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Tere's Mexican Grill

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Central L.A
Mexican
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5870 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3700
(866) 796-8476
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very authentic, affordable and delicious....

We live in the neighborhood and frequent this place. It's authentic Mexican food that is affordable. It avoids some of the pitfalls that you find in other Mexican restaurants like being too greasy, cheap quality ingredients, and a lack of any love put into the food. I love the nachos but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Ronen S
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We live in the neighborhood and frequent this place. It's authentic Mexican food that is affordable. It avoids some of the pitfalls that you find in other Mexican restaurants like being too greasy, cheap quality ingredients, and a lack of any love put into the food. I love the nachos but everything is really good. I love the homemade chips... More 

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los angeles
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the best Mexican restaurants in Hollywood. Reliable home cooked food always satisfying. Long lines at lunch. Breakfast is delicious chorizo and eggs a must. Carne asada burritos and Chile rellenos and the enchiladas the tastiest. Homemade chips and salsa

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had wanted some Mexican food since the night before and we ate at a restaurant but it wasn't good at all. So we found this place last night on here and we decided to try it out and I'm glad we did because it was delicious!

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My boyfriend was reluctant about going to this place as it doesn't look anything special. But, it was delicious. It was cheap and cheerful, very tasty and it was a strange but endearing place. I had a burrito (I think) and I think my boyfriend had enchiladas. Great stuff!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A favorite of local soccer moms, my wife bought takeout from here a couple of times. Bland, tasteless. Needed a quick bite yesterday on way to pick up my son so I tried it again. Watery bland guacamole and beans. Dry, tasteless chicken quesadillas. Suburban, bland, nondescript "Mexican" in the middle of Larchmont area. Go to Pinches instead, tons better... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is like home-cooked food: simple, tasty, authentic. The food is super fresh, the homemade tortillas sublime, and the guacamole outstanding. We've eaten here over a dozen times (and drive about a 1/2 hour to get here), and we have NEVER been less than impressed. The mole is gorgeous—complex enough to keep your tastebuds on edge, spicy enough but not... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

A bit of the same after all those years... but good and well executed. Still affordable with a great friendly attitude from the owners and the staff. The tortillas are not house made anymore but good quality.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I used to eat here all the time. really great traditional mexican fare done right. their salsas are phenomenal, and the burritos here are among the best I have ever had. small cafe environment, some outdoor seating but it is right next to busy Melrose traffic.

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Los An
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Good Mexican food shouldn't be hard to find in California but strangely it is. That's because everybody with an aunt that cooks has decided to open a place even when they have no talent and nothing unique. This is not the case with Tere's. Someone came into work once with Tere's nachos and just the sight of them put my... More 

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Acapulco, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

nice rstoraunt! Im from mexico, and i never eat mexican food like here! Nice service, and nice atmosfhere is here! Thank you!

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Additional Information about Tere's Mexican Grill

Address: 5870 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3700
Phone Number: (866) 796-8476
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5870 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3700
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: (866) 796-8476

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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