WHAT THEY SAY

Darren Wallis - 7/16/17

"Absolutely great place with fantastic staff especially Oscar Neito , Raul arango , Hugo Valencia, we have travelled to el compadres for 6 years just to visit this bar/restaurant, we love it there"

 

Valerie L. - 7/14/17

"This Mexican joint is the bomb! The salsa is addicting the chips are crispy but not too thin! Perfect! I love hard chicken tacos and they were delicious! My flaming strawberry coconut margarita was refreshing and went perfectly with my food! I definitely would recommend this spot if your feelin Mexican food and are waiting for a concert to start at Staples or LA live! I had 1 chicken taco and 1 margarita and spent $20 including tax and tip. Worth every penny"

 

Lea S. - 7/13/17

"My boyfriend and I came here for lunch and were immediately attended, which I liked. The lady who attended us, Armani, was very sweet throughout our stay here. She knew the menu very well and always had a warm, welcoming smile. I thank her very much for her outstanding service she provided my boyfriend and I. The restaurant is dimly lit and the food here is absolutely delicious. It can get very loud in there, but it's a great restaurant for couples and families. Overall, this is a wonderful restaurant to come to and   the service is lovely."

 

Andrew V. - 7/11/17

"This place offers an amazing environment with excellent service! The food is also incredibly wonderful - I definitely recommend it!!"

 

Makoto K. - 7/4/17

"Good food, good people, nice atmosphere. What else can you ask for?"

 

Nathalie S. - 7/2/17

"My brother and I went there yesterday after spending the whole day at AX and we were in the mood for something really good...The service was excellent...all the servers were very polite and attentive and the food was delicious. I will be returning in the near future (nwn)b"

 

The Babyheads C. - 6/24/17

"Great service great food good atmosphere.... first time here we really enjoyed our old Skool  Mexican food we had a thin steak grilled, cheese enchilada, crispy beef taco beans and the Mexican rice I love w/ the frozen mixed vegetables like mom you to make... chips and salsa excellent, corn tortillas excellent the flaming margarita ( which is there house margarita not bad) decent beer selection very accommodating staff. Located across from the la convention center... so if you have an event to go to there.... you can come here afterwards you already paid for parking $25 at the convention center so walk across the street and enjoy old Skool authentic Mexican food there is really nowhere left in Orange County like this any longer so it was a real treat! It is also very affordable... cheers"

 

Kelly B. - 6/22/17

"Went here last nite before the Roger Waters concert, and it was absolutely great. Great food, great ambiance, great staff. Perfect place to chill right before an event at staples center which is right across the street, loved it..."

 

David C. - 6/9/17

"Very nice place across from the Convention Center. Excellent Mexican food, diverse menu, moderate prices. Margaritas were very good. We went back for appetizers the next day."

 

Lisa S. - 6/8/17

"Great place to good Mexican food and of course their Flaming Margaritas!! The usually have a mariachi band on busy nights. Can be crowded, but cozy if you can get a booth."

 

Jennie M. - 5/26/17

"Went here tonight. Had the best time. Good prices and the atmosphere is very chill and fun  :)"

 

 


COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services Independent Living Program (ILP) resident, Troy S., was offered an internship at El Compadre DTLA after mangers learned he had an interest in the culinary arts. Troy has been serving as an apprentice for Chefs Javier & Gonzalo who have been instrumental in teaching him preparation, cooking and presentation of food.  Chef Javier said, "Troy is a very hard worker, a quick learner, and has become family."

El Compadre managers Andy Rodriguez and Tessa Barragan have made a commitment to helping at-risk teens and believe that regardless the circumstances, everyone deserves an equal opportunity to pursue their dreams.  

As a testimony to his hard work, Troy was recently given a conditional job offer by El Compadre management!

Thank you, El Compadre, for giving our youth a chance and for helping them realize their dreams.

To read the full article or to learn more about Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services, visit their webiste: https://www.oyhfs.org/oyhfs2016winternewsletter#p=14.