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La Cabanita

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3447 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208-1520
+1 818-957-2711
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Glendale, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. It started with the tacos then the enchiladas and the mole is outstanding, the tortillas are handmade, thick and delicious. I pretty much just like everything on the menu.

Thank llbalog
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Never mind that it is in the tiny suburb of Montrose. Nor that its décor is not "Architectural Digest" perfect. La Cabanita has truly authentic Mexican ... not cooking ... but Cuisine. From the handling of the Masa, to the absolutely "spot on" Mole sauces, to the excellent drinks and tequilas, even the most experienced "fan and follower" of such... More 

Thank BULLDOG742014
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Good Mexican food. It is family oriented It is family owned and run with good service. It has a great family touch to the decor

Thank David C
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186 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

La Cabanita is always full as its one of the best options for authentic Mexican food in the area. They have a large varied menu.Good selection of margaritas. Service is always good. They recently started offering traditional Mexican breakfasts .Only drawback tis they are closed on Sundays . ..so no Sunday brunch!

Thank marktS5189DV
Montrose, California
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for any meal. Their chilaquiles are excellent! I had the pozole, good cure for a hangover. It feels very homey, and enjoyable. We like coming back often.

Thank Marie M
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

It used to be a great place to hang out, have a margarita and enjoy good Mexican food. But lately, has in the area there is no competition, both the quality of the food and service has deteriorated. Chipped margarita glasses (when you are lucky) or '99c store quality' plastic glasses. Rude service, margarita drinks poured out of a pre-made,... More 

Thank lobi3553
Sandpoint, Idaho
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130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Not your average Mexican place. Forget refried beans and burritos. This is the place for moles, enchiladas and fish. Yes they have chips and salsa. Very fresh authentic southern Mexican food. You will love this place! Mexican beers.

Thank Chip L
La Canada, California
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681 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

An OK dinner was ruined by the environment...this place is NOISY! The acoustics are terrible...one has to yell to be heard...and, of course that only makes it worse! We sat in the back where they use cheap shelf paper as table coverings...very uncomfortable, very unsightly, and annoying...one would think, since they charge a lot for thier meals they could afford... More 

Thank Rogerdob
Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

If you like mole--then you will most likely love La Cabinita. This is one of my go-to places in Glendale and I am never disappointed. They have options for vegans as well as carnivores. The soups and enchiladas are my favorites!

Thank Rourke S
Los Angeles
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

This is considered the best and most authentic Mexican restaurant in the area. Be warned that when you go during peak hours the noise level can get oppressive and the lack of service can be irritating, but the food is good enough to chance a visit during off hours.

Thank UHManoa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3447 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208-1520
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: +1 818-957-2711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?