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Monte Alban - 15 Reviews - 11927 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025, Los Angeles, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (310) 444-7736

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11927 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Monte Alban - Los Angeles, CA
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Best

Their service is fast and the food was prepared after I ordered it. Quality food for reasonable prices!

Worst

We had high expectations because of the excessive hype. We ordered coffee; I got the Higadito and my girlfriend got the Huevos de la Mexicana. The coffee was unexpectedly flavored...

Editorial review from GrubHub 3/13/2014

by Alan at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
Food was very good and authentic. Picking up the food was difficult due to the small parking lot and the food did take longer than the estimated time. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 7/15/2013

Their service is fast and the food was prepared after I ordered it. Quality food for reasonable prices! more

great mole, soups, chips and salsa 5/4/2010

this place makes great red and black mole. the homemade chips and salsa are great. the soups are wonderful also, just wish they delivered Pros: inexpensive, clean Cons: bad parking, no delivery more

Best deal in West LA 7/17/2008

There is nothing ordinary about the food at Monte Alban, especially compared to the generic boring over greased Mexican restaurants that Southern California is filled with. All tortillas and other griddled corn cakes like the memellas or clayudas are delicious, fresh and surprisingly light cooked with seemingly less grease and lard than most places. The mole dishes are simple, chicken breast in sauce serviced with rice, but interesting and complex due to the levels of flavors in the incredible sauces. You won't find the common rolled enchiladas filled with jack cheese, or crispy shelled deep fried tacos. Here instead enchiladas are the authentic version of corn tortillas folded into incredible mole sauces with meat and cheese (good fresh delicious queso fresco) strewn accross the top. Tacos resemble more a long skinny open ended burrito with delicious tender meat fillings and flavorful salsas. What's more, you can fill up at this place splitting an appitizer, ordering one entree per person and maybe even having a soft drink for in the neighborhood of $10 a person. Pros: Great authentic mexican food, change from most places around, CHEAP! Cons: unappealing strip mall setting, but that adds to the character in some ways, at times slow (though other times quite fast) for food to come more

Monte Alban 3/9/2008

Based on previous reviews, I was excited to try this place. Sadly both my dining partner and myself found the food extremely ordinary. more

good Mexican food 2/11/2008

Monte Alban restaurant is verry good, the chicken soup is exellent, molcajete too. Pros: good food, good prices Cons: service more

Only been to this place once, but it was delicious. Defi... 7/27/2007

Only been to this place once, but it was delicious. Definitely not your typical Mexican food so don't... more

Only been to this place once, but it was delicious. Defi... 7/26/2007

RichardHsiao Provided by Partner
Only been to this place once, but it was delicious. Definitely not your typical Mexican food so don't expect combo plates of tacos with rice and b... more

A place I keep bringing friends to 6/16/2007

I like the mole negra (black mole) with chicken so much I don't really order much else, but everyone I've brought has been very pleased with his or her meal. The spices are just right and the chicken is perfectly cooked and moist. The coffee is just delicious too, brewed with cinnamon. It's inexpensive and I always leave full and contented. more

Great (if you hate flavor) 5/26/2007

We had high expectations because of the excessive hype. We ordered coffee; I got the Higadito and my girlfriend got the Huevos de la Mexicana. The coffee was unexpectedly flavored with cinammon and sugar; it was okay. My higadito came and was bland as bland could be. I felt I could have cooked the same thing at home by boiling water and breaking a couple of eggs and unseasoned meat in. It was basically just some scrambled eggs floating around in light chicken broth. My girlfriend's food was basically just those same eggs NOT floating in broth next to a pool of bland black beans. Sure, the food was cheap, but who cares if it's completely forgettable? Pros: Nice decor, good chips, and it's close to decent Mexican restaurants Cons: Bland salsa with the chips, bland food, overflavored coffee, bland food more

GREAT soup 4/18/2007

I don't really like Oaxacan food, but I came here with some friends and they said it was good. I had the soup--AMAZING. really really good, but pricey for soup. if you're on a diet and want to go on a safe date. Go here and get the soup while your date gets great mole. The soup in HUGE, with so many veggies and avocado. The service is very friendly and the ambience is nice . There is parking too. Pros: great soup, parking, ambience more

Wide selection of Oaxacan specialties 11/12/2006

A vegetarian can run into problems trying to find good, authentic Oaxacan food that fits her dietary habits, but Monte Alban handles that problem with ease. Though, in all honesty, when all is said and done, it's all about the mole. Whether it be on the enchiladas or in some other dish, the mole is simply not to be missed. The horchata is tasty, too. Pros: easy parking, good food and value more

Authenitc 8/19/2006

Great authentic Oaxacan food. I love El Cholo and Baja Fresh too, but this is a unique place to try real mexican cuisine. The moles are all amazing, and the chicken is moist chicken breasts. The quality of the food is high considering the dirt cheap prices (for large portions too!). It's almost hard to comprehend how they can afford to stay in business with such prices. The atmosphere is pleasant enough and very clean. It never seems to be too crowded though, so please try this place so it stays around forever. Pros: authentic, delicious, quick Cons: not diet friendly more

best mole in town 7/27/2004

This place has the best mole in town. The black mole is as good as the one in Oaxaca or better. The cecina meat is very tasty. The portions are big and the prices are very reasonable. The service is not that good. Pros: great mole, tasty cecina, reasonable prices Cons: , boney chix breast more

Great Secret Spot! 1/25/2004

Was recommended to this place by a friend. I have to say I was impressed. If you've ever had Oaxacan food or mole, then you'll be a big fan of this place. Very traditional with many different flavors and styles. The food has more flavor than anywhere else I've been and the quality of the food is very good. Not sketchy at all. The staff is very friendly and more than happy to advise on any dish. Must try once. Pros: food, inexpensive, friendly more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    If you blink too hard, you'll miss this homey Mexican eatery sandwiched between a kosher market, a dry-cleaner and three other hole-in-the-wall eateries. But as is often the...

  • 7/12/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Payments:

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

    West LA, West Los Angeles
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