Mexican >El Compadre
1449 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002634.075137 -118.253073
Mon - Sun 11am - 2am
Neighborhoods: East LA, Echo Park
Great margaritas, good food, great ambience and music – I visited this place because it was within walking distance of my brother's place, and he likes to go there. The margaritas were great -- and not just because of the gimmick of the flame on them... I thought they were flavorful and really packed a wallop. The food was good... we all had chicken dishes. No complaints. The guac was also pretty good, though it has shredded lettuce in it, which I found a little strange. In the end what I really liked about this place is the ambience -- I always fall for a dark restaurant that you can spread out in with your friends and laugh and talk while still enjoying some good music (that isn't so loud you can't hear yourselves.) Great place to hang. I've read the complaints about the service, too, but ours was very attentive throughout the night.
"!Hola... and Adios, Amigos!" – I just moved here from NoCal and wanted some good Mex. The first few times we went here in Aug-Oct of this year, it was pretty good. But tonight was our last. The food was mediocre at best: crab enchiladas with no flavor and chicken mole enchiladas that had lousy mole sauce. And there's nothing worse than lousy mole sauce--except for never being asked how you thought your food was. We wanted to comment on the lackluster performance by the chef, but after being served, no one came to our table... we had to ask for our check and it came from another server... El Compadre is probably a decent place for a magarita, but that's about it.
Flaming margarita – The food is average. The highlight is the flaming margarita, so it's more of a fun place to go with friends. It gets packed on weekend evenings though.
Awesome. – Go and get a beer and order their biggest burrito they have. I forgot the name but it starts with a "C". Seriously, it's one of the first places I think of when I want mexican.
So good – Love this place! Great margaritas, quesadillas, seafood dishes. The atmosphere is dark and cool. Places like this make me love Los Angeles. Great place for group or date.
Greatest Margaritas Ever!!! – This place is very much like the one in Hollywood awesome margaritas, great food and great atmosphere! I love El Compadre!
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