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“An ok Restaurant” 2 of 5 stars
Review of El Cid

El Cid
4212 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
323 668 0318
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Ranked #711 of 8,660 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $20 - $60
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fountain
Description: El Cid offers a romantic blend of dining, history, and entertainment that is unique, mystic, and beautiful hidden in the heart of Hollywood. With a history of great entertainment and a new variety of late night and dinner shows to choose from, El Cid is known today as a landmark of Hollywood! Come join us every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening for El Cid's signature Spanish Flamenco Dinner shows. With its bewildering beauty and passion, Flamenco has gained fans worldwide. Flamenco is a unique spectacle, captivating for all. Think of the fire, the passion and the defiance of those stomping feet, making Spanish flamenco dance an integral part of Spain's culture. With its roots deeply embedded in Andalusia, the southern region of Spain, flamenco is a passionate music and dance art form. No two shows are ever the same. Prior to the shows, guests are welcome to continue to enjoy this quick "getaway" to Spain with El Cid's menu of Spanish and locally-inspired entrees, tapas, sangria, and a full bar, either outdoors in El Cid's charming Spanish-style courtyard, complete with fountains and old world Mediterranean tiles or indoors in the old-world Spanish-style tavern showroom. The cost for the Flamenco shows are $15.00 Per person and tickets should be purchased online in advance to guarantee seating. Please visit our calendar here to choose a performance and purchase tickets. Tickets include the show only. Food and drink is a la carte and there is no minimum. On Fridays (shows at 7:30 pm) Saturday (shows at 7:45 pm) Flamenco performances are an El Cid original with Angelita Concerto Flamenco. Angelita has been performing at El Cid since 1989 and we're thrilled to have Angelita back with her great experience and love for the Spanish art, performing traditional Flamenco with members of her dance company. As a special treat, Juan Talavera, one of the original owners of El Cid, joins Angelita on stage, once a month, to relive El Cid's historic past which continues with the classic styling of pure flamenco. On Sundays (shows at 5:30 pm)
Redlands, California
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“An ok Restaurant”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2007

The Restaurant has little to be desired. The valet was late to be the first and the place said the valet puts the cars in secure lot not .They put them on the street safe place right. The food was very good had the steak. I don't reconmmend the sangria. They said "it is was what they are known for". I'm sorry but this sangria was piss water compared to what I had in Huatulco Mexico. The last thing that I would like to mention Is the Flamenco dancers were very good. The male dancer was young but the two female dancers were right out of the grandmothers house. Come on get some younger dancers. The old man singing abilities were spectacular but only if you are to ignore his constant rubbing his hands extremely annoying and distracting. However his voice reminds me of the gypsy Kings.

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Topanga, California
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“Interesting Building, Extremely Unfriendly”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2007

Sad to say, this historic building has a hipper-than-though faux exclusive club attitude that is extraordinarily off-putting.

Really, if you can't deal with the public in a friendly and inviting manner, why open a business that deals with that public you seem to detest?

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