751 N. Virgil Ave., Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002934.084776 -118.287155
Neighborhoods: Silver Lake, East LA
One of the BEST kept secret in Guatemalan Restaurant’s in Los Angeles Area, I drive once a week or more from the San Fernando Valley to enjoy Amalia’s home style cooking, I love Hilachas, Garnachas, platanos, and many more stuff that they have but too much to list. I would recommend Amali’s Restaurant to anyone that wants to try excellent Guatemalan food.
***Also considered a GREAT Find in LA Times***
GREAT FOOD & SERVICE – I love this place and I drive from the San Fernando Valley at least one's a week to have their great food, they take care of you like family. I highly recommend to ask for Susie to take care of your table. If its your first time I will recommend getting "Plato Amalia's". Go try it you will love it and will go back again and again. Enjoy :-)
Great place! – There's no place like it in all of LA! A great place to enjoy tasty Guatemalan food. A great find that never disappoints.
The best Guatemalan food – Great service , the food is spectacular. The owner is friendly, they make you feel at home.
You will not be able to eat this food as great as it is anywhere in the USA even in Guatemala City, Sra Amalia really knows how Guatemalan food really taste.
Give it a try you will love it.Guarantee. Beautiful and clean place. It's just GOOD GOOD GOOD
Citysearch Editorial Review – A down-home mix of Silver Lake locals, Hollywood Eastsiders and Latino families rub elbows in this lovely Craftsman house on Virgil just minutes from LACC. Artsy Latin oil paintings hang on the white walls, Guatemalan fabrics cover the wood tables and market umbrellas add to the charm of the tree-lined wraparound garden patio that hosts a live marimba band playing traditional Guatemalan tunes on Saturday nights. The lack of formica and fluorescent lights also means the beautifully presented dishes here are a bit more expensive ($10-19), but the fun atmosphere more than makes up for it. The menu features a range of Guatemalan dishes that primarily incorporate meat, including chiplin leaf tamales, stuffed plantains, carne asada, grilled shrimp, Guatemalan chicken soup and marinated pork chops.
The best black refried beans and carne adobada in LA! – I don't live that far from Amalia's, and noticed that they have marimba on Saturday afternoon, so I took my son whom was taken by the marimba, and my mother for an early dinner. Their service is terrific, and their food really is above the typical Guatemalan restaurant I've visited. They take pride in their customer service, and their food is delicious. I had the carne adobaba and ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! They re-invented Guatemalan food service in Los Angeles by providing excellent service in a clean location, very traditional and the food is as delicious as the food your mamma would make. You have to try them to know what I mean. Oh, and if you like atol de platano (plantain hot drink), you will love theirs!
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