Since 1963, Venetians have relied on La Cabana for authentic Mexican munchie's...
AOL City Guide Editorial - Los Angeles, 2003
Voted Best Margarita in L.A.
Best of CitySearch, 2005
Outside you can enjoy the eye-catching fountain and garden, inside you can see tortillas being made before our eyes. Anywhere you sit, its as if you are on vacation
Summer Restaurants by LA WEEKLY July 21, 2000
Like a cozy Mexican cottage, the restaurant has dim lighting, arched entryways and terra-cotta overhangs. A tequila-drinking crowd is drawn to the partially covered, festively adorned patio. Tuxedo-clad servers deliver platters of Tex-Mex selections. Meat-filled empanadas with chipotle sauce is a popular starter. Entrees include steak picado, which is packed with chunks of beef in a mix of potatoes and vegetables. Handmade flour tortillas accompany most dishes, served hot off a large brick griddle.
Since 1963, Venetians have relied on La Cabana for authentic Mexican munchies served until the wee hours of the morn. Butt-kickingly strong margaritas and grande burritos have turned even faraway Eastsiders into loyal repeat customers. The outdoor patio, a rarity on congested Lincoln Boulevard, makes an ideal location for parties, especially on weekends when the wandering mariachis are in the house. Inside, dark wood and terra cotta fixtures reminiscent of a Baja hideaway offers dark corners for romantic trysts or views grill where tortillas are made and delivered fresh to your table. In addition to the Mexican staples like burritos and enchiladas, Tex-Mex specialties such as empanadas also grace the menu. Other favorites include red snapper and chicken in a garlic cream sauce. Although La Cabana has a reputation as a post-club noshery, the restaurants waitstaff maintain their professionalism even when the locals go loco.
Jenna Robbins, www.CityGuide.aol.com, 2003
The tortillas are homemade and handmade--the Carne Asada, a thin, butterfly beefsteak with salsa ranchera, positively brings back the savor of Mexico itself..
George Goldberg, Palisades Previews, 1983
The Original Margarita is unbeatable and made with Cointreau. The waiter squeezes the limes himself with the power and grace of a bullfighter
Casey Dake & Mike Harvkey, www.ThirstyCity.com
In an area where good Mexican food is few and far between, La Cabana stands tall. Save some room for homemade flan. As festive as Mexican restaurants come--pinatas of all shapes and sizes hang from the ceiling. Sit next to the tequila bar to watch homemade tortillas being made. Dimly lit, La Cabana will surely put you in the mood
John C. Arroyo, www.HungryCity.com
Outside you can enjoy the eye-catching fountain and garden, inside you can see tortillas being made before your eyes. Anywhere you sit, it's as if you're on vacation
Summer Restaurants, LA Weekly, 2000
...a comfortable and romantic place
Mike Falcon, New West, 1978