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Casa Vega

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Sherman Oaks, Sherman Oaks
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  • Elle C.
    "Tortilla soup & lobster enchiladas are amazing!"(8 Tips)
    Emerald T.
    "lots of energy, social spot, great happy hour margaritas"(3 Tips)
    Voxx C.
    "the Tortilla Soup IS amazing!! must try"(6 Tips)
    Natalie R.
    "Get the Tostada Chiquita + Cheese Enchiladas."(2 Tips)
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  • Eater
    EaterApril 4
    This 60-year-old mainstay is perhaps the most iconic Mexican restaurant in the Valley, where big, cheesy plates and blended margaritas are the name of the game. Read more
  • LAist
    LAistJuly 22, 2016
    Get the Burrito Empanada hybrid! Filled with your choice of meat, along with refried beans before it's fried, this beast is then topped with salsa, cheese, guacamole, and sour cream. Read more
  • Meka L.
    Meka LloydDecember 29, 2013
    Looking for sexy simple and downright good Mexican...you found it. Enjoy the dimly lit dining room and indulge in any number if great dishes. Guac and ritas are on point.
  • Sandrene M.
    Sandrene MathewsMarch 8, 2015
    Great margaritas. The blended coconut is amazing. But the hostess staff is less than friendly and the food isn't anything to rave about. I can get better Mexican food in Tennessee.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 8, 2011
    Happy 55th year Ray Vega! The booths are so dark it's best to sit up front by the bar. Don't forget to order the carnitas and cheese enchilada/chicken taco combo plate while you're at it.
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.January 28, 2016
    Opened 1956. Dark, vintage Mexican restaurant with burgundy leather booths brick walls and great original neon signs.
  • Shana W.
    Shana WallAugust 11, 2013
    Their new Sunday Bloody Mary cart is awesome. Best Bloody Mary I've had... Cucumbers, Olives, Celery, Peperoncini's... Mmm👍. (Service much friendlier Sundays too!)
  • Jenny G.
    Jenny GJuly 2, 2013
    Don't listen to those fools!!! We are here for lunch and the service is fantastic plus the best food to boot!
  • Kordai S.
    Kordai SummersFebruary 18, 2014
    Awesome! Yummy food and drinks. Great healthy, vegetarian and vegan selections!!!!
  • Greg L.
    Greg LehmanJune 19, 2015
    Visited for the first time for lunch. Light crowd, great food, and our server was super-nice to our daughter. Great first experience!
  • Briefly C.
    Briefly CaresJune 22, 2011
    Yes crowded on the weekends just get there about 7 and you'll be in good shape, you'll be in even better shape when you order the crab enchiladas.
  • Rich G.
    Rich GunnDecember 27, 2013
    Get the lobster enchiladas!!! Best ever! I mean, I haven't tried them yet but everyone says their great 😊
  • TOMMY G.
    TOMMY GIBBSJanuary 18, 2014
    TOO DAMN CROWED AN THE ENTRANCE AND THE BAR NEED TO BE BIGGER REMODLE, HOWEVER THE CARNE, ASSADA, BURRITO IS THE BOMB!
  • Owen S.
    Owen SzaboApril 7, 2014
    Have a drink at the bar while you wait to be seated. Get a margarita of course. Tell them you know Owen
  • Robert B.
    Robert BankheadSeptember 5, 2014
    Food and drinks are great. Service is good. Like the gave setting... great for dates and family eating
  • Brad H.
    Brad HerschbergerAugust 25, 2012
    Great Skinny Margarita... A must try if all the Sweet&Sour of a regular one is just to much!!
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MkAugust 25, 2012
    Can't make reservations. BUT they have the best quesadilla. (also, try the ranchero burrito) Awesome.
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff PorterMarch 10
    I like this place and the food is decent, but wow is it expensive! For 2 people having Mexican food with only one alcohol drink still end up paying almost $100 bucks!
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MoscosoJuly 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    This is my favorite restaurant in the Valley. The food and the atmosphere, both AWESOME! It's the perfect place for date night. It's dim, cozy and delicious. Also, I really recommend the classic marga
  • DaMon M.
    DaMon M.January 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best happy hour margaritas... You can't beat $5 & they are strong and good
  • Candace M.
    Candace MillerAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lunch specials and happy hour make this place worth it. Be prepared for a long dinner wait though.
  • Natalie R.
    Natalie RotmanDecember 2, 2011
    for comfort food - no one can touch Casa Vega. Get the Tostada Chiquita + Cheese Enchiladas. Rub your belly all the way home x
  • Brett H.
    Brett HuntJuly 26, 2013
    If your hungry, best hope your entire party is there otherwise you don't get a seat :-(
  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZaiJanuary 28, 2015
    Popular place for drinks on weekend. Decent food but definitely a good hang out bar in the valley.
  • Linda P.
    Linda PosnickMarch 5, 2014
    Great atmosphere, the food not so great. I had the avocado salad, lots of iceberg lettuce. The vinaigrette dressing was horrible. A cross between French and vinaigrette dressing. Yuck!
  • LogoTV
    LogoTVJanuary 23, 2013
    Order the boss margarita you won’t be sorry!! -Heidi Hamilton, That Sex Show
  • Diane
    DianeAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The tortilla soup is AMAZING! Always friendly staff! I love Casa Vega!
  • Valerie Angela
    Valerie AngelaFebruary 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good food and cucumber margs are a must!
  • Gina R.
    Gina RiedelOctober 31, 2011
    Excellent house-made mole sauce, tastes great on everything.
  • Ian O.
    Ian O'NeillDecember 17, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Ok, so this used to be a fave, but in recent years the food has taken a downturn. Now it's confirmed, I'm not returning, suffered sickness after eating here. Shame, as I loved the atmosphere :(
  • Erik O.
    Erik OstermanSeptember 21, 2015
    Ambiance is nice, but food has gone to hell. Been coming here for 20+ years, but something has changed. Food is just not that good. Waiters are inattentive. Frequently get served the wrong thing.
  • Brittany E.
    Brittany EllisJune 24, 2011
    This is still probably the best Mexican food in the valley. Delicious!!!!
  • Elle C.
    Elle CameronJanuary 21, 2013
    Tortilla soup & lobster enchiladas are amazing!
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobisonOctober 19, 2016
    Try the Burrito Empanada.
  • Joseph E.
    Joseph EspanaApril 8, 2013
    The lobster enchilada is highly recommended!
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FaloccoMarch 15, 2011
    Whatever you choose to order, get the guac as an appetizer!
  • JB
    JBSeptember 5, 2012
    Kitchen open until 1AM. Bar open until 2AM.
  • Skyler W.
    Skyler WamplerDecember 13, 2011
    I love this place!! Best mango frozen margaritas and chips n salsa !
  • Karen S.
    Karen SteinJuly 4, 2012
    good cadillac margaritas but Merix iWest Hollywood is KILLER!
  • Emerald T.
    Emerald TriangleMarch 3, 2012
    lots of energy, social spot, great happy hour margaritas
  • AskMen
    AskMenFebruary 17, 2012
    Good enough for Marlon Brando and Cary Grant, good enough for you. Read more
  • Kindred S.
    Kindred SheppardJanuary 19, 2014
    The wait is long... but well worth it... the food is good.
  • David F.
    David FeingoldOctober 10, 2010
    If you order Tortilla Soup to go, make sure you check it for spoons. Trust me.. you get home and nothing.
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley ClineNovember 29, 2011
    you must order a margarita and a lobster enchilada!
  • David J.
    David JensenNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the lobster quesadilla, it is AWESOME
  • Jackie B.
    Jackie BandaNovember 7, 2011
    #TreatYoSelf to swanky Mexican food. Big dishes are extra treat-ish!
  • Tina J.
    Tina JordanAugust 15, 2014
    Beef enchiladas and Raspberry Margaritas!!!! Good but dark...
  • Mike M.
    Mike MendelsohnOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't befriend the bartenders they'll pour heavy & u won't make it.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel H.September 2, 2013
    Over-hyped, average food - expensive for what you get. Mediocre service. But, did see a movie star while dining. Tortilla soup is better at Baja Fresh.
  • Prentiss E.
    Prentiss Earl IIIJuly 19, 2010
    must must must get the lobster enchiladas . . . simply delicious!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaximOctober 17, 2015
    Old, dark, and surprisingly good.
  • Chrissy K.
    Chrissy KiehlMay 25, 2011
    Horrible. Waiter broke a glass as he was handing us our plates, I had broken glass in my food. Not only did he not apologize, but I had to ask to have my order remade....w/o glass in it.
  • Santos J.
    Santos JuarezApril 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    I love how ppl always complain that it's crowded in here! Duh!!! That means it's awesome!
  • Francesca S.
    Francesca SmithFebruary 18, 2011
    Love this place! Come around 3 on a weekend for less crowds.
  • DJ
    DJJune 11, 2014
    Lobster enchiladas and Albondigas
  • Brittany S.
    Brittany SurrettOctober 11, 2010
    Make sure you try the torilla soup. Trust me. You'll love it!!
  • Sheryk G.
    Sheryk GriffinJune 16, 2015
    If you are going on the weekend to be prepared to wait
  • Voxx C.
    Voxx CelebSeptember 25, 2011
    the Tortilla Soup IS amazing!! must try
  • Martini M.
    Martini MikeMarch 1, 2015
    Pretty awesome margaritas if you ask me!
  • Taste Terminal
    Taste TerminalFebruary 24, 2012
    See a quick how-to video with Casa Vega's long-term bartender Antonio Navarro. Read more
  • Mario L.
    Mario L.August 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Mexican pizza, nachos, and margs...get on it.
  • Bollare
    BollareNovember 28, 2012
    It’s so dark and sparkly all day, everyday — like a 24 hour party! —Sara F.
  • Brie
    BrieAugust 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Yummy strawberry margaritas! :)
  • Prentiss E.
    Prentiss Earl IIIJuly 23, 2010
    get the lobster enchiladas = f'n amazing!
  • Francesca S.
    Francesca SmithFebruary 18, 2011
    Oh and Peach margarita all the way!
  • Crystal R.
    Crystal RoseSeptember 10, 2011
    Try the ORGANIC Margarita!
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LiparotoOctober 1, 2011
    They have a decent happy hour...otherwise it's over priced for what it is
  • Jonathan
    JonathanAugust 14, 2013
    Happy Hour Margaritas
  • 420foodie
    420foodieSeptember 8, 2010
    lobster enchiladas or off the chain!!
  • Bollare
    BollareSeptember 30, 2011
    It’s so dark and sparkly all day, everyday — like a 24 hour party! —Sara
  • LINDA S.
    LINDA STRAWBERRYNovember 8, 2010
    Margaritas and enchiladas. I love this place.
  • Mark V.
    Mark VillanuevaJuly 6, 2011
    Blood orange margarita is good!
  • Justin B.
    Justin BartekApril 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Riveted and a Cadillac margarita is all u need....besides love
  • MO7S
    MO7SNovember 1, 2011
    dark, but delicious.
  • Brie
    BrieAugust 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Also spotted Nicole Richie here ;-)
  • Diana B.
    Diana BovioSeptember 2, 2011
    Get the Cranberry Margarita!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BuckApril 13, 2012
    The BEST tortilla soup!
  • Amor H.
    Amor HiltonJanuary 16, 2012
    Hilton approved bar ;-) xoxoxoxo
  • Bob B.
    Bob BreyerOctober 25, 2011
    Yum yum yummy!
  • Doug H.
    Doug HansfordNovember 2, 2011
    Try the Mexican pizza.
  • Missie D.
    Missie De Leeuw-BonoDecember 13, 2009
    Good margaritas and high potential to see a celeb or two.
  • Danielle
    DanielleOctober 20, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    strong margaritas. becomes a scene on friday nights. maybe even a jessica simpson sighting...
  • Alicia M.
    Alicia MataOctober 17, 2010
    Albondiga Soup is delicious :)
  • Tomasino M.
    Tomasino MaloneyApril 2, 2015
    Place is a dump, I can't say what the nickname my friends came up with for it.
  • Drew S.
    Drew StokesMarch 26, 2011
    Food was alright, house margarita wasn't. Also, way crowded.
  • Serdar A.
    Serdar AndonyanApril 29, 2013
    Drink margarita.
  • Galo C.
    Galo CanoteMay 9, 2014
    Valley Girl ----
  • Boo 👻
    Boo 👻September 29, 2010
    two words. Tostada Chiquita.
  • Tom C.
    Tom ChamberlinFebruary 12, 2010
    Now you can substitute SOY meat in burritos!
  • jordan p.
    jordan pryczynskiSeptember 8, 2010
    wasn't impressed with the place. chipotle would have made me much happier.
  • Robert G.
    Robert GibbonsSeptember 12, 2010
    Oh god, the drinks at the place were awful. Don't go here! Mixed crowed, though their were some douche-bags douching up the place.
  • J G.
    J GNovember 13, 2011
    Remember to stop coming here....service still sucks
  • Sandy
    SandyJuly 2, 2011
    This place is disgusting, bubble gut central station!
  • Rick S.
    Rick SmithMay 8, 2012
    Sucks that they won't seat you until your ENTIRE party is there. No munching while waiting on a friend.:(
  • LizzieRoyale
    LizzieRoyaleSeptember 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    ★★★1/2
  • Evan T.
    Evan TallasAugust 4, 2010
    Drinks were awful, but the food was ok. Standard Mexican food. Nothing special at all.
  • Tabitha A.
    Tabitha AliciaDecember 29, 2010
    whatever to this place! not impressed at all.
  • Benjamin G.
    Benjamin GoldfarbJuly 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Overpriced new menu. Stay away from this "has been" restaurant.
  • Tatum P.
    Tatum PercivalMay 16, 2014
    Great Pina coladas
  • Анна
    АннаAugust 27, 2014
    Не вкусно, зато увидела актеров из Сумерек
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