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El Criollo Restaurant

6622 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91405-4617
+1 818-785-8625
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good58%
  • Average0%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
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Mexican, Caribbean, Cuban
6622 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91405-4617
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

El Criollo is a must stop in the San Fernando Valley. With bread from Porto's the sandwiches are yummy. The entree are all great delicious and hearty with rice, black beans and sweet plantain. Lomo Saltado, Lechon, Pechuga Del Pollo de la Plancha to name...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2016

We go here monthly with a take out order in between. For apps ask for Cuban tamales it comes with a dish but they will be happy to give you an order. All the other croquette apps are great, bread is from Porto's. Pollo a...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2015

Just visited El Criollo in Van Nuys for lunch with a friend in order to satisfy my craving for some good Cuban food. El Criollo fit the bill....good, traditional Cubano food with a lunch menu that includes a Meat, Chicken, Pork or Fish entree with...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 14 April 2013

FIRST OF ALL, EL CRIOLLO CUBAN RESTAURANT IS LOCATED AT 6622 VAN NUYS BLVD. IN VAN NUYS, CA 91405 - (818) 785-8625 - IT IS NOT ON VICTORY BLVD. THEY MOVED SEVERAL YEARS AGO. We just had my son's 50th birthday party there and it...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2008

I Love Cuban food, and so stopped by here when I saw the name. I have never been back.

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Reviewed 8 January 2008

excellent simple cuban fare, no ambiance

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Reviewed 7 January 2008

Bryce and I visited this lovely little gem during the insane downpour yesterday. We we're both a little out of sorts, hungry and in need of some TLC. Enter El Criollo. Its a tiny little place, maybe 10 tables, painted a warm salmon shade, complete...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6622 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91405-4617
    (Kittridge St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > North Hollywood
  • Neighbourhood: North Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 818-785-8625
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El Criollo has established itself as a freshly modern, yet still traditional full-service restaurant in the bustling downtown Van Nuys area. We of El Criollo are driven by the genuine aim to provide excellent, personable service complemented by the finest, most flavorful Cuban cuisine. El Criollo's interior includes classic exposed brick walls, a high open ceiling, beautifully soft serenading Cuban music and poster-size images of vintage magazine covers and print ads. The restaurant offers deliciously delectable food with an updated, though still very classic look and feel – so much like a bodega in Old Havana. Our spacious dining room seats 60-plus with a bar offering fabulous wine, beer and cocktails.
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