SMIFC of the Pacific Inc. DBA El Compadre Restaurant

Downtown Los Angeles

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In a Nutshell

Classic Mexican cuisine at the new downtown location of an L.A. institution famed for its flaming margaritas

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 15, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour specials. Must purchase 1 food item. Not valid on Cinco de Mayo or Valentine's Day. Valid from 11 am - 4 pm Monday through Sunday. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $12 for $20 worth of Mexican food and drinks for lunch

El Compadre Restaurant

What does it take for a restaurant to stick around for four decades? In the case of El Compadre Restaurant, there's no single answer to that question. Maybe the secret lies with the house-made tortilla chips and salsa, which Time Out says "rival any you'll find south of the border." Or maybe it's the signature flaming margaritas, which turns heads throughout the restaurant each time the bartenders light its surface on fire and transport the flaming goblet to table. The drink landed El Compadre on Los Angeles Confidential's list of top tequila spots in the city. But it might also be the live mariachi music that so often sets the tone for plates of steak fajitas, enchiladas, and other Mexican staples. Whatever the answer is, it has allowed El Compadre to expand to multiple locations throughout the Los Angeles area, and catapult one location into low-level orbit.

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