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  :)




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.


El Compadre cares about our community and being a good neighbor is a priority. El Compardre is a member of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and South Park Business Improvement District.

Our volunteers delivered and served over 150 meals at the Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center this month.  

The Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center is a nonprofit community health center dedicated to improving the physical, social and emotional well-being of people. For more information, visit http://www.eisnerhealth.org.