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El Cid

Map & Directions 4212 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
  • Mexican, Spanish, Tapas
  • Daily 6pm-2am
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Wheelchair accessible, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Smoking
  • Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
  • Street Parking, Valet Parking


LA Weekly's Description

Circa 1900, legendary filmmaker D.W. Griffith built what is currently known as Silver Lake restaurant and club El Cid. Years later, he used the venue to screen his highly controversial Birth of a Nation. Rumor has it moviegoers were charged two bucks to see the flick, an outrageous price in those days, so you can imagine what those same audiences would think today if they could walk down El Cid's uneven stairs and order a $30 margarita. Assuming their heads didn't explode upon viewing the drink menu, they'd discover that the cost of the beverage comes from the inclusion of Don Julio 1942 (because it can't be the Grand Marnier, lime juice or sweet-and-sour). Then again, if the people of the early 1900s could sample tequila from the 1940s, they'd be sipping away while daydreaming about flying cars and hover boards, because that's what humans do when we fantasize about the future.

Member Reviews

  • Rome Promotions
    Rome Promotions wrote a review for El Cid
    on 09/27/11

    more info at www.romepromotions.com

  • The Poubelle Twins wrote a review for El Cid
    on 07/23/09

    They still have the best Flamenco in town. Go for the dancing, and you won't feel like you are in Los Angeles for an hour or so - in a good way.

  • Anna Jones wrote a review for El Cid
    on 05/12/09

    I love this night club! I always have a nice time here! I love the red velvet stage curtains and the fancy folks and the fun events that are always either naughty or full of dancing people!

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Tips from foursquare

  • LA Weekly on 12/01/10

    LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best $30 Margarita!

  • John H. on 05/22/10

    Watch ur step walking in or u just might land & break a hipster

  • Uri B. on 08/16/09

    enjoy a drink on the luxurious patio. grab a booth if you can

  • Coolassmike B. on 09/18/10

    Great music almost every night. Hard to go wrong.

  • BestOf on 12/29/11

    Voted Best $30 Margarita in Los Angeles, CA in 2010

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