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3337 1/2 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005-2470
+1 213-427-0601
09:00 - 22:00
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Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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122 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Oaxaca food is always good especially the mole. However it's the grasshoppers which makes this a fun place to eat (not to mention the live entertainment). Enjoy! Great for family.

Thank ladodgerone
Nashville, Tennessee
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

The mole was too sweet for my taste and the rice was different, but who cares because the horchata, flan, and the rockin' live band more than made up for it. The ambience alone in this place is enough to sway any diner, and it did for me. My family hails from Northern Mexico, so I'm partial to Abuelita's mole,... More 

Thank majica26
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

Outstanding appetizers!!! The cheese w chorizo was one of the best I tried...the guacamole had lots of flavor and a tad of spice:) perfect The Bloody Mary was spicy and pure deliciousness!!!! Our entire group was happy with all the selections for dinner! A must if you visit LA...note: not fancy at all but a must try!!!!

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

We went here during our honeymoon and it was perfect. Super authentic feel, live music and amazing food. We ordered the queso fundido, black bean side and guacamole as an entree and shared the enmoladas. Sooooo good the black mole is a must!

Thank Yila G
Laguna Beach, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

If you love mole, this is the spot for you. Five different varieties of mole. If you are unfamiliar with the various flavors, ask the waiter to bring you out a sample of each - a great way to appreciate the subtle differences in taste. This restaurant also offers a great cross section of authentic dishes. Don't expect the typical... More 

Thank Craig B
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

I was in Mexico city last fall and got my first true taste of Oaxacan food most especially moles. This restauarant es muy autentico. They serve some amazing moles. I was really impressed. They even serve chipolines which I had also tried in Mexico City. It is not a chic or fashionable restaurant but is homey and noisy and fun.... More 

Thank lisa h
Los Angeles
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Guelaguetza serves Oaxacan food, which means mole--in this case excellent mole. The food is great, but what we really enjoyed is the atmosphere. We have eaten here twice recently, both with a party of four. Each time we were made to feel welcome and the entire experience is fun. There is a band playing, people are singing and dancing, and... More 

Thank DKB-LA
Santa Ana, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

I went with my family for dinner at this restaurant on saturday and did not like the service. The food is good but the service is very unfriendly. First bad experience while being there was that the waiter spilled orchata on my pants when he brought our drinks over to our table. I told him not to worry about it,... More 

Thank Miguel S
North Hills, CA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2009

My husband and I went in on Saturday, February 21, 2009. It was his birthday. We were immediately seated near the front window. The decor was contemporary, lighting was alright. We were served chips with Coloradito and fresh cheese on top along came a side bowl of mild Tomatillo sauce. That was different, I thought, it was pretty good. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2008

Great moles.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3337 1/2 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005-2470
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 213-427-0601

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?