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El Compadre

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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7408 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046-3404
+1 323-874-7924
11:30 - 02:00
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Sydney, Australia
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370 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to have good Mexican food accompanied by Mexican music, in an old-style Mexican restaurant, yes, in this case, El Compadre is your place. Better if you make a booking before you go since it's a very popular restaurant. They provide valet parking, so one less thing to worry about. My only problem was that our table was... More 

Thank stinkwink
Los Angeles, CA
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190 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the early 80's, I worked down the street from EL COMPADRE on Sunset Blvd. It was the place to go when my coworkers wanted to celebrate a birthday or someone's new job. I have fond memories of EL COMPADRE and this was my first return visit in decades. Well, it is much the same. It's a classic style Mexican... More 

Thank Jackbear
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is great and reasonably priced - booking a table is a nightmare and the restaurant is always busy. I came here a lot when i lived in LA and would recommend it to anyone who visits.

Thank Ohsophie
London, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently this place is somewhat of an institution in LA and frequented by A listers. I was there off peak for a very early dinner so can't confirm the hype, but it was a very enjoyable meal nonetheless. It's no frills Mexican comfort food in a vibrant but cosy setting. Portions are large. Some of it was reheated but overall... More 

Thank DareToLive
Los Angeles
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I passed by El Campadre for many years, based on its cheesy exterior. It could be any of hundreds of ordinary Mexican joints in a strip mall. When I finally was brought there by a friend, I realized how wrong I had been. Inside, the lighting is low, the bar area crowded, and the tabled packed with Hollywood Industry types.... More 

Thank DesignForLiving
Orlando, Florida
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102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great dinner with my wife and friends. My wife and I both had shrimp, our friend had the steak. Everything was excellent and authentic. Topped off the night with some of the best flan I'd had in a long time. Nice Mexican cantina atmosphere and great food. I'll be back.

Thank DarrenHumphrey
Vienna, Austria
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing place!!!! Every time I'm in LA I eat to compadre!! It's amazing! The meal is fantastic! The guys are amazing!!!!

Thank WolfNath
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has been in Los Angeles for many, many years. When I was a Los Angeles resident I went there and on a recent trip I went there again recently. The food is still as amazing as it always was, service is great, atmosphere perfect, and the live music and added plus.

Thank Paula D
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We found this venue using Tripadvisor and it was a great find. The atmosphere was great with live music and a 3 piece band. Highly recommended.

Thank Jenny G
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

From the street this place doesn't look like much however once you open those doors let the good times roll. The food is tasty and the service is just phenomenal! Price is great and You receive unlimited corn chips and soda. Great for singles, couples, friends and family.

Thank PhoebeAlexander

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7408 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046-3404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighbourhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 323-874-7924

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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