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La Serenata de Garibaldi

$$$
Central L.A
Mexican, Seafood
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1842 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033-3411
323-265-2887
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
A place to revisit for excellent Mexican cuisine

A family group of 8 men visited La Serenata for a lunch gathering. Two of the group had been here many times before and knew it to be a "can't miss" restaurant. We were greeted warmly by the hostess/waitress and advised of the specials. The choices around the table ranged from chile verde... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
BLT310
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I stopped in at Serenata de Garibaldi for lunch and from the parking lot I thought I was in for an experience but had no idea. Ambience was very nice, Spanish tiles and pictures around the room, comfortable seating, real table cloth! Yes, real table cloth. The service was excellent although, it was after the lunch rush.... More 

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Thank Margaret D
Los Angeles, California
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91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

A family group of 8 men visited La Serenata for a lunch gathering. Two of the group had been here many times before and knew it to be a "can't miss" restaurant. We were greeted warmly by the hostess/waitress and advised of the specials. The choices around the table ranged from chile verde (pork), chicken tacitos, salmon and enchiladas. We... More 

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Thank BLT310
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Every time I dine at La Seranata de Garibaldi, I am reminded of home---Mexico City, Mexico. And I just have to say, that this is as close to authentic as it gets up in these parts, my friends. From their freshly cooked, earthily-delicious old world soups, to their mouth-watering and "sole" satisfying fish dishes (their specialty), you simply can't go... More 

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Thank patbecker
hollywood, california
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164 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

You will enjoy a totally different kind of Mexican Cuisine at this beautiful East Los Angeles restaurant! Fight over the fish puff pastry...or if you don't like to fight order two. This is seriously good food!

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Thank hollywoodjaxx
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Shrimps al mojo de Ajo are delicious! I like the costumer service and food is tasty. Location is improving. Facility very nice. Try breakfast on weekends. Michael Dergar

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Thank MichaelDergar
Los Angeles, California
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91 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We love this place. The cuisne is wondeful, Southern Italian. The service is great. If you know the chef he will cook for you, but you have no choice. This place is a hangout for movie stars. It is expensive but a treat. It sits inland about a half a mile from the ocean on Chatqua drive.

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Thank Caroline A
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My mother and I took a stroll while I was in LA and we decided on afternoon cocktails and shopping on 1st Street. It was fantastic! Garibaldi not only had great appetizers but they humored me when I asked for a hibiscus margarita which was not on the menu. We sat at their small bar and chatted away sans any... More 

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Thank gomezofNYandLA
Fresno, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This restaurant is highly recommended and worth a visit. The atmosphere is attractive. Several office groups were having lunch when we were there. Pay for parking - the streets are full.

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Thank Tim P
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My mother and I took a stroll while I was in LA and we decided on afternoon cocktails and shopping on 1st Street. It was fantastic! Garibaldi not only had great appetizers but they humored me when I asked for a hibiscus margarita which was not on the menu. We sat at their small bar and chatted away sans any... More 

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Thank gomezofNYandLA
Santa Rosa, California, USA
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

My daughter's boyfriend took us to this restaurant for dinner and we were quite surprised by the great atmosphere. The server informed us it was Mexican Mother's Day so my wife got an additional holiday. We had a fun evening and the food was incredable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1842 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033-3411
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: 323-265-2887

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?