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The Velvet Margarita

1612 North Cahuenga, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Central L.A)
(877) 486-8353
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Ranked #914 of 8,466 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Medlow Bath, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Very central in location to the Hollywood tourist sites, this place has a great, well priced menu and an awesome atmosphere and vibe. Loved the authentic tasting food, but keep in mind the servings are pretty large (we made the mistake of having nachos, salad, then the main, a burrito which forced me to surrender despite my hunger when we... More

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Santa Rosa, California, USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Got a tip this was a fun place to eat and it was true. The staff was friendly and fun but the atmosphere was the best. It was almost like being in painted velvet art. From the spinning, shiney disco pinatas, to the twin gold framed mega video screens displaying an eclectic mix of movies, shorts and videos. Fresh fruit... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The atmosphere is unusual but don't let that fool you. Just a couple blocks off Hollywood Boulevard this is a place not to be missed. Each time I have gone we have had great service, great food, and great cocktails.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The concierge at the W Hollywood recommended this place. It's hidden behind a small black doorway, but don't let that or the dark decor put you off. They do a good guacamole, mains are tasty - as is the marguerita. Casual, but professional service, which I like. (They show Mexican movies on screens above the bar, which are hypnotic in... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

went there for dinner and the experience was overall pretty awesome. Food was pretty good and the waiter we had was really awesome. I had the chicken taquitos and they were not the greatest but they were good. TIP: There is a valet lot just past the place... just after that there is a sketchy dude that wants you to... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

If you're old enough, picture a Mexican restaurant from the 70s with dark walls, velvet banquettes, and black/silver sombreros covering the ceiling with the warm and fuzzy feeling of already being stoned, before you start drinking. Then you start drinking, and notice the background music is really terrific. Then they bring amazing red tortilla chips with 3 kinds of dip... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Love the decor. The margaritas were excellent. Service was fine. The food: the dips were acceptable but 2 out of 3 of us were disappointed by the mains. The portion sizes were generous.

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Santa Barbara
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We had a group of 10 for dinner last night. As someone who has traveled the world (3 million miles on United alone), I've had my share of great, good, bad, and terrible food experiences. Dinner last night was HORRIBLE. The music blared so loud we couldn't talk. The place was truly tacky. The drinks were so bad that, after... More

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pass1421
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The food & service was excellent. However, I had the worst Margarita I have ever had, plus the music was extremely loud. They turned it down for a while when we asked, but turned it back up later. All that said, I would recommend it for the food.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The food here was decent but over priced. The drinks were good and right in line price wise. I would come back for drinks but the food was nothing to write home about.

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