3510 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002634.089023 -118.276634
Neighborhoods: East LA, Silver Lake
alegria - everything tastes fresh and green here – special of fish burrito with mahi mahi was very good -
kiwi drink excellent - everything tastes fresh and green and nourishing and is beautlfilly presented
Awesome Menu – The service was awesome, and I like the BYOB policy.
The best part of this restaurant is the original menu. Its not your "traditional" Mexican fare and it really looks and tastes like they've got a chef that knows what's up.
Fabulous & Fresh Mexi-Cali Menu – I make it a point to eat here every time I'm in L.A. - and don't let the discovery that this unassuming little place is in a strip mall - this food is wonderful. If there's a wait - it's worth it. NOTE: A reviewer in February mistook this place for some place called Antonio and put her bad experience under Alegria's on Sunset's reveiw.
The food is always fresh! – Alegria offers your typical Mexican fare except its extra fresh! I recommend their burrito and try one of their "waters." For the most part, the staff is friendly and willing to explain their take on familiar dishes. You're probably better off trying it out for lunch since its not as crowded. The parking lot is always full and there's little off street parking to speak of, since it competes with other local restaurants.
not that great, even scary at times – My party went to Antonio's for lunch. The employees were late so they opened up about 30 minutes late. Though we were hungry, we waited to try this place, especially after the reviews I read. The service and food were just ok. Nothing special at all. The guac was just one step up from the flourescent green goop you get at a convenience store. The liquid they tried to pass off as a margarita was putrid! I have never tasted anything like it. The best thing about Antonio's is their 'history'. My friend's salad looked fresh. At least it wasn't expensive
Wish it was as good as it used to be. – I used to live right up the street from Alegria and I went there at least once a week and thought it was the best Mexican food in LA. I no longer live up the street so I don't go nearly as much as I used to, but I still go frequently and the place has unfortunately gone downhill. Things just aren't as good as they used to be. Sometimes the food is dry, sometimes over-salted, sometimes just not fresh. My biggest pet peeve is when they give you their pica de gallo and it's basically a bowl of onions. This place needs to get it's groove back. The menu is still great, the service is usually okay, but it seems like they've lost some pride in their work.
Best Local Breakfast Spot – We moved to Silverlake a few months ago and being the foodie that he is, my b.f. quickly found the best breakfast spot in the neighborhood. Having lived in this area before, I've tried most of the other Sunset eateries and while their food is generally pretty good, the wait time, lack of friendly service, and patrons more interested in being seen (and heard) than enjoying a mellow morning make the experience generally unpleasant. Not Alegria.
Here's why Alegria rocks - it's a family-owned establishment (has been for decades) that focuses on fresh food and excellent service. Owner Denise is down to earth, full of energy, and a pleasure to see every Saturday morning. Most of the patrons on Saturday morning are regulars, giving the place a nice community feel. The fruit smoothies are refreshing. The food, no matter what you order, melts on your taste buds and leaves you full for hours. My personal fave is the nopalitos con huevos, a delish egg dish with chiles and a lemony essence with a side of beans over a sope. Be sure to check out the specials when you go -- we've never been disappointed. Whether it's pancakes with carmelized apples, shreded carnitas with eggs, or seafood enchiladas, you can't go wrong! And be sure to ask Denise about the crack-addicting Mexican coffee they serve, slow brewed with cinnamon and pilonsio.
If you value good food and good service over crowded outdoor seating and trendy attitude, you'll enjoy Alegria.
Great place - a must try! – This place is great! Good food, great atmosphere and you can bring your own beer. The food is delish and the guacamole is the best I have come across in ages. The waitstaff is courteous and effiicient.
Mexican Favorites with an Authentic-Yet-Healthy Twist – Alegria is so unassuming with it's strip-mall locale, but it's an excellent--and charming--dining option. You might have to wait for a table--especially if you plan to dine with a group larger than 4--but it's worth the wait (no reservations accepted). They specialize in unique Mexican offerings, typically with a healthy / vegetarian-inspired twist. Try one of their fresh-squeezed juices--from honeydew to orange-strawberry-watermelon. Pick whatever combo you want! They don't have a liquor license, but you can BYOB for a nominal corkage fee.
Mexican with a different twist! – This is a fun little alternative place in Silverlake. A fun, relaxed environment - a little funky hipster but fine for families & couples, all the same. Bring your own beer/wine. Cash only. Not open Sunday.
It's not traditional/authentic Mexican food. However, the meals are well-prepared and delicious! Interesting new dishes and flavors. The mole is excellent, although a bit expensive for the small bowl. Yummy tortillas. Vegetarian friendly.
Worth the drive from the westside for a different experience. Small parking lot. Sketchy area after dark so stay on Sunset. Burritos are good takeout on your way downtown - done it for a Dodger's game.
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