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El Conquistador

3701 W Sunset Blvd (at Edgecliffe Drive)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 666-5136
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El Conquistador - Los Angeles, CA
El Conquistador - Los Angeles, CA


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The drinks are amazing. With so many choices to eat out I always come back here. Bathroom weirdly located and small. Great place! Love it! Pros: Help is fantastic and li...


I recently went to El Conquistador on a Friday night with three friends after reading all the good recommendations on CitySearch. Boy, was I underwhelmed! The restaurant itself is...

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/27/2014

Pretty good food and fun decorations on the inside. I would more easily recommend it for drinks than dinner, because the service has been hit or miss for me. more

wonderful ambience 10/27/2009

I will go again. Although the food is not really anything special the service is. And the place is beautiful and they treat you like family. This is an excellent Silverlake spot. Pros: beautiful decor, great service, good drinks Cons: food nothing special more

Best Drinks! 7/22/2009

The drinks are amazing. With so many choices to eat out I always come back here. Bathroom weirdly located and small. Great place! Love it! Pros: Help is fantastic and lively Cons: Bathroom is upstairs more

delicious 12/10/2008

I usually don't like eating @ Mexican resturants but this one is good! The outdoor seating area is nice and the buffet they have on sunday is delicious! more

Its hard to impress a real Mexican 12/1/2008

The food here is ok but not good enough to make it a regular stop, I think i come here once every year, it has the feel of a place that has seen better days. I think at one point they used to have a Mariachi show. It feels joyless inside/ Pros: good soups Cons: very ordinary food gussied up to make you think its better than what it is more

GO HERE 9/30/2008

Just went here for the first time and now wondering why i haven't been there before especially since I live so close. But, for how good it is, I would drive to the opposite side of the city. We had an assortment of food; our favorites were the chicken tacos, carne asada plate, and the chicken mole. Service was very good, attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. Ask for recommendations, waiters always know best. The decor was a little bright and overdone for me, so wouldn't go back for a romantic dinner or anything. Mexican food seems to always be better in places like this. The margaritas are delicious!!!! delicious!!!!! Can't wait to go back. Pros: Food, Service, Drinks more

Definitely will go back 9/20/2008

The margaritas are delicious!!!! delicious!!!!! Can't wait to go back. Not a great date spot, but great for a group. Pros: Food, margaritas, service more

Unique atmosphere, delicious food -- PLEASE leave the kids home 7/16/2008

I love this restaurant -- the service is great and the food is very good. The margaritas are a little on the sweet side, but will knock you out. The decor is fanciful and fun and the crowd is a nice mix of gay and straight -- a nice slice of life in one of L.A.'s most progressive, unpretentious neighborhoods. However, lately, some local parents seem to have confused it with a McDonald's PlayPlace, dragging in their newborns and toddlers who inevitably squawl. I know Denny's, IHOP and all those other ""family"" restaurants aren't hip, but since when is a 100-proof Mexican restaurant with two bars an appropriate place for little kids and strollers? And why inconvenience and annoy all the other diners? Pros: great personnel, delicious fare, powerful margaritas Cons: din can be deafening, too many kiddies of late more

BOMB!!! Banana Margaritas :) 5/19/2008

I've been going to El Conquistador for ever! The atmosphere, food (especially the carne asada) as well as the service have always been excellent. My favorite are the BANANA margaritas....I highly recommend them :) they make me go BANANAS after a few!!! Cons: BANANA MARGARITAS more

My favorite restaurant! 4/21/2008

El Conquistador is fantastic! Service is great, food is great, and margaritas are really strong. 2 (with dinner) got me drunk! Not what I was going for, but fun all the same. Friday and Saturday nights are busy, but there's a tiny bar upstair where you can order a drink and eat chips and salsa while waiting for a table. My boyfriend and I ate there twice, and the second time we came back (a week later) the host and waiters remembered us by our names and were very kind. We were also seated promptly. Last time we went I ordered beef tacos and the waiter misunderstood me and brought me chicken. English was not his first language. I asked him to fix it and a new plate was out in literally 5 minutes. He was very kind about it too. Would highly reccomend this place! $50 for dinner for 2 including drinks. Very charming, authentic atmosphere. Great date place, dimly lit, lots of ppl have a great time! more


I love this place! As a first generation Mexican-American, I can tell you I know what traditional, home made cooking is, and this is one of the VERY FEW places Ive gone to where everything is up to par, and doesn't LOOK AND TASTE like Taco Bell. So those of you that LEARNED Mexican cuisine or think Del Taco is it, and wrote a bad review, YOU KNOW NOTHING, silly silly fools. Pros: Margaritas, service, food, ambiance, fun factor Cons: parking more

Fun Night!! 2/16/2008

There's nothing bad about this place. . . nothing, well except watch how many maragita's you have! They really give you your money's worth! Pros: fun, fun, fun they decorate for every holiday! more

One of my favorite restaurants in all of LA 12/28/2007

I can't say enough about this place! I've been going to El Conquistador for years. Ive had friends throw birthday parties there, Ive taken out-of-towners there, family, friends, you name it. The food is amazing and truly authentic. I dare you to find a better margarita in Los Angeles! The restaurant is adorable and the wait staff is great fun. I absolutely love this place. Pros: One LA's finest Cons: Street parking is limited. more

What a toilet. 9/1/2007

Betty Davis one said..""What a dump."" Need I say more. Good cocktails but food was lousy and the place looks like the inside of a Pinata. Ticky Tacky border decor with third world food. Pros: Can't say I do Cons: All of the above Tacky more

Great Margaritas! 7/6/2007

If you love good margaritas, I highly recommend this place. The food is so-so. But there have been times, it was good. The margaritas were well blended. They always used Kosher salt on glasses instead of table salt. The service, especially the host, was always lively, personable and attentive. My friend and I enjoyed it so much, that we made it part of our weekly dining experience on Friday afternoons. Cons: Parking more

Amazing margaritas and better-than-average food 4/22/2007

Yes, the atmosphere is tacky but that's part of the charm of this Silverlake hole in the wall. Went for the first time last week and had the best margarita (okay, best two margaritas) of my life. Wish they were less than $9, but they were delicious and potent. The enchilada sauces were unique and delicious. I will be back! Pros: Margaritas, very good food, friendly service more

tacky tacky tacky 4/9/2007

What a dump..bad food and the decor is tacky. looks like the inside of a china cabinet that was run over by a bunch of cows.Nasty stanky hole in the wall Pros: Glad there is only one place like this on earth Cons: Nothing this is a dump filled with cheap trinkets and tijuana artifacts more

Best escape in town 12/4/2006

I was introduced to this place two years ago by a dear friend. Hands down my favorite place to end up after along week at work. Great atmosphere, THE BEST MARGARITAS and good food. But the best thing about this restaurant is by far the atmosphere; lots of colorful people, gay and straight, the decorations ,which vary according to the closest holiday or celebration, done by one of the bartenders, and the wait staff is by far one of the friendliest and attentive you will encounter anywhere at any venue,how they remember everyone is beyond me but they do. If you just want to get out and relax and have a good somewhat loud time this is the place. Try the Blue Curacao margarita!! Give this place a shot. more

Amazing Margaritas!!! 9/28/2006

If you are looking for a potent Margarita, this is the place. While they don't come cheap (about $9), you'll really only need one to get you toasty. As soon as you sit, you are given chips and two kinds of salsa. The menu has many choices of entrees, from your standard beef tacos to seafood offerings -- and there are also some selections for vegetarians. There is complimentary soup with each dish, and there are also a number of great combinations to choose from if you are indecisive, like myself. The food is considerably more expensive than a taqueria, but the generous portions and the big spoonfuls of guacamole on each plate keep it from being overpriced. There are changing daily specials that keep things interesting. The decor is amazing, and it is a great place to bring guests from out of town. The outdoor patio is a nice place to sit, as you are surrounded by lights and plants and can see everyone entering and leaving the restaurant. While it can be very busy on weekends, the wait for a table is never too long. All in all, it is a great place to enjoy a drink and dinner -- especially if you are catching a show at the vista down the street. Pros: Margaritas, Ambiance, Close to Vista Theater Cons: Parking more

Just walked in one afternoon, been there at least twice a week ever since. 8/26/2006

Friendly people, friendly staff, great margarita. The happy-hour special is one of the best in town. You get a big, powerful margarita and a plate of appetizers for $6. The food isn't bad either. One of the bartenders even called me at home one night when they had my favorite crab enchiladas for the special. Best place to spend a hot afternoon. Pros: Staff and customers alike are the nicest people in town. Cons: Standing room only at the bar sometimes. Margaritas go up to $9 after happy hour. more
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Owner Message

  • El Conquistador is a Mexican family restaurant located in the heart of the Silverlake community. Since 1973, it has been serving fine food and award-winning margaritas. Just minutes from Hollywood and LA's Civic Center, our festive atmosphere and fast,...


  • In Short
    The decor of this popular Sunset Junction spot is festive--from the textured pink walls to the dining room packed with huge butterfly kites, folk art and stained glass. Two...

  • 12/20/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon 4pm-10:30pm Tue-Thu, Sun 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Discover, Diner's Club, Master Card, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Silver Lake, East LA

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