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Tere's Mexican Grill

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Central L.A
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5870 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3756
(866) 796-8476
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Southport, Australia
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Stumbled upon this restaurant while looking for good Mexican food. It was amazing. Very cheap, very fast and very very good. So glad we found it!!!

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Thank Tracey P
Los Angeles, California
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128 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I'm the first to admit that this little hole in the wall doesn't look like a gem from the outside. Moreover, the location is on a section of Melrose that is painfully needing restoration. That said, Tere's has fantastic Mexican food! The selection is vast and the execution is authentic. The waitstaff is quick and friendly. The pork posole is... More 

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Thank AshWolf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We always go to Tere's when we visit LA. Is fast, great tasty Mexican food, plenty of options to choose from, not expensive!

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Thank MamushkaTropical
Terrace, Canada
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

This place was our first taste of Mexican food on our first visit to L.A. We were passing by when our host, from the city, parked and treated us to Tere's menu. My wife is vegetarian and I eat anything. You step inside to order , take a number and grab a table outdoors. They were very busy and the... More 

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Thank Skeenaman
Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

My partner absolutely loves Mexican food and were recommended this place by our hosts so we had to try it and we are glad we did! The restaurant was nothing fancy and the wait time was about 15 minutes (for takeaway) but the food was authentic and affordable.

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Thank childishbambino
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Easily, my favorite burrito in Los Angeles (so far). My roommate and I would frequent Tere's. I always got the Carne Asada burrito, and him the Chicken burrito, and we had nothing but praise for each meal. I just wish that Tere's was open on Sundays! (When you really need it after a Saturday hangover.) P.S. there's plenty of outdoor... More 

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Thank Cole B
Delft, The Netherlands
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

If what you want/like is that texmex american some sell as mexican, you will prob dislike the place. Otherwise here you can get real mexican food, very affordable with friendly stuff. Real nachos, not doritos and they have horchata!

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Thank aglo p
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We live in the neighborhood and frequent this place. It's authentic Mexican food that is affordable. It avoids some of the pitfalls that you find in other Mexican restaurants like being too greasy, cheap quality ingredients, and a lack of any love put into the food. I love the nachos but everything is really good. I love the homemade chips... More 

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Thank Ronen S
los angeles
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the best Mexican restaurants in Hollywood. Reliable home cooked food always satisfying. Long lines at lunch. Breakfast is delicious chorizo and eggs a must. Carne asada burritos and Chile rellenos and the enchiladas the tastiest. Homemade chips and salsa

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Thank beemerguy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Had wanted some Mexican food since the night before and we ate at a restaurant but it wasn't good at all. So we found this place last night on here and we decided to try it out and I'm glad we did because it was delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5870 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3756
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: (866) 796-8476

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