2328 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: (213) 386-6148
Fax Number: (213) 386-6148
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Cuban, Mexican, Caribbean, Latin American
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Price Range : Average
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I have been going to El Colmao for about 15 yrs now. The food is great at a very good price.
The service is ok im am not going to say its great but they try very hard. I can honestly say
that this is one of my favorite Cuban restaurants. I highly recomended the garlic chichen and
Ropa Vieja. The black beans are also very good when mixed with the rice and also El arroz
frito. El batido de Mango is very DELICIOSO. All in all the food is great. I think service is
very important but i take GREAT FOOD AND CLEAN PLACE OVER ANYTHING ELSE....
Great food; however, it was the worst service I ever had. The waitress took our order and we never saw her again; our dirty dishes piled up, and we did not get a refill for our drinks. The next time anyone approched us was after I had to raise my hand like if I was in elementry school; nevertheless, it was not out waitress that came to see what I wanted but someone else. I would not go back to a restaurant were I am not attended and then they have the nerve to ask for a tip.
06/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I remember going there with my parents all those years ago. The food has remained consistent throughout that time. Its one of the few places where you can order beef tongue and its served right. The portions are good and overall its still a good value. The only draw back is the lack of parking and the sketchy neighborhood.
07/14/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Ive been going back to this place for years. My family loves to come here when they visit from Fresno. Its great authentic cuban food for a reasonable price. It a great family setting great for groups. You dont usually need to make a reservation but if you want to make sure you get in, you can make reservations. The only con about this place is that the food does take a little bit to get there but trust me it is well worth the wait. Also its not in the best part of town so make sure you lock your cars. Other than that i recomend this place to everyone if you want to see what real cuban food is about. In my opinion it far exceeds the quality of authentic food of even Jennifer Lopez's restaurant in Pasadena and it is cheaper here!! Very Yummy!
07/04/2004Provided by Citysearch -
This is a Cuban Landmark. My Parents have taken me their since I was a child. The food is always fresh and the lunch specials are great! It is the best food for your money. Try the Arroz con Pollo or the Bistec Empanizado, it is all great! And when you are done try a flan, its heavenly!
06/13/2002Provided by Citysearch -
Being Cuban, I'd say this is perhaps the best Cuban restaurant in Los Angeles for down-home ""abuelita"" style comida. The Wednesday special, ""Pollo fricase,"" is worth a pilgrimage for lunch. Have a Materva with your meal, have a heated conversation about the political death of Fidel Castro and you will have fulfilled your Cuban dining experience.