WHAT THEY SAY

Demi A. - 10/23/17

We came here for a quick bite before the clippers game.  El Compadre is very conveniently located across the street from the Staple Center.  The restaurant was full but not full enough for slow service.  We started with the margaritas on the rocks, very tasty!  The decor is very eclectic, nice Spanish/Mexican touch.  We didn't have much time to scarf our food down before the game started so we both ordered the cheese enchiladas that come with rice and beans.  Overall we had a great experience dining here, (less the slow service) the enchiladas were tasty and the ingredients were fresh!

4 stars

 

Mahroze B. - 10/2/17

4 stars

 

Lucy D.V. - 10/1/17

Super friendly servers every time. Before the KINGS game we went on Saturday and Alexis took amazing care of us. Mole enchiladas were great!

5 stars

 

Ronnell N. - 10/2/17

This is the BEST Mexican food I have had in Years!!!

5 stars

 

Bryan F. - 10/6/17

5 stars

 

John C. - 10/5/17

Excellent food ... chips are obviously made there and are very fresh (and too easy to fill up on before food comes).  Tortilla soup was delicious, as were the enchiladas de mole.  Service can be slow and a bit confused (they forgot part of our order, but didn't charge us for it either).  Definitely worth trying if you're not in a big hurry.

4 stars

 

Ruchelle Q. - 10/6/17

This place is really good!!!! The girl (armani) at the bar is super nice and made our lunch a really nice experience. The food was amazing and the mango margarita was awesome!!!

5 stars

 

Valerie H - 10/15/17

Flaming margarita was fantastic! Potato tacos were excellent! !! My favorite every year before the Woman's Expo!!!!!

5 stars

 

Ruchelle Q. - 10/16/17

5 stars

 

Patrick P. - 9/30/17

Definately returning. Good service and good food; nothing special on the menu but healthy portions. Ate at the bar. Bartenders are spot on with with service. Quick walk from Staples.

4 stars

 

Vita B. - 9/6/17

It was the first time at El Compadre Restaurant but, not the last time hope 👏 Exelent food great service ❤️️

5 stars

 

Hilary W. - 9/2/17

This is my favorite Mexican food in Los Angeles. Definitely the BEST chips and salsa in LA if you like a little kick. The fried burrito is to die for and they have potato tacos which are my favorite but hard to find. Great happy hour deals and now that football season is starting, they'll open their doors early for the games. The staff is always super helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this gem.

5 stars

 

Carrie R. - 8/25/17

Came here to watch the fight. Great atmosphere, accommodating staff & pleasant patrons. Food & drinks are top notch. My BF and I had enchiladas & chile' rellenos. Loved the flaming Cadillac margarita. I highly recommend this location!!!

5 stars

 

Daniel Choy - 8/24/17

At the bar, Armani was nice with friendly services.

4 stars

 

Bryan D - 8/20/17

Bomb food

5 stars

 

Sarni N. - 8/19/17

So good!! Relaxed atmosphere. The food is amazing and drinks too! If you like margaritas then you have to check this place out! They add a little something special to the presentation with a lemon peel that set on fire before you drink it!

5 stars

 

Jommy B - 8/17/17

Nice commercial and traditional mexican food.

 4 stars

 

Rey D. - 8/14/17

Food was good, we enjoyed it, we're definitely go back, friendly staff!

5 stars

 

Charles N. - 8/13/17

Great tasting food and excellent / cheerful service!!!

5 stars

 

Mary R.  - 8/13/17 

5 stars

 

Ray A. - 8/13/17

I think the waitresses need to be watching there tables and not talking so much. The food was great and one of the best places I've been to for Mexican food.

5 stars

 

Carlos D. - 8/13/17

5 stars

 

Gloria C. - 8/12/17

Great food and awesome service. Come see Erin behind the bar!!! Thank you. We will be back.

5 stars

 

S. Hernandez - 8/10/17

Delicious Food and Good Drinks

 5 stars

 


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.