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El Compadre

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

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Mexican food near hollywood

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Rebecca J
Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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

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Washington, DC, United States
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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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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Abingdon, Maryland
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Went to Hollywood to do the tourist thing. Found this place via TripAdvisor. It was a blast! The ambience was really cool! The food was very tasty! All in all! A real winner!

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Los Angeles, California
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27 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

(DTLA location rated; opposite L.A. Live) A roomy, boisterously loud and fun spot, with satisfying, generously-portioned and flavorful food. Server Stephani was topnotch; efficient and genuinely friendly, with no attitude at all. Our margaritas (strong and good-sized) came with lemon garnish ablaze (!), a visual treat. Open late, El Compadre is a perfect Staples Center/L.A. Live post-event chow joint.

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West Hollywood, California
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22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

this has been here for years. food is good, and fun margaritas. they are famous for their famous flaming margaritas. yes, they flame the top. too cool. nice selections at good prices. we have so many authentic, old time Mexican restaurants here in l.a. give this place a try.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited El Compadre in the beginning of november 2014. We are two Swedish Couples driving from San Francisco to LA just to get the feeling of California. Even if november isn't the best month for that we still enjoyed our trip a lot. Just by chance we found this really nice and genuine mexican. The music and sound level... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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