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Cacao Mexicatessen

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1576 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041-1441
+1 323-478-2791
08:30 - 12:00
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Lawndale, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the steak and eggs with beans and home potatoes and flour tortillas. The coffee was excellent as well. Every single plate that went by our table looked amazing. As you park in the back and you start walking towards the front entrance you can start to smell the food. Everyone is very friendly.

Thank Hortencia33
Glendale, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It appears that most of the reviewers have never had good Mexican food. They need to go to East Los Angeles. The servings were small and served cold. Drinks were brought to our table half way through our meal. As for pricing they are very high for what you are served.

Thank Bob H
Braintree, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Up for the Mexican food? I think this is the place you must go! A friend recommendation was this particular gem.He lives there so he knows it :) I was surprised by seeing black/blue tortilla chips as i never heard "blue corn" before.Yeah i'm European! all food were like "home made" rich taste and very friendly atmosphere! Don't miss it!!... More 

Thank Zotmund H
Paris, France
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167 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

After three years in France, my first stop for Mexican food was my old favorite, Cacao. A GIGANTIC serving of guacamole was conveniently served in a plastic container ready to cover and take home to go. The serving was easily enough for four people and although I didn't have a ruler with me, I'm guessing it was 6" in diameter... More 

1 Thank elainetravels
Afton, Minnesota
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230 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were in the neighborhood and stopped in here promoted as a Cocina Moderna- Baja California, a specialty deli. After waiting in line to order, we sat inside. The food arrived promptly, very warm and appealing to the eye and nose. I really enjoyed the rellenos (I try them every time I can) and they were some of the best!... More 

1 Thank John G
Los Angeles, California, United States
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a Mexican Restaurant this is not it. It would be Nuevo Mexican with tacos made with duck, whole wheat tortillas, and a partial vegan menu. That having been said, try it, if you like the food go back if not there are many Mexican restaurants in Eagle Rock and Highland Park. I have never been... More 

Thank Skyros7
Palm Springs, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Of all the places I've eaten in Pasadena, this is one of the best places I've ever been to. I went on a Friday night at 7pm on Labor Day weekend and the service was great and it wasn't too busy. We got 2 duck tacos, 2 fish tacos, and the beef taquito appetizer. I couldn't believe how full I... More 

Thank kierstinlasalle
Culver City, California
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363 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

You know you're in the right place when, as you are waiting in line to place your order, you watch fresh tortillas being prepared - hand made. It takes some time to read through the pages of items - even more on weekends when breakfast is offered. You then take a number after paying and the food is brought to... More 

1 Thank GareThere
Boise, Idaho
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200 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

So, no, it's not a place for fine dining, a romantic evening out or fancy food. But it is a place for really, really good Mexican food. The items we tried were clearly based on authentic Mexican recipes and prepared by people who knew what they were doing and cared about what they were serving. Yes, the place is apparently... More 

1 Thank IdahoKid
Walt Disney World, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Don't go any where else until you have been here!!! Shrimp tacos were amazing! Korean short rib burrito is huge!! And amazing! Make sure you get it wet!! And I'm a super picky eater!! Like it's the first meal I've liked since I got here!

Thank Leah T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 12:00
08:30 - 12:00
08:30 - 12:00
08:30 - 12:00
08:30 - 12:00
08:30 - 12:00
08:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1576 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041-1441
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 323-478-2791
(323) 478-2791

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