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El Compadre Restaurant

Map & Directions 7408 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
  • Late Night
  • Reservations Accepted


LA Weekly's Description

This being L.A., there’s at least a handful of El Compadre restaurants. But this is the Hollywood, star-sighting one, and it’s gourmet enough for gringos looking to fill up on south-of-the-border staples like tacos, burritos and enchiladas. A la carte items start at $2.95 for tacos, while the rest of the extensive menu includes combo meals, nearly a dozen varieties of seafood and house specialties, like arroz con pollo, Sonora style shredded beef and Michoacan style steak. The nightly mariachi music enhances the vintage décor. But while El Compadre is a generational and big enough to accommodate large families, beware of the raucous before-and-after clubbing crowds, who flock here for the restaurant’s signature cocktail, the “flaming margarita.” Nothing tastes or sounds bad when you’re sipping tequila and coconut juice with blue fire rising on top.

Member Reviews

  • on 11/23/09

    My favorite authentic Mexican in LA

  • on 04/24/09

    North of Mexico

  • Dallas32 wrote a review for El Compadre Restaurant
    on 03/07/09

    Compadres is such a great place to go with a group of friends and has the BEST marguaritas in town. Fantastic atmosphere when they have the live "salsa" trio playing. The food is delicious (and I have pretty high standards for Mexican food). The ambiance is great. perfect mood lighting. perfect sound-level to have a nice first date as well. Price: $$ Tip: The parking can be a... More >>

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  • ashton k. on 08/22/09

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

  • LA Weekly on 12/01/10

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

  • Adam Bouska on 02/14/11

    Best chips and salsa in town!

  • Dress for the Date on 10/13/13

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

  • Cheapism on 03/13/11

    From 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.

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