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El Cochinito Restaurant

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3508 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026-2106
+1 323-668-0737
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 20:30
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I was very surprised to find the small Cuban Restaurant in LA that had great food. The pork was very well seasoned, and I had a sandwich that I would have never thought of having, the Cochinito, pork, onions and plantains. It was delicious. My daughter had the pork, beans rice & yuca and it was delicious as well. Will... More 

Thank Carmen050
Trenton, Illinois, United States
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

While visiting/vacationing in the Los Angeles, CA, we went searching for a different variety of food for dinner, other than the typical Mexican and Chinese food in our area. Just by chance we found El Cochinito, we were glad we did! This little restaurant is tucked away in a small strip of stores. My husband had the shredded beef stew,... More 

Thank Kim M
Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Don't be turned off by the fact this place is a little whole in the wall in a strip mall. That's TOTALLY normal for Los Angeles :) I was surprised at how cute the interior was considering the outside...but I really shouldn't be at this point considering I've lived in LA 3 years but still... We were quickly and enthusiastically... More 

Thank Kimberley O
Palm Springs, California
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132 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

This used to be one of my favorite places in Silverlake. Apparently there are new owners and they haven't had a positive effect on the food. The service is very friendly and accommodating but I had the worst 1/2 roasted chicken I have ever had. Not only was it not marinated like every other Cuban roast chicken I've had previously,... More 

Thank Paul G
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

I picked this place over another cuban restaurant in Atwater and I based this decision on the tone from the woman i spoke to on the phone at the other restaurant. The service here was great, friendly and it seems as though its family owned and operated. I ordered the Palomilla, which is thin cut steak. it is complimented with... More 

2 Thank Grappler9
Los Angeles, California
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592 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

Eating here is like eating in a Cuban family's home. Authentic and simple food honestly prepared and presented at affordable prices. Friendly service. Parking is a bit of a pain but that's LA.

Thank bccrab
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Really good bread to start with. Then the pork is so good and tasty. Portions are really good. Please come in and eat here you will love it!

Thank teresa0823
Tahoe City, California
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240 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Was in LA for a 3-day business trip and wanted to try something different. A work acquaintance recommended El Cochinito as a place to try authenitic Cuban food. Since we were staying in downtown LA close to Little Tokyo, it wasn't a lengthy drive here. I suggest driving out on Sunset as opposed to Temple. Much quicker. Parking at about... More 

Thank fallfan54
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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345 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

We just had lunch at this restaurant. The food was delicious. Authentic cuban food. Service was great. It's a hole in the wall in a strip mall right at the funky neighborhood of Silver Lake on Sunset Blvd. It was little pricey, compared to what you would pay in Miami, but being in LA it was OK. The menu is... More 

Thank golflover26
Palm Springs, California
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132 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

I used to live in Key West and the food here is the closest I've had to what the Cubans serve in south FL. There are several Cuban restaurants I've tried here in LA but this one is the real deal. Make sure you have the yucca.

Thank Paul G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3508 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026-2106
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 323-668-0737

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?