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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

Popped in for a quick early dinner while I had some time to kill before heading to the airport. The restaurant seating setup is quite tight but serves it’s purpose. Service was friendly and efficient. I had to the taco, tamale and taquito dish, with...rice and beans, which tasted pretty authentic. It’s a shame I’m not local, as would like to try to the full menu. Prices are very reasonable. The location is also good, only five minutes walk from Union Station.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Chorizo burrito and Huevo Rancheros dishes were great. Tasty and generous. Baked bread also a good choice. Strong coffee. Good prices. Some difficulty in ordering and understanding questions.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

My coworker asked our hotel where the locals eat and we were told we must go to Olvera St. we happened to find La Noche Buena! Wow!! It’s small and doesn’t look like much but their food is well worth it! Food is cheap but...amazingly good! We arrived later at night after most everything was closed up but eateries. The amazing smells coming from the little kitchen brought us in. I had enchiladas and Horchata! The staff were great and food was delivered quickly even though it’s cooked to order. I highly recommend this place.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Probably the best taquitos I’ve eaten. They made them fresh and fried them them right in front of me. A tiny place with some seating inside and some bar seats outside right in front of the cook. Very friendly. I heard restaurant had been here...for over 80 years. Check it out on Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed November 28, 2017

Being Mexican-American, it's an endless search for good and authentic comida in the East SFValley. This tiny Olvera Street joint provided that fix. My chilaquiles were delicious. My wife and two friends were very happy with the beef and chicken taquitos with guacamole sauce. So...the place is a tight squeeze and the seats are benches. It's the food that counts. La Noche Buena may not be the best, but it beats what Burbank has to offer.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Had two taquitos a taco rice and beans for six bucks. Can’t beat that! Food was great and service was friendly and excellent. Great place to sit at the window and watch the activity in all the shops. Would go back...in a blink.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Went for something light and quick, had chicken and potato tacos - both were great. Service extremely friendly and quick. Checked all my boxes and it was reasonable. If you're on Olvera check it out. Oh, they're open at 6:00am for breakfast...I might go.

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed June 16, 2017

maybe a pair of tacos is not the best judge of a place, but the carne tacos were adequate. the chicken taco was a little better.

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

Its the small places that often have the best food, and this place is one of them. The wait staff are busy but attentive. Everyone is friendly, the food is made tight there and it is quick. Will come back again.

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed December 14, 2016

It's another of the many "stalls" on Olvera Street but one of the few that's open in the morning. Good huevos rancheros and other breakfast specialties. Coffee not awful. I hate the styrofoam cups though. Easy access from Union Station.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Yes, La Noche Buena Restaurant offers takeout services.

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La Noche Buena Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5