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.
All 8,565 Los Angeles Restaurants

El Compadre

7408 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Hollywood)
(323) 874-7924
Website
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #196 of 8,565 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

101 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    48
    34
    16
    3
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Cantonment, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

the wait was a little long but it was a Saturday night and we didn't think to make reservations. The chips and salsa were amazing as well as the cheese quesadilla. The margarita wasn't as strong as id like but the atmosphere made up for it! It was loud and lively and just what we were looking for.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We enjoyed our evening dinner here. Great food and fast service. A little dark but I'm sure alot of people may like it. I would recommend for casual evening.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marina del Rey, California
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I heard good thing about this place, so we stopped in one evening. The parking was a bit difficult. We had to park with their valet. Overall the food was very bland and boring. The service was spotty that evening. The restaurant was very dark and dated. We ask for the fresh guacamole, thinking it was table... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Was kind of worried that after a 12 year absence from El Compadre, that returning alone for lunch would be a huge drag. Worried that although it was still in the same location near the Guitar Center on Sunset (around Gardner) that everything else that I enjoyed about this traditional old time Mexican Restaurant would have changed. . .and for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I went to this restaurant today craving for authentic Mexican food and like it very much. Ordered the ceviche and beef in red chili pepper sauce. I was delicious but a little bit spicy. Good for my taste but if you don't like spicy food I do not recommend to order these items. Service was excellent and nice atmosphere. But... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Venice, Italy
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Best mexican restaurant in LA. Friendly and nice staff. Live mexican music. Excellent value for money. Free nachos chips. The chicken burrito is great!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Des Moines, Iowa
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Very dark interior with comfortable booths and often an. Authentic. Mexican band...not mariachi. The food is great, and a very good value. We SHOULD have had leftovers, but it was too good to save for later.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Compadre also viewed

 
Los Angeles, CA
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