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El Compadre

7408 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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(323) 874-7924

  • Sun - Sat 11:00am - 2:00am

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Cuisine: Mexican Restaurants

4.8 of 5.0 from 150 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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  • ChefMozThe lighting is perfect. The music is romantic. The drinks are spectacular.

    55555 by ChefMoz.org

  • ChefMozI'm here in New Zealand and can still taste the finest Mexican food I have ever eaten. I could eat here every night. The food, drinks, atmosphere, music are outstanding and all at a reasonable price.When you see the LAPD cars parked out back, you know you're in the right place!

    55555 by ChefMoz.org

  • ChefMozJoey and Cesar are still there; they make the place come alive!! Very friendly, great service!! I spent most of my teenage years going there. Glad to see they are still doing well!

    55555 by ChefMoz.org

  • ChefMozThe place, food, service, EXCELLENT!!!!

    55555 by ChefMoz.org

  • ChefMozThe food is great and the service is even better. Joey and Ceasar are so friendly.I love this place.

    55555 by ChefMoz.org

  • ChefMozI won't say any names but just yesterday I saw two VERY familiar faces . . . a very famous "couple." I really liked the margaritas and the service.

    44444 by ChefMoz.org

  • ChefMozI love going here. The food is actually "real" Mexican food (and that's hard to find here). The waiters are real cool, especially Mario the bartender. The music is good and the setting is perfect! Recommended to all those people who are looking for a "night out" especially for drinks and fun!

    44444 by ChefMoz.org

  • ChefMoz12 years later, Joey and Cesar are still there! And the salsa . . . one taste and it all came back to me. No wonder it used to be my favorite restaurant. The food is still excellent and the atmosphere the same cozy, dark place I loved. Everyone should go there at least once!

    44444 by ChefMoz.org

  • ChefMozThis is one of the coolest places that I've eaten in a long time. The food is delicious, my favorite dish being the enchiladas de mole. I also recommend that you get the El Escorpion. This drink will get you trashed! Nice thing about the restaurant is the outdoor patio they have in the back. Finally, the live music they play inside truly makes this a great Mexican restaurant.

    55555 by ChefMoz.org

  • ChefMoz I had an exquisite time. The Trio was incredible! The atmosphere was perfect, with candlelit tables. The food was great and the drinks were wonderful -- try a Blue Hawaiian. The waiters were very friendly and made sure that my guests and I were attended to.

    55555 by ChefMoz.org

  • Đorđe OOnce again, amazing place with huge portions and delicious food!

    55555 by Đorđe O

  • Nate T.The Flaming Margarita

    55555 by Nate T.

  • Laura EGet there early, or make a reservation

    55555 by Laura E

  • letajanelle RExpect a wait, this place gets packed!!!! Margaritas, tacos, chips & salsa were all very good and not greasy. $5 valet parking in the back. Totally worth it.

    55555 by letajanelle R

  • Sydney @Flaming margs

    55555 by Sydney @

  • Laura EThe margaritas from the bartender and the mole

    55555 by Laura E

  • Erik R.I love everything about this place, dim yet appealing social environment, top notch service, phenomenal enchiladas, and the flaming margaritas are all the rave!

    55555 by Erik R.

  • Alex WrecksFlaming jalapeño margarita! Pic is of flaming strawberry blended margarita.

    55555 by Alex Wrecks

  • Đorđe OAwesome place overall. Very nice Mexican food served in a wonderful ambient!

    55555 by Đorđe O

  • Lindsay R.Flaming margarita!!

    55555 by Lindsay R.

  • Amanda S.Tacos and Margaritas are great! The guac is yummy as well.

    55555 by Amanda S.

  • Jessica W.The atmosphere is better than the food but it's still worth checking out. The margaritas are flaming and it's a fun festive old school Mexican place.

    55555 by Jessica W.

  • Nicole K.Classic Mexican food. Dark, with an old world hacienda feeling, leather booths and flaming margaritas.

    55555 by Nicole K.

  • David LMade a reservation, got here on time and still had to wait for an hour

    33333 by David L

  • AMWA little kitschy, a lot noisy, with old school Mexican platters and mariachi.

    55555 by AMW

  • DangerMan U.This is amazing!!

    55555 by DangerMan U.

  • Dylan F.Big portions: over-sized tacos and over-sized margaritas (in a good way) at affordable prices. There's nothing you shouldn't try here.

    55555 by Dylan F.

  • R MThe absolute best place in all LA. Family owned and the most excellent service. Better than 5* dining service. All smiles all the time and the most outrageously awesome food I've ever eaten. Go!!!

    55555 by R M

  • R MJoey the owner and his service staff are the best I've seen in the world. Simply incredible.

    55555 by R M

  • R MIt's all soooo good. Best restaurant in all of LA. So yourself a favor and go. Best scene I've ever seen. Prices are right. The people are beautiful. And the service is by far the best anywhere. Love!

    55555 by R M

  • Sarah D.Alright, this is going to sound weird but I mainly come here to drink their coffee. The food is fantastic as well!

    55555 by Sarah D.

  • Thomas C.The best old school Mexican sit down restaurant in Los Angeles. Strong drinks, big portions and great live music. It's a fairly small space so plan ahead and get a booth. Always get a booth.

    55555 by Thomas C.

  • Abdallah AlemranWrong place for burrito, wrooooong place.

    55555 by Abdallah Alemran

  • Stephanie S.Steak tacos

    55555 by Stephanie S.

  • Natalie GuerraFlaming margaritas.....need I say more? 🔥🔥🔥

    55555 by Natalie Guerra

  • Nicole K.El Compadre opened in 1975.

    55555 by Nicole K.

  • Greg jLively Mexican restaurant in LA. Great food and generous portions

    55555 by Greg j

  • Hillary NoelleStrong margaritas. Spicy salsa. Generally good place, but I've had better

    55555 by Hillary Noelle

  • Nicole K.Offbeat L.A. tip: true vintage Los Angeles. Opened 1975.

    55555 by Nicole K.

  • Jason C.The house salsa is delicious. Has a spicy kick, but the heat isn't being used to cover up poor flavor.

    55555 by Jason C.

  • Valerie AngelaThis classic always hits the spot and you will leave feeling very full!

    55555 by Valerie Angela

  • Lizzy CookHuge portions. We loved the lobster tacos. Everyone is right about the flaming margaritas.

    55555 by Lizzy Cook

  • ISAAC MYERSThis is a place with a true Hollywood legacy. It is dark; perfect for a date! The margaritas have a kick if you get a double and the food is real Mexican food!

    55555 by ISAAC MYERS

  • Matt K.Simple, cheap, delicious

    55555 by Matt K.

  • Eglė UstFlaming Margaritas and live mariachi makes this places different from other Mexican restaurants.

    55555 by Eglė Ust


    55555 by Conor C.

  • Shannon M.Super fast service and overall great place!

    55555 by Shannon M.

  • Gulnara MirzakarimovaFlaming margaritas are awesome. Fajitas are great too!

    55555 by Gulnara Mirzakarimova

  • Brad U.Flaming margarita!

    55555 by Brad U.

  • Γλαφηρα Κ.Enchiladas and chile rellenos are delicious here. Great for groups and happy hour!

    55555 by Γλαφηρα Κ.

  • Brandon H.Great combination plates and the flaming margaritas are a staple. Good prices and good salsa. Perfect.

    55555 by Brandon H.

  • LA WeeklyBeware of the raucous before-and-after clubbing crowds, who flock here for the restaurant’s signature cocktail, the “flaming margarita.

    55555 by LA Weekly

  • Mario L.Awful. And 8 pm reservation for a birthday party and we waited until 8:45 and we're never seated or even talked to. Never again.

    11111 by Mario L.

  • Martini M.Great salsa! Spicy, but not "burn your face off". Great margaritas (IMO). And the service, atmosphere, music is just perfect. :)

    55555 by Martini M.

  • ChadGet a flaming Rita and some Chili Verde and practice your Spanish on the placemats :-P

    55555 by Chad

  • Steven DurbahnSo fun! Great margaritas and love the mariachi band. Good crowd and loud. Foods just ok...

    55555 by Steven Durbahn

  • Christine P.Great service,food,salsa and flaming margaritas! Live Spanish music that's not too loud, complimentary photo too! absolutely LOVED this place! If I'm in Cali again I'm going back!

    55555 by Christine P.

  • Monica T.Don't believe the Yelp reviews, the food at this place is just as amazing as the ambiance! Love the chips and salsa and the shrimp cocktail is the best!

    55555 by Monica T.

  • Rômulo GonçalvesTop demais....recomendo sempre

    55555 by Rômulo Gonçalves

  • Shelby Schermeyer🔥🔥 margaritas

    55555 by Shelby Schermeyer

  • Allison R.Great staff, really good chips and salsa, yummy food AND flaming margaritas!!!

    55555 by Allison R.

  • Evan Z.The chips and salsa are amazing

    55555 by Evan Z.

  • Anna M.Strong drinks and tasty Mexicali food!

    55555 by Anna M.

  • Karen B.It's all about the skinny magarita with Jalepenos aka Karen Special. All the food here is good!! Enjoy

    55555 by Karen B.

  • Faith B.P.S it's a trio that plays not a mariachi. And they play everyday 6pm-11 or 12 am. I know Cuz I work here ;)

    55555 by Faith B.

  • Faith B.Kitchen stays open untill 1am for all you late nighters. Absolutely have to try the flaming margaritas and the Camerons cancun is to DIE for.

    55555 by Faith B.

  • BadOnlineDates.comSince 1975 great family style Mexican food with traditional tastes, plus their famous "Flaming Margarita's". Live Mexican music nightly.

    55555 by BadOnlineDates.com

  • Valerie T.Serving good michelada! Place is cozy and you might see some celeb. Ok food overall.

    55555 by Valerie T.

  • Ilke NBad food guys, don't go! We had beef and chicken fajitas. Beef fajita was soooo bad, and chicken was even worse! I can't believe it has the highest rating as a mexican restaurant around here. Yaakkk!!

    33333 by Ilke N

  • Angela C.Great salsa and guac.

    55555 by Angela C.

  • Alejandra M.My favorite restaurant for the past 7 years tonight would be steak and shrimps! Guacamole here rocks!!!

    55555 by Alejandra M.

  • Heathyr W.Delicious everything! Be careful with your wallet though. An evening there can cost upwards of $80 by ordering just a few margaritas and a snack.

    55555 by Heathyr W.

  • Nick H.Any fajita is fantastic.

    55555 by Nick H.

  • Nic N.The food here is sooo good and the price is very reasonable! You must try the flaming margaritas and the salsa. Yum! :)

    55555 by Nic N.

  • Nic N.Good good, inexpensive & great flaming Margaritas!

    55555 by Nic N.

  • Kearra N.For hangovers, ask for the bucket of hot tea and lemon. Keep it hot with those tasty chips and salsa :)

    55555 by Kearra N.

  • Robert K.Hostesses are rude, food so-so, better options. You also have to sit in the dark.

    33333 by Robert K.

  • Roger G.The margaritas are great! The food is good and reasonably priced.

    55555 by Roger G.

  • Celia B.Order the flaming margarita! You won't be disappointed!

    55555 by Celia B.

  • Mucho C.One of the best date spots in Hollywood on the cheap if your girl likes Margs. Food is whatever. Just drink & eat chips. Enjoy.

    55555 by Mucho C.

  • Gheren V.Tortilla soup, enchiladas, tacos, taquitos etc...#wining

    55555 by Gheren V.

  • James ALove the Burrito Colorado burrito!. Yummy!!

    55555 by James A

  • Paul Andrew D.Great mariachi, good flaming margaritas! Share the platter for $28 and feed a small army.

    55555 by Paul Andrew D.

  • John N.I'm not big on novelty drinks or Jose Cuervo Gold tequila but the Flaming Margarita is a must-have. Classic Mexican food done right.

    55555 by John N.

  • LogoTVAll time FAVE Mexican joint. EVERYTHING is great there. Dark & cozy. Live band playing traditional Mexican music & you HAVE to get a flaming margarita! - Marshelle Fair, DTLA - The Series

    55555 by LogoTV

  • Christina B.Flaming margarita... on the rocks... no salt. Tortilla soup is the best I've had, the carnitas tacos are bomb, and the salsa is SO GOOD. Basically... best Mexican in LA. Eat it.

    55555 by Christina B.

  • Annaliese N.Dip your chip in guacamole and then in salsa. YOU ARE WELCOME.

    55555 by Annaliese N.

  • Jenny T.I got food poisoning on my last visit, but the margaritas are so good that I'll keep coming back.

    33333 by Jenny T.

  • Paul M.Best avoided.

    33333 by Paul M.

  • Kendall A.Best flaming margarita this side of the Mississippi! Don't leave without downing at least two.

    55555 by Kendall A.

  • AutumnMmmmmm...flaming margaritas!!

    55555 by Autumn

  • Andy W.An utter delight. And for me to say that about a Mexican joint is very high praise indeed.

    55555 by Andy W.

  • Joy B.Great place to take out-of-towners or a date. Very festive and classic Hollywood.

    55555 by Joy B.

  • Emerald T.Legendary spot, great food, not pricey, amazing atmosphere with live music most nights, great drinks. chip n salsa are legit

    55555 by Emerald T.

  • Miriam R.There are plenty of great margarita options in Los Angeles, but the flaming margarita at el compadre is unmatched.

    55555 by Miriam R.

  • Alexis X.There is a back patio that is open air and fresh

    55555 by Alexis X.

  • Kathleen MBest service ever! Love this place

    55555 by Kathleen M

  • JoJo O.Make sure your margarita has tequila

    55555 by JoJo O.

  • Tia GGet the Skinny blended.

    33333 by Tia G

  • BestOfVoted Best Flaming Margarita in Los Angeles, CA in 2010

    55555 by BestOf

  • Valerie W.FLAMING MARGARITAS. That is all.

    55555 by Valerie W.

  • JAYME F.Chicken tacos are amazing!!!!

    55555 by JAYME F.

  • CoryQuesadillas are the best!

    55555 by Cory

  • Sharon F.They have the best fish tacos in Los Angeles...and the flamming margarita's aren't bad either!

    55555 by Sharon F.

  • Lacey W.Flaming margaritas!!!

    55555 by Lacey W.

  • Richard KThe camarones cancun and the chicken enchilada are amaxing, the former for exoticness and the latter for pure execution. Flaming margaritas are a nice novelty but patron margaritas were only $9...

    55555 by Richard K

  • Terrin W.Best margaritas!

    55555 by Terrin W.

  • Rebecca JFlaming margaritas. Need I say more?

    55555 by Rebecca J

  • Tom K.Home of the flaming margarita.

    55555 by Tom K.

  • Brad S.tacos are enormous...

    55555 by Brad S.

  • Stephen S.Best "no frills" "comfort food" Mexican in LA. The fish and shrimp tacos are really good.

    55555 by Stephen S.

  • Ben B.Best Cadillac margarita in the country; Period.

    55555 by Ben B.

  • Clint F.My New Home. Order the Marg "Skinny" I've read there's more tequila. Great place for dates and dinner with friends. Big booths in the back.

    55555 by Clint F.

  • Adam H.Best Mexican Restaurant in Hollywood!

    55555 by Adam H.

  • Ken S.Been coming here for 15+ years... Everything is amazing!!!

    55555 by Ken S.

  • Josh AMargs, mariachi, nachos, and the best mexican food I've had in LA. Get the burrito, it's cheap and delicious!

    55555 by Josh A

  • Jeremy C.Best flaming margarita on the west coast.

    55555 by Jeremy C.

  • Fabian HernandezBomb ass enchuladas! Estilo guadalajara!!!

    55555 by Fabian Hernandez

  • GigiAmazing authentic Mexican cuisine. Fish and shrimp tacos to die for.

    55555 by Gigi

  • CheapismFrom 4-6pm daily, you can snag some cheap drinks at this Mexican happy hour. The kitchen also stays open until 2am on the weekends, so stop by for a late night bite as well.

    55555 by Cheapism

  • 3x0hChips and salsa (especially) are to die for!

    55555 by 3x0h

  • Tracy Michele BI love this place, but bummed to recently hear that a Margarita has 700 calories! It just can't be true!!

    55555 by Tracy Michele B

  • Tyler S.Call ahead on the weekends and ask them to put you on the list - will save you 30 minutes of standing in the bar waiting for a table.

    33333 by Tyler S.

  • Jessica S.The coconut margaritas are the BEST!!

    55555 by Jessica S.

  • Adam BouskaBest chips and salsa in town!

    55555 by Adam Bouska

  • Brandie M.Best flaming margarita!!!!!!

    55555 by Brandie M.

  • Christina E.Tortilla Soup is BOMB!

    55555 by Christina E.

  • Tabitha Hhave the camarones cancun- that bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed w/cheese and crab; duhlish!

    55555 by Tabitha H

  • LA WeeklyLA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best Flaming Margarita!

    55555 by LA Weekly

  • Adrian G.Some of the best Mexican food in Hollywood. Good for celeb spotting too! there is a nice patio in the back too!

    55555 by Adrian G.

  • Angela M.The carnitas is amazing! Must get it, even if its in the tacos!

    55555 by Angela M.

  • Paul V.Pineapple/Coconut margarita is amazing! Great chips, guac, and salsa.

    55555 by Paul V.

  • Kecee RCute date spot :)

    55555 by Kecee R

  • Felipe B.Best margaritas on the strip! Been coming here for years and I have never been disappointed.

    55555 by Felipe B.

  • Jackee B.Sit at the bar.

    33333 by Jackee B.

  • Jackee B.Don't allow creepy men to sit by you.

    33333 by Jackee B.

  • Jackee B.Shane is a bueno bartender.

    55555 by Jackee B.

  • Amy S.The coconut flaming margherita and the carnitas is deelish.

    55555 by Amy S.

  • Joe B.Excellent Margaritas, great food and decent prices!

    55555 by Joe B.

  • Korbin B.Best margaritas on the strip! Been coming here for years and I have never been disappointed.

    55555 by Korbin B.

  • Andrea D.the blended flaming margaritas rule. My personal favorite are the togquitos. also delicious are the fajitas and seafood burrito.

    55555 by Andrea D.

  • Trent V.The live Mariachi band is dope, worth the trip alone

    55555 by Trent V.

  • Amy S.Love the flaming margharitas! Great live mariachi music too.

    55555 by Amy S.

  • Cristina F.fish tacos, steak fajitas, flaming margaritas - it was all fantastic

    55555 by Cristina F.

  • Tim JShane may be bartendibg. great guy. related to owner. literally grew up in this place. ask for him.

    55555 by Tim J

  • Avery C.Strawberry blended margarita. Nuff said.

    55555 by Avery C.

  • T.J. R.Fact: while living in a storage unit nearby, Guns N Roses would occasionally get laid in the booths here.

    33333 by T.J. R.

  • Fahd JKiller machaca for hangovers

    55555 by Fahd J

  • Andrew K.get the chicken enchilada with salsa verde.

    55555 by Andrew K.

  • ashton k.best dive mexican food in LA. Don't forget the flaming margarita

    55555 by ashton k.

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