El Toro Cantina / Busby's

★★★☆☆
Miracle Mile hosts these two restaurants, each offering their own vibe whether it be tacos and tequila or American favorites.
  • 5361 Wilshire Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  • 323-828-7598

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From the street you would never think that such a cool, huge place was upstairs. When you enter the lobby they have tv's everywhere playing sports and camera chots of the dancefloor and game rooms upstairs. Once you go up the stairs to

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★★★★★

From the street you would never think that such a cool, huge place was upstairs. When you enter the lobby they have tv's everywhere playing sports and camera chots of the dancefloor and game rooms upstairs. Once you go up the stairs to

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bad food, bad service, bad attitude. The dumb ass manager posted the positive reviews...obviously he knew 10 peoples names, lol. This place blows. Seriously, go anywhere you want, but this place is terrible.

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★☆☆☆☆

bad food, bad service, bad attitude. The dumb ass manager posted the positive reviews...obviously he knew 10 peoples names, lol. This place blows. Seriously, go anywhere you want, but this place is terrible.

Pros: their ice is frozen

Cons: everything

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the servers blew i had to go up to the bartender just to get someone to take my order because the 4 waiters surrounding the host post ignored me even though the place was seriously empty when i first got there. the happy hour is not so happy its more of an inconsistent joke and its crazy over priced not so special food blew any expectation of a decent lunch. of all the places in la this one is definitely not worth revisiting. heads up the stylists at eclectic salon down the street get drunk in between clients over here i spoke to one of them briefly when asking her what was good on the menu she mumbled the tuna tartar taco so i ordered it she had to be joking it was totally bland and she was totally plastered on her way back to her next client and i was on my way somewhere else to get a real dinner. seriously save your money for real food.

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★★☆☆☆

the servers blew i had to go up to the bartender just to get someone to take my order because the 4 waiters surrounding the host post ignored me even though the place was seriously empty when i first got there. the happy hour is not so happy its more of an inconsistent joke and its crazy over priced not so special food blew any expectation of a decent lunch. of all the places in la this one is definitely not worth revisiting. heads up the stylists at eclectic salon down the street get drunk in between clients over here i spoke to one of them briefly when asking her what was good on the menu she mumbled the tuna tartar taco so i ordered it she had to be joking it was totally bland and she was totally plastered on her way back to her next client and i was on my way somewhere else to get a real dinner. seriously save your money for real food.

Pros: looks cool from the outside

Cons: waist of money and time

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First of all, all you haters who think this is a bad club your either a plastic trust fund baby or a tool who doesn't belong at my club!! Courtney, Stephanie, Jessie and Sarah are your servers and bartenders that are all 10's and are as sweet as a georgia peach!! If you think r drinks are week your an alcoholic because Brandon, Ron, Elon, Jay, Devon, and my favorite Stephanie can make some bomb a$$ drinks!! The bouncers are way cool and they are only d!ks when neccesary, like if u don't listen to them then obviouslt they will be d!ks but the bouncers keep it a safe place to hang out and keep the riff raff hood niggas out!!! I recommend if you come to this awesome night club go see Travis at the door and he will take care of you if your a hot girl and are sweet cause they don't like attitudes!! I recommend this place to everyone except hoods and gangbangers cause your not welcome and they will tell you that at the door!! But come on down to Busby's East it's at 5364 wilshire blvd! Oh yea ad you dumb sh!ts who said the management sux your crazy cause Chris Anderson is the GM and he is awesome he looks out for anyone who wants to have a party, get bottle service or have an event!! So don't bad mouth Busbys cause your a loser who has no friends and our hott girls wouldn't give you the time of day!!!

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★★★★★

First of all, all you haters who think this is a bad club your either a plastic trust fund baby or a tool who doesn't belong at my club!! Courtney, Stephanie, Jessie and Sarah are your servers and bartenders that are all 10's and are as sweet as a georgia peach!! If you think r drinks are week your an alcoholic because Brandon, Ron, Elon, Jay, Devon, and my favorite Stephanie can make some bomb a$$ drinks!! The bouncers are way cool and they are only d!ks when neccesary, like if u don't listen to them then obviouslt they will be d!ks but the bouncers keep it a safe place to hang out and keep the riff raff hood niggas out!!! I recommend if you come to this awesome night club go see Travis at the door and he will take care of you if your a hot girl and are sweet cause they don't like attitudes!! I recommend this place to everyone except hoods and gangbangers cause your not welcome and they will tell you that at the door!! But come on down to Busby's East it's at 5364 wilshire blvd! Oh yea ad you dumb sh!ts who said the management sux your crazy cause Chris Anderson is the GM and he is awesome he looks out for anyone who wants to have a party, get bottle service or have an event!! So don't bad mouth Busbys cause your a loser who has no friends and our hott girls wouldn't give you the time of day!!!

Pros: great dancing, hot bartenders/servers, great ppl, awesome bouncers, good music

Cons: none

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Great music...mixed crowd. If your over hollywood and want a low key but fun night...go there on a satuarday nite.

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★★★★☆

Great music...mixed crowd. If your over hollywood and want a low key but fun night...go there on a satuarday nite.

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Met up with a big group of people on Saturday night for the bar/club scene. First off there's a $10 cover (boo! this is not a VIP kind of club and second, the drinks were pathetic. They were watered down and overpriced. I'm a lightweight drinker but it took my third drink to even taste any alcohol. The crowd for the most part was pretty cool (mostly an Asian scene) except for a handful of idiots here and there, sprinkled with "dude-get-a-room" couples. They had two pool tables, a basketball shooting game and a few arcade games in one area. There was an outdoor room in the middle so smokers didn't have to walk down to the street level for a ciggie. And there was a pretty decent sized space for dancing. Bathroom was absolutely grotesque, it's like they only cleaned it once a week and they couldn?t afford paper-towels or toilet paper. Valet parking attendants (wankers!) were completely unorganized; I?m pretty patient but we waited almost an hour for our car. A horrible and horrendous night club.

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★☆☆☆☆

Met up with a big group of people on Saturday night for the bar/club scene. First off there's a $10 cover (boo! this is not a VIP kind of club and second, the drinks were pathetic. They were watered down and overpriced. I'm a lightweight drinker but it took my third drink to even taste any alcohol. The crowd for the most part was pretty cool (mostly an Asian scene) except for a handful of idiots here and there, sprinkled with "dude-get-a-room" couples. They had two pool tables, a basketball shooting game and a few arcade games in one area. There was an outdoor room in the middle so smokers didn't have to walk down to the street level for a ciggie. And there was a pretty decent sized space for dancing. Bathroom was absolutely grotesque, it's like they only cleaned it once a week and they couldn?t afford paper-towels or toilet paper. Valet parking attendants (wankers!) were completely unorganized; I?m pretty patient but we waited almost an hour for our car. A horrible and horrendous night club.

Pros: Spacious, decent crowd

Cons: Overpriced/water-downed drinks, disorganized, dirty, awful valet

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This is a great restaurant/bar on Wilshire. It is well lit and has a great staff. It can be crowded and get very noisy, but the energentic staff are very good to bring food and drinks quickly. It is on the pricey side, but a lot of fun to have dinner at with friends.

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★★★☆☆

This is a great restaurant/bar on Wilshire. It is well lit and has a great staff. It can be crowded and get very noisy, but the energentic staff are very good to bring food and drinks quickly. It is on the pricey side, but a lot of fun to have dinner at with friends.

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Awesome gourmet tacos, that go well with the margarita's. The bartendars are super friendly, and they all make great drinks. Great date spot! Great spot to watch your favorite game or to meet your friends for a few drinks. Ask for a pitcher of your favorite margarita, you can't go wrong.

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★★★★☆

Awesome gourmet tacos, that go well with the margarita's. The bartendars are super friendly, and they all make great drinks. Great date spot! Great spot to watch your favorite game or to meet your friends for a few drinks. Ask for a pitcher of your favorite margarita, you can't go wrong.

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This Busby's is a great addition to the Miracle Mile. The bar is large with televisions all over the place, great for sporting events. Off to the side is a large event room which can fit a few hundred people. It's great for Legendary Bingo or any event you have that needs a central location. It's trendy, it's fun, and the bartenders make good drinks. What more could you ask for?!

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★★☆☆☆

This Busby's is a great addition to the Miracle Mile. The bar is large with televisions all over the place, great for sporting events. Off to the side is a large event room which can fit a few hundred people. It's great for Legendary Bingo or any event you have that needs a central location. It's trendy, it's fun, and the bartenders make good drinks. What more could you ask for?!

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I work in the neighborhood and stopped by El Toro for drinks after work last week. They might possibly have the best margaritas in town, and when they're half-priced for happy hour, they're even better! The gourmet taco menu was really good - we ordered a few different kinds (filet mignon & coconut shrimp tacos were awesome) and nachos, sat at a cool lounge-y table and had a really great time. Staff were great - we were a big group but they took it in stride and even bought us a round of drinks. This will definitely be my new Friday happy hour spot with the girls, especially since we can go right up to Busby's to dance after!

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★★★★★

I work in the neighborhood and stopped by El Toro for drinks after work last week. They might possibly have the best margaritas in town, and when they're half-priced for happy hour, they're even better! The gourmet taco menu was really good - we ordered a few different kinds (filet mignon & coconut shrimp tacos were awesome) and nachos, sat at a cool lounge-y table and had a really great time. Staff were great - we were a big group but they took it in stride and even bought us a round of drinks. This will definitely be my new Friday happy hour spot with the girls, especially since we can go right up to Busby's to dance after!

Pros: margaritas, tacos, atmosphere

Cons: not sure about parking.. we walked

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I can't believe this place. It was awesome a few months ago but has now turned into a crudhole.

The quality guys who came here to socialize and order drinks get treated like poorly. I'm sorry, but we are the ones who spend 90% of the money in these places.... The bartenders are rude and egotistical. You're here to serve us - so do your job! It shouldn't be mission impossible to order a round of drinks.

The overall croud has gone waaaay down. Half the guys walk around with their shoulders out trying to start fights. This is a club, RELAX! No one wants to start a fight.

All the girls who I brought did not have a good time. They said the guys were creepy and weird. Evne the girls who I met there said the same thing - to were extremely creeped out by the guys! On top of that, the girls aren't even hot....Keep in mind I am the most non-judgemental person ever...but if ugly chicks are getting creeped out by weird guys....imagine what the hot girls are thinking!!

Save yourself a headache and head to another bar in Hollywod. Busby's had SO much potential but the management obviously has no clue how to run a business. Next time show your employees how to treat customers properly. We are at your venue to spend OUR money and you act like you're doing us a FAVOR? No thanks, I'd rather go somewhere that appreciates my business.

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★☆☆☆☆

I can't believe this place. It was awesome a few months ago but has now turned into a crudhole.

The quality guys who came here to socialize and order drinks get treated like poorly. I'm sorry, but we are the ones who spend 90% of the money in these places.... The bartenders are rude and egotistical. You're here to serve us - so do your job! It shouldn't be mission impossible to order a round of drinks.

The overall croud has gone waaaay down. Half the guys walk around with their shoulders out trying to start fights. This is a club, RELAX! No one wants to start a fight.

All the girls who I brought did not have a good time. They said the guys were creepy and weird. Evne the girls who I met there said the same thing - to were extremely creeped out by the guys! On top of that, the girls aren't even hot....Keep in mind I am the most non-judgemental person ever...but if ugly chicks are getting creeped out by weird guys....imagine what the hot girls are thinking!!

Save yourself a headache and head to another bar in Hollywod. Busby's had SO much potential but the management obviously has no clue how to run a business. Next time show your employees how to treat customers properly. We are at your venue to spend OUR money and you act like you're doing us a FAVOR? No thanks, I'd rather go somewhere that appreciates my business.

Pros: cool venue

Cons: bouncers, bartenders, people, cover, attitude

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What makes this place bad? Well we can start with the crowd: thuggish looking unattractive people, standoffish girls that are 5s, strange and creepy crowd. Bartenders are rude -- treat the people that are ordering drinks from you with respect. Security -- you're working at busby's on a saturday night, need I say more? get over your ego. Cover charge? LOL what a joke... for this place?
This place used to be cool about 6 months ago but it's gone waaaaay down hill. If you're into the thuggish crowd, ugly people, bad music, horrible bartenders, etc... this place is for you! Seriously, pick somewhere else... anywhere else -- way to many good places in Hollywood to waste your night away here!

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★☆☆☆☆

What makes this place bad? Well we can start with the crowd: thuggish looking unattractive people, standoffish girls that are 5s, strange and creepy crowd. Bartenders are rude -- treat the people that are ordering drinks from you with respect. Security -- you're working at busby's on a saturday night, need I say more? get over your ego. Cover charge? LOL what a joke... for this place?
This place used to be cool about 6 months ago but it's gone waaaaay down hill. If you're into the thuggish crowd, ugly people, bad music, horrible bartenders, etc... this place is for you! Seriously, pick somewhere else... anywhere else -- way to many good places in Hollywood to waste your night away here!

Pros: decent venue but put badly to use

Cons: crowd, bartenders, scene, wasting away your weekend night

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Been here for happy hour. Pretty good drink and food prices. Trendy crowd comes in. Been on a Thursday night. Lounge with a DJ. Hip younger crowd. Most people are good looking. They used to have video games on the wall that was cool. Took a date here on Friday. Girl bartender sucked on drinks and service. Very good looking chics. Very cool place because you can choose to go to the club or lounge near the bar. They need to have some stuff to watch on TV.s Being a local. I totally recommend this place. $10 cover for weekend nights. No lines!! Cool bouncers.

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★★★★☆

Been here for happy hour. Pretty good drink and food prices. Trendy crowd comes in. Been on a Thursday night. Lounge with a DJ. Hip younger crowd. Most people are good looking. They used to have video games on the wall that was cool. Took a date here on Friday. Girl bartender sucked on drinks and service. Very good looking chics. Very cool place because you can choose to go to the club or lounge near the bar. They need to have some stuff to watch on TV.s Being a local. I totally recommend this place. $10 cover for weekend nights. No lines!! Cool bouncers.

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I went to Busby's on Saturday night and had a blast!! The drinks were actually drinks!!! I mean I have been to many a clubs and I am sorry unless you have bottle service and you are pouring your own drinks they 8 times out of 10 are on the weaker side, but not here. My drinks were very good.. no complaints from a progressive drinker like me... Also of course you have your unwanteds everywhere you go but overall the crowd is cool, laidback not too pompous... the ladies are very cute. As far as the music it's great.. the DJ plays a large variety music from Hip Hop, Top 40 etc... there is a stage there where the girls get there and start dancing, it's awesome...security pulled some guy down from one of the boxes but then again aside from his friends who really wants to see a guy on top of a go go box... so in my opinion good call haha. I will definitely come back and make this one of my #1 picks for going out...

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★★★★★

I went to Busby's on Saturday night and had a blast!! The drinks were actually drinks!!! I mean I have been to many a clubs and I am sorry unless you have bottle service and you are pouring your own drinks they 8 times out of 10 are on the weaker side, but not here. My drinks were very good.. no complaints from a progressive drinker like me... Also of course you have your unwanteds everywhere you go but overall the crowd is cool, laidback not too pompous... the ladies are very cute. As far as the music it's great.. the DJ plays a large variety music from Hip Hop, Top 40 etc... there is a stage there where the girls get there and start dancing, it's awesome...security pulled some guy down from one of the boxes but then again aside from his friends who really wants to see a guy on top of a go go box... so in my opinion good call haha. I will definitely come back and make this one of my #1 picks for going out...

Pros: Good food, Music, all around great place

Cons: Parking S**KS , but at least they have valet

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it would be 4 stars, but the dance area gave me so much hope, and was so crushing, that it brought the whole venue down. Fine to hang out and drink though. AVOID for dancing. All in all, for anyone who wasn't 1000 sheets to the wind, the dance scene was laughable (a club consensus - the music was HORRIBLY mixed to dance to) and the bar tender asked me how to mix my drink. Come on!

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★★☆☆☆

it would be 4 stars, but the dance area gave me so much hope, and was so crushing, that it brought the whole venue down. Fine to hang out and drink though. AVOID for dancing. All in all, for anyone who wasn't 1000 sheets to the wind, the dance scene was laughable (a club consensus - the music was HORRIBLY mixed to dance to) and the bar tender asked me how to mix my drink. Come on!

Pros: Lots of Space

Cons: MUSIC

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I love this place. If you can't have a good time at Busby's then stay home. Always a good crowd on the weekends and absolulely the most stacked sports bar i have ever seen. There must be at least 30 huge plasma's..I can't wait untill football season!!! Good food, stiff drinks, and hot chicks will keep me coming back here for a long time.

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★★★★★

I love this place. If you can't have a good time at Busby's then stay home. Always a good crowd on the weekends and absolulely the most stacked sports bar i have ever seen. There must be at least 30 huge plasma's..I can't wait untill football season!!! Good food, stiff drinks, and hot chicks will keep me coming back here for a long time.

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Oh, how quickly the mighty fall. Enter Busby's Jr.

Like everybody else in the neighborhood, I was thrilled we finally had a decent dance bar to call our own. For a while, it lived up to the hype.

Staring at Christmas 2006, me and my friends went here like clockwork, getting to know the original bouncers and bartenders. We watched it change from an empty place, to the central hotspot, and finally to the hellhole it is now.

I blame the owner, who chased away his regulars with poor treatment. I'm sorry, but you don't let people who spend hundreds of dollars of dinner and bar tabs night after night in your club continue to wait in line and pay cover.

I recently visited this place after about a month away to check and see if its decline was temporary, but I found it to be completely sketch. 45 minute wait in line. Totally overcrowded with riff-raff. Fat girls, yuck. People in big, baggy jeans and oversized white tees? Um, dress code anyone? Yes, we want to "lean like a cholo" when we go out dancing. No, we don't want actual life-sized cholos frightening all the cute girls off the dance floor. Is this a LA bar or a prison rodeo? I suggest any goodlooking lady bring mace. It's almost enough to make me miss the ditzy sorority girls and loud frat boys who used to call this place home (almost).

One thing hasn't changed: the DJ is still questionable, although thankfully he has stopped attempting to scratch. Wow, that was embarrassing.

So those of us wedged between midtown and Beverly Hills still have no viable alternative to the plastic and uncool Hollywood scene. For the foreseeable future, me and my buddies will be partying on the Westside and in the South Bay where they don't cotton to wannabe gangstas.

Busby's Jr. gets an extra star for still being better than Busby's Sr., which I still hear has the worst nightlife on this side of the Milky Way. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree, obviously. You tried though!

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★★☆☆☆

Oh, how quickly the mighty fall. Enter Busby's Jr.

Like everybody else in the neighborhood, I was thrilled we finally had a decent dance bar to call our own. For a while, it lived up to the hype.

Staring at Christmas 2006, me and my friends went here like clockwork, getting to know the original bouncers and bartenders. We watched it change from an empty place, to the central hotspot, and finally to the hellhole it is now.

I blame the owner, who chased away his regulars with poor treatment. I'm sorry, but you don't let people who spend hundreds of dollars of dinner and bar tabs night after night in your club continue to wait in line and pay cover.

I recently visited this place after about a month away to check and see if its decline was temporary, but I found it to be completely sketch. 45 minute wait in line. Totally overcrowded with riff-raff. Fat girls, yuck. People in big, baggy jeans and oversized white tees? Um, dress code anyone? Yes, we want to "lean like a cholo" when we go out dancing. No, we don't want actual life-sized cholos frightening all the cute girls off the dance floor. Is this a LA bar or a prison rodeo? I suggest any goodlooking lady bring mace. It's almost enough to make me miss the ditzy sorority girls and loud frat boys who used to call this place home (almost).

One thing hasn't changed: the DJ is still questionable, although thankfully he has stopped attempting to scratch. Wow, that was embarrassing.

So those of us wedged between midtown and Beverly Hills still have no viable alternative to the plastic and uncool Hollywood scene. For the foreseeable future, me and my buddies will be partying on the Westside and in the South Bay where they don't cotton to wannabe gangstas.

Busby's Jr. gets an extra star for still being better than Busby's Sr., which I still hear has the worst nightlife on this side of the Milky Way. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree, obviously. You tried though!

Pros: Centrally located, spacious, good sports bar element, nice bartenders, fun dancing

Cons: Sketchy clientele, poor service, poor management, overpriced cover, long waits

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A new job finds me driving past Miracle Mile damn near every day, but that's cool because it means i get to eat lunch at El Toro damn near every day too. There's something like 50 tacos on their menu. It's insane. I'm working my way through all of the varieties. So far I've tried 12 different tacos from the menu. All have been awesome. I've been a longtime customer of the Santa Monica Busby's coz I live on the Westside, and I can tell you that the Busby's guys have themselves a winner in the El Toro Cantina. I'm hoping my route doesn't change too much because Ive been doing lunch at El Toro almost every day on my way through, and hitting happy hour upstairs at the new Busby's on my way home to watch the NHL Playoffs (Go Sabres!) and I like my new routine. I don't know the owners of Busby's but whoever you are, nice job! Your new place is the sh!t.

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★★★★★

A new job finds me driving past Miracle Mile damn near every day, but that's cool because it means i get to eat lunch at El Toro damn near every day too. There's something like 50 tacos on their menu. It's insane. I'm working my way through all of the varieties. So far I've tried 12 different tacos from the menu. All have been awesome. I've been a longtime customer of the Santa Monica Busby's coz I live on the Westside, and I can tell you that the Busby's guys have themselves a winner in the El Toro Cantina. I'm hoping my route doesn't change too much because Ive been doing lunch at El Toro almost every day on my way through, and hitting happy hour upstairs at the new Busby's on my way home to watch the NHL Playoffs (Go Sabres!) and I like my new routine. I don't know the owners of Busby's but whoever you are, nice job! Your new place is the sh!t.

Pros: taco tapas is my new lunchtime addiction

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I have to say I'm disappointed in Busby's and I doubt I'll ever give either location my business again. There are plenty of better bars in LA. From regulars being treated poorly to even the staff getting the shaft. I think it's ridiculous to treat people the way this establishment does. I know people who have worked there since the beginning and yet there was no loyalty. They were cheated and used. A friend of mine worked as a hostess. She was told that they just didn't have enough business to warrent a hostess working there anymore but they said they'd call her if they needed her again. The next week when she walked in to pick up her final paycheck there was a new hostess working the door. Apparently she was a friend of someone and got the job on the spot. This makes no sense! My friend already had the job, she was friends with everyone and she'd been there for a while. Why did they say they couldn't afford to pay a hostess if they were just going to hire someone else?!

My friend is a great employee. She is always friendly, helpful and happy to be there. She always showed up and she brought a lot of business in to the place. She was the one who told me about the bar when it opened and I often went with her. Now I can safely say we will not be back. The management is terrible. I used to be a huge fan but now I'm no longer willing to support this place. Don't waste your time or money here!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have to say I'm disappointed in Busby's and I doubt I'll ever give either location my business again. There are plenty of better bars in LA. From regulars being treated poorly to even the staff getting the shaft. I think it's ridiculous to treat people the way this establishment does. I know people who have worked there since the beginning and yet there was no loyalty. They were cheated and used. A friend of mine worked as a hostess. She was told that they just didn't have enough business to warrent a hostess working there anymore but they said they'd call her if they needed her again. The next week when she walked in to pick up her final paycheck there was a new hostess working the door. Apparently she was a friend of someone and got the job on the spot. This makes no sense! My friend already had the job, she was friends with everyone and she'd been there for a while. Why did they say they couldn't afford to pay a hostess if they were just going to hire someone else?!

My friend is a great employee. She is always friendly, helpful and happy to be there. She always showed up and she brought a lot of business in to the place. She was the one who told me about the bar when it opened and I often went with her. Now I can safely say we will not be back. The management is terrible. I used to be a huge fan but now I'm no longer willing to support this place. Don't waste your time or money here!

Cons: management and owners

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This place is excellent. I went in to watch a playoff basketball game on a friday evening and found myself at the end of the game surrounded by incredibly hot women. Lakers lost but my sorrows were drowned with a fantastic beer selection and a really fun atmosphere. By the time the game was over the dance floor was packed with like 200 people and there was lots of great music to dance to. My bartenders were awesome all night, I didn't get served by any of the waitresses because I wasn't at a table, but I wanted to. (All smoking hot) The place just flat out has everything you could want, good food, good drink, great staff, games .... I mean everything. I went back the next tuesday night. It was kinda slow but there was a great bar trivia game free of charge, and later I found myself playing PS3 with a few of my buddies as we knocked back a couple of beers. If you can't have a good time at busbys east you need to take the stick out of your a** and go back to hollywood, cause this place rocks.

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★★★★★

This place is excellent. I went in to watch a playoff basketball game on a friday evening and found myself at the end of the game surrounded by incredibly hot women. Lakers lost but my sorrows were drowned with a fantastic beer selection and a really fun atmosphere. By the time the game was over the dance floor was packed with like 200 people and there was lots of great music to dance to. My bartenders were awesome all night, I didn't get served by any of the waitresses because I wasn't at a table, but I wanted to. (All smoking hot) The place just flat out has everything you could want, good food, good drink, great staff, games .... I mean everything. I went back the next tuesday night. It was kinda slow but there was a great bar trivia game free of charge, and later I found myself playing PS3 with a few of my buddies as we knocked back a couple of beers. If you can't have a good time at busbys east you need to take the stick out of your a** and go back to hollywood, cause this place rocks.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Its really popular, can be hard to get in

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I go to this bar with my friends all the time. Yeah, there's a line on weekends, but any place worth going to has a line on weekends. I just show up early. The room is outstanding, the food is great and the club rocks. We are already planning my homey's bachelor party & we're going to lock down the Mile High room and get nuts. If you can't have a good time here, check yourself for a pulse. You just might be dead.

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★★★☆☆

I go to this bar with my friends all the time. Yeah, there's a line on weekends, but any place worth going to has a line on weekends. I just show up early. The room is outstanding, the food is great and the club rocks. We are already planning my homey's bachelor party & we're going to lock down the Mile High room and get nuts. If you can't have a good time here, check yourself for a pulse. You just might be dead.

Pros: Club, food, great room, plasma tvs

Cons: gets real busy - i just show up early

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I have been a loyal customer of Busbys in santa monica for almost three years, when I found out they were opening antoher one I knew I had to check it out, sure enough in true busbys tradition they are now rockin the miracle mile, the place is stunning, games and everything busbys in santa monica offers (no pool yet on miracle mile, i keep askin and they say its commin soon). The late night is filled with the best music and hottest chicks in town, I eat at busbys all the time and the food is top shelf, if you like busbys in santa monica you got to check out the busbys on the mirical mile, big big big bars and I have never had a problem gettin a drink no matter how busy it is! I LOVE BUSBYS!

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★★★★★

I have been a loyal customer of Busbys in santa monica for almost three years, when I found out they were opening antoher one I knew I had to check it out, sure enough in true busbys tradition they are now rockin the miracle mile, the place is stunning, games and everything busbys in santa monica offers (no pool yet on miracle mile, i keep askin and they say its commin soon). The late night is filled with the best music and hottest chicks in town, I eat at busbys all the time and the food is top shelf, if you like busbys in santa monica you got to check out the busbys on the mirical mile, big big big bars and I have never had a problem gettin a drink no matter how busy it is! I LOVE BUSBYS!

Pros: just good stuff here

Cons: it is busy and after 10:30 fri & sat there is a line

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A couple of friends and I went to Busby's last night for happy hour. Their advertised happy hour is from 4pm-8pm monday through friday. We had already gotten drinks and had ordered food, when the waitress comes over and tells us "oh by the way, happy hour now ends as 7pm." It was 7:30. She didn't offer any real apology, didn't offer us a deal, nothing. We ended up paying full price for the drinks and food.

The food was not worth full price at ALL, and would have barely been worth the happy hour 50% off price we thought we'd be paying when we got there. The waitress was no good - came over and bugged us so many times I was ready to scream. She also had a lousy attitude, thought she was way too cool.

The bar itself is nice - lots of TVs, generally a good atmoshpere. But the absolutely lousy service and gross food made me never want to go back. It's too bad because this bar is close to my apartment and I would have liked to turn it into a regular hang out.

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★★☆☆☆

A couple of friends and I went to Busby's last night for happy hour. Their advertised happy hour is from 4pm-8pm monday through friday. We had already gotten drinks and had ordered food, when the waitress comes over and tells us "oh by the way, happy hour now ends as 7pm." It was 7:30. She didn't offer any real apology, didn't offer us a deal, nothing. We ended up paying full price for the drinks and food.

The food was not worth full price at ALL, and would have barely been worth the happy hour 50% off price we thought we'd be paying when we got there. The waitress was no good - came over and bugged us so many times I was ready to scream. She also had a lousy attitude, thought she was way too cool.

The bar itself is nice - lots of TVs, generally a good atmoshpere. But the absolutely lousy service and gross food made me never want to go back. It's too bad because this bar is close to my apartment and I would have liked to turn it into a regular hang out.

Pros: nice atmosphere, cool building

Cons: lousy service, bad food, happy hour not as advertised

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El Toro has a very unique taqco menu paired with different tequillas. There's nothing you can think of that would be good in a taco that they dont have on the menu. Great lunch sampler!

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★★★★★

El Toro has a very unique taqco menu paired with different tequillas. There's nothing you can think of that would be good in a taco that they dont have on the menu. Great lunch sampler!

Pros: Parking in the back, wait staff

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We went for lunch to catch the dodgers opening day game and this place ended up being the worst lunch place I've been to my two years out on the west side. No one seems to know what they are doing, the help is obviously inexperienced and the chef should be fired. The taco special is 11 bucks, way too expensive. The tacos were made with what had to have been the left over meat from the weekend, stale and nasty. I would not recommend this place for lunch at all and beware of the fresh off the bus bartender that'll be serving weak drinks and beer with plenty of head for happy hour. Busby's of Santa Monica should avoid being associated with this place there is no comparison.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went for lunch to catch the dodgers opening day game and this place ended up being the worst lunch place I've been to my two years out on the west side. No one seems to know what they are doing, the help is obviously inexperienced and the chef should be fired. The taco special is 11 bucks, way too expensive. The tacos were made with what had to have been the left over meat from the weekend, stale and nasty. I would not recommend this place for lunch at all and beware of the fresh off the bus bartender that'll be serving weak drinks and beer with plenty of head for happy hour. Busby's of Santa Monica should avoid being associated with this place there is no comparison.

Pros: Only bar on mid wilshire?

Cons: Too many to list read review.

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When Busby's opened up their Miracle Mile location just a few blocks from my house, I was quite excited about the prospect of having a new neighborhood hangout within stumbling distance. After three visits, however, I doubt I will go back. First, the good things. Good draft beer selection, huge portions of food, pool tables. And plasma TVs! If you want to watch sports, Busby's has so many plasma TVs, they'll make your head spin. Rather than necessarily being a plus, they're a bit on the overwhelming side. Also, there seem to be more TVs than chairs. Even if you do want to watch sports, chances are you won't find a place to sit. Also on the downside, Busby's suffers from really bad lighting (too bright/flourescent). It's an overly lit, sterile, frat party atmosphere that smells of stale beer, and barring the waitresses in extra-short skirts, an almost exclusively male domain. If you're a female customer, don't expect to be greeted, paid attention to, or waited on promptly, if at all. This has been my experience all three times, as well as the experience of my female friends and acquaintances who have wandered into Busby's separately. Busby's also features a dance floor in their "Mile High Club," but don't go there if you're expecting to dance to anything other than Top 40.

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★★★☆☆

When Busby's opened up their Miracle Mile location just a few blocks from my house, I was quite excited about the prospect of having a new neighborhood hangout within stumbling distance. After three visits, however, I doubt I will go back. First, the good things. Good draft beer selection, huge portions of food, pool tables. And plasma TVs! If you want to watch sports, Busby's has so many plasma TVs, they'll make your head spin. Rather than necessarily being a plus, they're a bit on the overwhelming side. Also, there seem to be more TVs than chairs. Even if you do want to watch sports, chances are you won't find a place to sit. Also on the downside, Busby's suffers from really bad lighting (too bright/flourescent). It's an overly lit, sterile, frat party atmosphere that smells of stale beer, and barring the waitresses in extra-short skirts, an almost exclusively male domain. If you're a female customer, don't expect to be greeted, paid attention to, or waited on promptly, if at all. This has been my experience all three times, as well as the experience of my female friends and acquaintances who have wandered into Busby's separately. Busby's also features a dance floor in their "Mile High Club," but don't go there if you're expecting to dance to anything other than Top 40.

 

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