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El Compadre

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Hollywood
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7408 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046-3404
+1 323-874-7924
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11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Minneapolis
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139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was delicious, and the ambience is quintessential Mexican restaurant from the 60s, so it's a definite recommendation. The service? Not very attentive. And I know I shouldn't have ordered a Manhattan at a Mexican restaurant, but hey it's on the menu, but I wouldn't order one there again. Not even a garnish for $12?

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Thank mplstravel
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made reservations for a group of 7 recently. Upon arrival they didn't have our reservation but were still able to seat us. We were seated right by the musicians. It is a fun atmosphere with good margaritas. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. It's a big menu. The steak tacos and pork in green sauce were big hits. The biggest... More 

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Thank CM13031
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very lively and great food... w a love band... and good atmosphere.... amazing enchiladas... and nice vibe....

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Thank Tarek19902010
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, especially the mariachi band. The food was excellent and the portions were large. Great margaritas, but beware....they sneak up on you lol!

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Thank Sylvia S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

In town and googled the place! They had a four star so I figured we'd give them a try. The wait to be seated was RIDICULOUS (45 mins), the wait to eat after being seated SUCKED (45 mins) & the waiter wasn't attentive to us. First impression was TERRIBLE!!!

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Thank Chris N H
Sydney, Australia
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297 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Red booths: cocktails: perfecto food. Tip: huge serves so one nachos enuff for 3 or 4. Tip: don't eat free corn chips at start because get too full. I had a giant Bloody Mary which was yummy and spicy. Plus about $65 for 4 so great value for 3 dishes and 2 cocktails. Next time we could radically reduce the... More 

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Thank spiceylulu
Casper, Wyoming
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

A great place to meet prior to a game. Experienced wait staff handled our group of six easily and with well timed service. The food was tasty and the bar drinks well mixed. Parking is an issue so leave time to hunt for a place.

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Thank NEtransplant
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We have been to LA several times in the past 2 years. El Compadre is always on our list of must eat places. It is small, simple and truly wonderful. Fermin will take excellent care of you, and make you feel like a regular and a movie star. Ask for him by name if you want a great meal experience... More 

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Thank 1mtnseeker
Sydney, Australia
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416 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

If you want to have good Mexican food accompanied by Mexican music, in an old-style Mexican restaurant, yes, in this case, El Compadre is your place. Better if you make a booking before you go since it's a very popular restaurant. They provide valet parking, so one less thing to worry about. My only problem was that our table was... More 

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Thank stinkwink
Los Angeles, CA
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201 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

In the early 80's, I worked down the street from EL COMPADRE on Sunset Blvd. It was the place to go when my coworkers wanted to celebrate a birthday or someone's new job. I have fond memories of EL COMPADRE and this was my first return visit in decades. Well, it is much the same. It's a classic style Mexican... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7408 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046-3404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighbourhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 323-874-7924

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

Staying in Hollywood

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Hollywood
Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day, tourists flock here from around the world to see the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close. Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night partying - the Hollywood club scene is a haven for thumping music and table-side bottle service. But parties aren’t the only way to enjoy this area, many visitors come to the neighborhood to sit back with a picnic to watch a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and those looking to stay fit trek along nature trails in the Hollywood hills and in Griffith Park.
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