I have been to their sister restaurant in Santa Monica, which is very good, but this place isn't. Was shocked at what a bad experience it was. Save your money. There's lots of other restaurants in L.A.
Pros: Our waiter was very nice and on top of things. He seemed to keep the overall atmosphere upbeat, but he was the one shining star.
No parking. Had to valet. Waited in the car as no one in sight. Apparently only one guy on duty. He did come running eventually.
Once inside, waited to be seated. No one approached. Then the hostess and the owner suddenly came over at the same time and didn't seem to know who was seating us. We were led into a larger room by the manager and waived to a table with a vague gesture, with us not knowing which table the she meant. No menus. Weird.
The lighting is terrible. It was about 8:30 pm on a Friday night but they had it lit up like it was mid-afternoon in Arizona. I have never been to a restaurant in the evening that was that bright. Planning on filming later? Several pieces of art were missing from the walls (screws and nails all over). Were they out for cleaning?! It looked half decorated. The largest light fixture, a chandelier, was caked with dust and cobwebs. Who's in charge of the ambiance?!
I ordered a glass of sangria. Terrible. Tasted like kids punch. The sangria at Prado on Larchmont is *much* better. Go there instead.
Ordered the beet, greens and goat cheese salad. Not good. Goat cheese was just a garnish, not enough to call it a goat cheese salad.
Ordered beef tacos, requested mild spice. Came back extremely bland. Asked when ordering if I could change the corn tortilla shells for flour. ""Sure but I have to charge you extra"". Come on. It's not like I just asked for corn bread or japatis or something. This is a Mexican restaurant, isn't it? The order arrived with corn.
My husband ordered a beef dish, medium spice. It came back very hot. He loves spicy food and has tabasco sauce for breakfast, but this was ridiculous for 'medium'.
Ordered a dessert to try and get some satisfaction. Another mistake. Bread pudding not good. They need to settle down on the cinnamon usage.
Ordered coffees. Tasted fine, but they were so mild we barely felt any caffeine. Wondered if it was switched for decaf somehow.
Bill came to $89 plus we added tip, so over $100. Total disappointment.
Cons: Food, ambiance, price, parking