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El Chavo

El Chavo

(Now Closed)
Mexican Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and Bar$$$$
Los Feliz, Los Angeles
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  • anthony p.
    anthony pradoJuly 11, 2012
    great mexican food, very authentic! el chavito bar is very chill, lots of tequila & cerveza to choose from, & the juke box is pretty cool. be sure to check this place during happy hour!
  • Adrian Y.
    Adrian YuenFebruary 22, 2016
    They might not be around much longer... the For Sale sign is looming, but in the meantime, the happy hour is pretty good and the food is tasty. I had the nachos with beef (tender steak!)
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SandersJuly 7, 2011
    Killer table salsa and excellent Mexican food. I really dig the dark interior and trippy, psychedelic neon sombreros on the roof next to the bar. A classic.
  • Natalie W.
    Natalie WiesnetAugust 7, 2014
    Happy four from 5-9 is fantastic. House margaritas mixed with chicken and potato tacos is the way to go!!
  • AskMen
    AskMenDecember 9, 2010
    El Chavo is my fave place to duck in & have a margarita, ‘guac’ & chips. Sitting at the bar is great, especially when there’s an acoustic guitarist performing. Read more
  • Walter
    WalterAugust 23, 2014
    The Happy Hour is the best here! From 5pm to 9pm. $4 House Marg $3 can o' beers.
  • Z
    ZAugust 13, 2012
    Make sure to walk to the back & check out the patio!
  • DrinkCoba
    DrinkCobaApril 21, 2011
    100% Authentic Chicken Mole Enchiladas - Mole heads get excited! El Chavo's Authentic approach to Mole will have Abuelita asking for the recipe.
  • Idea Monkey, Inc.
    Idea Monkey, Inc.July 27, 2011
    In 1789 Governor Pedro Fages granted 6647 acres to Jose Vicente Feliz as a reward for his service in the early governments of Los Angeles and San Diego. This rich land became the Rancho Los Feliz.
  • Chic & Boutique Venues
    Chic & Boutique VenuesFebruary 10, 2011
    Drinking in one of the best happy hours in LA tonight & every wednesday night. Try the scratch margarita & the green corn tamale.
  • Erin B.
    Erin BJune 12, 2010
    If you don't want sweet sweet tiki cocktails, then take a few extra steps to this place. Food is so so, but the complimentary chips are better than a kick in the balls. Cheers!
  • Luis M.
    Luis MendozaMarch 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    $4 margaritas from 5-9pm. Can't beat that! Strong too.
  • Luis M.
    Luis MendozaOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Food is mediocre and a bit overpriced on some items. But margaritas are damn good like the mango with spicy rim. Apparently it's Dolly Parton's favorite Mexican shot. She must not get out much.
  • Rina
    RinaFebruary 27, 2014
    Mexican place with a terrific back outdoor patio for drinking awesome margaritas
  • Dave S.
    Dave ShavuOctober 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Awesome Micheladas! Definitely the best way to drink Tecate.
  • BJ D.
    BJ DeHutNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to grab a drink. Try the outdoor area at night.
  • Samuel J.
    Samuel JacksonMay 29, 2015
    Tacos served straight to the bar, what else do you want.
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartMay 14, 2011
    For a similar vibe with better food, I recommend Casita del Campo on Hyperion.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferSeptember 11, 2014
    I want to like El Chavo, but the loud dining room and the somewhat boring Mexican food keeps disappointing me. The margaritas, however, are good.
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RaeNovember 25, 2013
    Happy Hour: $4 margaritas and well drinks. Alissa Walker
  • Mike
    MikeOctober 1, 2014
    El señor was excellent
  • SPIN
    SPINJuly 19, 2011
    Word to the wise: Don't mention the Dolly Parton portrait behind the bar. The Airborne Toxic Event asked about it and the bartender responded: "Don't you talk sh*t about Dolly."
  • Jordan E.
    Jordan EnderMarch 25, 2011
    Awesome deals for tecate. $3 for anyone who checks in here...all night!
  • Charlie J.
    Charlie JJuly 27, 2012
    The salsa is spiiiiicy and delicious.
  • eileen l.
    eileen lOctober 29, 2012
    Love the scratch margaritas!
  • seanivore
    seanivoreDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    $3 taco, $3 Tecate happy hour!
  • Sian T.
    Sian ThomasAugust 8, 2010
    The Cadillac margaritas will get you smashed! Trust me! ;)
  • Erica L.
    Erica LoGiudiceJuly 12, 2014
    Everything is good.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LanzOctober 11, 2011
    Scratch margs aren't bad. Also, hit it during happy hour.
  • Doris N.
    Doris NeubauerJuly 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best margaritas in the city.
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.December 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Went out of business in December 2015 after having been open for 49 years, since 1966.
  • Erica S.
    Erica SterneJanuary 28, 2012
    Sneak into El Chavo and steal a bottle of tequila. But you know, wait til it's closed..
  • Galo C.
    Galo CanoteMarch 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Potato Tacos on Wednesday!!!
  • Jacob O.
    Jacob OdenbergMarch 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there early and bring some drinks from chavito out to the patio
  • Ed
    EdDecember 2, 2012
    potato tacos are the best
  • palmsatpark P.
    Sonora chicken is amazing
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.May 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Opened for business in 1966.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FodenMay 7, 2011
    Dolly Parton's favorite mexican spot in LA
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.December 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Went out of business in December 2015 after having been open since 1966.
  • SouthernBeets
    SouthernBeetsMay 2, 2011
    Great service and the food is so good!
  • Veronica G.
    Veronica Garreton GalenDecember 17, 2010
    Live guitar on thursday night. Amazing
  • Paco L.
    Paco LoloMay 26, 2012
    Guacamole needs more sabor!!!!
  • Charles B.
    Charles BDecember 23, 2010
    Get the scratch margaritas. Worth the extra $2
  • Iyana G.
    Iyana GregoryAugust 17, 2011
    the other local's local bar
  • Tom G.
    Tom GrayJuly 30, 2010
    The hottest salsa I've ever eaten in a restaurant.
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesAugust 14, 2011
    House Margaritas + Tamales
  • Candice S.
    Candice SilvaMay 31, 2014
    The service here is so shitty. Slowest bartenders on the planet and the waiters are so frickin rude.
  • Rob B.
    Rob BerardinelliAugust 2, 2010
    Happy hour runs until 9p. Can't beat that!
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RaeSeptember 2, 2013
    Alissa Walker
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MurrayDecember 2, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Shhhhh! Free jukebox!
  • Zach B.
    Zach BehrensMay 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Potato tacos!
  • Ariel S.
    Ariel Stark-BenzMarch 9, 2010
    Rather, the chips and salsa are very ignorable.
  • Cody K.
    Cody KennedyJune 29, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Shot and a can!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BazalarMay 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the scratch margarita.
  • Daniel N.
    Daniel NFebruary 27, 2011
    Club be bumpin
  • Lucy R.
    Lucy RKMay 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They do NOT honor their Foursquare special.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HerseyFebruary 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I know the mayor.
  • Solid State L.
    Happy hour.
  • Jeffrey M.
    Jeffrey MolineMay 21, 2012
    Don't bother. The service sucks, the appetizers are unappetizing.
  • Rubb C.
    Rubb CreemeNovember 21, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    comfey and reasonable loungin' bar
  • Rachael G.
    Rachael GallowayJuly 2, 2011
    The bartender sucks!
  • Mike S.
    Mike S.April 29, 2012
    Suck it @zeech
  • Kim H.
    Kim HoedemanAugust 1, 2013
    Happy in El Tres ☺
  • Tiffany M.
    Tiffany MitchellMay 6, 2015
    Cinco de Mayo!!
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