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“Good Ambiance. Decent food. Sorta borderline rude service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Loteria Grill

Loteria Grill
6627 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA (Central L.A)
323-465-2500
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Ranked #658 of 8,645 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Cross street: Cherokee
Transit: The main subway station is Hollywood/Highland, and we are 3 blocks east from there, also the main bus line number 217/780 run along Hollywood Blvd 24 hours a day.
Belmont, CA
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“Good Ambiance. Decent food. Sorta borderline rude service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Faces Hollywood Blvd... so lot of people watching opportunities. Ask for outdoor.

Food is decent. Not great. But not bad or anything.

Our waitress (a slightly aged lady) was a bit rude and not honest. We do not eat meat or drink alcohol... we also avoid sugary drinks like Coke... so we stuck to water. I think this pissed off the waitress. On a Saturday evening this means a smaller bill and smaller tips?

She asked "Can I get you started with some Tortilla chips and Guac?" Of course who would say no to that? Later we were charged 11$ for that. This was dishonest. We did later find out that it was on their menu. But she did not ask "would you like to order guac and chips?", but rather "can I get you started with?...". Bad phrasing. Came across as utterly dishonest.

The dish was good enough that I would have paid $11 for it. So no big regrets. But not great service.




Visited June 2013
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Melbourne
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144 reviews 144 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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“Good Food but Disappointing Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We ate at the restaurant on a Saturday evening. There were six at the table.

We ordered cerviche and six different types of tacos so we could have one each.

The tacos are small and come in servings of one, two or three.

On the plus side all the food was good, especially the cerviche, the pork tacos and the fish tacos.

On the minus side all the food came at once including the cerviche which should have been served as an appetiser.

We enjoyed the food but if there had been just a little more thought put into the timing of the service the evening would have been so much more enjoyable.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Malmo, Sweden
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Very tasty Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We went there for dinner and had tacos. Very different from any tacos we have eaten before, but very, very tasty. The restaurant is a bit pricey, but the service is good and the food is excellent. The music from the bar is, though, far too loud. We could almost not talk to each other without yelling at each other. That's too bad, since it was good music but I don't want to use earplugs in a restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice but not exciting.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Food was good, but a bit pricey. Ambiance ordinary. Better to walk a few blocks to Mussos, past the hideous south sea street fiasco next door.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Authentic, delicious mexican ... a little upmarket!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Loteria was recommended by the staff at our hotel. We wanted Mexican, and in Hollywood there are so many mexican restaurants its was great to get a recommendation. We enjoyed a margherita with guacamole to start, and share the 'special' for main which was pork, chicken, beef, shrimp, beans, salad, condiments and mini tortillas. The special ingrediant - cactus pad - which tasted a little like green pepper to us. This dish was delicious! The absence of sour cream and cheese was such a welcome change and you then really enjoyed the ingredients and spices. The staff were firendly and knew there stuff! Lovely setting too. It isn't your regular cantina, and was only $70 for the 2 of us. Compared with Sydney prices, great value!

Visited May 2013
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