Valle Venice

4.7
103 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 & Pedro Aquino of MTN Venice. Valle is a restaurant specializing in fresh seafood, farmers market produce, classic regional mexican dishes, vegan & gluten free optional, tacos, tlayudas, cocktails, small production wines & beers. Set in the previously held MTN space, Valle is a neighborhood bar/restaurant offering a modern mexico to venice beach experience.

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 103 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTerryE
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tacos. Possibly the best guacamole any of us had ever tasted!

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vipStephanieB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

incredibly overpriced, slow service, underwhelming all around

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vipRymelav
Miami
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Seated right away upon arrival. Excellent food and quality can't be beat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved Valle! The portions were a little small and we had to wait awhile for our reservation but really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Our waiter was fantastic and gave us free churros for waiting

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Andrew
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience and beautiful patio. Tluyada and Carne Asada were great!

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Veronica
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

While the drinks and food at Valle were delicious, the portions were IMO too small for the price point. Not too surprising given it's on bustling Abbott Kinney, but I'd probably return to other spots before coming back to Valle.

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KayleShay
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great outdoor dinning space and patio and the food was incredible!

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KathyW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having lunch on the patio was so lovely and the staff was great. Everything we ordered was so delicious, from the taquitos dorados to the the roasted cauliflower and the perfectly executed flan. Looking forward to many more meals here in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

The server wasn’t knowledgeable about the menu, especially when we asked if certain dishes had specific allergens. Overpriced to be honest, but happy to support a local business.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rude waitstaff. Food was bland. New branding is tacky. This place was better before the last shutdown, but we won’t be returning.

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KiraP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Too small portions for that money, service isn't quick, and food arrived before drinks

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vipmhwayne
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience. Great food and drinks, service and ambiance. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Service is always just barely enough but the food is great.

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AlexA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was so accommodating and delicious! They made me feel so welcome and even made me special chips due to my allergies! Beautiful outdoor/indoor dining experience as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great brunch and foid

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Sylo
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been wanting to go to Valle forever, but couldn’t get a table. On Valentine’s Day, we tried at the last minute and were able to snag a table for noon. Our table was ideal - in a lovely, foliage filled spot at the edge of the indoor dining area, but with no ceiling over us, it was technically “outside”. The food lived up to our expectations, exceptionally good and spicy salsa and guacamole, the machaca was delectably tender, and the ceviche was perfectly tart and fresh. We ate light, but would love to have tried everything on the menu. Hope to return again many times!

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nicolec
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our afternoon - the food, the service , it was so so so perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Highly recommend the pork belly tacos. They were delicious! Be mindful that they do add a 20% service charge, but they don’t say anything so we ended up double-tipping.

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StefanieH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valle is by far one of my most favorite restaurants ever. The food is so delicious. I love everything I've eaten there, and I've been there a few times now. A must visit!

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vipcroxfordk
London
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, but being sat right outside the toilets really didn’t do it fir us! Supposed to be a romantic dinner but seeing people go in and out of the loo was off putting.

I want to stress the food was really good but vastly overpriced

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Hmmmm
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First meal out in ages and I really wanted to like this place. Everyone was pleasant and the protocols felt safe. But the food was incredibly meh, not at all what I expected from the Gjelina people. Ordered a variety of things but no standouts. And incredibly overpriced. Won't be back.

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Maion
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Made reservation but had to wait over 40minutes to be seated, our drinks took almost 20 minutes to arrive. Food arrived almost cold

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ElliotV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious. Drinks are creative and tasty. Ambiance is 15/10. Super fun but also great for a date night

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Danielle
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

We had to wait an hour to be seated even though we had a reservation. There wasn’t clear communication from the host about what was going on. The food and tableservice were good but having to wait an hour with the reservation is not acceptable.

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PascalS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican/Oaxacan food on the west coast. Fact.

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Bijan
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience overall. Food, ambience and staff were remarkable. 10/10 would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love Gjelina and Gjusta and that’s why I am always willing to try what the gjelina group opens. The food was good but my street stand tacos are way better and only cost $0.25 vs $9+ per taco. I just feel like when the gjelina group try’s to open a hyper focused restaurant that isn’t in line with their core they don’t execute on it well enough to justify the costs. It’s like they become so focused on the art of food that they actually miss the true art of that food - the culture. You can tell that the dishes are thoughtful but they just don’t flow. I felt the same way about MTN.

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ARam
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I don’t know how to put into words how incredible these dishes were. I’ve never felt so full and yet wanted to keep ordering dish after dish. Staff was friendly and ambience was solid. There was a slight lack of drink variety such as expresso and non alcoholic beverages so I hope that in a short time this will change. I hope the Valle will be around for a long long time because I can’t wait to go back again and again. Please keep those vegan dishes coming too.

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vipBriannaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food, good to share. helpful staff on menu items.

MB
vipMicheleB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always fantastic. I usually get the first tacos, but this time I tried the black cod on white bean soup. Delicious!

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vipLaurentius
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome Mexican food. amazing service. great ambience

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WineandDine
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food average, space great. Wouldnt return unfortunately. Overpriced and underwhelming.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Everything took a really really long time and every item came out wrong. Big disaster.

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ChristineF
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, amazing food, lovely people! Will come back for sure

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AdenizV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finding a restaurant that I feel is totally safe and offers excellent service, an incredible menu and a great ambiance is not easy to come by these days. Valle has done an amazing job across the board and I cannot recommend this place enough. The food is superb, the outdoor dining set-up is great and the service is excellent! Plus their staff practices all the safety guidelines necessary. I’ve been 3 times in the past two weeks!

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EatGoodAlways
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Apps were excellent. Entres were very good, but not amazing.

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KarlaG
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, great service!!

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vipMicheleB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salsa is so good! Also, the fish tacos! We have eaten here a number of times and it is always delicious.

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LynnJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service. Drinks were delicious - although could have been bigger pours but definitely a great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner they made us feel like we took a mini vacation. Food service and atmosphere were all amazing

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 4.7 stars by 103 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.