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Tlapazola Grill

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11676 Gateway Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-2829 (S Barrington Ave)
+1 310-477-1577
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

not much to the menu. service was o.k. food was good. I'd try another mexican restaurant before I go back.

Thank Yesenia M
Playa del Rey, CA
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

This is more of a eulogy than a review. We had heard that Tlapazola had closed, and drove by today to confirm. Yes, it's true. This was by far the best Oaxacan restaurant on the Westside, and will be missed. The food was always excellent, but the service was what made the place special! Friendly wait staff, who always seemed... More 

1 Thank nuts4fiber
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

I have been coming here for last one year I think they have the best Mexican foods around. I always been amazed by the wonderful service and staffs. I specially like their chicken Tostada as well as fish. They always serves you the best and delicious and kind of home made foods. The environment is really friendly and I can... More 

Thank Kenneth B
Santa Monica, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

No plate goes unfinished here. By far, the best Mexican food in LA, if not the world. No further details needed. If you don't go, more room for me. But you should. Chicken enchiladas are amazing. Fish special is a slam dunk if you want to go lite. You really can't go wrong. I promise you will be licking your... More 

Thank Whitefox32
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223 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

Driving around as tourists at night in west LA looking for a place to eat, we noticed this place and decided to try it. There was a loud group outside in the courtyard, but inside it was quiet and nicely set out. In short, we had a very nice meal with a couple of house margeritas, for $55, a good... More 

Thank Brett F
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

Los Angeles is loaded with Mexican restaurants of every stripe ranging from abominable to sublime. Tlapazola firmly belongs in the latter category. "The Boys" (a set of brothers of identical diminutive height) started out a couple of decades ago in a converted fast-food storefront. They served shockingly (for the surroundings) well-prepared fish dishes. After some years, the place closed down... More 

Thank Houn
Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

This restaurant might be small ,but REALLY deserves 5 stars. The staff is excellent ,and polite. Anyone who is dining there respects the others,never been loud or noisy. The carne assada is excellent,and their guacamole is beyond fantastic. Everything is clean ,what is very important to me. It will be your favourite casual dining place.

1 Thank Hajnalka K
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

I've been visiting this area for more than 30 years and I've never tried Tiapazola until my last visit. I was a bit skeptical based on the outer appearance but once inside that concern evaporated completely. The staff was wonderful, the margaritas were fantastic and the food was exceptional. We were in LA for 4 nights and I was tempted... More 

Thank bmanpennsylvania
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

This was one of my favourite restaurants of our trip. Unpretentious and delicious food, not overblown or oversized - fresh ingredients in simple and original combinations with zesty, tasty flavours. Service was genuine and friendly, with a proper family run atmosphere and the sidecar margaritas were great. Highly recommended!

1 Thank Meleze74
Los Angeles
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

This is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. Practically incognito in a mini-mall location, Tlapazola serves fresh, original Oaxacan-Mexican food that is unfailingly delicious. My regular dish is the Chicken Tostada. (If you ask them to hold the sour cream it's even healthier.) The other, more traditional dishes such as enchiladas, tacos and chile rellenos are "lighter" and fresher than the typical... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11676 Gateway Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-2829
    (S Barrington Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 310-477-1577
As the first Oaxacan inspired restaurant in Los Angeles, Tlapazola Grill continues its 18 year legacy of bringing you refreshingly sophisticated Oaxacan cuisine using the highest quality products, at reasonable prices.
We offer nightly dinner specials that vary seasonally & a full bar featuring 200+ tequilas as well as finely crafted market fresh cocktails.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff ensures that you will receive top quality service and feel welcomed and relaxed!
We look forward to making your experience at Tlapazola a memorable one...

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