We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
7408 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Hollywood)
(323) 874-7924
Website
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #183 of 8,698 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood:
Hollywood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

111 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    53
    37
    18
    3
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Västerås
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is the greatest place on earth and it all starts with the amazing service led by Joey the owner. The service staff is that of or better than the finest restaurant on Beverly Hills. The food is amazing and a lot of it. The drinks are strong and the crowd can only be described as cool and fun. If... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Netherlands
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Just off the tourist attraction street, this Mexican restaurant offers great variety of Mexican food favorites at decent prices. Guac is delicious and the torilla chips taste homemade. Our family of 5 tried all different dishes from burritos to chimchungas to quesadillas - all excellent. Your eyes need adjusting when coming here for lunch, cause the interior is DARK. No... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Not the best place to take my 4 year old, but great food and excellent service. Drunk and obnoxious group of guys sitting next to us, so it is hit or miss. The location near Dodger Stadium is better, warmer atmosphere, better crowd and amazing hospitality.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

True Mexican food and atmosphere! Staff was wonderful and very good. They paid attention to every detail and there was even a mariachi band. Moderate priced but excellent flavors. Would definitely go back. There was a table of six sitting next to us, a mom and five older kids. She handed the waiter, Jose, a dollar for tip and said... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indiana
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Went for a late dinner. The restaurant has a cozy booths and a great mariachi band. The margaritas are not to be missed and the mole was delicious.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Really enjoyed the food. Lots of it. Didn't ask for cutlery to be included in my take away order and none was supplied - so make sure you ask!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place was very close to our hotel so we decided to walk over and have dinner. The chips were good and salsa was nice and spicy. They don't have queso though. Food was tasty. We ordered chicken nachos and the steak quesadilla. The atmosphere is rich and dark. Thick wooden U-shaped booths covered in red leather are nestled underneath... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This restaurant is an institution on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood that should not be missed. As a local I love coming here because of the smooth (yet strong) drinks and a menu with traditional Mexican cuisine that is well prepared. A visit to this establishment is an experience - from the decor to the live music. If going on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Troy, Michigan
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Came here on a Friday night and it was definitely busy! Luckily, there are no reservations taken to sit on the patio, so we were able to sit immediately. We would've had to wait if we wanted to sit inside. The guacamole was amazing, but the salsa that they give you with the chips was a little to spicy for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Compadre also viewed

Los Angeles, CA
 

Been to El Compadre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about El Compadre

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Compadre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?