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Mexicali Cocina Cantina

££ - £££Mexican,
12161 Ventura Blvd, In between laurel canyon and laurelgrove, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2515
+1 818-985-1744
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good43%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“guacamole” (8 reviews)
“burrito” (5 reviews)
“black beans” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
££ - £££
12161 Ventura Blvd, In between laurel canyon and laurelgrove, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2515
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Reviewed 9 September 2014

Went there not knowing anything about it. Pleasantly surprised. . . food had a lot of flavor (if you like lime) and the service was fast and efficient. Portion sizes were large and me and my daughter ended up with take home boxes. The guacamole...More

Thank Becky A
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This restaurant provided an excellent selection of items to chose from. It was hard to find just one thing to order! We had a brand new waiter which proved to be a challenge. But eventually it was all resolved. We enjoyed the items that were...More

Thank philangie6370
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Great atmosphere and food. The salsa is a must! Staff was very friendly and service was great. I had the tamales and they were authentic!

Thank M D
Reviewed 21 May 2014

The food here is amazing. Always a stop when I'm in LA. The salsa if fresh and very tasty. They have a varied selection of Margaritas. I get a different one each time. Try the Watermelon Margarita....YUMMY!!!

Thank TexasTravelGal80
Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

I almost walked past; but stopped to read the menu and decided 5 give it a try. The Chicken Enchiladas were awesome, and the green rice was a great combination. The service was fast and efficient. I'll be back!

Thank fotojo2
Reviewed 7 July 2013

As we drive through the southern California morning we savor the number of opportunities before us. Ventura blvd and all it's worldly choices await. Our first casa de cuisine is Mexicali Cocina cantina and all the fine comestibles it has to offer. Our choices this...More

Thank Kolekei
Reviewed 25 June 2013 via mobile

This is one of our favorite Mexican places to eat in the Studio City area. Their menu offers lots of healthy options and unusual dishes in addition to your standard Mexican fare. The grilled fish or lobster tacos are fantastic for a lighter meal. The...More

Thank beachycali
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Loud. Oh, this place is loud. Did I mention this place was LOUD? I I drank 2 double margaritas, just to try and drown out the noise. It did not work.

Thank Baronent
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Food is fresh with big portions, but because it's so popular it can be very noisy, especially at happy hour time!

Thank psychjudy
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Consistently good Margaritas, attentive staff, and average to good Tex-Mex food make this a good choice for dinner. But, if you want to have a conversation with your dinner companions..... good luck! I don't know if it's the acoustics or what, but the noise level...More

Thank Barbara K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12161 Ventura Blvd, In between laurel canyon and laurelgrove, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2515
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-985-1744
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