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“intersting atmosphere, very disappointing food” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Senor Fred

Senor Fred
13730 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91423-3024 (South San Fernando Valley)
818-789-3200
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Ranked #3,107 of 7,958 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: South San Fernando Valley
Cross street: Woodman
los angeles
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“intersting atmosphere, very disappointing food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

The decor is quite nice but the restaurant itself is dark to the point of distraction. We literally had to use our cell phones to see the menu. The first test of any Mexican restaurant is the guacamole. And unfortunately, they failed. The serving bowl was overflowing with a huge lettuce leaf and mounds of chopped tomatoes. Once you worked your way down to the avocado, you could tell why there was so much disguise involved. They infused way too much onion and jalapenos in the guacamole itself. It totally overpowered the dish. My friend had the chicken burrito. Instead of shredding the chicken and enfusing it with a ranchero sauce, they just chopped up big chunks of grilled chicken. Not at all what a burrito should be. I had the crab enchiladas. The vegetable side dish was swimming in garlic. So much so that it made the veggies inedible. The rice side dish was laced with frozen birdseye vegetables and was molded with an ice cream scoop resulting in a very sad display for the eyes and tastebuds. The crab enchiladas were ok. We didn't even bother with drinks. The total bill (before tip) was $60. What an incredible waste of time, money and calories. It really is a shame because you can tell they spent a lot of time on the decor. Too bad they could throw some money towards the actual food prep and some soft lighting.

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Philadelphia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
“Real Mexican cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2008

Good sangria, but the elderflower and grapefruit margarita was outta sight! Large portions for dinner, super garlic shrimp and platter with enchilada and two different fish tacos; lots more fish options, as well as classics on the menu. Sidewalk seating can be very noisy when a bus passes, inside is very dark. Reasonable dinner prices, good service.

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“good food, fun bar.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2008

good food, fun bar.

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“Decent food. Great margaritas.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2008

Decent food. Great margaritas.

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“Great place for happy hour!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2008

Great place for happy hour!

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