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“Great place for a date or gathering”
Review of El Compadre

El Compadre
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Ranked #188 of 10,202 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Hollywood
Reviewed 8 January 2014



This place looks a little scary from the outside - but on the inside - the atmosphere is amazing. Some nights they have a band playing table side. It is dark and romantic-ish or good for a private conversation.

They give you chips and homemade salsa a soon as you sit down - which I LOVE!




Things I recommend:

1. quesadilla -- they are amazing

2. margarita!

3. Fish Taco - it is a GREAT value

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Thank JC_454
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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

Went here with the family for my wife's birthday. Service was terrific. For was amazing. Margaritas were literally on fire. The fried ice cream was the best we've ever tried. We're planning a return trip soon.

Thank Dave_the_Oracle_DBA
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

El Compadre was a fun hip spot for good traditional Mexican food. The food and service are pretty standard, but the place is really about the atmosphere. Great spot to go with friends and enjoy the vibe. Place was packed so get there early.

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Thank Buckeye37
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

We are very picky about our Mexican food, and we have to say this was wonderful. Good enchiladas, good fajitas, and good marqueritas...even the chips and salsa were good! And what made this place even more fun, was the decor. It looked like a scene from an old Hollywood set of how "Mexico cantinas" looked way back when. So fun! MY family of four all gave it a thumbs up!

Thank csharp59
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

My daughter's favorite Mexican restaurant. Good Margaritas, but the wait was long. I don't know if they take reservations. Food was average.

Thank terriks
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