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El Compadre - Echo Park

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43 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Since 1975, El Compadre Restaurant in Hollywood has been one of Southern California's hot spots for Mexican cuisine and drinks. Located along trendy Sunset Blvd in the city of Los Angeles, it was founded by lifelong friends. The restaurant fashions the look and feel of an "old world hacienda". Lined with clay roof tires, wrought iron lanterns and stained glass chandeliers; its walls grace of Mexican heritage with paintings, artifacts, antiques and vase floral trimmings. We specialize in showcasing "The fine foods of Mexico". We serve family recipes handed down over generations using select cuts of meats, and choice seafood alongside season fresh vegetables.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Latin / Spanish, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 250-4505

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Osha Thai Private Room offers private and luxurious accommodations for 14-24 seated guests; a popular choice for corporate luncheons, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries and family reunions.

  • Private party contact

    Paul: (415) 896-6742

Menu

Combinaciones Especiales / Combination Specials

  • Ei Padrino

    A thinly-sliced grilled steak, beef taco, cheese enchailada, guacamole, rice & refried beans

    • Enchiladas Verdes de Pollo

      With sour cream, guacamole, rice & re-fried beans

      • Enchiladas de Mole

        Two enchiladas w/ special sauce, sour cream, guacamole, rice & beans. (chicken)

        • Enchiladas Estilo Guadalajara

          With our special sauce, mexican style rice and potatoes, and quarter of a chicken with sour cream

          Platillos de Huevos / Egg Plates

          • Huevos con Chorizo

            Eggs scrambled w/mexican sausage

            • Huevos Rancheros

              Eggs with ranchera sauce, topped w/sour cream

              • Omelette Ranchero

                Cheese Omelette w/ranchero sauce

                Antojitos / Appetizers

                • Nachos Supreme

                  Corn chips, sprinkled with cheese, strips of chile, and our special sauce, topped with sour cream and guacamole with beef or chicken (steak request are priced higher)

                  • Tostadas Ceviche

                    Shrimps served per person

                    • Steak Quesadillas

                      corn or Flour tortilla, Monterey Jack Cheese, ortega bell peppers and guacamole

                      • "Gringo" Quesadillas

                        corn or flour tortilla with Monterey jack cheese & ham, ortega bell peppers and guacamole

                        • Chicken Quesadillas

                          corn or Flour tortilla, Monterey Jack Cheese, ortega bell peppers and guacamole

                          • Botana "El Compadre Especial"

                            Chicken Quesadilla, beef Chimichanga in flour tortillas

                            • Shrimp Cocktail

                              Large shrimp in Cocktail sauce

                              • Cheese Quesadillas

                                flour tortillas (add veggies for an extra price)

                                • Guacamole

                                  Large serving of homemade guacamole

                                  • Shrimp Quesadillas

                                    corn or flour tortilla, monterey jack cheese, ortega bell peppers and guacamole

                                    • Carnita Quesadillas

                                      corn or Flour tortilla, Monterey Jack Cheese, ortega bell peppers, sour cream and guacamole

                                      Postres / Desserts

                                      • Helados

                                        Vanilla or ice cream of the day

                                        • Flan

                                          Traditional mexican egg custard

                                          • Bunuelo Mexicano

                                            Cinnamon tortilla, vanilla ice cream

                                            Bebidas / Drinks

                                            • Sanka

                                              • Leche / Milk

                                                • Cafe / Coffee

                                                  • De la Fuente / Soft Drinks

                                                    • Te / Tea

                                                      A la Carte

                                                      • Chile Relleno

                                                        • Burritos

                                                          (supreme style priced extra). shrimp & rice with guacamole steak or carnitas with guacamole bean or veggie (beef and beans) or (pork and rice) or (chicken and rice)

                                                          • Tortillas

                                                            Corn of Flour

                                                            • Tacos

                                                              de carne asada beef decarnitas chicken shrimp fish

                                                              • Enchiladas Rancheras

                                                                cheese, beef, chicken or crab meat

                                                                • Tamale

                                                                  beef or Chicken

                                                                  • Mexican Rice

                                                                    • Refried Beans

                                                                      • Enchiladas de Salsa

                                                                        Cheese, beef or chicken

                                                                        Caldos / Soups

                                                                        • Albondigas

                                                                          meatball soup with veggis. (medium or regular bowl)

                                                                          • Tortilla

                                                                            Mexican soup with fried tortilla, cheese & veggies. (medium or regular bowl)

                                                                            Especialidades de la Casa / House Specials

                                                                            • Arroz con Pollo a la Mexicana

                                                                              Shredded breast of chicken casserole cooked w/bell peppers, tomatoes, & onions

                                                                              • Carne con Chile Colorado

                                                                                Chunks of pork in a special tomatillo sauce

                                                                                • Steak Picado Estilo Michoacan

                                                                                  Michoacan style mexican bits of steak, lightly sauteed in our special vegetable sauce

                                                                                  • Half Chicken a la Plancha

                                                                                    with rice, potatoes, & guacamole

                                                                                    • Bistec Ranchero

                                                                                      Slices of savory steak, simmered in our special vegetable sauce

                                                                                      • Ropa Vieja Estilo Sonora

                                                                                        Dried shredded beef fried w/bell peppers, tomatoes & onions

                                                                                        Especiales de Cocinero / Chef's Special

                                                                                        • Fajitas

                                                                                          Strips of steak or chicken prepared w/our chef's special sauce

                                                                                          • Carnitas Plate

                                                                                            Carnitas, rice, beans, & guacamole

                                                                                            • Milanesa

                                                                                              Breaded steak served w/fries or rancho style potatoes & guacamole

                                                                                              • Bistecitos de Res

                                                                                                Filet Cuts Of beef smothered in our own chipotle sauce

                                                                                                • Lengua en Salsa Espanola

                                                                                                  Spanish style beef tongue in spanish sauce

                                                                                                  • Jumbo Shrimp Fajitas

                                                                                                    Large shrimps prepared w/our chef's special sauce

                                                                                                    • Gallina en Mole Estilo Puebla

                                                                                                      Puebla style chicken cooked in our own special sauce

                                                                                                      Mariscos

                                                                                                      • Filete de Pescado al Mojo de Ajo

                                                                                                        Fish broiled w/ garlic sauce, rice, potatoes & guacamole

                                                                                                        • Camarones a la Diabla

                                                                                                          Cooked in our own special chipotle sauce

                                                                                                          • Enchiladas de Jaiba Estilo Vallarta

                                                                                                            Puerto Vallarta Style crab meat ranchera sauce enchiladas, with sour cream, guacamole & beans

                                                                                                            • Camarones Rancheros

                                                                                                              Jumbo shrimp in a spicy Spanish sauce, bell peppers, tomatoes rice & beans

                                                                                                              • Pescado a la Veracruzana

                                                                                                                Veracruz style fish simmered in a spicy vegetable ranchero sauce

                                                                                                                • Enchiladas Estilo Acapulco

                                                                                                                  Acapulco style flour tortillas stuffed w/ king crab meat & baby shrimps, simmered in green tomatillo sauce and served w/ sour cream, guacomole and mild peppers & Mexican rice

                                                                                                                  • Camarones al Mojo de Ajo

                                                                                                                    Jumbo shrimp broiled w/ garlic sauce, rice & potatoes

                                                                                                                    • Red Snapper

                                                                                                                      Sauteed in our own special wine sauce, w/ sliced tomato, rice & guacamole

                                                                                                                      • Arroz con Camaron Estilo Veracruzana

                                                                                                                        Veracruz style shrimp simmered in a spicy sauce served on a bed of rice w/ beans

                                                                                                                        • Camarones Estilo Cancun

                                                                                                                          Cancun style jumbo shrimp stuffed w/ jack cheese, king crab meat & wrapped in bacon

                                                                                                                          • Camarones Empanizados

                                                                                                                            Breaded jumbo shrimp w/ potatoes, rice & guacamole

                                                                                                                            De la Parilla

                                                                                                                            • El Compadre Filet Mignon

                                                                                                                              Filet mignon wrapped in bacon, topped w/ California chile & monterey jack cheese

                                                                                                                              • Steak and Shrimp

                                                                                                                                Served w/ rice, gaucamole & potatoes

                                                                                                                                • Brochette

                                                                                                                                  Served w/ rice, beans, & guacamole

                                                                                                                                  • Steak a la Tampiquena

                                                                                                                                    Generous cut of New York steak served with a cheese enchilada, rice & beans, & pico de gallo

                                                                                                                                    • Two Tacos de Carne Asada or Carnitas

                                                                                                                                      Served w/ rice, beans, & guacamole

                                                                                                                                      • New York Steak

                                                                                                                                        Our big 14oz, cut, served w/ rice, beans, & guacamole or choice of potatoes & vegetables

                                                                                                                                        • Carne Asada

                                                                                                                                          Served w/ rice, beans, & guacamole

                                                                                                                                          • Porter House Steak

                                                                                                                                            12oz, USDA choice

                                                                                                                                            Ensaladas

                                                                                                                                            • Large Shrimp

                                                                                                                                              With avocado, asparagus, tomatoes and your choice of dressing

                                                                                                                                              • Beef Salad

                                                                                                                                                Tossed mixed greens, steak strips, vegetables and our house dressing

                                                                                                                                                • Chicken Avocado

                                                                                                                                                  Bed of lettuce, tomatoes, asparagus, avocado, hard boiled egg, grilled chicken and your choice of dressing

                                                                                                                                                  Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  What 43 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                  4.0
                                                                                                                                                  4 based on all time ratings
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                                                                                                                                                  • 3.8Service
                                                                                                                                                  • 4.1Ambience
                                                                                                                                                  • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                                                    outerspacewaves

                                                                                                                                                    Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 24, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    Basic AF regular regular nada especial

                                                                                                                                                  2. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall2food5service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Waiter was terrible and inattentive with an attitude

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                                                                                                                                                    gabbyv

                                                                                                                                                    Orange County

                                                                                                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 12, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    We came here for my sons bday. The staff was really nice and kept coming to our table for anything we needed. The only problem we encounter was that they took forever bringing my husband plate, we were almost done eating by then. I will definitely come back for service and great tasting food!:)

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                                                                                                                                                    SophieW

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 7, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall2food4service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                    We had a reservation for 7:45pm and did not get seated untul 9:15pm. Then we did not get our food until 10:40pm. They were very busy but it became ridiculous. The food was nice but the wait time was insane considering we had a reservation.

                                                                                                                                                  5. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 4, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Birthday dinner! Delicious and great live music

                                                                                                                                                  6. DB

                                                                                                                                                    DonB

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 2, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    some of the best Mexican food around. Good drinks too

                                                                                                                                                  7. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 8, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Excellent place to eat and drink before a Dodger game! Good drinks and great atmosphere

                                                                                                                                                  8. PP

                                                                                                                                                    PattyP

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 7, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Good food, service and excellent flaming margaritas, such a treat!

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                                                                                                                                                    Ted1

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 24, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Yankee/Dodgers pregame. Made reservations that day and worked out great.

                                                                                                                                                  10. G

                                                                                                                                                    Gugs99

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 23, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Solid 4 - somethings are higher and some lower but nothing was a 5, maybe 3 in service because just average but not bad. Biggest issue is drinks had no prices on the menu which seemed pretty sketchy.

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                                                                                                                                                    daniellem

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    High energy before a concert or Dodger Game. Great fun. Service was A+++

                                                                                                                                                  12. JB

                                                                                                                                                    JosephB

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Food was awesome!!!!!!!! Very friendly staff. Good drinks. Walking distance to Dodgers stadium. Mariachi band totally jammed

                                                                                                                                                  13. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 30, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    It was wonderful

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                                                                                                                                                    yntbom

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    152 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    152 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 25, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    Delicious Mexican "standards" like amazing cheese enchiladas. The place is VERY loud....even at an early hour (we got there at 6pm) so that was a bit of a downside for us....the four of us at our table had to yell to one another to engage in conversation.

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                                                                                                                                                    AliciaM

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 23, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    El Compadre was a wonderful place to eat. The food was delicious and the service was great. They were very nice to the 2-year-old we had with us also.

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                                                                                                                                                    yvonneM

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 21, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Always a good time! Been going here for many, many years!

                                                                                                                                                  17. AM

                                                                                                                                                    AdrianaM

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 16, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Nice family environment food was good first time there and enjoyed it close to dodger stadium

                                                                                                                                                  18. AE

                                                                                                                                                    AdeE

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 15, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    The food was very good. The service was great considering it was very busy before the Dodger game. Our first time at El Compadre and we will go back.

                                                                                                                                                  19. MT

                                                                                                                                                    MayraT

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 3, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall1food5service2ambience1

                                                                                                                                                    I had a reservation and they sat me in the bar section . It felt as though they forgot about me and my group. Food took like 30-40 minutes. We were the only table there. We specially chose this place for the music and food because we were celebrating a birthday. We told the server and then just got a ice cream with a candle handed to us and he left. No a good experience

                                                                                                                                                  20. PS

                                                                                                                                                    PattiS

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 2, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall3food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    I would definitely refer El Compadre to my friends. The food is delicious and the menu has a very good variety of selections that are all popular and I'm sure just as delicious as the selections that we chose. I would however have to let them know how loud it was in the restaurant because some people are more sensitive than others about noise. It was extremely loud and we could not talk with each other at our table because we couldn't hear each other even though we were sitting next to one another. It's a small space so the Mariachis as good as they were sounded extremely loud because of the size of the room and on top of that you had people wanting to talk anyway so they were shouting over the mariachi music. In regards to the service, I'm not sure if our waiter was new or there were other issues going on because it was after 10 p.m. when we were seated so you would think that it was definitely not rush hour, but we ordered an appetizer that never came and every time we asked for another cocktail or a refill for the sodas we had to wait almost 10 minutes which in my opinion seems very excessive, especially if you don't have anything else at the table (like water) to drink. Our waiter was very nice but seemed a bit overwhelmed. When we asked for the check he brought it to us obviously without looking it over because the appetizer that he never brought was billed and we had to ask him to remove it from the check. We sat there waiting at least 15 minutes or more for him to come back with the corrected check and by this time we were more than ready to leave. I would go back again because the food was delicious but I would probably call first to find out if there's any down time when the Mariachis don't play and I would definitely ask to be seated as far away from the bar as possible.

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                                                                                                                                                    Juarez99

                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 27, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                    Arrived at restaurant and manager became really rude as soon as I said we’d made a reservation. He said we were stupid to think a reservation would be honoured on Memorial Day and started hitting himself in the head shouting “give me a break!” I asked why no one had called/emailed to cancel the reservation and he rolled his eyes and said, “we don’t call people!” Totally bizarre.

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                                                                                                                                                    NickA

                                                                                                                                                    Exclusive

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 27, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                    Reservation made online was not honored. Ruined our whole afternoon.

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                                                                                                                                                    Maverick0115

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 9, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Rude bartenders, lazy staff (everyone except the bussers), $9 bottle beers (seriously what?!), forgotten orders, an aloof waiter...worst dining experience I've had in a long time. Staff here seem more interested in talking with themselves than actually working. This place has gone way downhill. Decent food and the novelty of a flaming margarita aren't worth the ridiculously high prices and the incredibly rude and purposely slow bartenders. Will never go back. Far better value and enjoyment at the local taco truck.

                                                                                                                                                  24. JK

                                                                                                                                                    JacquelineK

                                                                                                                                                    Orange County

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 19, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                    Awful Rude hosts and awful service! Never going back

                                                                                                                                                  25. DF

                                                                                                                                                    DodgerFan

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 13, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    overall1food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    The hostess who seated us was very unprofessional and rude. We had a large group of 12 people and decided come here for food and drinks before the Dodgers game. Food was decent but will not be coming here again due the rude hostess. First she told they dont accept reservation. Only after telling her I had reserve a table online and showing her the email did she agree to seat us. Our group spent alot of money there and the hostess was very unprofessional, raising her voice and speaking to us with attitude. We wont be coming here again.

                                                                                                                                                  26. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    Birmingham

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 12, 2015

                                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                    Slow service. Overly salty food. The waiter messed up one of our orders pretty badly.

                                                                                                                                                  27. M

                                                                                                                                                    Martiniluvr

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 10, 2015

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Food and drinks were good. Went for the trio music but unfortunately we weren't seated in the main dining room where the stage is. Next time I know to ask for a table by the stage. Had the Flaming Margarita which was fun but just a regular margarita. Reasonable prices & good ambiance.

                                                                                                                                                  28. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 6, 2015

                                                                                                                                                    overall1food4service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    Made a 9pm reservation and arrived on time. The girl at the hostess stand would not even acknowledge me for a few minutes and then just said "someone will be right with you" but seemed very annoyed. Eventually someone else came over and invited us to sit at the bar while we wait for a table to be ready, despite the fact that we could see at least 3 open tables. She explained that her manager asked her to hold off on seating people because the servers were so backed up. I'm annoyed but I get it. So we order drinks and wait and get sat around 9:15. No one comes to take our order until about 9:30. At least once we do, the fast is quick and fairly tasty, but the server got one guests order wrong so he only got one of the tacos he wanted instead of both. Then it's quite a while until we can get our check. Once we do, we write down how much to charge each card on the receipt, put all cards in the book and point out the instructions. The cards and receipt comes back and they have charged each card the same amount, ignoring our instructions. Finally once they remedy this, we realize we have been here for almost 2 hours.

                                                                                                                                                  29. DV

                                                                                                                                                    DariusV

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 2, 2015

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    This place is on my short list of places to go and grab a bite and a drink before a Dodger game. You can just walk up the hill (long walk) and you're inside the stadium.

                                                                                                                                                  30. C

                                                                                                                                                    Casmax

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 28, 2015

                                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                    We arrived on time and they told us it would be 1-1/2 hour to two hour wait. When I asked him what the deal was and that we had a reservation he did not care one bit. He said we did not make the reservation with them and he did not have to honor the online reservation. I have eaten there many times before, but this was the first time I made a reservation. I will not go back there again.

                                                                                                                                                  31. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 28, 2015

                                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                    Planning since February for this special occasion. Going to dodger stadium for a concert and El Compare was recommended by a friend as a good place close to the stadium. First were told no parking available by valet. After we told him we had a reservation and begged for a spot he gave us one. At check in were told it would be at least 45 minutes for a table. Decided to order a drink at the bar which took forever. Decided we didn't want to be late for the concert do were stuck eating nasty overpriced food at the stadium. Would give 0 stars if I could.

                                                                                                                                                  32. D

                                                                                                                                                    D123

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 28, 2015

                                                                                                                                                    overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    We made a reservation and were told when we arrived that we would have to wait another hour to be seated. The host was rude and tried to deny that I had a reservation until I showed him my confirmation email on my phone.

                                                                                                                                                  33. R

                                                                                                                                                    Rubenag

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 25, 2015

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Really enjoyed my birthday dinner with friends at the restaurant, good was delicious and people really friendly and service was great.

                                                                                                                                                  34. 8

                                                                                                                                                    84093

                                                                                                                                                    Salt Lake City

                                                                                                                                                    16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                    16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 2, 2015

                                                                                                                                                    overall2food4service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                    Food is excellent, the service was horrible. Our reservation were for 7:45, we did not get seated until 8:20 our order was not taken until 8:50 food did not come to the table until 9:40. Drinks were only offered twice the waiter only showed up at our table three times the entire time. The hostess brought the bill and picked up the bill and they added a 20% tip which for a party of eight I normally don't mind but based on the lack of service they would have been lucky to get 10%. I will have been to the restaurant a couple times and will not be back!

                                                                                                                                                  35. EP

                                                                                                                                                    EchoParkResident

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 21, 2015

                                                                                                                                                    overall1food2service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    I use to love EL Compadre, the flaming margarita, delicious salsa, delicious food but these past couple visits have been horrible! They are constantly under staffed and the workers are extremely rude, we had to wait for long periods of time to get anything. They constantly messed up the orders and would forget about our table on several occasions. I'm done with this place.

                                                                                                                                                  36. d

                                                                                                                                                    dspdance

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 20, 2015

                                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                    The food was good, but we order Fajitas that did not come out on a fajita plate sizzling. They came out on a regular plate. When I asked why they didn't come out on a Fajita plate they replied, they didn't have any available because they had a big party. Ordered a shot of tequila which seemed to be watered down and it was very hot inside the restaurant. Didn't like sitting by the kitchen, they should have doors or even curtains there. It is also too dark and they shouldn't charge $5.00 for valet parking when you park your own car in the small parking lot.

                                                                                                                                                  37. m

                                                                                                                                                    malibucaptain

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    46 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                    46 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 8, 2015

                                                                                                                                                    overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    My party of three arrived on-time. We were seated immediately. After 15 minutes I had to get the hostess to find our waiter to order drinks and food. We went before the dodger game and the restaurant was crowded, but they should plan for the crowd.

                                                                                                                                                  38. C

                                                                                                                                                    Californian

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 6, 2015

                                                                                                                                                    overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    When I called to confirm my group of 20 people, Mario was extremely rude. When I arrived, the hostess must've asked me three times if I was sure all 20 guests were showing up. YES!!!! The spot they put us in was not big enough. Mind you I made these reservations two weeks prior. Our server was rude and wasn't too attentive to my party. Food was good. Drinks were great. I will not be making coming back here w a big party, though.

                                                                                                                                                  39. p

                                                                                                                                                    pasadena

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 5, 2014

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    The restaurant staff is always warm and welcoming, and the overall ambience is full of vigor and fun. The food is excellent and plentiful. I forget our server's name, maybe it was Carlos, but he was very good, and quick to bring our drinks and our food. Your parking lot attendant is most helpful as well. Parking in that area can be a problem, and it is good to have the lot. Adriana got us moved when she could see that the noise was getting to us, and seated us in the quietest booth. Everything is wonderful, except that the level of the noise makes conversation difficult. The Holiday spirit was reflected in the decorations, the music, and the evident cheer.

                                                                                                                                                  40. J

                                                                                                                                                    James

                                                                                                                                                    Palm Springs

                                                                                                                                                    189 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    189 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 25, 2014

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    El Compadre is always a staple when we visit our friends in LA. We love this place. The food is really great and consistently so. Unlike really heavy Mexican food, it is light, served without piling everything together etc. The seafood or lobster enchiladas are great! As is the chili rellenos. The schtick of the flaming margaritas adds to the charm. You can get a "skinny" marg, too, without all the sweetness of the sweet and sour mix. You won't regret checking this out.

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                                                                                                                                                  El Compadre - Echo Park is rated 4 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                  1449 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

                                                                                                                                                  Additional information

                                                                                                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                    Echo Park

                                                                                                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                    Mexican, Latin / Spanish, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

                                                                                                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                    Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                    Business Casual

                                                                                                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                    None

                                                                                                                                                  • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                    (213) 250-4505

                                                                                                                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                    Osha Thai Private Room offers private and luxurious accommodations for 14-24 seated guests; a popular choice for corporate luncheons, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries and family reunions.

                                                                                                                                                  • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                    Paul: (415) 896-6742

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