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El Cid

4212 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029-2110
+1 323-668-0318
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
3 Jul 2017
“The food has improved , the show, not that much!”
6 Sep 2017
Closed Now
Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
4212 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029-2110
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

RUDE Bartendars, you'll wait forever for a drink. Great historical decor on the inside and good place for screenings. I've definitely had better margaritas at Applebees.

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Hosted a wedding rehearsal luncheon for a family member. To honor his Spanish heritage, we opted for a Spanish theme. Brad was super helpful in planning the food and entertainment. I was concerned because some of the guests, 2 of the grooms sisters, as well...More

Thank Carla C
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I have been in El Cid few time previous to this one. I normally attracted to the Flamenco Dance and music. Then I just used to put up with the food for the sake of such culture. This time, I was very surprised, as I...More

Thank Barry684
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend made reservations for us to come here and I invited two couples to join us. The Music and dancing (entertainment) was ok. Highly energetic so I must applaud the dancers and flamenco musicians. The food was just OK. I'm sure if we came...More

Thank Stu G
Reviewed 2 March 2017

They removed vegan paella from their menu. My email inquiry received no answer! This place was vegan friendly a year ago, but we will not come again.

1  Thank what1
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The sad thing about Los Angeles is that although it is one of the most popular and famous cities in the world, they have absolutely no concept of their own history! If you leave a newspaper out on the lawn for over three days, it...More

2  Thank Heywood F
Reviewed 23 June 2016

What an interesting and enjoyable evening. We arrived early and enjoyed a drink at the outside bar/terrace which was unique. Once inside, the theater is small and personal, perhaps 40 to 60 guests. The service was prompt and helpful. The show was great, a wonderful...More

Thank Karl M
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Came here for late night drinks and food. The place is very eye appealing. We got drinks and food at the outside bar and relaxed in the courtyard. The sangria was amazing as well as the lamb skewers.

Thank Patrick U
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Don't let the entrance fool you, once you walk down the funky stairs and enter the restaurant it is fantastic. I loved the ambiance! It is great for groups, families with older children and couples. I have seen my share of flamenco shows and Manuel...More

3  Thank Sonya M
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Came here for a CD release party. The place was burning up hot although it was nice outside on the patio. The food was average but a little pricier for not much better quality. Service was not that great either. Unimpressed

Thank michallec
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$20 - US$60
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4212 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029-2110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 323-668-0318
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El Cid offers a romantic blend of dining, history, and entertainment that is unique, mystic, and beautiful hidden in the heart of Hollywood. With a history of great entertainment and a new variety of late night and dinner shows to choose from, El Cid is known today as a landmark of Hollywood! Come join us every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening for El Cid's signature Spanish Flamenco Dinner shows. With its bewildering beauty and passion, Flamenco has gained fans worldwide. Flamenco is a unique spectacle, captivating for all. Think of the fire, the passion and the defiance of those stomping feet, making Spanish flamenco dance an integral part of Spain's culture. With its roots deeply embedded in Andalusia, the southern region of Spain, flamenco is a passionate music and dance art form. No two shows are ever the same. Prior to the shows, guests are welcome to continue to enjoy this quick "getaway" to Spain with El Cid's menu of Spanish and locally-inspired entrees, tapas, sangria, and a full bar, either outdoors in El Cid's charming Spanish-style courtyard, complete with fountains and old world Mediterranean tiles or indoors in the old-world Spanish-style tavern showroom. The cost for the Flamenco shows are $15.00 Per person and tickets should be purchased online in advance to guarantee seating. Please visit our calendar here to choose a performance and purchase tickets. Tickets include the show only. Food and drink is a la carte and there is no minimum. On Fridays (shows at 7:30 pm) Saturday (shows at 7:45 pm) Flamenco performances are an El Cid original with Angelita Concerto Flamenco. Angelita has been performing at El Cid since 1989 and we're thrilled to have Angelita back with her great experience and love for the Spanish art, performing traditional Flamenco with members of her dance company. As a special treat, Juan Talavera, one of the original owners of El Cid, joins Angelita on stage, once a month, to relive El Cid's historic past which continues with the classic styling of pure flamenco. On Sundays (shows at 5:30 pm)
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