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“The BEST Cuban food”
Review of El Colmao

El Colmao
Ranked #6,364 of 10,042 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Cuban, Mexican
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Lake Elsinore, California
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“The BEST Cuban food”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Whenever in Los Angeles, I take the time to visit this great little family owned restaurant with the best Cuban food I've ever had. My favorite is their Bistec Empanizdo, Yuca con Ajo, black beans and rice, with their sweet fried platanos. The atmosphere there is casual and fun and the waiting staff is great. If you want a real Cuban food experience, check this place out.

  • Visited October 2012
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Hemet, California, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Muy Sabroso!!!”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

Been going to this family owned Cuban restaurant for many years. It's very clean, located in a little shopping strip center. The food is excellent. True in authenticity. Great service. My favorites are the Bistec Empanizado, the avocado & white onion salad. The spencer steak with fresh grilled onion and green pepper is full of flavor and tender! Great place!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Becky P
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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Authentic Cuban Food”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

El colmao is the place to go in Los angeles for authentic cuban food. They have hands down the best seafood Paella in town. I also enjoy their typical Cuban dishes as well like the ropa vieja and yuca en ajo. The wait staff is also great.

Visited May 2011
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Thank Tali M
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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
363 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“SABORRRRRR!!!!!!”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

This family-owned Cuban restaurant is located in a strip mall on W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. I LOVE this place. It's a simple, nice and clean restaurant with booths and tables where you can sit and enjoy your food! Oh yeahhh...the FOOD!!! It is truly authentic Cuban food, the way only Cubans can make it! I love their Bistec Empanizado and yucca and platanos fritos....my mouth is starting to water, just thinking about it! I've gone there for lunch a number of times, each time enjoying the atmosphere and family-friendly service they provide. It's a great place to stop in for some good vibes and great food!

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank GermaicanSpiceGirl
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