7408 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9004634.097890 -118.352164
Mon - Sun 11am - 1am
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Hollywood
Great Authentic Mexican Food! Awesome Flaming Margaritas! Great Place to have drinks with friends. For fridays and saturdays, try to arrive early around 6pm or 7pm , unless you want wait a while.
Tried it once, hooked for life! – This is the best restaurant in town! Although it is located in Hollywood and full of celebrities and Hollywood types, it always stays true to its authentic Mexican theme. Their live music and flaming margaritas are excellent, and the romantically dim ambience makes you feel as famous as the person sitting next to you. For those of you who are turned off by the long weekend wait, call ahead for reservations! They just opened a new location in Los Angeles.
Best Margaritas and atmosphere – I go to this place everytime I visit LA (which is very often). Good with a big group or with a few close friends. Margaritas are a must! I love the booth in the back dark corner. The service is slow and the wait is often long (this may be because we always go on a Friday or Saturday night), but it is well worth it!!
TRUE TEX-MEX – In 12 years in LA, I've eaten at Compadre's over 150 times! (I even bought an apron off one of the waiter's once!). Best dishes: chicken with molé sauce, any of their enchiladas, and their fajitas! Their salsa is high on cilantro!
The waiters barely speak English which smacks of authenticity, plus they are workhorses! Some of the best service I've ever had in LA...very old-world style!
I've seen everyone from Lenny kravitz to Sherman Helmsley to Jim Brown there, plus lotsa green-haired punks and cops (especially in the afternoons).
It's great for romantic dinners, parties, mid-afternoon lunch---everything. I love it!
try it! – I thought the place was awesome. the food is good, the service was great, and the best part were the drinks!! they were reallllly great. its a great place to go if u want to get romantic cause they have live music on the weekends. and the best part is that you see celebs there. I have seen fred durst their twice already.
no go. – This place was over-rated and service was slow. Food was ok, better than El Cholo for sure, but not anything special
Atmosphere – The atmosphere and the drinks are definitely the draw here. Great place for a first date, birthday party, family outing. The food is predictable Mexican/American. Nothing wrong with that! Great shrimp dishes, spicy salsa, taquitos, refried beans, and guacamole. It can get very crowded at times.
Yummy margaritas! – The food is very mediocre. i would suggest only going for the delish margaritas. I am a "margarita expert" and when they came out flaming and I tasted, YUMMY!
Really bad food. – The chips are the best thing here. Eat as many as you can. Normally I dont like to fill up on chips before I eat, but when my friends drag me to this place, that's the best thing to do. The salsa is quite a bit spicier than tomato sauce. But not as good. And its free too.
The food is similar to tv dinner style of "mexican" cooking. Taco Bell is probably more authentic. I've eaten at El Compadre several times and each time is as bad as I remember it. I really need to find new friends. And now for these award winning margaritas that people speak so highly about. I guess the "flaming" part blinds people to the fact that they're drinking cheap tequilla in a cheap mix. They're nothing special, but if you drink several of them you may not notice how bad the food is.
THIS PLACE ROCKS!! – I am absolutely addicted to the beef tacos done to perfection. I also always get the albondigas soup which is truly amazing, so much flavor. I had my birthday party here and everyone had a jolly good time. They also commented on how great the food was. The prices are also very to my liking.
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