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West Los Angeles, Ocean Park

El Texate Restaurant

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waste of time and money

extremely rude and slow personnel.

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Overall Good

My sister and I ate heartily during happy hour and the bill was only 24 bucks. They have $4 Margaritas and $2 tacos. I particularly enjoyed the margarita because it is served in a taller glass than regular margaritas. The actual restaurant is a little rough around the edges, but I thought it was okay because it looked family owned.

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You shouldn't wait for your meal for 45 minutes!!

If you are driving down Pico and you see El Texate restaurant please don't bother! My boyfriend and I had the worse service and experience there last night. I completely understand that sometimes you might wait for your food a bit longer if it is extremely busy, but not for 45 minutes! when there is only five customers in the the restaurant. The guacamole that was $6.99 was NOT guacamole, it was just an avocado cut i... view more

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Great Chicken Enchiladas de Coloradito

My friend and we decided to tryout El Texate after reading the reviews and to our surprise the place was packed. We waited to be seated and the after ordering we came to the conclusion that the wait was worthwhile since it's a restaurant not a fast food place. It was all worth it the chicken enchiladas were my favorite they have different moles but the one I loved was coloradito. We also tried the flauta plate and to... view more

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Oaxacan restaurant

A lot of the things El Texate does best involve chicken. The most distinctive of the moles is chicken in mole negro, a jet-black sauce of pasilla peppers and chocolate--the only mole negro I've had in a restaurant that didn't strike me as excessively sweet. All the fruit drinks are great, tropical fruit margaritas too.

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Cute place, not so cute food

El Texate looked like an ""ok"" place from the outside. It appeared to be family run, and the atmosphere looked inviting. I ordered enchiladas mole, supposedly made with hand-made tortillas. It took forever (over 30 minutes) to procure dinner, and when it arrived, it was soooo disappointing. I noticed that someone else on this website thought that El Texate's was the best mole. I have to sternly disagree, or may... view more

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Overall good, but...

My husband and I decided to check out El Texate after seeing an ad in the Weekly for $2.75 margaritas on Sundays from 2-6pm. We got there around 5 pm on a Sunday, the place was cute, but completely deserted. Dinner was fine, the service was fine (I agree about the bathroom being slightly scary), but when the bill came, our 4 margaritas were charged at $25. I paid the bill without dispute, but it really left a bad tas... view more

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Great Mole

Every time I eat here, I get the same thing- the enchiladas de mole negro. Not because the other menu items aren't delicious- I steal things off my friend's plates too- but these enchiladas are just that good. I get the pork, but they also come with chicken or cheese, the mole is dark and smoky and wonderful. I am also a fan of their rice, which I usually leave on the plate in most restaurants- but theirs is very tas... view more

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Good, Oxacan-style Mexican food

Very good mole and other Oxacan Mexican foods. You will find some standard Mexican dishes but expect some that are fairly eclectic and very typical of the state of Oaxaca. My favorite is the black mole, it is very, very rich and probably an aquired taste judging by my friend's reactions. Nothing fancy here, TV sometimes on a little too loud, but that's not much of an issue.

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Nothing Fancy, just great food

Near the beach and really good food. That's really all you need. There is always plenty of tables available and you can usually even sit outside if you want. The service is just fine- as this restaurant is really about the food. Try the flautas- always a good choice. You can get a great meal without a great big price tag- and enjoy the ocean air as you dine.

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316 Pico BlvdSanta MonicaCA 90405

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