Velvet Margarita

★★★★☆
#1 Mexican Restaurant in Hollywood
  • 1612 N Cahuenga Blvd

    Hollywood, CA 90028

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  • 323-469-2000

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Great Margaritas

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Great Margaritas

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We were told this place had great margaritas and crowd.
We weren't disappointed! k

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★★★★★

We were told this place had great margaritas and crowd.
We weren't disappointed! k

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I always come here when I get bored of just staying in at home. Great music and love the atmosphere.. Great way to get a little stress out of your life form a hard work week.. drinks are flowing and people here are awesome. Good spot to go with friends and let loose!

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★★★★★

I always come here when I get bored of just staying in at home. Great music and love the atmosphere.. Great way to get a little stress out of your life form a hard work week.. drinks are flowing and people here are awesome. Good spot to go with friends and let loose!

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they have great food and service. love the retro feel

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★★★★☆

they have great food and service. love the retro feel

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red and black is sexy. Still not a great fan. retro vibe.

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★★★☆☆

red and black is sexy. Still not a great fan. retro vibe.

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Hip and Trendy and located right across the street from my absolute favorite little club Hotel Cafe, the Velvet Margarita makes you feel sexy.

The vibe is like the inside of a retro van by designer from H&M home decor. Red and Black yet sexy.

Margaritas...hey they are pretty good. This is a great place to meet your friends and all squeeze into one of the giant booths.

I have never actually eaten here so I guess it has a great name.

2
★★★★☆

Hip and Trendy and located right across the street from my absolute favorite little club Hotel Cafe, the Velvet Margarita makes you feel sexy.

The vibe is like the inside of a retro van by designer from H&M home decor. Red and Black yet sexy.

Margaritas...hey they are pretty good. This is a great place to meet your friends and all squeeze into one of the giant booths.

I have never actually eaten here so I guess it has a great name.

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Drove in from Vegas with friends Saturday night & went straight to my favorite LA place ? I go there for the $5 Margaritas & the fish tacos. NOBODY DOES IT BETTER! Then I wound up getting hammered on the patio. My girlfriend ordered me a $25 shot of Don Julio ?? and it might be the best tequila ever. Although the patio??s a little crowded on the weekends, the vibe is well worth it. \r
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I wrote this review because I am a loyal customer & was offended by a previous review titled ??Never Again?. This place is the greatest and if you have issues, you??re either a hater or you work for another restaurant. \r

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★★★★★

Drove in from Vegas with friends Saturday night & went straight to my favorite LA place ? I go there for the $5 Margaritas & the fish tacos. NOBODY DOES IT BETTER! Then I wound up getting hammered on the patio. My girlfriend ordered me a $25 shot of Don Julio ?? and it might be the best tequila ever. Although the patio??s a little crowded on the weekends, the vibe is well worth it. \r
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I wrote this review because I am a loyal customer & was offended by a previous review titled ??Never Again?. This place is the greatest and if you have issues, you??re either a hater or you work for another restaurant. \r

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When I get into Hollywood, this is my favorite place to start the night and end it!

I wanted to write a quick note because I took a big group here a couple of nights ago. I should have made a reservation but the manager took care of us. Our server was great and we were not the easiest group. (We came from a club and had been partying.) But by the time the food came, everyone was totally happy.

This place is totally different from any other place I've ever been. The atmosphere is great, the people are cool. They have a great selection of tequila that I'm slowly working my way through.

Can't wait to go back and thanks for taking care of my rowdy friends. Everyone had a blast!

-Xavier

2
★★★★☆

When I get into Hollywood, this is my favorite place to start the night and end it!

I wanted to write a quick note because I took a big group here a couple of nights ago. I should have made a reservation but the manager took care of us. Our server was great and we were not the easiest group. (We came from a club and had been partying.) But by the time the food came, everyone was totally happy.

This place is totally different from any other place I've ever been. The atmosphere is great, the people are cool. They have a great selection of tequila that I'm slowly working my way through.

Can't wait to go back and thanks for taking care of my rowdy friends. Everyone had a blast!

-Xavier

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I took my friend there for her birthday. she wasnt happy, i wasnt happy, her guest werent happy. It has a great atmosphere which sets you up for a big dissapointment. The prices are high and the food is no good. I was looking forward to some great margaritas since the drink is sin their name......worst part of the night! The margaritas were small, expensive, watered down, had lots of ice, and did not taste as good as the two dollar margaritas i could get at one of my favorite spots. Big mistake taking my friend there, only did because she loves margaritas -_-

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★☆☆☆☆

I took my friend there for her birthday. she wasnt happy, i wasnt happy, her guest werent happy. It has a great atmosphere which sets you up for a big dissapointment. The prices are high and the food is no good. I was looking forward to some great margaritas since the drink is sin their name......worst part of the night! The margaritas were small, expensive, watered down, had lots of ice, and did not taste as good as the two dollar margaritas i could get at one of my favorite spots. Big mistake taking my friend there, only did because she loves margaritas -_-

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Cool Hollywood spot. Very hip, trendy, around a bunch of other good places if you want to bar hop, Def. work stopping in and having a drink.

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★★★★☆

Cool Hollywood spot. Very hip, trendy, around a bunch of other good places if you want to bar hop, Def. work stopping in and having a drink.

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I went to LA and went for a friend's birthday this passed weekend. Great place to host a small party. Fun, exciting and happening scene.

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★★★★☆

I went to LA and went for a friend's birthday this passed weekend. Great place to host a small party. Fun, exciting and happening scene.

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This place has a cool vibe - all elvis and purple velvet and big scale in a little venue. This place is also a bit overpriced, and needs a bit better happy hour. Good for special occasions.

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This place has a cool vibe - all elvis and purple velvet and big scale in a little venue. This place is also a bit overpriced, and needs a bit better happy hour. Good for special occasions.

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I love this place. I remember a few years ago when the neighborhood was not so cool. Now there are all kinds of new places to hang out and eat! But this place is my favorite.\r
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Me and my girlfriends always start the evening and end it at ""La Velvet."" The vibe is very Hollywood... so squares should probably just go to El Torito or something... But if you really want to have some great margaritas and have a nice, sit down meal with great Mexican food before a club or a show, this is a great place to do it. \r
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Tips. Use the valet. As a woman, I don't always like to park far away. So I keep it safe. Plus, after you eat or have some drinks you can check out the other cool places in the neighboorhood. But we always end up back here anyway. Also, try all the margaritas. We order a few different ones and pass them around... Huge selection! There's a bartender named Tom or Thomas who's very cute and very nice. English too! We try to go when he's working... For dinner, I always order the albondigas soup. Better than my grandma's... (Sorry gramma!) I also love their mole and the chicken enchiladas. Just like home... but don't have to shop or do dishes.\r
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Friends take me to their favorite places and I always end up bringing them here. And it's just such a great place to hang out, it usually becomes their favorite too.

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★★★★★

I love this place. I remember a few years ago when the neighborhood was not so cool. Now there are all kinds of new places to hang out and eat! But this place is my favorite.\r
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Me and my girlfriends always start the evening and end it at ""La Velvet."" The vibe is very Hollywood... so squares should probably just go to El Torito or something... But if you really want to have some great margaritas and have a nice, sit down meal with great Mexican food before a club or a show, this is a great place to do it. \r
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Tips. Use the valet. As a woman, I don't always like to park far away. So I keep it safe. Plus, after you eat or have some drinks you can check out the other cool places in the neighboorhood. But we always end up back here anyway. Also, try all the margaritas. We order a few different ones and pass them around... Huge selection! There's a bartender named Tom or Thomas who's very cute and very nice. English too! We try to go when he's working... For dinner, I always order the albondigas soup. Better than my grandma's... (Sorry gramma!) I also love their mole and the chicken enchiladas. Just like home... but don't have to shop or do dishes.\r
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Friends take me to their favorite places and I always end up bringing them here. And it's just such a great place to hang out, it usually becomes their favorite too.

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im deleting my earlier post because i had a great talk with the manager, and then owner and theyre handling it in the most professional way possible.

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★☆☆☆☆

im deleting my earlier post because i had a great talk with the manager, and then owner and theyre handling it in the most professional way possible.

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If the Korova Milk Bar were Mexican, it would be this place. Everytime I go in I notice some new crazy element of the decor that I hadn't previously. I happened upon this place years ago at the insistance of a friend and I have been going back frequently ever since. I've had 3 favorite places to get good Mexican food in LA over the past 20 years and this is one of them.\r
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Everytime I'm in I try something new. Generally, I'm a creature of habit and stick with a favorite dish, but because the staff kinda knows me now and we have a mutual comfort level thing going, it's understood that I will be trying their newest creations because I initially used to order the same thing EVERY time. It's also a given at this point, that I will probably love it...unless it's mole. I'm one of the one's that doesn't ""get"" mole. Chocolate and meat were never meant to meet. Most recently, though, I tried the Pineapple Salsa Chicken: Total Awesomeness!\r
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Velvet is always subject to a slightly different vibe depending on the day of the week and time of day, but no matter when I've been in it's always been cool. At times the main bar is full of happy-looking patrons, at times the whole joint is abuzz, at times the place looks kinda dead but then you stumble onto a mob partying down on the back patio, dancing the night away to the Velvet's muy especial brand of eclectic musica. Recently, I've been stopping in for lunch. Way cool spot for lunch...and the parking in a relative breeze.\r
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If the lots in the area are filled up already or cost too much, and the valet expense would be the straw that broke date night's back, and walking from east of Vine is too much for you, then you're probably a native of LA and you may want to cab it on any given day after 7pm. Cahuenga is quite popular with the kids. \r
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Awesome food. Comfy kinda ""hide out"" vibe. Lots of Hollywood eye candy. Good music. Meximuertovelvis interior. Stiff drinks. Attentive and warm service. And good prices.\r
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I'm from New York originally...I park and walk from east of Vine.\r

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★★★★★

If the Korova Milk Bar were Mexican, it would be this place. Everytime I go in I notice some new crazy element of the decor that I hadn't previously. I happened upon this place years ago at the insistance of a friend and I have been going back frequently ever since. I've had 3 favorite places to get good Mexican food in LA over the past 20 years and this is one of them.\r
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Everytime I'm in I try something new. Generally, I'm a creature of habit and stick with a favorite dish, but because the staff kinda knows me now and we have a mutual comfort level thing going, it's understood that I will be trying their newest creations because I initially used to order the same thing EVERY time. It's also a given at this point, that I will probably love it...unless it's mole. I'm one of the one's that doesn't ""get"" mole. Chocolate and meat were never meant to meet. Most recently, though, I tried the Pineapple Salsa Chicken: Total Awesomeness!\r
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Velvet is always subject to a slightly different vibe depending on the day of the week and time of day, but no matter when I've been in it's always been cool. At times the main bar is full of happy-looking patrons, at times the whole joint is abuzz, at times the place looks kinda dead but then you stumble onto a mob partying down on the back patio, dancing the night away to the Velvet's muy especial brand of eclectic musica. Recently, I've been stopping in for lunch. Way cool spot for lunch...and the parking in a relative breeze.\r
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If the lots in the area are filled up already or cost too much, and the valet expense would be the straw that broke date night's back, and walking from east of Vine is too much for you, then you're probably a native of LA and you may want to cab it on any given day after 7pm. Cahuenga is quite popular with the kids. \r
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Awesome food. Comfy kinda ""hide out"" vibe. Lots of Hollywood eye candy. Good music. Meximuertovelvis interior. Stiff drinks. Attentive and warm service. And good prices.\r
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I'm from New York originally...I park and walk from east of Vine.\r

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Great food!

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★★★★☆

Great food!

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First off this place is so Hollywood wannabe. Attitude up the yang. Every employee acted as if their mother told them they had to be there. Food was nothing special except for the churros for dessert and the chips. Margs were only good if you upgraded to the - $12 ones. Yes folks $12 bucks which I would gladly pay for if they didn't have all this attitude. Loteria up the street is SO MUCH better food and attitude wise.

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★☆☆☆☆

First off this place is so Hollywood wannabe. Attitude up the yang. Every employee acted as if their mother told them they had to be there. Food was nothing special except for the churros for dessert and the chips. Margs were only good if you upgraded to the - $12 ones. Yes folks $12 bucks which I would gladly pay for if they didn't have all this attitude. Loteria up the street is SO MUCH better food and attitude wise.

Pros: Decor if you like that style

Cons: Everything else

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We really enjoyed ourselves here for my sisters birthday. Great Venue!

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★★★★☆

We really enjoyed ourselves here for my sisters birthday. Great Venue!

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Even though parking doesn't exist in this area....it is worth paying for it if you're heading to the Velvet Margarita. Their margaritas are well priced and delicious, and the music in the back room was awesome! Great ambiance within the restaurant and cool decor!

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★★★★☆

Even though parking doesn't exist in this area....it is worth paying for it if you're heading to the Velvet Margarita. Their margaritas are well priced and delicious, and the music in the back room was awesome! Great ambiance within the restaurant and cool decor!

Pros: Delicious, cheap margaritas!

Cons: Loud

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Sorry I??m a white guy who ordered a Corona ?? I guess it??s part of their protocol to make you feel like a jackass if you order a Corona. \r
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The snooty bartender with the British accent took the opportunity to verbally chastise me regarding the evils of Corona being an Anheuser-Busch product that does not support the Mexican economy. He adamantly stated that the Velvet Margarita only carries true Mexican beers ?? and with that, he bought me a Sol (Mexican beer) and introduced it as ??Corona-esque?, but with a superior taste. And ?? I??ll be damned ?? he was right! Now I??m a Sol drinker! VIVA MEXICO!!! \r

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★★★★★

Sorry I??m a white guy who ordered a Corona ?? I guess it??s part of their protocol to make you feel like a jackass if you order a Corona. \r
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The snooty bartender with the British accent took the opportunity to verbally chastise me regarding the evils of Corona being an Anheuser-Busch product that does not support the Mexican economy. He adamantly stated that the Velvet Margarita only carries true Mexican beers ?? and with that, he bought me a Sol (Mexican beer) and introduced it as ??Corona-esque?, but with a superior taste. And ?? I??ll be damned ?? he was right! Now I??m a Sol drinker! VIVA MEXICO!!! \r

Pros: Sol Beer, Great Patio

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If all you care about is atmosphere then this is the place for you. Very elaborate mexican decorations with a trendy atmostphere, I'll give them that.

HOWEVER, I did experience nasty attitude from the bartender while ordering drinks and in the same night was double charged for another set of drinks by a different bartender. There are clearly people with heads stuck up their @ss that work there.

And on top: who likes paying $10 for mediocre margaritas. Most of the genuine reviews I've read regarding the food were about sanitation issues, meaning aside from that nasty hangover the next morning, do you really want to add food poisoning to that list?

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★☆☆☆☆

If all you care about is atmosphere then this is the place for you. Very elaborate mexican decorations with a trendy atmostphere, I'll give them that.

HOWEVER, I did experience nasty attitude from the bartender while ordering drinks and in the same night was double charged for another set of drinks by a different bartender. There are clearly people with heads stuck up their @ss that work there.

And on top: who likes paying $10 for mediocre margaritas. Most of the genuine reviews I've read regarding the food were about sanitation issues, meaning aside from that nasty hangover the next morning, do you really want to add food poisoning to that list?

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I love this place, I went with a bunch of friends & the bartenders were heavy on the pour, the crowd was fun & friendly, kind of a rocker vibe. We went to the back patio & there was another bar & dancing, a seperate DJ from the music inside. We valeted the car, it was great. i will be back...this is also a celebrity hotspot (shhh)

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★★★★★

I love this place, I went with a bunch of friends & the bartenders were heavy on the pour, the crowd was fun & friendly, kind of a rocker vibe. We went to the back patio & there was another bar & dancing, a seperate DJ from the music inside. We valeted the car, it was great. i will be back...this is also a celebrity hotspot (shhh)

Pros: Strong Drinks, great crowd

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Went here for an after-party. It's pretty hidden, but you must go here. The atmosphere is amazing. Love the decor. It's funky, crazy and charming really. Go with a group, have drinks & it'll be a good night.\r
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Just regular Mexican food, nothing too special, the prices are just right!

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★★★☆☆

Went here for an after-party. It's pretty hidden, but you must go here. The atmosphere is amazing. Love the decor. It's funky, crazy and charming really. Go with a group, have drinks & it'll be a good night.\r
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Just regular Mexican food, nothing too special, the prices are just right!

Pros: fun atmosphere, good drinks, good for groups

Cons: location, really small

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Went here to celebrate a friends birthday. They had very tasty drinks wonderful food! The waiter was a little slow, but it was also a Saturday night. I would make sure if you wanted to go here you make a reservation and getting ready for a loud exciting dinner!

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★★★★★

Went here to celebrate a friends birthday. They had very tasty drinks wonderful food! The waiter was a little slow, but it was also a Saturday night. I would make sure if you wanted to go here you make a reservation and getting ready for a loud exciting dinner!

Pros: Fun Fun Fun!

Cons: A little loud

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On Cahuenga, this is my go-to spot whenever I wanted something reasonably priced. With a set price, it's never an issue with dining partners (unless of course they drink like fish and don't eat real food). I love the complimentary 3 dips and chips.

There are two bars. The main bar is gorgeous. The outside patio is for the smokers. In general the decor is beautiful and if you're into the Day of the Dead, you need to check it out.

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★★★★☆

On Cahuenga, this is my go-to spot whenever I wanted something reasonably priced. With a set price, it's never an issue with dining partners (unless of course they drink like fish and don't eat real food). I love the complimentary 3 dips and chips.

There are two bars. The main bar is gorgeous. The outside patio is for the smokers. In general the decor is beautiful and if you're into the Day of the Dead, you need to check it out.

Pros: decor, drinks, consistently good food

Cons: can get really loud after dining hours

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I finally decided to try this place after seeing all these great reviews. Came with a few girlfriends and we all had a blast. The free chips & salsa were amazing, they have so many different types of margaitas to try (all were very good) and the food was so tasty. After our meal we decided to hang out by the bar and had ourselves a great night. I'll be coming back to Velvet Margarita!

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★★★★★

I finally decided to try this place after seeing all these great reviews. Came with a few girlfriends and we all had a blast. The free chips & salsa were amazing, they have so many different types of margaitas to try (all were very good) and the food was so tasty. After our meal we decided to hang out by the bar and had ourselves a great night. I'll be coming back to Velvet Margarita!

Pros: People watching, Fun Vibe, Good Food & Drinks!

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This place is truly unique, even for Hollywood. I??ve never seen anything like it before. The Velvet Elvis paintings & the Elvis movies in Spanish were a nice touch! I??m majoring in Latin Studies & appreciate the authenticity. We had to wait 45 min. for our table, but it was Friday night, and it was well worth it -- free chips & salsa as soon as we sat down. $5 Margarita was a great deal, and my friend had the one in the pineapple, which was $30 ?? ouch! Food was great, too ?? make sure to try the Chile Relleno! Next time I??m going to stay longer & hang out at the outdoor bar after dinner ?? the bartenders have a little attitude, but they??re hot!!!

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★★★★★

This place is truly unique, even for Hollywood. I??ve never seen anything like it before. The Velvet Elvis paintings & the Elvis movies in Spanish were a nice touch! I??m majoring in Latin Studies & appreciate the authenticity. We had to wait 45 min. for our table, but it was Friday night, and it was well worth it -- free chips & salsa as soon as we sat down. $5 Margarita was a great deal, and my friend had the one in the pineapple, which was $30 ?? ouch! Food was great, too ?? make sure to try the Chile Relleno! Next time I??m going to stay longer & hang out at the outdoor bar after dinner ?? the bartenders have a little attitude, but they??re hot!!!

Pros: Free apps, hot bartenders, cool atmosphere

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Great for late dinner and drinks. Always a great option for the bar hopping in the area.

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★★★★★

Great for late dinner and drinks. Always a great option for the bar hopping in the area.

Cons: parking

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My friends took me to the Velvet Margarita for my 21st birthday last weekend. What a great place for a party! The staff was very accommodating, from the Host, who made sure our large group was well taken care of, to our Server, who was attentive to a fault, and the Bartenders, who made us stiff drinks all night long! We stayed at our table for over 4 hours and they never made us feel rushed at all. They even put a candle in the Chocolate Mousse Cake and sang me Happy Birthday! Afterwards, we decided to hang out at the Patio Bar. Excellent DJ played a nice mix & we danced all night. What a great birthday! Thanks Velvet Margarita ?? we??ll be coming back!

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★★★★★

My friends took me to the Velvet Margarita for my 21st birthday last weekend. What a great place for a party! The staff was very accommodating, from the Host, who made sure our large group was well taken care of, to our Server, who was attentive to a fault, and the Bartenders, who made us stiff drinks all night long! We stayed at our table for over 4 hours and they never made us feel rushed at all. They even put a candle in the Chocolate Mousse Cake and sang me Happy Birthday! Afterwards, we decided to hang out at the Patio Bar. Excellent DJ played a nice mix & we danced all night. What a great birthday! Thanks Velvet Margarita ?? we??ll be coming back!

Pros: Service, atmosphere, patio bar, great food

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Came to visit friends in L.A. and they took me here. Wow -- this place was amazing! Dcor, music, ambience, outdoor patio bar ...? everything was right on point. Tried the Ahi Tuna with Calamari appetizer & they were both delicious. Friends bought me a drink\r
served in a pineapple ?-- never saw one like that before --? think they call it the ""Velvet Margarita"". It was tasty, and strong enough that it's the only one I needed all night! \r
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After dinner went to patio bar ... bartender had a little bit of an attitude when I tried to order a Corona (apparently they refuse to serve Corona because it's not truly a\r
""Mexican"" beer), but that's L.A., I guess ... he was still quite professional. Stayed until 2am (that's late for me!). Loved it & definitely will come again next time I'm in town.\r
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★★★★★

Came to visit friends in L.A. and they took me here. Wow -- this place was amazing! Dcor, music, ambience, outdoor patio bar ...? everything was right on point. Tried the Ahi Tuna with Calamari appetizer & they were both delicious. Friends bought me a drink\r
served in a pineapple ?-- never saw one like that before --? think they call it the ""Velvet Margarita"". It was tasty, and strong enough that it's the only one I needed all night! \r
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After dinner went to patio bar ... bartender had a little bit of an attitude when I tried to order a Corona (apparently they refuse to serve Corona because it's not truly a\r
""Mexican"" beer), but that's L.A., I guess ... he was still quite professional. Stayed until 2am (that's late for me!). Loved it & definitely will come again next time I'm in town.\r
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Pros: Great Mexican, Patio Bar, Cool Drinks

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I??d heard a lot of good things about the Velvet Margarita, so I decided to check it out for myself. Thought the layout was incredible & I really liked the feeling the minute I walked in. Loved the red chips with 3 sauces (mmm ? bean dip) as soon as we sat down! Nice waitress was touting new menu items, so I tried the Seafood Combo and my drinking buddy ordered the Tuna Steak. Both were excellent and packed an authentic Mexican kick. After eating, we got seriously trashed on $5 Premium Margaritas (nice & strong), met some non-pretentious women on the outdoor patio and stayed until very late. I??ll go back for sure.\r

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★★★★★

I??d heard a lot of good things about the Velvet Margarita, so I decided to check it out for myself. Thought the layout was incredible & I really liked the feeling the minute I walked in. Loved the red chips with 3 sauces (mmm ? bean dip) as soon as we sat down! Nice waitress was touting new menu items, so I tried the Seafood Combo and my drinking buddy ordered the Tuna Steak. Both were excellent and packed an authentic Mexican kick. After eating, we got seriously trashed on $5 Premium Margaritas (nice & strong), met some non-pretentious women on the outdoor patio and stayed until very late. I??ll go back for sure.\r

Pros: $5 margaritas, Patio Bar

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I love the Velvet Margarita!!! I love their signature margarita that's served in a pineapple

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★★★★★

I love the Velvet Margarita!!! I love their signature margarita that's served in a pineapple

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Love the vibe, love the crowd, love the margarita!!! The food is delicious & they have a great $5 recession margaritas right now.You can fill up on the amazing chips & dip then share an entree.

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★★★★★

Love the vibe, love the crowd, love the margarita!!! The food is delicious & they have a great $5 recession margaritas right now.You can fill up on the amazing chips & dip then share an entree.

Pros: Margarita, Cool Vibe, Tasty Food

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tasty food and drinks

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tasty food and drinks

Pros: great mexican

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I love Velvet Margarita!!! From the funky, trendy decor to the free chips & amazing dips to the out of this world drinks...it's all around a great time here. The food is tasty and huge portions for the price. I'm a sucker for their margaritas...esp their Velvet Margarita served in a pineapple. This is a great spot to enjoy dinner with friends before heading to the club.

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★★★★★

I love Velvet Margarita!!! From the funky, trendy decor to the free chips & amazing dips to the out of this world drinks...it's all around a great time here. The food is tasty and huge portions for the price. I'm a sucker for their margaritas...esp their Velvet Margarita served in a pineapple. This is a great spot to enjoy dinner with friends before heading to the club.

Pros: Best Margarita's in LA

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I've only been here for drinks and it gets pretty crowded inside, they have an nice patio in the back though with a bar, and it's never crowded there so it's the best place to be!

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★★★★☆

I've only been here for drinks and it gets pretty crowded inside, they have an nice patio in the back though with a bar, and it's never crowded there so it's the best place to be!

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This place is by far the coolest joint on the cahuengaq corridor. Friendly staff and strong drinks. If your not trying to spend tons of $ stick to the $5 house margarita. The place is hip and has a cool vibe to it

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★★★★★

This place is by far the coolest joint on the cahuengaq corridor. Friendly staff and strong drinks. If your not trying to spend tons of $ stick to the $5 house margarita. The place is hip and has a cool vibe to it

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Look, it's Hollywood. Anyone expecting top notch service in a crowded bar atmosphere at a place called The Velvet Margarita is a moron. The food is fine, drinks are great, atmosphere is like a Three Amigos vision of a Mexican restaurant. But they are CLOSED for Cinco de Mayo for a private party. Unbelievable.

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★★★★☆

Look, it's Hollywood. Anyone expecting top notch service in a crowded bar atmosphere at a place called The Velvet Margarita is a moron. The food is fine, drinks are great, atmosphere is like a Three Amigos vision of a Mexican restaurant. But they are CLOSED for Cinco de Mayo for a private party. Unbelievable.

Pros: Great margaritas and decent food

Cons: packed, bad parking, mediocre service

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I had a reservation for $8pm and wasn't seated until 9:45pm. We waited at the bar which became VERY crowded. The host was nice as was the waiter. Very attentive waiter. The drinks are pricey so expect to buy a lot waiting for 2 hours at the bar. If you want the same quality of food and don't want to wait 2 hours to be seated even though you have a reservation, go to La Barca.

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★★★☆☆

I had a reservation for $8pm and wasn't seated until 9:45pm. We waited at the bar which became VERY crowded. The host was nice as was the waiter. Very attentive waiter. The drinks are pricey so expect to buy a lot waiting for 2 hours at the bar. If you want the same quality of food and don't want to wait 2 hours to be seated even though you have a reservation, go to La Barca.

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Ultra long wait

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My husband and I had Saturday night reservations with five friends who were visiting for the weekend. We were greeted warmly by the hosts, and after our entire party arrived, we were seated promptly. Jeremy, our server, was personable and attentive, and the service was impeccable. The food is standard Mexican fare, and house margaritas only set you back $5 -- a bargain for Hollywood. The restaurant's decor is kitchy, funky and inspired, and provides the perfect backdrop for a festive night. Overall we were very pleased with our experience; it was the perfect setting for a night out with friends.

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★★★★☆

My husband and I had Saturday night reservations with five friends who were visiting for the weekend. We were greeted warmly by the hosts, and after our entire party arrived, we were seated promptly. Jeremy, our server, was personable and attentive, and the service was impeccable. The food is standard Mexican fare, and house margaritas only set you back $5 -- a bargain for Hollywood. The restaurant's decor is kitchy, funky and inspired, and provides the perfect backdrop for a festive night. Overall we were very pleased with our experience; it was the perfect setting for a night out with friends.

Pros: atmosphere, service

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la velvet margarita cantina is a MUST!! if you havent been,i highly reccomend it:) \r
the place on the outside is hidden.but once you've entered it,it is amazing. love thier style of the resturant.dim lighting, video projecters with old skol movies, cool art.its great.food was so delicious.service was excellent.great place!!! its my favorite.

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★★★★★

la velvet margarita cantina is a MUST!! if you havent been,i highly reccomend it:) \r
the place on the outside is hidden.but once you've entered it,it is amazing. love thier style of the resturant.dim lighting, video projecters with old skol movies, cool art.its great.food was so delicious.service was excellent.great place!!! its my favorite.

Pros: Food is delicious!

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My friends and I had a get-together at this restaurant/bar and they reserved us a separate room upstairs. The room was great and the atmosphere was still very bar-ish which was nice because we didn't feel isolated or separated from the scene (we could see over and out into the bar and restaurant areas). The food was good and the portions were good, but it was a bit pricey for the quality of food. The drinks were amazing. One of my friends got an amazing pina colada that came in a coconut!

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★★★★☆

My friends and I had a get-together at this restaurant/bar and they reserved us a separate room upstairs. The room was great and the atmosphere was still very bar-ish which was nice because we didn't feel isolated or separated from the scene (we could see over and out into the bar and restaurant areas). The food was good and the portions were good, but it was a bit pricey for the quality of food. The drinks were amazing. One of my friends got an amazing pina colada that came in a coconut!

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It was my birthday and I made reservations for 10 three weeks before the date. I ended up having to add 6 more people to our reservation the week of and Velvet Margarita was completely accommodating. They gave us a whole corner of the restaurant near the bar. Our server, Travis, was super polite and treated us incredibly well. The food was the great, the drinks were great and even our friends who weren't ""drinking"" seemed to have a good time. This was my favorite restaurant in Hollywood before my birthday and it still is!

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★★★★★

It was my birthday and I made reservations for 10 three weeks before the date. I ended up having to add 6 more people to our reservation the week of and Velvet Margarita was completely accommodating. They gave us a whole corner of the restaurant near the bar. Our server, Travis, was super polite and treated us incredibly well. The food was the great, the drinks were great and even our friends who weren't ""drinking"" seemed to have a good time. This was my favorite restaurant in Hollywood before my birthday and it still is!

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Love it. Love it. LOVE THIS PLACE! It?s so refreshing to come to a restaurant/ bar where everyone from the servers to the bar tenders and everyone in between is so friendly. This place is so unique, the decor, the ambience, it?s my favorite place for a special occasion to have dinner or to just have a couple drinks and hang out with friends \r
Finally yet most importantly, the food happens to be AMAZING! Can?t wait to go back!

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★★★★★

Love it. Love it. LOVE THIS PLACE! It?s so refreshing to come to a restaurant/ bar where everyone from the servers to the bar tenders and everyone in between is so friendly. This place is so unique, the decor, the ambience, it?s my favorite place for a special occasion to have dinner or to just have a couple drinks and hang out with friends \r
Finally yet most importantly, the food happens to be AMAZING! Can?t wait to go back!

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What do ya get when you take...\r
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one part - ""Welcome to the Jungle"",\r
one part - ""Margaritaville"",\r
one part - ""Wasted Days & Wasted Nights"",\r
and blend it on high with a splash of every Salsa anthem you can think of ???\r
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Duh. Velvet Margarita of course!

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★★★★★

What do ya get when you take...\r
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one part - ""Welcome to the Jungle"",\r
one part - ""Margaritaville"",\r
one part - ""Wasted Days & Wasted Nights"",\r
and blend it on high with a splash of every Salsa anthem you can think of ???\r
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Duh. Velvet Margarita of course!

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It??s so refreshing to come to a restaurant/ bar where everyone from the servers to the bar tenders and everyone in between is so friendly. This place is so unique, the dcor, the ambience, it??s my favorite place for a special occasion to have dinner or to just have a couple drinks and hang out with friends
Finally yet most importantly, the food happens to be AMAZING! Can??t wait to go back!

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★★★★★

It??s so refreshing to come to a restaurant/ bar where everyone from the servers to the bar tenders and everyone in between is so friendly. This place is so unique, the dcor, the ambience, it??s my favorite place for a special occasion to have dinner or to just have a couple drinks and hang out with friends
Finally yet most importantly, the food happens to be AMAZING! Can??t wait to go back!

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we live around the corner and had never been to this place. we decided to check it out (on a saturday night) without reservations. the atmosphere is fun - loud, but pleasant at the bar, the back patio slightly more quiet and more hip. very much the hollywood cattle call scene. all of our service was particularly friendly and pleasant, if a bit on the slow side (nothing that would deter us). the real surprise was the drinks: they were a bit gnarly. the velvet margarita in a pineapple is fun, but of four drinks, we sent two back because they just didn't taste good (i can't remember ever having done that before - with even one drink, let alone two). the quesadillas were delicious and the tamales were excellent too (warning - lots of stuff has olives in it, so ask if you aren't an olive person) though the steak burrito was average. the menu was interesting, though limited.

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★★★☆☆

we live around the corner and had never been to this place. we decided to check it out (on a saturday night) without reservations. the atmosphere is fun - loud, but pleasant at the bar, the back patio slightly more quiet and more hip. very much the hollywood cattle call scene. all of our service was particularly friendly and pleasant, if a bit on the slow side (nothing that would deter us). the real surprise was the drinks: they were a bit gnarly. the velvet margarita in a pineapple is fun, but of four drinks, we sent two back because they just didn't taste good (i can't remember ever having done that before - with even one drink, let alone two). the quesadillas were delicious and the tamales were excellent too (warning - lots of stuff has olives in it, so ask if you aren't an olive person) though the steak burrito was average. the menu was interesting, though limited.

Pros: fun atmosphere; great location

Cons: hit-or-miss drinks; limited menu

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Having heard the hype about this place I had to taste for myself.\r
When you walk in it has it's own vibe ...Host was super friendly..\r
Love the dancing dolls above the bar ... Since the drinks were \r
organic with nothing mixed in .. I went for a Pink Puta which turned\r
out to be NASTY.. I told the bartender it was bitter and he just added\r
more tequila although i was more then willing to accept but \r
the tequila was cheap and made it 10 times worse..\r
for a 12 drink not worth it service at the bar lousy.. \r
we sat at our table excellent menu full of yummy chooses.. \r
and $5 house margaritas no one's arguing here it pretty much made up\r
for the lousy drink.. I ate the Sprimp Scampi.. Although it was the smaller portion\r
of the table it was fantastic .. THe creamy sauce with the rice was delish...\r
everyone was happy all around... This was a wonderful experience.. although i recommend to\r
eat earlier then 5 cause if not your in a for a night of heartburn and full belly the food is super heavy.\r
but sooooooooooo GOOOD!!! I will be back!

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★★★★☆

Having heard the hype about this place I had to taste for myself.\r
When you walk in it has it's own vibe ...Host was super friendly..\r
Love the dancing dolls above the bar ... Since the drinks were \r
organic with nothing mixed in .. I went for a Pink Puta which turned\r
out to be NASTY.. I told the bartender it was bitter and he just added\r
more tequila although i was more then willing to accept but \r
the tequila was cheap and made it 10 times worse..\r
for a 12 drink not worth it service at the bar lousy.. \r
we sat at our table excellent menu full of yummy chooses.. \r
and $5 house margaritas no one's arguing here it pretty much made up\r
for the lousy drink.. I ate the Sprimp Scampi.. Although it was the smaller portion\r
of the table it was fantastic .. THe creamy sauce with the rice was delish...\r
everyone was happy all around... This was a wonderful experience.. although i recommend to\r
eat earlier then 5 cause if not your in a for a night of heartburn and full belly the food is super heavy.\r
but sooooooooooo GOOOD!!! I will be back!

Pros: the Chips and DIp and the Ambience

Cons: The Pink Puta For SHizzy

 

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