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Tere's Mexican Grill

5870 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3700 (Central L.A)
(866) 796-8476
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Ranked #1,207 of 8,566 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2009

I drove by Tere's every day for years before going in one day. It's a simple, order-at-the-counter place with a fairly standard lineup of Mexican menu items, but the quality is head and shoulders above the competition. Things are always consistent, because the same people work here ALL the time. For this reason, they usually close for a couple of... More

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Topanga, California
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232 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2008

Great little spot. A friend took me here, and it was a sweet surprise that I would not have tried otherwise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2008

Amazing Mexican food. Homemade tortillas and salsas that can't be beat. I crave the nachos with perfectly crispy homemade chips. Small restaurant on Melrose, family run, love it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2008

My new favorite neighborhood restaurant. Everything I've had from here has been exceptional, and the carne asada burrito is pretty much the carne asada burrito against which all other carne asada burritos must be measured. The place is tiny and usually pretty busy, so my advice is to call ahead and get it to go. The hottest of the hot... More

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