WHAT THEY SAY

Jaime V. - 12/9/17

Pregame before the kings game

5 stars

 

Mitchell B. - 12/8/17

Young lady bartending was amazing. LA auto show was on and she was in the last 30 of a long shift and still managed to fill my beer up before it emptied every time whilst making constant flaming margaritas for the packed house. Vibe was cool, drinks were cheap. Chips n salsa was free. Happy times

5 stars

 

China D. 12-10-17

5 stars

 

Allan L. - 12/7/17

this place is great.  I've been a Charger fan for years and this is by far the best charger bar and restaurant in Los Angeles.   great time good food.

4 stars

 

Chidi O. - 11/28/17

Great service and awesome food. First time sampling Mexican food and I was not disappointed.

5 stars

 

Ariel D. - 11/27/17

The food was good. The complimentary chips and salsa were great! My waiter, Eleazar, provided very fast and courteous service, even sitting me at a table near an electrical outlet, so I could charge my phone! It's a little pricey, but it's LA across from the Staples Center and the Convention Center, so it's to be expected. I would go there again.

5 stars

 

Jason W. - 11/27/17

Food is just classic style. But the vibe and live tunes are cool.

5 stars

 

Scott P. - 11/23/17

Best shrimp cocktail around.. wash it down with a Cadillac margarita... my fav

5 stars

 

Stephen N David D. - 11/22/17

Fantastic food and drinks. We had Guillermo “Memo” as a server and he was fantastic!!

5 stars

 

Priscilla P.O, - 11/13/17Very nice sports bar atmosphere. Delicious food and awesome drinks ! If I ever go back to LA I will definitely go back .

5 stars

 

Ka C. - 11/12/17

I was at the Los Angeles convention center cross the street for a three-day confence. The restaurant was super noisy! We all had to yell at each other. I came here for lunch and happy hour. The happy hour is Mon-Fri 4-7pm. All draft beer is $5, such a good deal! Also all appetizers is $2 off. The guacamole and chips here were so good! The tortilla Chips are made fresh! Also, I ordered a crabmeat and a shrimp enchilada. The shrimp one was kinda blend, but the crabmeat was a bomb! It's my first time having enchiladas with crabmeat and it's so good! I came back again the next day just to have that.

4 stars

Diana P - 11/11/17

Great Mexican food. Close to the convention center and delicious options for on the go. Only thing was the first time we went service was speedy; second time not so much due to server just seemed unknowledgeable and overwhelmed. But great food. I enjoyed their enchiladas and soft tacos a la carte! Great options for inexpensive.

5 stars

 

Mat J. - 11/9/17

Excellent service and the atmosphere was amazing. The Gallina en Mole was superb!

4 stars

 

Franke P. - 11/6/17

5 stars

 

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.