Masa-Echo Park Bakery & Cafe

★★★★★
  • 1800 W Sunset Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90026

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  • 213-989-1558

About Masa-Echo Park Bakery & Cafe

Hours
Mon - Thu, 11am - 11pm; Fri, 11am - Midnight; Sat, 8am - Midnight; Sun, 8am - 11pm

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One of the best deep dish pizzas in LA. The homemade sausage is tasty, as is the Lots Of Cheese special with buffalo mozzarella. Other items are good here too, but the pizza is the main draw.

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One of the best deep dish pizzas in LA. The homemade sausage is tasty, as is the Lots Of Cheese special with buffalo mozzarella. Other items are good here too, but the pizza is the main draw.

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The owners of this place treat people with outrageous disrespect. A black friend and I went to Masa for desert just before they closed the restaurant. \r
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We ate, paid the bill and then out of nowhere this guy we thought was a busboy

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The owners of this place treat people with outrageous disrespect. A black friend and I went to Masa for desert just before they closed the restaurant. \r
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We ate, paid the bill and then out of nowhere this guy we thought was a busboy

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We stopped by this place on our way to The Echo and literally had the worst experience we've ever had at a restaurant due to an extremely rude waitress and an equally rude owner that made no moves to remedy the situation after we tried to

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We stopped by this place on our way to The Echo and literally had the worst experience we've ever had at a restaurant due to an extremely rude waitress and an equally rude owner that made no moves to remedy the situation after we tried to

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2 words... bread pudding! it's the best I've ever had.

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2 words... bread pudding! it's the best I've ever had.

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The workers are all pretentious and as soon as you finally sit who knows how long it will be till you are given any attention by your server or anyone who works there. I understand its got great food and drinks and i love the vibe, but

3
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The workers are all pretentious and as soon as you finally sit who knows how long it will be till you are given any attention by your server or anyone who works there. I understand its got great food and drinks and i love the vibe, but

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I ate several times at masa because the cuban sandwhich and pizza were good but the service was extremely poor. The owners were very rude to me and to the staff. Part of the problem may be there is to many owners working there. To many

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I ate several times at masa because the cuban sandwhich and pizza were good but the service was extremely poor. The owners were very rude to me and to the staff. Part of the problem may be there is to many owners working there. To many

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great great great staff. wonderful neighborhood place. eat there A LOT.

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great great great staff. wonderful neighborhood place. eat there A LOT.

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Way too expensive and food not that great.

3
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Way too expensive and food not that great.

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While the food is ok here, I stopped going after an unreal encounter with a very rude member of the staff here. There are better restaurants more deserving of my money than Masa which is over rated and way too expensive for what you get.

3
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While the food is ok here, I stopped going after an unreal encounter with a very rude member of the staff here. There are better restaurants more deserving of my money than Masa which is over rated and way too expensive for what you get.

Pros: ok pizza if you are rich

Cons: horrible staff

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My Masa experience was very poor! I will never eat there again! The service was snotty and very mean about how the FACT that they do not make any special requests or substitutions for people with special needs in their diet. For example,

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My Masa experience was very poor! I will never eat there again! The service was snotty and very mean about how the FACT that they do not make any special requests or substitutions for people with special needs in their diet. For example,

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the location is my homeplace if i in town
always friendly service , best personal in the us
ronda make the place to something special
good to know the masa
the home if i far from home
thanx

3
★★★★★

the location is my homeplace if i in town
always friendly service , best personal in the us
ronda make the place to something special
good to know the masa
the home if i far from home
thanx

Pros: best salats and burgers and panninis

Cons: dont know

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We found Masa a couple years ago from a review in the Los Feliz Ledger and could not get enough of their Chicago style pizza for take out. As transplanted Chicagoans, we are always looking for a good replacement for Giordano's, Uno's,

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We found Masa a couple years ago from a review in the Los Feliz Ledger and could not get enough of their Chicago style pizza for take out. As transplanted Chicagoans, we are always looking for a good replacement for Giordano's, Uno's,

Pros: None that we could see from a home delivery aspect

Cons: pizza sauce is not good

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Can't get enough of this little treasure in my backyard! Love the Manchego salad and piping hot bread... and don't get me started on the bread pudding - sinfully delicious! The quaint, cozy atmosphere and friendly wait staff are always a

3
★★★★★

Can't get enough of this little treasure in my backyard! Love the Manchego salad and piping hot bread... and don't get me started on the bread pudding - sinfully delicious! The quaint, cozy atmosphere and friendly wait staff are always a

Pros: Great service

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I was waiting for my to-go order which took FOREVER! so I sat at the bar with a glass of water waiting... in a 15 minute span, I saw a couple of creepy crawlers lingering around the facility. I won't tell you the type because you might

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I was waiting for my to-go order which took FOREVER! so I sat at the bar with a glass of water waiting... in a 15 minute span, I saw a couple of creepy crawlers lingering around the facility. I won't tell you the type because you might

Pros: Friendly service

Cons: Creepy crawlers. no parking

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There is too much garlic in the sauce. Garlic should be a main ingredient in pizza sauce. However, whole cloves are overwhelming. Masa would really benefit from using minced garlic as opposed to whole chunks and cloves. Not everyone is

3
★★★★★

There is too much garlic in the sauce. Garlic should be a main ingredient in pizza sauce. However, whole cloves are overwhelming. Masa would really benefit from using minced garlic as opposed to whole chunks and cloves. Not everyone is

Cons: Parking can be an issue

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Their Chicago style pizza is ridiculous. Never had anything bad here. Cool staff, nice vibe. It's also a good brunch spot on the weekends--never too crowded. Worth more than a trip, it's worth 2.

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★★★★★

Their Chicago style pizza is ridiculous. Never had anything bad here. Cool staff, nice vibe. It's also a good brunch spot on the weekends--never too crowded. Worth more than a trip, it's worth 2.

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Easy going atmosphere, the staff is friendly if you go there with a regular which is nice. I was really impressed. Then I went with someone who was going there for the first time and my second time and we were ignored alot. We tried the

3
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Easy going atmosphere, the staff is friendly if you go there with a regular which is nice. I was really impressed. Then I went with someone who was going there for the first time and my second time and we were ignored alot. We tried the

Pros: Great service if you are with a regular, Great Breakfast!

Cons: mediocre service if you are not with a regular, Terrible Pizza.

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I enjoyed the plain butter croissants--they're fluffy and fresh and big enough to share. Also the chocolate--just the right amount of sweetness and a little bittersweet too.

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I enjoyed the plain butter croissants--they're fluffy and fresh and big enough to share. Also the chocolate--just the right amount of sweetness and a little bittersweet too.

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Masa serves robust food in generous portions. It's unpretentious and dependable with an atmosphere that is urban and warm. Walking in the door is like getting a big comforting hug. And you just might get a big hug from the friendly servers

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Masa serves robust food in generous portions. It's unpretentious and dependable with an atmosphere that is urban and warm. Walking in the door is like getting a big comforting hug. And you just might get a big hug from the friendly servers

Pros: Friendly staff, focused menu, an oasis in the middle of the city

Cons: Starch heavy, crowded most nights

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expect to wait during breakfast lunch or dinner. the food is diner food but not good diner food. it's just bland. the place gets so crowded during weekend brunch and sometimes service takes forever. it's a wee bit over priced, too. on the

3
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expect to wait during breakfast lunch or dinner. the food is diner food but not good diner food. it's just bland. the place gets so crowded during weekend brunch and sometimes service takes forever. it's a wee bit over priced, too. on the

Pros: nice people, good good, very relaxed

Cons: longer wait for food when crowded

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we were so happy to find Masa which was the only really decent place open in that neighborhood. The menu was eclectic and creative. We noticed that the manager or owner wqas very attentive in supervising our server and we appreciated

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we were so happy to find Masa which was the only really decent place open in that neighborhood. The menu was eclectic and creative. We noticed that the manager or owner wqas very attentive in supervising our server and we appreciated

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The servers have always been extremely friendly--they often add to the overall dining experience. Masa has a great local feel too, showcasing old photos of Echo Park and works by local artists. Call ahead if you plan on ordering the

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The servers have always been extremely friendly--they often add to the overall dining experience. Masa has a great local feel too, showcasing old photos of Echo Park and works by local artists. Call ahead if you plan on ordering the

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Had a few friends over last weekend to celebrate an anniversary. Decided to order food rather than cook. I had seen this place before but had never gone in. After reading a positive review I decided to give it a try. I have to agree that

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Had a few friends over last weekend to celebrate an anniversary. Decided to order food rather than cook. I had seen this place before but had never gone in. After reading a positive review I decided to give it a try. I have to agree that

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Best Chicago Pizza in the city! Being from Chicago I sure missed the pizza...this place is quaint and serves it up right!

3
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Best Chicago Pizza in the city! Being from Chicago I sure missed the pizza...this place is quaint and serves it up right!

Pros: good pizza

Cons: pizza takes an hour...but worth the wait!

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Living around the corner, my fiance and I have been here several times. The decor is adorable- like a french bistro. The fresh bread comes out hot and delicious. All of the food we have ordered has come out perfect, and tasted great. My

3
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Living around the corner, my fiance and I have been here several times. The decor is adorable- like a french bistro. The fresh bread comes out hot and delicious. All of the food we have ordered has come out perfect, and tasted great. My

Pros: Great food, charming decor

Cons: no lemon is offered with iced tea, straws not offered with beverages

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After hearing that the pizza takes an hour to prepare and that the waitstaff is so nice, I called ahead to order two pizzas so we wouldn't have to wait too long. I told the the person on the phone that there would be about 6 of us dining

3
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After hearing that the pizza takes an hour to prepare and that the waitstaff is so nice, I called ahead to order two pizzas so we wouldn't have to wait too long. I told the the person on the phone that there would be about 6 of us dining

Pros: The best Chicago style deep dish in LA!

Cons: None that I could think of.

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Masa is like the Cheers of Silverlake. The owners are super friendly and I'm pretty sure they know everybody's name. The brunch is especially tasty--- I recommend the french toast with veggie sausage! Yum, yum! I've never had french

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Masa is like the Cheers of Silverlake. The owners are super friendly and I'm pretty sure they know everybody's name. The brunch is especially tasty--- I recommend the french toast with veggie sausage! Yum, yum! I've never had french

Pros: Great food, friendly service, nice location!

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I searched high and low for authentic Chicago-style pizza in the city, and found this fun, lively, little restaurant in Echo Park. The pizza was delicious and worth the wait, and the staff was incredibly helpful and enthusiastic. I have

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I searched high and low for authentic Chicago-style pizza in the city, and found this fun, lively, little restaurant in Echo Park. The pizza was delicious and worth the wait, and the staff was incredibly helpful and enthusiastic. I have

Pros: Delicious food, helpful staff

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I have had Chicago pizza many, many times in the windy city and thought it could never exisit in Los Angeles - Masa proved me wrong with their AMAZING deep dish pizza! It takes an hour but it is highly worth the wait plus it gives you time

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I have had Chicago pizza many, many times in the windy city and thought it could never exisit in Los Angeles - Masa proved me wrong with their AMAZING deep dish pizza! It takes an hour but it is highly worth the wait plus it gives you time

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Found this place by accident. When they showed me the pizza I almost fainted- and it tasted great too!! \r
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The place is easy to find and there's parking behind the building to the East. I liked the look of the place and the staff

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Found this place by accident. When they showed me the pizza I almost fainted- and it tasted great too!! \r
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The place is easy to find and there's parking behind the building to the East. I liked the look of the place and the staff

Pros: The Deep DIsh Pizza

Cons: A little to salty

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Mom & Dad restaurant born out of love for gourmet cooking of 2 couples. The servers & owners are super friendly here. The breads and deserts are worth the visit! European menu has limited selection of foods, yet all with the great quality. Cooks are concerned of cooking details, the taste, the temperature, the presentation and the compatibility of ingredients. We enjoy the carrot cake, crepes, super fresh salads and leek soup (came with a Big Roll, enough for two!)

PROS: Relaxed environment, wonderful bakery/coffee, cooks' love in your food.
CONS: limited selection of menu

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Mom & Dad restaurant born out of love for gourmet cooking of 2 couples. The servers & owners are super friendly here. The breads and deserts are worth the visit! European menu has limited selection of foods, yet all with the great quality. Cooks are concerned of cooking details, the taste, the temperature, the presentation and the compatibility of ingredients. We enjoy the carrot cake, crepes, super fresh salads and leek soup (came with a Big Roll, enough for two!)

PROS: Relaxed environment, wonderful bakery/coffee, cooks' love in your food.
CONS: limited selection of menu

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Masa has a small menu but most everything on it is worth trying. The Chicago style pizza is wonderful, and so is the bistro style pizza. They have excellent sandwiches served with either fries or salad. My favorite item is the manchego cheese salad. They are also a bakery so they have excellent bread. Their olive loaf is great! Good service, great food.

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Masa has a small menu but most everything on it is worth trying. The Chicago style pizza is wonderful, and so is the bistro style pizza. They have excellent sandwiches served with either fries or salad. My favorite item is the manchego cheese salad. They are also a bakery so they have excellent bread. Their olive loaf is great! Good service, great food.

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I'm torn about Masa-- the employees are really nice, the portions are giving, the decor is adorable and comfy, the coffee is good and yes, it is true-- the pizza is totally yummy. In regards to the rest of the food, Masa needs to find a

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I'm torn about Masa-- the employees are really nice, the portions are giving, the decor is adorable and comfy, the coffee is good and yes, it is true-- the pizza is totally yummy. In regards to the rest of the food, Masa needs to find a

Pros: Pizza, bread-pudding and adorable staff!

Cons: The rest of the food is short of mediocre and very SALTY.

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I hate to give Masa a poor review but I just have to keep it real. Yes, the staff were very friendly, which is appreciated. However, both of the front doors were kept open and the street noise from Sunset Blvd. was just too much (and we

3
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I hate to give Masa a poor review but I just have to keep it real. Yes, the staff were very friendly, which is appreciated. However, both of the front doors were kept open and the street noise from Sunset Blvd. was just too much (and we

Pros: friendly service

Cons: street noise, food taste

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Some people don't understand Chicago- style pizza. I know. I am a Chicagoan who has been in LA for 4 years. This is hands down the best pizza in LA and the only Chicago- style worth trying. I've tried what other places serve as

3
★★★★★

Some people don't understand Chicago- style pizza. I know. I am a Chicagoan who has been in LA for 4 years. This is hands down the best pizza in LA and the only Chicago- style worth trying. I've tried what other places serve as

Pros: Best pizza in LA. Super nice people. Easy street parking. Good price- Large Pizza $20. Great bakery. I want to marry Masa of Echo Park.

Cons: None at all.

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The people here go out of their way to be friendly! I bought some of their cuban bread for a dinner I was making and it was delicious--sadly, they used to have a huge bakery selection but cut it way back when they decided to concentrate

3
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The people here go out of their way to be friendly! I bought some of their cuban bread for a dinner I was making and it was delicious--sadly, they used to have a huge bakery selection but cut it way back when they decided to concentrate

Pros: very friendly and informative staff, awesome bread

Cons: parking is almost as bad as the westside!

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How can this place call itself a bakery and cafe and not open until 11AM!? It would be nice if citysearch and Masa's own web site indicated that this place does not serve breakfast anymore! It would be even better if they just went ahead

3
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How can this place call itself a bakery and cafe and not open until 11AM!? It would be nice if citysearch and Masa's own web site indicated that this place does not serve breakfast anymore! It would be even better if they just went ahead

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Never been dissapointed and been there dozens of times. Great rare find in LA. Big variety in types of food. Glad I tried it...over and over and over again.

3
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Never been dissapointed and been there dozens of times. Great rare find in LA. Big variety in types of food. Glad I tried it...over and over and over again.

Pros: Food, price, staff.

Cons: None.

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I've only had true "deep dish" style pizza in three different restaurants. Two of them were in San Diego. For some time now I have been looking for a good and in-expensive deep dish pizza restaurant. Man did I find a great one!\r
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I've only had true "deep dish" style pizza in three different restaurants. Two of them were in San Diego. For some time now I have been looking for a good and in-expensive deep dish pizza restaurant. Man did I find a great one!\r
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I'm not sure what exactly Masa is: bakery? pizza place? family restaurant? microbrew? diner?\r
All I know is that the staff there are so friggin friendly and sweet that you can't help but be charmed. The food is pretty decent as well, and

3
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I'm not sure what exactly Masa is: bakery? pizza place? family restaurant? microbrew? diner?\r
All I know is that the staff there are so friggin friendly and sweet that you can't help but be charmed. The food is pretty decent as well, and

Pros: Friendly service

Cons: The deep-dish pizza crust is not buttered enough

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i'm not an eastsider, but masa is definitely one of my favorite spots. nice microbrews on tap and a croissant bread pudding that could be a meal itself (the chocolate powder nestled between the layers if perfect and the caramel sweet but

3
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i'm not an eastsider, but masa is definitely one of my favorite spots. nice microbrews on tap and a croissant bread pudding that could be a meal itself (the chocolate powder nestled between the layers if perfect and the caramel sweet but

Pros: service, quiet family atmosphere

Cons: breakfast only on weekends

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This little gem is meant to be discovered. The decor and ambience of this place is so unique that I have never seen any like it. Our waitress was so nice and helpful in recomending items on the menu. Also the pizza is beyond great, it took

3
★★★★★

This little gem is meant to be discovered. The decor and ambience of this place is so unique that I have never seen any like it. Our waitress was so nice and helpful in recomending items on the menu. Also the pizza is beyond great, it took

Pros: Great service, Friendly staff, great food

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I've been going to Masa's for over 8 months now, and have had consistently great food, and great service. The deep dish pizza, cuban sandwich, baked olive bread, and the bread pudding are my favorite dishes. The atmosphere is warm and

3
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I've been going to Masa's for over 8 months now, and have had consistently great food, and great service. The deep dish pizza, cuban sandwich, baked olive bread, and the bread pudding are my favorite dishes. The atmosphere is warm and

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Great Atmosphere

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This place is a godsend in Echo Park. The food is very well prepared and tasty. The owners and staff are very attentive and pleasant. The buffalo pizza (buffalo sauce with buffalo chicken, blue cheese and celery) is truly addictive.

3
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This place is a godsend in Echo Park. The food is very well prepared and tasty. The owners and staff are very attentive and pleasant. The buffalo pizza (buffalo sauce with buffalo chicken, blue cheese and celery) is truly addictive.

Pros: affordable, great food, pleasant staff

Cons: parking on street

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This neighbor spot makes a great cuban sandwich, fresh baked rosemary bread, and bread pudding to write home about! Warm and engaging service make lunch or dinner here a real pleasure. An ideal and inexpensive place to share a couple of

3
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This neighbor spot makes a great cuban sandwich, fresh baked rosemary bread, and bread pudding to write home about! Warm and engaging service make lunch or dinner here a real pleasure. An ideal and inexpensive place to share a couple of

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I tried this for the first time a few weeks ago after reading a positive review in a neighborhood paper. I ordered the deep dish with onions mushroom and sausage. the results were mixed. the crust was absolutely superb, and I sussed

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I tried this for the first time a few weeks ago after reading a positive review in a neighborhood paper. I ordered the deep dish with onions mushroom and sausage. the results were mixed. the crust was absolutely superb, and I sussed

Pros: atmosphere, service, breads

Cons: sauces, price

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This place kicks butt! I cannot describe to you how unbelievably good the deep dish Chicago style pizza was. It was about 2 inches high! Filled to the brim with toppings, and I have NEVER liked pizza crust until now! I actually ate the

3
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This place kicks butt! I cannot describe to you how unbelievably good the deep dish Chicago style pizza was. It was about 2 inches high! Filled to the brim with toppings, and I have NEVER liked pizza crust until now! I actually ate the

Pros: FOOD AMAZING, NICEST PEOPLE

Cons: NONE AT ALL

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Masa is a great edition to Echo Park. The food is wonderful and the staff knows me and my husband my name and even remembers our orders without us having to tell them! Rhonda is awesome, and Becky is a super waitress. This is the kind

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Masa is a great edition to Echo Park. The food is wonderful and the staff knows me and my husband my name and even remembers our orders without us having to tell them! Rhonda is awesome, and Becky is a super waitress. This is the kind

Pros: Great Food, Great Staff, The bread pudding!

Cons: None that I can find!

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Masa is one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. The food is always wonderful and the waitstaff is always nice. The dinner entrees have never disappointed, and the desserts are to die for. Try the croissant bread pudding, you won't

3
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Masa is one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. The food is always wonderful and the waitstaff is always nice. The dinner entrees have never disappointed, and the desserts are to die for. Try the croissant bread pudding, you won't

Pros: great food, great service, nice atmosphere

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The place was very inexpensive but offered quality food and drink. I enjoyed a sweet crepe while my friend had a sausage filled one. Just right for a casual weekend breakfast.

3
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The place was very inexpensive but offered quality food and drink. I enjoyed a sweet crepe while my friend had a sausage filled one. Just right for a casual weekend breakfast.

Pros: inexpensive1, good food

Cons: parking

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Run by a group of ex-Patina staffers, Masa offers a familiar and gracious vibe, as if it's been in the neighborhood for years. The tile-floored, wood-beamed spot was once a Cuban bakery, but it has been transformed into an airy,…

 

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