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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, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unusual Mexican food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2014
Tim P
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Fresno, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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77 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Fresno, California
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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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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Santa Rosa, California, USA
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Pacific Palisades, CA
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102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

not my favorite mexican food. I do like the seafood offerings, fish tacos are my fave. Entrees comes with soup and multiple veges and rice. Inexpensive

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Atlanta, GA
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I was in town on business and had dinner here with my college sweetheart (30 years ago!). She is Hispanic and this is her Aunt's favorite restaurant so she picked it. I had a bit of trouble finding the valet parking, but the place was great. Everything about the place was wonderful - food, service and atmosphere. Maybe they read... More 

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Santa Fe Springs, California
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

This place is an odd mixture of strengths and weaknesses. The service soars with it's valet parking, gracious hostess and preening waiters but dives in that I'll never crave one of their dishes, or understand their penchant for removing food from the table without asking. Our party of six had an excellent evening drinking tasty sangria (no cocktails served) but... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

if you want to eat the best Mexican food in a more formal setting than a taco stand than come here, don't be scared! there is valet parking in the back and be sure to order something with a great sauce on it...and when I mean the best I am not kidding.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

La Seranata is a family-run Mexican seafood restaurant. The Rodriguez family started with one restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. It is still there, but now they have two more stores, in West Los Angeles and Santa Monica. All three serve simple, fresh seafood. The service is friendly, not fancy, and the prices are reasonable. Altogether, a great place.

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Additional Information about La Serenata de Garibaldi

Address: 1842 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033-3411
Phone Number: 323-265-2887
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?