El Cid

Los Feliz

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In a Nutshell

  • Dinner with entertainment
  • Includes entree, soup, and salad
  • Professional dancers
  • Lively, historic atmosphere

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 10, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Phone reservation required. Shows subject to availability. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Alcohol not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The way to man's heart may track through his stomach, but the only way out of the stomach is by way of vibrant dancing. Cover both bases with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a Spanish-inspired, three-course dinner and a flamenco-dance show from El Cid in Silver Lake (up to a $36 value). Choose Friday ($30), Saturday ($36), or Sunday ($25). Doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (5 p.m. on Sunday), dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Before the restaurant's skilled professional dancers and musicians strut and strum their stuff on stage, tuck into dinner fare such as the chimichurri filet mignon with roasted-garlic whipped potatoes, or camarones (shrimp) sautéed in red-pepper butter with red rice and ratatouille. Vegetarian diners can hang a fang on stuffed peppers cooked in Grand Marnier. There are eight entree selections in all, each of which is served with the soup of the day, a mixed-green salad, and a healthy heaping of zesty flair. Drinks are not included but are available for purchase, and enterprising patrons can take advantage of the B.Y.O. thirst-quencher policy ($15 corkage fee).

El Cid looks like it was decorated by Don Quixote, with armor suits bolted to the wall, acres of red curtains streaming from the ceiling, and Spanish-style wooden doors made from broken pieces of windmill swinging in every frame. Built in 1900 by D. W. Griffith, the director used El Cid to screen his infamous, still-controversial film Birth of a Nation in 1915. Fully converted to a mini-theater in 1950, it quickly became the down low and the hush-hush for stars and starlets. In its 50 years as a full-time restaurant, El Cid has delighted the famous, infamous, and unfamous with its outdoor patio courtyard overflowing with flowers and fountains.

Reservations required. Shows subject to availability.


El Cid was given good ratings from Zagat, and over 150 Yelpers give it 3.5 stars:

  • The Sangria is to die for, but the dancing and bands are always a lot of fun! – LuanaT2683, Zagat
  • I went for the Flamenco show and dinner. You feel like you have walked through a time machine as you descend down the stairs. Very charming and I was surprised by the great food. – CourtneyW8678, Zagat
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    Los Feliz

    4212 Sunset Blvd.

    Los Angeles, California 90029

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