El Conquistador (Closed Permanently)

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Traditional Mexican cuisine for an artsy clientele
El Conquistador is proud of its progressive neighborhood's history and helps its culture thrive. The menu includes all sorts of traditional Mexican dishes as well as a wide array of cocktails.
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    • Feelingrandy
      Feelingrandy Over a year ago
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      El Conquistador: Where the Fun Begins
      What irony-Los Angeles, a town with a large Hispanic population is host to very few good Mexican restaurants. But travel east towards downtown and you will El Conquistador. One imagines seeing Pee Wee Herman eating here. There's joyful innocence in the bright, gleaming decor, that seems championed by the good natured waiters here. As has been established already: the drinks are great, big and don't require many. The food: The Halibut is stunning, some mole dishes are excellent. This may be located on the most interesting strip of Sunset Blvd., in Silverlake. You have a Japanese, Indian and Mexican restaurant in a virtual row. Of the three, EC is certainly the most fun.

    • italsub
      italsub Over a year ago
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      yes, i love it!
      you feel in a spicy mood? nothings best yuo may find in LA, easly you can dine by side of a star! Of course you have to like maxican food, but, if you do, that is the place, real mexican cuisine, very well done! Trandy crowd, nice staff

    • NordicLvr
      NordicLvr Over a year ago
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      Good, strong margarita on the rocks
      El Conquistador has a fun atmosphere--the staff members are friendly and it usually has very festive decorations. Food quality is good, though the tortillas could be better. You usually get a "soup of the day" with your order, and I've enjoyed all (but the carrot) soups I've gotten. Watch out for the Margaritas! I had three one night and when it hit me I was out for the night.

    • butchgayguy
      butchgayguy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great food, staff, and amazing Margaritas!
      Cool little corner spot in Silverlake. Colorfully decorated to match the month and/or holiday. Amazing authentic Mexican dishes. The Sonorense, one of their specialty chicken dishes, is fantastic! Staff is friendly, upbeat, and attentive. One of the best margaritas I have ever had, and I have had many!