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La Cabanita

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3447 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208-1520
+1 818-957-2711
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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444 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read that La Cabanita's Caldo de Pollo is muy excellente so decided to try it on this rainy day when I found myself stuck in town due to a cancelled appointment. I arrived about 1:30 p.m. and the place was packed with patrons waiting to be seated. It took about 20 minutes and I landed a coveted window... More 

Thank CacheOn
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90 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been eating here for 25 years. It's gone from a very small, family place to something larger and more established (they will soon be open on Sundays). The chips and salsas are still good. And I've rarely strayed from my favorite - one each of taco norteno, taco arrachero and taco picadillo. And the tortilla is what makes them... More 

Thank CaliTexan22
Glendale, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I love this place. It started with the tacos then the enchiladas and the mole is outstanding, the tortillas are handmade, thick and delicious. I pretty much just like everything on the menu.

Thank llbalog
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Never mind that it is in the tiny suburb of Montrose. Nor that its décor is not "Architectural Digest" perfect. La Cabanita has truly authentic Mexican ... not cooking ... but Cuisine. From the handling of the Masa, to the absolutely "spot on" Mole sauces, to the excellent drinks and tequilas, even the most experienced "fan and follower" of such... More 

Thank BULLDOG742014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Good Mexican food. It is family oriented It is family owned and run with good service. It has a great family touch to the decor

Thank David C
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190 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

La Cabanita is always full as its one of the best options for authentic Mexican food in the area. They have a large varied menu.Good selection of margaritas. Service is always good. They recently started offering traditional Mexican breakfasts .Only drawback tis they are closed on Sundays . ..so no Sunday brunch!

Thank marktS5189DV
Montrose, California
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for any meal. Their chilaquiles are excellent! I had the pozole, good cure for a hangover. It feels very homey, and enjoyable. We like coming back often.

Thank Marie M
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

It used to be a great place to hang out, have a margarita and enjoy good Mexican food. But lately, has in the area there is no competition, both the quality of the food and service has deteriorated. Chipped margarita glasses (when you are lucky) or '99c store quality' plastic glasses. Rude service, margarita drinks poured out of a pre-made,... More 

Thank lobi3553
Sandpoint, Idaho
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139 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Not your average Mexican place. Forget refried beans and burritos. This is the place for moles, enchiladas and fish. Yes they have chips and salsa. Very fresh authentic southern Mexican food. You will love this place! Mexican beers.

Thank Chip L
La Canada, California
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699 reviews
402 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

An OK dinner was ruined by the environment...this place is NOISY! The acoustics are terrible...one has to yell to be heard...and, of course that only makes it worse! We sat in the back where they use cheap shelf paper as table coverings...very uncomfortable, very unsightly, and annoying...one would think, since they charge a lot for thier meals they could afford... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3447 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208-1520
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: +1 818-957-2711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?