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El Compadre

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Hollywood
Mexican
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7408 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 874-7924
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Mexican

We had a great Mexican meal here, some of the best Mexican food we've had. The place has a great energy and atmosphere, dimly lit booths that look like they haven't been updated for decades (that's a good thing - it was quite cool). The band kept up with the busy pace of restaurant. Service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great Mexican meal here, some of the best Mexican food we've had. The place has a great energy and atmosphere, dimly lit booths that look like they haven't been updated for decades (that's a good thing - it was quite cool). The band kept up with the busy pace of restaurant. Service was very good, food was... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

El Compadre has the best salsa in L.A. I usually order the combo enchiladas & tacos with all rice. The staff is friendly but the atmosphere is amazing. Live music and it's good. Another must see in L.A.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great food and pretty good vegetarian options for those who care. l got the combo with a Tamale and Enchilada.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I hadn't been to El a Compadre in years but took some friends from the UK for a fun Mexican dinner and it didn't disappoint. The host was accommodating in our request for a bigger table and we really enjoyed the evening!

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Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Amazing enchiladas, great sized portions and reasonable prices. Friendly staff and good atmosphere, great for family or dates

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I came here with a group of girlfriends for lunch and we were able to be seated immediately. The menu is extensive, but straight to the point. The margaritas were great and the food is the best I've had outside of Mexico.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Had a lot of fun last night at dinner here. The chips and salsa were fresh and amazing. My wife had a combo with a few items and she loved it. I had carnitas that were just too good to be true. The margaritas are the star here though! Definitely will be back.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My husband and I were walking along Sunset Bld and we passed by chance in front of El Compadre, the staff were really friendly and the food was more than we expected . The portions were really big and simply delicious ! Price was good also !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went on a Thursday night and it was packed! We knew all those people couldn't be wrong. Thankfully we had reservations and didn't have to wait too long. The restaurant appears to be a "Mom & Pop" operation and they couldn't have been nicer. The service was great (free soda and chip refills- without having to ask!!). The homemade guacamole... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Took my family. Got right in. The food was very good and so was the staff. But it was coming faster than we could finish it. We ordered our drinks and before we could start to enjoy them, the apps were coming. Then just after we started eating our apps, the main food was being delivered. So we ended not... More 

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Address: 7408 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone Number: (323) 874-7924
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7408 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighborhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: (323) 874-7924

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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