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Mexicali Cocina Cantina

) #4,849 of 8,618 Restaurants in Los Angeles ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, , Latin
12161 Ventura Blvd, In between laurel canyon and laurelgrove, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2515
+1 818-985-1744
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good44%
  • Average30%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (8 reviews)
“burrito” (4 reviews)
“black beans” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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12161 Ventura Blvd, In between laurel canyon and laurelgrove, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2515
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Reviews (68)
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed a late lunch here. It's not authentic Mexican so don't expect it. Enchiladas & tacos duo was delicious and rotisserie half chicken was good too. I had the non-traditional chili relleno (my standby favorite) and LOVED it. You have to also try the...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This was a stop for lunch after doing some sightseeing our first day in LA. Food was excellent and service was prompt. Had tortilla soup and shrimp tacos, never been a fan of guacamole but this place has changed that! The guacamole was creamy and...More

Thank supraracer
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are kind of averse to crowded restaurants and long waits, so decided to go before the crowds hit. The place was already in the spirit, with pinatas hanging everywhere. The environment and service rate high. The food,itself, was nothing to rave...More

Thank madartist54
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Mexican food is ok at best. Very noisy but you can sit outside and breath in the fumes from Ventura Blvd. I pass on this establishment

Thank iwilltrain
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Love this place...Wide variety of choices from authentic to the gringo..They even have burgers and fries..Salads are delicous and they have a bottomless chips and salsa.

Thank Rosemary S
Reviewed 11 February 2017

No need to be overly critical. Margaritas and guacamole hit the spot. Easy access and egress to the freeway make it convenient to meet friends.

Thank FadedFoodie
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We have been eating at this restaurant for twenty years. When I looked online to see what time they closed I was shocked to see all the bad reviews. We hadn't been here in about a year so I ignored the reviews and we went...More

Thank SBpicky
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped with friends for a light dinner and a few drinks. All the food was served quickly and everything was very nicely prepared. Chris our waiter was very attentive and friendly. All our drinks were served in the shaker and were generously poured. We will...More

Thank Davidromei
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Yesterday we said farewell to a co-worker that's moving on. I had the Chicken Enchilada Suprema with rice and black beans with guacamole and tomatillo salsa; it was delicious. The Guacamole and salsa was also excellent.

Thank Tanya A
Reviewed 20 June 2016

They had corn tortillas!!! Any Mexican restaurant worth anything has to have corn tortillas and they did..and they were good too. Drinks were pretty good too. After dinner we sat at the bar and had a few more drinks. Great place for a late night...More

1  Thank mizbehr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12161 Ventura Blvd, In between laurel canyon and laurelgrove, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2515
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-985-1744
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