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La Carmencita

€€ - €€€Mexican, Latin, Spanish
1156 N Highland Ave, Corner of Lexington and Highland, Los Angeles, CA 90038-1205
+1 323-701-2063
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“octopus” (2 reviews)
“fish tacos” (2 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
€€ - €€€
1156 N Highland Ave, Corner of Lexington and Highland, Los Angeles, CA 90038-1205
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Charming Mexican Restaurant, owned and personally operated by Paco Navarro, on Highland Avenue in Hollywood. The Texas gal gives it the Texas two step two thumbs up! Don’t miss it!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank doctorvalerie
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Ended up by chance in this venue. The place is not bad in itself but the food was tasteless and service so slow... The margarita was decent, but not enough to justify the visit in this mediocre restaurant

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AngeloP_SF
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This was a difficult restaurant for us to evaluate. The restaurant does not have a tremendous number of reviews, but they were all pretty good so I decided take a chance while we are in the area. When we first got there for an early...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank traumac
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

I pulled over to try a restaurant I hadn’t been to before. I ordered a margarita and it was called classic but it tasted different so I asked - the brown and white “salt” around the edge of the glass was a tagine... sweet and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank elysekomer
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Found this little gem and it was truly amazing. One of the best ceviches I’ve had outside South America! Cool vibe at this restaurant. All the food at our table was amazing - ice cold beers, what more do you need in life? I’ll definitely...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank brage88
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Knowing we had such a great experience going back we were very hopeful. We were not disapointed.. We had the fish taco this time and a couple of Margaritas..We will go back again...lol

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank bigbadjohnlosangeles
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Our family of six had lunch here this weekend. We ordered 4 different kinds of tacos and all were delicious. The chips and salsa provided were also really good. Be aware that tacos are ordered a la carte at about $6 each. The taco portions...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank kurin
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Very nice Mexican food surprise in the middle of Hollywood . Nice place to relax & eat . I really love the flavor of their dishes . Have you tried flan with cheese ?? Here is your opportunity !!! I loved the guacamole . I...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank world4me4ever
Reviewed 19 June 2017

When we got here for lunch, I was ravenous! We got a bunch of tacos, they were all divine... Would say the pork and short rib tacos were the best tacos we ate on our trip... However the drinks were sub par... My mojito had...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank corrie563
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The restaurant is described on the business car as an 'oracular kitchen'. The definition of oracular includes enigmatic, prophetic or unclear. All could apply in a good way. This is a small place illuminated by an inviting bar at one end of the dining area....More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Sharna K
Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie
stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day,
tourists flock here from around the world to see the
iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to
catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close.
Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas
the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and
hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$70
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1156 N Highland Ave, Corner of Lexington and Highland, Los Angeles, CA 90038-1205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighbourhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 323-701-2063
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La Carmencita is a Baja-style restaurant, serving hand-crafted cocktails, imported Mexican beers, dishes made with local organic fruits and vegetables, handmade blue corn tortillas, and ceviche using the freshest fish of the day- all wrapped in a festive, friendly vibe.
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