The atmosphere is better than the food but it's still worth checking out. The margaritas are flaming and it's a fun festive old school Mexican place.
Classic Mexican food. Dark, with an old world hacienda feeling, leather booths and flaming margaritas.
Made a reservation, got here on time and still had to wait for an hour
A little kitschy, a lot noisy, with old school Mexican platters and mariachi.
This is amazing!!
Big portions: over-sized tacos and over-sized margaritas (in a good way) at affordable prices. There's nothing you shouldn't try here.
Joey the owner and his service staff are the best I've seen in the world. Simply incredible.
It's all soooo good. Best restaurant in all of LA. So yourself a favor and go. Best scene I've ever seen. Prices are right. The people are beautiful. And the service is by far the best anywhere. Love!
The absolute best place in all LA. Family owned and the most excellent service. Better than 5* dining service. All smiles all the time and the most outrageously awesome food I've ever eaten. Go!!!
Alright, this is going to sound weird but I mainly come here to drink their coffee. The food is fantastic as well!
The best old school Mexican sit down restaurant in Los Angeles. Strong drinks, big portions and great live music. It's a fairly small space so plan ahead and get a booth. Always get a booth.
Wrong place for burrito, wrooooong place.
Flaming margaritas.....need I say more? 🔥🔥🔥
El Compadre opened in 1975.
Lively Mexican restaurant in LA. Great food and generous portions
Strong margaritas. Spicy salsa. Generally good place, but I've had better
The house salsa is delicious. Has a spicy kick, but the heat isn't being used to cover up poor flavor.
This classic always hits the spot and you will leave feeling very full!
Huge portions. We loved the lobster tacos. Everyone is right about the flaming margaritas.
This is a place with a true Hollywood legacy. It is dark; perfect for a date! The margaritas have a kick if you get a double and the food is real Mexican food!
Simple, cheap, delicious
Flaming Margaritas and live mariachi makes this places different from other Mexican restaurants.
Super fast service and overall great place!
Flaming margaritas are awesome. Fajitas are great too!
Enchiladas and chile rellenos are delicious here. Great for groups and happy hour!
Great combination plates and the flaming margaritas are a staple. Good prices and good salsa. Perfect.
Awful. And 8 pm reservation for a birthday party and we waited until 8:45 and we're never seated or even talked to. Never again.
Great salsa! Spicy, but not "burn your face off". Great margaritas (IMO). And the service, atmosphere, music is just perfect. :)
Get a flaming Rita and some Chili Verde and practice your Spanish on the placemats :-P
So fun! Great margaritas and love the mariachi band. Good crowd and loud. Foods just ok...
Great service,food,salsa and flaming margaritas! Live Spanish music that's not too loud, complimentary photo too! absolutely LOVED this place! If I'm in Cali again I'm going back!
Don't believe the Yelp reviews, the food at this place is just as amazing as the ambiance! Love the chips and salsa and the shrimp cocktail is the best!
Great staff, really good chips and salsa, yummy food AND flaming margaritas!!!
The chips and salsa are amazing
Strong drinks and tasty Mexicali food!
It's all about the skinny magarita with Jalepenos aka Karen Special. All the food here is good!! Enjoy
P.S it's a trio that plays not a mariachi. And they play everyday 6pm-11 or 12 am. I know Cuz I work here ;)
Kitchen stays open untill 1am for all you late nighters. Absolutely have to try the flaming margaritas and the Camerons cancun is to DIE for.
Since 1975 great family style Mexican food with traditional tastes, plus their famous "Flaming Margarita's". Live Mexican music nightly.
Serving good michelada! Place is cozy and you might see some celeb. Ok food overall.
Bad food guys, don't go! We had beef and chicken fajitas. Beef fajita was soooo bad, and chicken was even worse! I can't believe it has the highest rating as a mexican restaurant around here. Yaakkk!!
Great salsa and guac.
My favorite restaurant for the past 7 years tonight would be steak and shrimps! Guacamole here rocks!!!
Delicious everything! Be careful with your wallet though. An evening there can cost upwards of $80 by ordering just a few margaritas and a snack.
Any fajita is fantastic.
The food here is sooo good and the price is very reasonable! You must try the flaming margaritas and the salsa. Yum! :)