Glendale >Food & Dining > La Cabanita
3447 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA | Directions 9120834.201549 -118.227610
Neighborhoods: Montecito Park
WE HAD DINNER AT THIS PLACE. CHECKED OUT THE REVIEWS AND THOUGHT GREAT. ORDERED FAJITAS. I CANNOT EVEN EXPLAIN WHAT IT TASTED LIKE. I STILL FEEL SICK. DRY HARD MEAT AND THE VEGETABLES APPEARED OLD. THEY SERVE THE FAJITAS WITH A VERY SMALL PORTION OF BEANS AND HARD RICE WITH ABOUT 10 SLIVERS OF LETTUCE. I ASKED FOR SOUR CREAM AND GUACAMOLE (THE USUAL WAY IT IS SERVED). THE GUACAMOLE APPEARED TO BE FROM A BOXED MIX AND THE SOUR CREAM WAS WATERED DOWN LIKE A SOUP. TRULY DISGUSTING. THE PLAC E WAS PACKED, I JUST DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY. GROSS!
Shoddy service and double standards? – The food is better than average but the service we received was shoddy. We went in dressed casual on a Sunday afternoon. Street casual definitely not Sunday best nor Mexico City pretension. The waitress told us to sit anywhere so we walked up the short stairway to the level that separates the restaurant and sat ourselves at an empty table. The manager or someone with apparent authority appeared out of nowhere and told us rudely and loudly that the area was closed although there were other patrons at tables. No explanation. No apology. No courtesy. My impression is that they are selective about who they will treat graciously, probably just their local regulars.
HORRIBLE SERVICE – Food is really good, and many times have put up with the pathetic service to eat there. This time I will have to say I was perplexed at the attitude of the owner and his behavior! Actually was on the verge of being abusive and I will never set foot in the restaurant again!
Great food for the money – The food is great. Their lunch specials are a good deal...the mole sauce is wonderful.
This place is a great alternative to the La Caserio in Silverlake...if you want service that is.
And the food frankly is better here even though it costs less.
Bad Omelet – It is too bad they wanted to add new items to their menu along with raising the price on most of their food. Well, if you want to have a good breakfast (omelet) La Cabanita is not the best place to go. their breakfast menu its mostly vegetarian and the Omelet i had today Oct 26 2008 10:30 am, was a total disappointment. it was so thin that the first thing it comes to your mind its ( i wanted more :() well, i do not want to exagerate but they used one egg to make it, and the inside had about 4 litle strips of poblano peper, and just a few potatoes. even if i have had it with cheese and our cream, it would have been not better. another thing is that it was overpriced for being a new item on their menu. So if you want an omelet, Ihop, Shakers, the coffee table and many other restaurants other than La cabanita, are the best places to go to .
Go for the sauces... – My first time at La Cabanita the other night. A friend from out of town and I went on the recommendation of many! Firstly yes, the salsas and chips are absolutely wonderful especially the red one, so smoky, complex and just the right level of heat. The Tamarindo and Jamaica drinks were both overly sweet. The green mole sauce over chunks of tender pork was pretty good but the little stuffed chiles that sounded so great on the menu were really disappointing, the seasoning totally out of balance, There was so much cinnamon in the mixture that it ended up tasting rather like Dentyne gum or christmas pudding... not sure whether to try this place again.
Best Mexican Ever – My wife and I have visited La Cabanita twice now. The food is awesome. They have their own sauces that taste like nothing I have ever tried before. Other than the usual wait on a Friday night which is to be expected of a popular place La Cabanita is the best Mexican Food we've had in LA so far.
THE best tacos in the city!!!! – Two words: Cochinita Tacos. That's all you need to know when you go to this place. Sure the rest of the menu is amazing, but the cochinita tacos are absolutely, undoubtedly, without question, the best.
Also, great cheap margaritas. Go. Go. Go.
Finest Mexican cuisine on the planet! – This is simply, the finest Mexican restaurant I have ever visited. I ate there three times this week! Some of the offerings are very foreign to the western palette, like the Chile Nogado, where a poblano is filled with fruit and nuts in a light filling. The Chuletas, pork chops cooked in a pasilla sauce with sour cream, is sublime. as is the flan and the tortillas, which are made to order. My last meal included sopes compesta and a pork rind taco. I have always found the service fantastic. Great coffee in the morning as well, with a nice mexican pastry.
Best Mexican Food ... End of Story. – Hands down the best Mexican food I've ever tasted. We drive from Woodland Hills once every month or so and every time we return from a trip and are at the Burbank airport (halfway there). :-)
We love the fresh warm chips, the incredible salsas (especially the green/verde)...YUMMM
When you love a dish like we do, we stick to the same thing every time. The steak nachos with the avocado and jalapenos are to die for and the steak tacos noratenos (sp?) are heaven on earth.
We've never had a problem with the service and the delicious food is always worth the drive.
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