El Colmao

(213) 386-6131 | View Website

2328 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions   90006

34.047210 -118.287433

 
Restaurants, Cuban, Mexican  more

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Mid City, Central LA

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El Colmao
El Colmao
El Colmao
Menu
Ham Croqueties, Shrimp Cocktail, Shrimp Cocktail Mexican Style, Crispy Piartain Chips, Avocado Salad, Shrimp Salad, Lettuce And Tomatoes Salad, Mixed Salad, Chicken Salad, Garlician Broth... more

Reviews for El Colmao

El Colmao
Recommends

Good cuban food, big portions, great price. Love the ropa vieja here. Don't miss the guava flan.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

The price here goes up with every new mercedes. – The food is ok and way overpriced. The seafood rice is not what it used to be, now they make it with parboiled rice.

Tostones are good.

Mazas de puerco y congri is good

The prices here goes up every time someone in the family buys a new mercedes.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The Best! Ignore all other cuban in LA – First ate here years ago with a friend who grew up in Pico-union. Authentic. no-nonsense. great food. What else is needed?

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Been going there since 1972. – I remember going there with my parents all those years ago. The food has remained consistent throughout that time. Its one of the few places where you can order beef tongue and its served right. The portions are good and overall its still a good value. The only draw back is the lack of parking and the sketchy neighborhood.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Authentic Cuban Food – Ive been going back to this place for years. My family loves to come here when they visit from Fresno. Its great authentic cuban food for a reasonable price. It a great family setting great for groups. You dont usually need to make a reservation but if you want to make sure you get in, you can make reservations. The only con about this place is that the food does take a little bit to get there but trust me it is well worth the wait. Also its not in the best part of town so make sure you lock your cars. Other than that i recomend this place to everyone if you want to see what real cuban food is about. In my opinion it far exceeds the quality of authentic food of even Jennifer Lopez's restaurant in Pasadena and it is cheaper here!! Very Yummy!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

A hidden gem – I have paid more for Cuban food that is not this good. I will go back to try more of the menu.

I suppose this place would be a dime a dozen in Miami, but it is a find in LA. a geat place for a casual LA lunch on a day when you are hungry.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Food! – This is a Cuban Landmark. My Parents have taken me their since I was a child. The food is always fresh and the lunch specials are great! It is the best food for your money. Try the Arroz con Pollo or the Bistec Empanizado, it is all great! And when you are done try a flan, its heavenly!

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Best in LA – Being Cuban, I'd say this is perhaps the best Cuban restaurant in Los Angeles for down-home "abuelita" style comida. The Wednesday special, "Pollo fricase," is worth a pilgrimage for lunch. Have a Materva with your meal, have a heated conversation about the political death of Fidel Castro and you will have fulfilled your Cuban dining experience.

 

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