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El Chavo

$$ - $$$
Central L.A
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4441 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027-6017
+1 323-664-0871
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Yummy food at a great price. Awesome atmosphere and great service. Great Margaritas. Small menu but a good selection

Thank Katie J
Los Angeles, California
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690 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Old school restaurant since 1966. Over the decades I've passed this place located on Sunset Blvd and never bothered to dine here, what a mistake. The interior is dark with the perfect amount of lighting so you can at least see your food. Before we ordered our food I got a couple of house margaritas which set the mood. I... More 

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
Lake Forest, California
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315 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

This place is packed with people! Everything you expect from an old school Mexican restaurant! Filled with younger people from the Silver Lake area ... Very cool ... Service a little slow ... Nothing unusual but very good ...

Thank Dave H
Syracuse, ny
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Very good basic mex resto, wonderful staff, outdoor seating. We loved the food and the service. My wife said the enchiladas were the best she has ever had. Micheladas available, choice of wheat or corn tortillas. Go.

Thank bwwst
Bloomington, IN
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358 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

LA has endless Mexican Restaurants. But if you are in the Los Feliz area you can do worse than El Chavo set in the triangle of Sunset Dr. and Sunset Blvd. I ate there twice during my recent visit and with all the variety available you can bet we were content with our first visit. Service was attentive. The atmosphere... More 

Thank Lynn J
Sierra Madre, California
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370 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

This place is next door to Tiki-Ti's (A bar with strong Tiki cocktails and no food) You need to eat or those drinks are going to mess you up. That is where El Chavo comes in. A casual Mexican restaurant next door. They have great food, and excellent service. The Margaritas are not too shabby either. An easy walk from... More 

Thank Cynthia A
Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

The standard margaritas are great, and the upgraded ones are even better -- traditional style -- on the rocks with salt.

Thank sandalfon
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2014

El Chavo is one of the small Mexican Cafes that dot the Los Angeles foodie scene, and that represent the quality and variety of Mexican food in this city. El Chavo has good variety of food on offer but I particularly can recommend the Cheese enchiladas and potato tacos. The staff are friendly and the service is quick. Just one... More 

Thank Phil F
Los Angeles, California
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164 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Same old atmosphere, which I like. The food is really tired, jarred salsa+ cold chips.Waiters are nice. I had a grilled veggie tostada( $12) where the veggies were not grilled and mushy. Asked for Pico de Gallo and was brought a small bowl and was charged $3!!!!

Thank latool
Leesville, South Carolina
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Since I was staying at El Tres Inn which is above El Chavo, and I love Mexican food, it was only logical that we have a meal there while I was visiting. The food was good, the service good with friendly staff. My only regret is that we discovered the outdoor patio after we had eaten. Inside is very dark... More 

Thank Lissa J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4441 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027-6017
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-664-0871

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