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Mexicali Cocina Cantina

€€ - €€€Mexican,
12161 Ventura Blvd, In between laurel canyon and laurelgrove, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2515
+1 818-985-1744
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good43%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (8 reviews)
“burrito” (5 reviews)
“tacos” (4 reviews)
Opens in 25 min
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
12161 Ventura Blvd, In between laurel canyon and laurelgrove, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2515
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1 - 10 of 70 reviews

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy eating your food on a street filled with pollution and non-stop cars raging by at super high decibels, and ear blowing quality this is the spot for you. That's not the restaurants fault, they just thought it would be a great location...More

Thank CONNISSEUR_D_CHOSE
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Very crowded, long wait. Tasteless food. The braised beef enchilada tasted like tasteless pot roast that was stuck inside of the enchilada. The beans and rice were average at best.

Thank Pas_Du_Sel
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I love Mexicali. Maybe a part of that is how it's one of the first places I went to after moving to LA over ten years ago. I still think it holds up. The servers are attentive. The food is excellent. I always go with...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 19 July 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
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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