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When you are hungry, and feeling the need for the best Mexican food in Los Angeles County and the surrounding area, look no further than Lares Restaurant! We offer the food you want, the prices you are looking for and the customer service that will keep you coming back time and again.Authentic Mexican Food, Famous Dishes of the South, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Happy Hour Specials, Entertainment, Mexican Duo, Catering, Serving Santa Monica since 1968, Open 365 days 8am till 1am. Old World Mexico Decor & Authenticity. Live entertainment.
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Phone: (310) 829-4550

Phone: (310) 828-4417

Primary Phone: (310) 829-4550

Fax Number: (310) 828-4417

Fax: (310) 828-4417

  • Appetizers
  • Breakfast
  • Carnitas
  • Catering
  • Catering Services
  • Dinner
  • Enchiladas
  • Fajitas
  • Lunch
  • Oysters
  • Restaurants
  • Soups
  • Steaks
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West Los Angeles, Sunset Park

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Jesse the ""Manager""

Stay away from the ""semi manager"" named Jesse. He is a large man and he greeted us when we came in. However since our entire party was not there he said he could not seat us and recommended we wait at the bar. I understand THIS IS STANDARD PRACTICE IN THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY. However when we went to the bar it was completely full with standing room only. I was with someone with a physical disability so I went to Je... view more

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we are regulars on friday nights here. I left my purse tonight, went back 20 minutes later and all the money was gone. what an embarrassment. EWWWWWWWWWW

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Big on portions, and disappointment

I've been here twice...sort of. A friend and I called on Cinco de Mayo to ask how long the wait was. We were shocked when they said there wasn't one, so we headed straight over (from 2 miles away.) After paying for the valet, we got inside and saw more what we had expected and wanted to avoid---basically, a zoo. We left. We decided to go back last week, and were greeted by an odd guy who showed us to a table and ... view more

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A Soni
stay way stay away

STAY AWAY! THEY CHARGE YOU 75 cents for WATER! Went here for dinner a few days ago. Awful service, awful food. Waiters treat you like you don't exist. They push alcohol and if you don't order any they look at you like weirdos. Nickel and dime you for everything. Better to eat at a TACO truck than to go to a dump like this. STAY AWAY.

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Bland Tam;les, Chocolate Pudding Mole

I really liked the atmosphere of this place, and with 40 years owned by the same family, wanted to love this place. The atmosphere is legit...dim lighting with interesting wooden tables and bar. By the time the chips and salsa arrived and the margaritas were on the table, my anticipation of a great meal was peaked. The chips were thick and made on site it seems and the salsa was spicy and tasty. \r \r Unfortunately... view more

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Fantasic Mexican Food

This place is highly recommended if you want a great meal with great service. There is an upstairs and a downstairs area (both are great), but no matter where you sit you get great service. I have been about 10 times now, and each time I am impressed. Any carnitas dish is excellent.

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Among the best Mexican restaurants

With so many Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles, it's hard to stand out, but this place definitely does! Everything I've had on the menu has been wonderful - I recommend the huevos rancheros or the carne asada tacos - the meat is tender and very flavorful. Their margaritas are strong, but still taste good and I love their Mexican hot chocolate. Oh ... and they have the best guacamole!

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Great food and services!

My husband and I decided to try this spot out on Friday night. We didn?t have to wait long for a table. The food and salsa were great! Fast services and I loved their margaritas.\r One weird thing?the bartender was our bartender, food server and he busses tables too. They all seem to help each other out and it works. Tiny bar area downstairs and no room to sit and wait. Up stairs has more tables and another larger b... view more

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Great Basics

I am not sure why others would write a review on their salads and streaks. Lares is one of the best of LA, with a great atmosphere, staff, and traditional down home mex (nothing fancy). Order the mole for some of the best in town. Great spot to meet friends.

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my favorite mexican restaurant

i love this restaurant. every time i go, the staff is so friendly and prompt. the decor makes you feel like you're in quaint restaurant in Mexico. The potato tacos are the best!

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