Guelaguetza

★★★★★
Guelaguetza Restaurante offers the best Oaxacan food in Los Angeles California. Come by or call us today! (213) 550-3312
  • 3014 W Olympic Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90006

    Cross street: Normandie Ave

    Map & Directions
  • 424-835-3922

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Yes I recommend

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Yes I recommend

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Enjoyed the food here.

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Enjoyed the food here.

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great food

3
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great food

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The enmonladas are delicious. Just like my grandmother would make them.

3
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The enmonladas are delicious. Just like my grandmother would make them.

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I love this place! I had never had Oxaquena style Mexican food before, but now I crave it. There mole is addictive. I also love the enchilladas with their string cheese, this is so interesting and good! I am going tonight to go and get

3
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I love this place! I had never had Oxaquena style Mexican food before, but now I crave it. There mole is addictive. I also love the enchilladas with their string cheese, this is so interesting and good! I am going tonight to go and get

Pros: Everything

Cons: Don't get to go enough

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This restaurant features food/flavor from Mexico's Oaxca region - famous for their chocolate infused Mole. The place is very clean and the atmosphere is fairly casual (the picture above is accurate depiction). The only part I didn't like

3
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This restaurant features food/flavor from Mexico's Oaxca region - famous for their chocolate infused Mole. The place is very clean and the atmosphere is fairly casual (the picture above is accurate depiction). The only part I didn't like

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This place is epicureagasmic!! I made that word up specially to describe Guelaguetza. Homemade cheese shredded over oaxacan-chocolate-infused tangy sauces. Try the pork dish with the red sauce---it's to die for. Huge portions so if you

3
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This place is epicureagasmic!! I made that word up specially to describe Guelaguetza. Homemade cheese shredded over oaxacan-chocolate-infused tangy sauces. Try the pork dish with the red sauce---it's to die for. Huge portions so if you

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the food here is no b.s., straightforward, totally authentic, very flavorful, extremely reasonably priced, and super delicious. i visit this restaurant frequently as it is a welcome change from trendy LA spots that hide mediocre food

3
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the food here is no b.s., straightforward, totally authentic, very flavorful, extremely reasonably priced, and super delicious. i visit this restaurant frequently as it is a welcome change from trendy LA spots that hide mediocre food

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This place had really interesting food, I've never been anywhere quite like it! I highly recommend the tamales, and any of the other menu items that involve their spectacular mole sauces. It has a pretty low-key atmosphere, and there is

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This place had really interesting food, I've never been anywhere quite like it! I highly recommend the tamales, and any of the other menu items that involve their spectacular mole sauces. It has a pretty low-key atmosphere, and there is

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This is as Mexican as they come.... better tha Oaxaca itself. You won't regret going, TRUST ME!!!!!! Their Mole is to die for!

3
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This is as Mexican as they come.... better tha Oaxaca itself. You won't regret going, TRUST ME!!!!!! Their Mole is to die for!

Pros: Ambience, food. MOLE!

Cons: a wait on weekends

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I can see how other reviewers might not love the decor, but it reminded me of a little Italian trattoria in the sense that the service was extremely friendly and wait staff highly knowledgeable (dare I say passionate!?) about their food,

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I can see how other reviewers might not love the decor, but it reminded me of a little Italian trattoria in the sense that the service was extremely friendly and wait staff highly knowledgeable (dare I say passionate!?) about their food,

Pros: food, service, value

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The mole is quite good here but I don't think it's worth the drive to K town for the food. The ambience is really dismal, it's like a high school cafeteria. It's great if you have a huge crowd coming into town but that is the only time I

3
★★★★★

The mole is quite good here but I don't think it's worth the drive to K town for the food. The ambience is really dismal, it's like a high school cafeteria. It's great if you have a huge crowd coming into town but that is the only time I

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Yes! without a doubt the Mole is da bomb. I've had many kinds of restaurant mole before and I've had the best home-made mole, but this place's mole rocks! Truly authentic flavors. They put a lot o' love in the food. Awesome ambiance,

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Yes! without a doubt the Mole is da bomb. I've had many kinds of restaurant mole before and I've had the best home-made mole, but this place's mole rocks! Truly authentic flavors. They put a lot o' love in the food. Awesome ambiance,

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Being a Latina, I am a devout crusader of authentic Mexican food and this place has garnered my highest praise for the best mole outside of Oaxaca. The chicken in mole coloradito is my absolute favorite. The sauce is at once unctuous yet

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Being a Latina, I am a devout crusader of authentic Mexican food and this place has garnered my highest praise for the best mole outside of Oaxaca. The chicken in mole coloradito is my absolute favorite. The sauce is at once unctuous yet

Pros: Inexpensive, Friendly staff, Casual Atmosphere

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Untainted by modern "fast food, overprocessed, americanization" , maintaining it's flavor of original mexican recipes. It is not for vegetarians, being that the majority of mexican recipes are not meant to be vegetarian. This is not a

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Untainted by modern "fast food, overprocessed, americanization" , maintaining it's flavor of original mexican recipes. It is not for vegetarians, being that the majority of mexican recipes are not meant to be vegetarian. This is not a

Pros: AUTHENTIC, Prices are Reasonable

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This restaurant doesn't look great from the outside. It's a Mexican Restaurant with Chinese Architecture. The treasure is inside, when they serve the food! I know a good number of Mexican restaurants nationwide. I can tell you they

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This restaurant doesn't look great from the outside. It's a Mexican Restaurant with Chinese Architecture. The treasure is inside, when they serve the food! I know a good number of Mexican restaurants nationwide. I can tell you they

Pros: Taste, Quality

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I read the reviews and thought I'd be in for a good meal. It was amazing. I have had different versions of the mole negro, but this mole negro was fantastic. There was just a hint of sweetness and a very rich taste of a blend of spices.

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I read the reviews and thought I'd be in for a good meal. It was amazing. I have had different versions of the mole negro, but this mole negro was fantastic. There was just a hint of sweetness and a very rich taste of a blend of spices.

Pros: fantastic mole, great horchata, friendly wait staff

Cons: , limited parking, must speak Spanish

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Exceptional authentic food. Best mole in town. They don't speak any English,but, the food is that good. Fun cactus salad.

3
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Exceptional authentic food. Best mole in town. They don't speak any English,but, the food is that good. Fun cactus salad.

Pros: Real Oaxacan Food, Inexpensive

Cons: , No parking

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This is some FANTASTIC oaxacan food. Moles and more. In a converted warehouse, with live music and a lively crowd, the food is authentic and incredibly tasty. Great homemade tortillas too.

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This is some FANTASTIC oaxacan food. Moles and more. In a converted warehouse, with live music and a lively crowd, the food is authentic and incredibly tasty. Great homemade tortillas too.

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La Gelaguetza, located in Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown just off of 8th and Irolo (Normandie), is a definite "diamond in the rough." The friendly restaurant staff and hearty atmosphere accompanied along with the rich aroma of authentic Oaxacan

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La Gelaguetza, located in Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown just off of 8th and Irolo (Normandie), is a definite "diamond in the rough." The friendly restaurant staff and hearty atmosphere accompanied along with the rich aroma of authentic Oaxacan

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artha Stewart had Guelaguetza on her TV show as one of the best places to eat mole in Los Angeles, so I went expecting "good" mole, but nothing close to what I get at moms. What I got was awesome & came awfully close! Their moles are

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artha Stewart had Guelaguetza on her TV show as one of the best places to eat mole in Los Angeles, so I went expecting "good" mole, but nothing close to what I get at moms. What I got was awesome & came awfully close! Their moles are

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This is the Mexican food you don't find at regular Mexican restaurants. It has more caribbean influence. I love Oaxacan food and Guelaguetza does not dissappoint.

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This is the Mexican food you don't find at regular Mexican restaurants. It has more caribbean influence. I love Oaxacan food and Guelaguetza does not dissappoint.

Pros: unique, plenty of parking, decor

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This Guelaguetza is larger than the one on 8th St. and their menu is more extensive. The Tamal Oaxaqueno is one of my favorites at either location - a huge banana leaf wrapped corn masa tamale filled with unctuous mole negro and chunks of

3
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This Guelaguetza is larger than the one on 8th St. and their menu is more extensive. The Tamal Oaxaqueno is one of my favorites at either location - a huge banana leaf wrapped corn masa tamale filled with unctuous mole negro and chunks of

Pros: Parking lot in rear, Crickets!!!

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Very Delicious Food, excellent service, great location, lovely music and atmosphere, pricing is down to earth and overall, a great place to dine, whether breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a quick snack. Enjoy your meal here, I know I do.

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Very Delicious Food, excellent service, great location, lovely music and atmosphere, pricing is down to earth and overall, a great place to dine, whether breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a quick snack. Enjoy your meal here, I know I do.

Pros: Inexpensive, Good music, GREAT food

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The entertainment was good, but too loud to yell into the ear of the person sitting next to you. The food was good, but the staff was horrible. Waiting for every little thing made me never want to come back.

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The entertainment was good, but too loud to yell into the ear of the person sitting next to you. The food was good, but the staff was horrible. Waiting for every little thing made me never want to come back.

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This place is just like the other Guelaguetza on 8th street except better. The menu is more extensive, the place is much bigger, has better A/C, has multiple TV's and live band during dinner hours. The food taste great as ever!

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This place is just like the other Guelaguetza on 8th street except better. The menu is more extensive, the place is much bigger, has better A/C, has multiple TV's and live band during dinner hours. The food taste great as ever!

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I've only been here once but I'll definitely be back. I've never had mexican food like this, it was outstanding. There's a definite taste and style to this food that really sets it apart from every "mexican" place I've ever been to. I

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I've only been here once but I'll definitely be back. I've never had mexican food like this, it was outstanding. There's a definite taste and style to this food that really sets it apart from every "mexican" place I've ever been to. I

Pros: kids menu, menu choice

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Oh for the love of all things mole. I love this place. No joke, I didn't like the taste of mole...that is of course until I came to this joint. I had their Tamale plate and it was so good. The masa on the tamale was just a tad sweet,

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Oh for the love of all things mole. I love this place. No joke, I didn't like the taste of mole...that is of course until I came to this joint. I had their Tamale plate and it was so good. The masa on the tamale was just a tad sweet,

Pros: Chips and mole, Mole, oh and the Mole

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This joint is GOOD! I had the Chicken Tamale wrapped in gigantic banana leaves with Black Mole sauce. Thinking about the complex flavors in the mole make me wanna go back for some more. Also try the Empanada with the red moles sauce. It's

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This joint is GOOD! I had the Chicken Tamale wrapped in gigantic banana leaves with Black Mole sauce. Thinking about the complex flavors in the mole make me wanna go back for some more. Also try the Empanada with the red moles sauce. It's

Pros: inexpensive, great food

Cons: needs better AC

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The red mole is delicious--tasty mix of sweet and smoky. I was a little disappointed in the empanada ... try the zucchini blossom and cheese filling instead of chicken. Before you leave, browse through the mini-market in the front of the

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The red mole is delicious--tasty mix of sweet and smoky. I was a little disappointed in the empanada ... try the zucchini blossom and cheese filling instead of chicken. Before you leave, browse through the mini-market in the front of the

Pros: authentic food

Cons: no alcohol

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Eating at Guelaguetza was only my second time having mole and now I get it. The layers of flavor--sweet, spicy, smoky--knocked me out. Even the nachos they put out, covered in a peanutty sauce with bits of Cotija sprinkled on top, were out

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Eating at Guelaguetza was only my second time having mole and now I get it. The layers of flavor--sweet, spicy, smoky--knocked me out. Even the nachos they put out, covered in a peanutty sauce with bits of Cotija sprinkled on top, were out

Pros: Mole, Friendly Staff, Horchata

Cons: Limited Parking

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One bite and I'm hooked. I tried the black mole chicken and it was absolutely delicious. My friend ordered the pork in the red mole sauce. Again, very delicious. Even the chips they serve before the meal have a special twist (they're

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One bite and I'm hooked. I tried the black mole chicken and it was absolutely delicious. My friend ordered the pork in the red mole sauce. Again, very delicious. Even the chips they serve before the meal have a special twist (they're

Pros: incredible food, great service

Cons: parking problematic, not the best area

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i love the food here. the sweet/spicey red mole sauce is the surprise of the year for me.

i'm familiar with the black moles of "traditional" mexican food and was surprised with the twist that this southern mexican joint puts on it. the

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i love the food here. the sweet/spicey red mole sauce is the surprise of the year for me.

i'm familiar with the black moles of "traditional" mexican food and was surprised with the twist that this southern mexican joint puts on it. the

Pros: red mole, orange drink

Cons: slow service smtimes

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Guelaguetza is the Zapotec word for "offering," and the mole sauces could only be the result of culinary devotion. The sauces are authentic -- especially the classic (chocolate) mole negro. These are good: the corn tortilla with bean

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Guelaguetza is the Zapotec word for "offering," and the mole sauces could only be the result of culinary devotion. The sauces are authentic -- especially the classic (chocolate) mole negro. These are good: the corn tortilla with bean

Pros: selection

Cons: no cons

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Don't go expecting more than just a great meal. If you do, you're guaranteed to be impressed. But be warned -- no alcohol is served though you are welcomed to bring your own. And if your Spanish speaking skills aren't polished -- requests

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Don't go expecting more than just a great meal. If you do, you're guaranteed to be impressed. But be warned -- no alcohol is served though you are welcomed to bring your own. And if your Spanish speaking skills aren't polished -- requests

Pros: great food, great prices

Cons: no alcohol served

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What a nice place! A sunny room, friendly staff, and a menu that clearly describes the various foods that are specialties of Oaxaca.\r
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On this first visit, I tried the tamale which comes wrapped in a banana leaf. It's filled with

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What a nice place! A sunny room, friendly staff, and a menu that clearly describes the various foods that are specialties of Oaxaca.\r
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On this first visit, I tried the tamale which comes wrapped in a banana leaf. It's filled with

Pros: Mole, Horchata

Cons: Slow Service

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Forget Taco Bell, El Cholo and all those other places that serve Tex Mex. Guelaguetza serves real Mexican food; Moles, Pasole, Tamales, etc. Be sure to get the Horchata, they top the regular rice milk with cactus fruit, crushed nuts, and

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Forget Taco Bell, El Cholo and all those other places that serve Tex Mex. Guelaguetza serves real Mexican food; Moles, Pasole, Tamales, etc. Be sure to get the Horchata, they top the regular rice milk with cactus fruit, crushed nuts, and

Pros: Excellent Food

Cons: So-So Neighborhood

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Guelaguetza prepares authentic Oaxacan cuisine including complex, intensely flavorful mole dishes, multi-layered with spices.

 

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