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The Velvet Margarita

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Hollywood
Mexican, Bar, Pub
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1612 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6202
+1 877-486-8353
Today
11:30 - 02:00
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All hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 18:00 - 02:00
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Los Angeles, California
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tequila drinks, decent Mexican food, Dia de Los Muertos decor, awesome Spanish language covers of rock classics, and good "bad" movies (from Elvis movies to Valley Girl) projected above the bar -- what's not to love? Chips come with two tasty salsas as well as yummy bean dip. My favorite dish here is probably the flautas de Martin - spiced... More 

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Thank kmfesq
Los Angeles
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159 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

First off, I want to give great kudos to our waitress Christina. She was wonderful, as well as all the staff. The style is wonderful. The style/theme is a terrific visit for tourists while the delicious flavor of the food is a great draw for locals. GET THE CHURRO DESSERT! So good. Loved it.

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Thank David E
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had a great time at this funky but hip restaurant. The food was very good and priced just right. I had the scampi camarones and LOVED it. The sauce was light, the rice was cooked just right and the scampi were delicious. My only complaint is that we went on a Friday evening and traffic was a nightmare. We... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were told about this place by the owner of the local AirBNB place we stayed at in Hollywood. Good job too, as we would never have spotted it otherwise. The place is amazing inside - a real Gothic look to it, quite unlike anywhere else I've ever been. It's split up into two halves - the restaurant and the... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The outside of this restaurant is very deceiving, by which I mean the outside looks a bit on the rough side. But once inside you get to see the elaborate decor that makes you feel like you've been transported to somewhere else. The food is delicious and the portions are generous. I found this restaurant by chance and I'm glad... More 

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Thank Ian O
Key West
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I have been here 2-3 times now, on my recent LA trips. What I LOVE about this place is the atmosphere, the low lighting and dark interior design - completed with amazing artwork and heavy velvet curtains. The menu is incredible, even though I have only tried the soup, the rest of the menu also looked heavenly. The cocktail menu,... More 

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Thank AbsolutS
Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Low key lighting, great drinks and menu items. Perfect place to bring a date! The ambiance and decor is wonderful with Mexican wrestlers, Day of the Dead and some neon lights inside.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We did not eat here. We just had drinks at the bar. Believe me , the drinks are fantastic. The bartender was friendly and the atmosphere is definitely Velvet Margarita. You will enjoy...but they do not open early.

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Thank Karen R
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Visited here for some drinks after a dinner some place else. Service was great, staff friendly, funny and knowledgeable. Drinks were delicious and high quality! I'd recommend this place if you want to enjoy some fine drinks!

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Thank John L
Las Vegas, Nevada
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191 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I never knew this existed until a friend took me there. The darkly lit, funky cool decor and fun vibe make me want to go back again. We went on a Friday night without any reservations and we were seated within 10-15 minutes. Yummy Salmon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1612 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighbourhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 877-486-8353

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

Staying in Hollywood

Neighbourhood Profile
Hollywood
Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day, tourists flock here from around the world to see the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close. Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night partying - the Hollywood club scene is a haven for thumping music and table-side bottle service. But parties aren’t the only way to enjoy this area, many visitors come to the neighborhood to sit back with a picnic to watch a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and those looking to stay fit trek along nature trails in the Hollywood hills and in Griffith Park.
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