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Lucy's El Adobe Cafe

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Central L.A
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5536 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3114
+1 323-462-9421
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11:30 - 23:00
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Westland, Michigan
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120 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We arrived too late for the Paramount tour across the street, so decided to have lunch at Lucy's instead. Nice place, showing it's age a bit, but very nice food, well prepared. The dining room was dark, aided by lights on the tables, which we unplugged for charging our near dead phones. The plug was out of the wall. Still,... More 

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Thank BDavis1236
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Great place amazing ambience and food. Great for parties. You can Host or have special events here, right across from Paramount studios,

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Thank harvey p
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stopped in for lunch after the Paramount tour. Good food and service. Lots of photos on the walls of famous visitors. Great retro decor.

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Thank M K
Bethesda, Maryland
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The food was average and the place was dark and dated. Got the lunch special and got two quesadillas. They were not too large but tasted alright. The overall experience will not have me returning.

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Thank jg1502
Austin, Texas
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The place is charming... kinda dumpy ... the walls are covered with photos of forgotten celebrity's the seats are torn ... the food was good if you've never been to Mexico... the Salsa way to hot to be the only one served ( unless your pouring it down Donald Trumps throat) the waiter was a charming little guy who couldn't... More 

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Thank Jak K
Beverly Hills, California
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100 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

She's been there for many years and the food is great! I eaten there for years and I recommend the Burritos..there's and outside place to eat as well and it's charming!

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Thank ronb753
Glendale, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Lucy's is an outstanding mexican restaurant, the food is not greasy, is tasty and fresh. I have been coming here for years and almost always order arroz con pollo, they call it Jerry Brown's special, you won't find a better chicken with rice anywhere like this dish, they make great margarita's too, the bartender Santiago has been perfecting the feat... More 

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Thank jorge d
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This is right across the street from the Paramount studios, and I stopped there for lunch after my studio tour. They have a variety of lunch specials, and I got a taco, tamale and beans, all for $9. It was delicious, and there was so much I couldn't finish it all -- and wasn't really that hungry for supper! Great... More 

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Thank Terry J
Essex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went here after the Paramount Studio Tour (also another brilliant experience) and had a ball. The back patio is a must. It is a quaint little area with waterfalls and a nice ambiance. We quite enjoyed the pitcher of margarita and highly recommend it. All in all, a jolly good time!

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Thank bentleysmith
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

A lovely little restaurant with a pleasant service team. Food was delicious, but there was so much of it! A soup course, salad course and then it's ready for the main course. Not a lot of spice.

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Thank Joanna M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5536 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-462-9421

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?