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El Colmao

2328 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006-4002
+1 213-386-6131
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good16%
  • Average0%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible0%
11 Oct 2017
“Cuban Restaurant mid city ”
3 weeks ago
“The best arroz con pollo on earth!”
Open Now
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Hours
Latin, Mexican, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
$$ - $$$
2328 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006-4002
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to visit as an adult. My parents wohld do there when I was toddler. They said the place has not changed. Same tables, same table clothe since the early mid 70's, but same great food. 👍👍👍👍

Thank Jimmy Zuly P
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located in central Los Angeles on a main east west street. There is a large shared self parking lot and street parking. The service was very good. The dishes served were very good. The restaurant servers most Cuban dishes with lunch specials...More

Thank George700East
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I visited this restaurant for the second time since my first one in 2014, after not visiting for over 25 years or so. My experience back in 2014 wasn't a good one, but I decided to give this place a second try. I went with...More

Thank Nereida
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I came with a friend (also Cuban) for lunch and we decided to order a CUBAN SANDWHICH. We had both had good experiences here and this is one of the few places that in the past has been consistently authentic Cuban food. So I'm a...More

Thank TaniaDlaw
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Totally unassuming, tucked in the middle of a strip mall, gated parking lot. The owners are from Cuba, the taste is Cuban, and its delicious. I like the presence of the gentle couple, the waiter/s and i love the classy clientele. It's a charm by...More

Reviewed 23 July 2014

My step dad, who was Cuban, would take us to El Colmao frequently for dinner. As a child living in Los Angeles in the 70's, this was the greatest treat for us kids, and he never failed to make this day memorable for us by...More

Thank Nereida
Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is a independent (non-chain) restaurant that has been here for decades. Hands down, it is the best Cuban food I've ever had, and the fact that you see a lot of people of Cuban nationality eating here is the first indicator that they know...More

Thank TheTraveling3
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I had come back from a trip to Argentina and was craving some cuban food. I hadn't been to El Colmao since I was a little girl, but I use to go often as my father is cuban and my mother and i love the...More

Thank TaniaDlaw
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Whenever in Los Angeles, I take the time to visit this great little family owned restaurant with the best Cuban food I've ever had. My favorite is their Bistec Empanizdo, Yuca con Ajo, black beans and rice, with their sweet fried platanos. The atmosphere there...More

Thank TheTraveling3
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Been going to this family owned Cuban restaurant for many years. It's very clean, located in a little shopping strip center. The food is excellent. True in authenticity. Great service. My favorites are the Bistec Empanizado, the avocado & white onion salad. The spencer steak...More

Thank BeckyP984
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Restaurant Details

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USD 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2328 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006-4002
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 213-386-6131
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