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The Velvet Margarita

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1612 North Cahuenga, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(877) 486-8353
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6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun place

Visited this place in late March 2014 whilst staying at the W Hollywood. Visited around 9pm. Had already known about this place, but upon asking the concierge for directions (avoiding the weirdos on the boulevard at that time of night) they confirmed it was probably a good first night option. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
Richard K
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is one of those restaurants where you absolutely go for the atmosphere and drinks. It has a very fun, eclectic decor and is located just blocks from Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd. The Arclight cinema is just a couple blocks south. Their Velvet Margarita drink comes in a pineapple which is very fun and delicious! The food is fine... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Super fun place, fun decor and delicious food! Fun music, amazing bean dip! Attention to every detail, comfy seats

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Visited this place in late March 2014 whilst staying at the W Hollywood. Visited around 9pm. Had already known about this place, but upon asking the concierge for directions (avoiding the weirdos on the boulevard at that time of night) they confirmed it was probably a good first night option. Very different to what I normally go for, but really... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a very fun restaurant with above average food. Would recommend making a reservation. It is a bit dark and loud.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Food is great and cutting edge but be sure to spend some time in the bar! Phenomenal selection of tequilas! Get the butterscotch one! All Barrett sets are great and knowledgeable!

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london
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The restaurant is behind a velvet curtain. Hiding a multitude of .......! It is dark, dingy and also very difficult to read the menu. Our waitress and helpers were helpful and efficient. The food however was tasteless and horrid. It all had been pre-cooked and re-heated. I had a steak burrito. It was enormous, dry and aneomic. I could only... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Beautiful 'day of the dead' style decor and the food was the best Mexican food I've ever had. (Would have thought is was closed when we arrived as the shutters were down but the door was open). Would go back for sure if I visit hollywood again. Cool friendly staff too!

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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My partner and I came here for a late night snack and drinks upon arrival in LA. Fun place, good people watching.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I have only good things to say about this place. Central to Hollywood attractions yet not on the tourist path, the service is super friendly and the walls are adored with paintings on velvet (Elvis is there, yes he is), the ceilings are covered in fancy Mexican velvet sombreros. The food is delicious and the tequila mixology is insane. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I love this place! Calamari is always on point (and a steal @ $8), guacamole is always fresh, and the entrées are big enough to share! Service with a smile....how it should be.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1612 North Cahuenga, Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighborhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: (877) 486-8353

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

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

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