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Travellers' Choice2023
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Greater Echo Park Elysian
2.2 km from Chinatown
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant has great drinks and a cool atmosphere. I love the atmosphere and the music also great service and the f food is delicious and big portions.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really great margs! It was on fire so I was a little scared but it was good. Chips are the last great bastion of free restaurant amenities and this place was very gracious with them. Just a great date night!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing ambience at this restaurant. The decor and music are amazing. The staff are super friendly. And most importantly, THE FOOD IS AMAZING!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Compadre is one of the most fun dining experiences in all of Los Angeles. If you’re looking for your margarita to come on FIRE - you’ve found the right place. The chips and salsa are bountiful, and the food is warm, delicious and cozy....Like a home cooked meal. The atmosphere is unmatched - nothing like a comfy red leather booth snuggled with your closest friends (or enemies) at the table. It’s our favorite place to go when we just want something delicious and familiar. You’re missing out if you’re not dining at El Compadre (Echo Park)!!! 11/10More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious margaritas and a wonderful atmosphere. Great service and Yelena was so sweet taking our pictures for a cute keepsake!! ❤️❤️

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here on a date night and had a great experience. The service was excellent and the food was great! We had our pictures taken it was rly cute

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and atmosphere around the dodgers stadium definitely would recommend going here before the game or whenever you can

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here with some friends and I enjoyed the great ambiance, food, music, and photographer! I will be coming back soon!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 5, 2024

Food takes long, service is bad, waiters have an attitude and there’s an entrance fee. Music is good but nothing out of the normal. Service is bad food takes too long

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 4, 2024

Located on the Sunset Blvd corridor, El Compadre Restaurant is just wonderful. Romantic mood lighting is very nice and although this prices are more mid range, I think of it as fine dinning. The service is just so wonderful and the food is amazing. We...have been many times, but this is the first time I have gotten to a review. It has arts and crafts of Mexico on the walls. The hand carved wood, with wrought iron chandelier lighting and rustic tiled roofs make for a lovely place to have dinner anytime. There is a dedicated bar area serving full liquor drinks, there is open space seating areas or spacious booth style dining or you can enjoy the patio. All of their food is great. Sometimes we just get a ton of starters to share, but al the full meals are great. We love the guacamole, always made fresh. The quesco Fundido is out of this world with melted mozzarella, quesco oaxaca and chorizo. We also love their fresh shrimp cocktail, with chopped avocado, cilantro, tomatoes and onions in their Special homemade cocktail sauce. If you like nachos, you must try theirs's. It is corn chips covered with cheese, chorizo, and their special sauce, topped with sour cream and guacamole. You can also add steak or chicken if you want. Everyone loves their quesadillas. You can have corn or flour tortilla with melted Monterey Jack cheese with sour cream and guacamole on the side , always on the side. The lobster enchiladas are flour tortillas stuffed with lobster and sautéed vegetables covered in a cream sauce served with white rice, and whole beans and guacamole. I get the sauce on the side. The crabmeat enchiladas, you get two, have ranchera salsa with rice and beans and a side of sour cream and guacamole. it does not matter what you get. It is all great.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 3, 2024

Stopped in for an early dinner before a concert. Great location, service, and food selection! Highly recommend before a show or a Dodger game!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 1, 2024 via mobile

I chose this place because of the great review five stars. But what a disappointment. The food is nothing to write home about.. The rice was cold and soggy, the chile relleno had nothing practically inside. No flavor. The beans were all right. My friend...ordered the tostada it was drowned In letters, tasteless chicken. Spent $40 on terrible food. Not worth it. And the service was horrible. Will not be returning everMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 28, 2024

Recommended by friend and everyone is very friendly , good drinks especiallly the margarita has lots of flavors. Staff is very nice and attentive. Hope to come back

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 27, 2024

First time here and can’t wait to come back! Amazing ambience from the moment we walked in. Foods amazing and the staff is super friendly.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 27, 2024

Super cute restaurant! & the staff is kind, food is delicious & authentic. Thanks for the cute photo of me and my boyfriend!

Date of visit: April 2024
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El Compadre is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5