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El Cid
Spanish Restaurant$$
Today 6:00 pm – 1:00 am
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4212 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90029, United States
4212 Sunset BoulevardUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90029
(323) 668-0318elcidla.com
$$Spanish Restaurant, BarToday 6:00 pm – 1:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm – 1:00 amTuesday 6:00 pm – 1:00 amWednesday 6:00 pm – 1:00 amThursday 6:00 pm – 1:00 amFriday 6:00 pm – 1:00 amSaturday 6:00 pm – 1:00 amSunday 6:00 pm – 1:00 am
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Quirky neighborhood fixture offering tapas, paella & weekend flamenco shows, plus live music nights.- Google
"I was entranced by the rhythm and the foot movement."
"She insisted that I had to PAY a $5 cover in order to get in the door."
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Alexander Cain
a month ago
This Silverlake mexican restaurant is more known for the shows they host more so than the food. The food is just ok the meatballs are good, and their pork wings are something different but nothing too impressive. The best part of this venue are the shows. They are well known for hosting their flamenco shows which is pretty entertaining. They also host a variety of web series variety shows where they show a great number of comedic web series which is pretty different. The waiter was funny and interactive, but it seemed like it took a while before our food came out. I would recommend only going if you are going for one of their shows because the food as a standalone isn't worth it.
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Marie Cross
a year ago
After living in Spain for 6 months and seeing flamenco live, I was very impressed by the performance. I was entranced by the rhythm and the foot movement. The food was good with an authentic menu. The entire atmosphere is fairly romantic yet casual and relaxed. The decor is adorable :)
Abe Ramirez
5 months ago
Suerhero september
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Alberto Molina
3 years ago
The food is OK and the show... if you have been there do not bother to go back cause the show is still the same after 10 years
Grit Maldonado
5 months ago
I would give half or less of a star if I could. Quite possibly the worst dining experience I've ever had. I enjoy fine dining, and look forward to experiencing good food, good drinks, and good times. This particular evening, I was there for dinner and the scheduled music event. My companion and I sat down at a patio table, and engaged in lovely conversation, where time escaped us. But that time quickly turned into 2 hours, before a waiter even approached us, but only after HAVING BEEN SUMMONED by my companion. We hadn't even received menus, so he went to get them. In the background, I could hear the bands had started. More time passed after receiving the menus, and we were neglected, getting ever hungrier. Again, we summoned a waiter, and placed an order. But after he stepped away, we realized that a group of people had been seated after we arrived, attended to and served without a problem, and they were gone by the time we had even placed our order. At this realization, we decided to cancel the order and go dine elsewhere. It was just after 10:30PM. My companion went off to the ladies room, and I followed nearby to seek the waiter. He was just inside the double glass doors where a door person was tending to the music event attendees. Though my companion made it through the doors no problem, and I was about to call out to the waiter just inside, I was stopped in barbaric fashion by the door person, who was very rude even after I explained that I was trying to get the waiter to cancel my order. She insisted that I had to PAY a $5 cover in order to get in the door. I was trying to cancel a $75 order. Dealing with this ill-mannered individual was clearly a waste of time, as she was highly unprofessional in her behavior, so I asked for the manager. The door person called over the booking agent, whom I thought was the manager, but as the discussion ensued, it became clear that I had been thwarted in making a legitimate complaint to the restaurant. The booking agent, "Kelly", proceeded to explain that her door person, more or less, had to behave in the manner she did to protect the door, and to ensure the bands get paid. I explained, again, that I was simply trying to call the waiter just inside the doors. "Kelly" continued to explain, more or less, that they had to charge $5 at the door because people often try to sneak in without paying. However, having heard that explanation, I then felt as though I was being treated as COMMON RIFF RAFF. I assure you, I'm not. A word of caution and advice to EL CID: You can never be sure who your patrons are, if you don't already know them by face or by name. Are they executives? Music or film industry heavy hitters? Perhaps, people with clout and influence? Or better still, patrons looking to enjoy fine dining experiences who would likely return with THEIR BUSINESS again and again. My advice? Bear in mind that the people you engage with in business dealings, such as the booking agent and her door person, are representative of YOUR BUSINESS. Add that to the poor restaurant service, and you have UNPROFESSIONAL AND MISMANAGED all the way across the board. As for me, I'm not a heavy hitter, but I have my own place in the entertainment industry. I've been fortunate to work with well-known and famous artists. You could say it's a family business, from rock to hip-hop, really, even with ties to world class FLAMENCO performers. I'd much prefer the Management at El Cid extend concerted efforts to rectify last night's occurrences, and set themselves on the path to greatness by improving their service and relations to patrons. But based on my experience last night, it seems highly doubtful. Alas, my friends, word travels fast when uttered from the right mouths.
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Ed Kirson
a year ago
first off i want to say el cid is great, see the flamingo show but don't see the BURLESQUE show......the flamingo show is great.... food and service are great but the people that run the BURLESQUE show don't know what they are doing....it was like a stampede trying to get in....even if you upgrade to a booth that doesn't mean you are going to get it, they didn't refund the difference but the manager from el cid did....than if you post something bad on their facebook page they delete it and block you from further posting.....again el cid is great and the flamingo show is a must see, i'm only giving it a low rating so people read this and don't go to the BURLESQUE show, but if you want great food and a great show, definately go to the flamingo show
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James Kemp
3 years ago
OK it was cheesy, but sometimes thats a great thing.
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Rob Berardinelli
4 years ago
Atmosphere needs to be cleaned up. Food just okay. Outdoor environments a plus, but frayed around the edges.

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