up but the restaurant was no longer packed and tables around us were getting food.

The food was bland and unexciting. There was no taste to the tacos. Pork belly was lackluster. Octopus was boring. Cauliflower was basic. The rice was the most flavorful. Vegan quesadilla was ok.

I was really disappointed. The server did apologize and took a dish off the menu but he wasn’t attentive until we brought it to his attention how late our food was coming, meanwhile everyone else was getting served. Mind you our reservation was on the later side, so the kitchen being backed up, I find hard to believe.

It’s really a shame.

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sonyaa
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

the service was not so good, bringing utensils took forever, the desert was late and tasted “rushed in”

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vipmartinec
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service was not very good. Took a long time to get help. We order chip and Salsa had to ask twice. Made the wrong drinks..the food was excellent..

MC
MaxC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

While our food was delicious, the service wasn't particularly kind, timely or helpful. We were a party of 5 and we ended up spending around $220+ for the meal, which was a splurge for us. Despite paying this kind of money, what separated our experience at Valle from being a top-tier dining excursion was our waiter, who said to our faces that we "would not be receiving a free dessert just because it was someone in our party's birthday." (shrug?). It was unnecessary and frankly rude. We came to Valle to celebrate our friend and have a good time, but in the end, our waiter tarnished this experience.

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vipjcando
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YOU SHOULD ENJOY THE TACOS, MAKE SURE THE VEGGIES ARE IN SEASON. ITS A WORTHY DINING EXPERIENCE FOR THE YOUNG AND WEALTHY.

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raka
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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Marilyn
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you order the Falda Rosa it's the perfect drink if you are trying to keep it light on the drinking. I love mescal! Guacamole and chips are so delicious. We order the Vegan Tlayuda and the Barbacoa so rich in flavor, definitely recommend!

MZ
vipMZ85
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican food on the Westside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food. Super rushed service. Was meant to be a long leisurely lunch but we were in and out in 40 minutes. Sweet server but intrusive. The vibe was off

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Try the Japanese sweet potatoes. Marg was a little expensive for how small it was, but was good. Server gave good recommendations since it was our first time there. I’ll be going back!

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vipGreer
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Cute patio, really good food but very small portions. Very overpriced for the entrees and drinks.

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ChristopherD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They ran out of a lot of items even though they had just opened that morning. Food tasted good despite these setbacks

KD
vipKateD
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food & cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Totally… underwhelming. Reservation was at 7:30. We waited outside until 8PM to be sat. Had to ask for our server 3 separate times (once to order drinks, again to order apps, and then again to order dinner). The drinks were excellent. The ceviche and pork belly tacos were a highlight. The bill included a 20% gratuity that was hardly deserved, but the ambiance of the upstairs rooftop was nice. Had to try it, but was overall a disappointing experience. I’ll stick to Nueva down the street instead.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Valle Venice using the Order Online button. Valle Venice also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Valle Venice also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 299-9735.

Valle Venice is rated 4.6 stars by 268 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.