Cobras & Matadors

★★★★★
  • 7615 W Beverly Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  • 323-932-6178

About Cobras & Matadors

Hours
Sunday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 11:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 12:00 AM

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I used to LOVE this place. In fact, I've eaten there with tons of friends and dates and taken out-of-towners as well. The asparagus was to die for, and so were many other things, including the luscious seafood paella. But notice I said

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I used to LOVE this place. In fact, I've eaten there with tons of friends and dates and taken out-of-towners as well. The asparagus was to die for, and so were many other things, including the luscious seafood paella. But notice I said

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This is a great little Los Feliz restraurant, everything was just wonderful, I want here with my friends for one of my friends birthday, the service, the food and the atmosphere was just wonderful!!

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This is a great little Los Feliz restraurant, everything was just wonderful, I want here with my friends for one of my friends birthday, the service, the food and the atmosphere was just wonderful!!

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We had such a great time! You can bring your own wine with you and there wasn't a corking fee. I really enjoyed all the plates. We asked our server for suggestions and he was spot on. I really loved it! Only thing was it was loud, and it

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We had such a great time! You can bring your own wine with you and there wasn't a corking fee. I really enjoyed all the plates. We asked our server for suggestions and he was spot on. I really loved it! Only thing was it was loud, and it

Pros: Food, BYOB, small and cute

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Well I've never heard of some vegetable paella. But I will have to try it the next time im out. Now this isnt spain, but its close to it without actually going!!!

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Well I've never heard of some vegetable paella. But I will have to try it the next time im out. Now this isnt spain, but its close to it without actually going!!!

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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This place is awesome! The one star people should stay home and cook their perfect tapas themselves...or go to Spain and complain about those tapas. Sometimes it's not the staff...it's you.\r

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This place is awesome! The one star people should stay home and cook their perfect tapas themselves...or go to Spain and complain about those tapas. Sometimes it's not the staff...it's you.\r

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I am a total foodie, and I absolutely love this place. The ambiance is simple, yet cozy... love how the walls are lined with corks, and the lighting is moody and romantic. My husband and I have been here many times, and we have never had

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I am a total foodie, and I absolutely love this place. The ambiance is simple, yet cozy... love how the walls are lined with corks, and the lighting is moody and romantic. My husband and I have been here many times, and we have never had

Pros: The food is scrumptious and you can bring your own wine with no corkage fee

Cons: you have to valet, but not a big deal

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We had a great meal here and would definitely go back. They had traditional Spanish tapas as well as some trendy creations. (Think AOC: Spain edition.) It's all tapas (appetizers), so you just start ordering plates for the table and take

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We had a great meal here and would definitely go back. They had traditional Spanish tapas as well as some trendy creations. (Think AOC: Spain edition.) It's all tapas (appetizers), so you just start ordering plates for the table and take

Pros: quality of the food

Cons: not for the claustrophobic or hard of hearing

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I was so disappointed by the food. The vegetable paella, was more like the Trader Joes frozen mushroom risotto (although inferior) rather than a paella. The tuna dish probably involved taking tuna out of a can and putting it into a little

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I was so disappointed by the food. The vegetable paella, was more like the Trader Joes frozen mushroom risotto (although inferior) rather than a paella. The tuna dish probably involved taking tuna out of a can and putting it into a little

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This place was my first intro to tapas style dining years ago and i still like the vibe and the food.

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This place was my first intro to tapas style dining years ago and i still like the vibe and the food.

Pros: Good variety

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I was there 11/ 21/08 with a party of 4. The food is very good and the prices are reasonable. I love the small wood burning stove at the back of the dining room where one of the chefs is working; it is a lovely thing to look at while

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I was there 11/ 21/08 with a party of 4. The food is very good and the prices are reasonable. I love the small wood burning stove at the back of the dining room where one of the chefs is working; it is a lovely thing to look at while

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First of all, I love the atmosphere!! Sure, it's a little tight, but if you've ever experienced the European cafes after which they modeled their setting, you'll enjoy Cobras. The service is excellent! Everyone was polite and we were

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★★★★★

First of all, I love the atmosphere!! Sure, it's a little tight, but if you've ever experienced the European cafes after which they modeled their setting, you'll enjoy Cobras. The service is excellent! Everyone was polite and we were

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I won't criticize the food or the decor. I think the food is reasonable, but over priced. The decor is the right idea for what they want to create, but it could be less cramped. There's a difference between cozy and uncomfortable. If

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★★★★★

I won't criticize the food or the decor. I think the food is reasonable, but over priced. The decor is the right idea for what they want to create, but it could be less cramped. There's a difference between cozy and uncomfortable. If

Pros: Good idea, nice interesting place to try.

Cons: Horrible service, rude ownership.

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Whether C&M is Spanish or Latin I couldn't care less. The food itself is outstanding and the prices are very reasonable. Everything we tried was excellent, but the aged goat cheese with baked grapes and the cured pork tenderloin on

3
★★★★★

Whether C&M is Spanish or Latin I couldn't care less. The food itself is outstanding and the prices are very reasonable. Everything we tried was excellent, but the aged goat cheese with baked grapes and the cured pork tenderloin on

Pros: Fantastic food that surprises (in a good way), nice ambience, no corkage fee!

Cons: Wish they had real wine glasses!

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GREAT GREAT GREAT food and great atmosphere. Reminds us of SOHO... little, loud and good.\r
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If you like AOC, try this place. Great small plates without the huge cost of AOC. Friendly and attentive staff. Have now gone 4 times. Try

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GREAT GREAT GREAT food and great atmosphere. Reminds us of SOHO... little, loud and good.\r
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If you like AOC, try this place. Great small plates without the huge cost of AOC. Friendly and attentive staff. Have now gone 4 times. Try

Pros: Small plates so lots to try

Cons: Make reservations WAY in advance.

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This is one of the few BYOBs in LA. It's very small and a little cramped (the bathroom is basically in the kitchen!). The menu is great and so is the service. We ended up getting too much food, even though it's a "small plates" restaurant. We got bacon wrapped prawns, sweet potato fries, crab cakes, flat bread...all very good. We made a reservation but still had to wait a bit for our table.

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This is one of the few BYOBs in LA. It's very small and a little cramped (the bathroom is basically in the kitchen!). The menu is great and so is the service. We ended up getting too much food, even though it's a "small plates" restaurant. We got bacon wrapped prawns, sweet potato fries, crab cakes, flat bread...all very good. We made a reservation but still had to wait a bit for our table.

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I don't know what all the hype is about. The food is decent. Its not even traditional Spanish food. It's a mix of "Latin tapas" not European Spanish. If you've ever been to Spain you would know that C&M is a Latin style tapas "inspired"

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I don't know what all the hype is about. The food is decent. Its not even traditional Spanish food. It's a mix of "Latin tapas" not European Spanish. If you've ever been to Spain you would know that C&M is a Latin style tapas "inspired"

Pros: ambiance

Cons: service, size

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I've been going to C&M for nearly the entire six years I've lived in LA and I can't get enough of it. I always take people from out of town there, it's the first thing my mom asks for when she comes to stay. My cousin is chef and when he

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I've been going to C&M for nearly the entire six years I've lived in LA and I can't get enough of it. I always take people from out of town there, it's the first thing my mom asks for when she comes to stay. My cousin is chef and when he

Pros: AMAZING FOOD! Valet. Prompt.

Cons: Can get a bit loud so don't take a first date.

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I've been going to this place since it opened, and I think the food is great for the money. It's a cool, hip little place with the added bonus of no corkage fee. The downside is, it's almost impossible to have a conversation. It's

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I've been going to this place since it opened, and I think the food is great for the money. It's a cool, hip little place with the added bonus of no corkage fee. The downside is, it's almost impossible to have a conversation. It's

Pros: Great value, tasty food, no corkage

Cons: Too bloody loud!

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Since it was a busy night, my girlfriend and I sat on the street and it was not a pleasant dining experience. The street was loud but we wanted to try the food since it had positive reviews on here. When I go to a place like a Tapas

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★★★★★

Since it was a busy night, my girlfriend and I sat on the street and it was not a pleasant dining experience. The street was loud but we wanted to try the food since it had positive reviews on here. When I go to a place like a Tapas

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Cobras on Beverly is now open for lunch! They haven't advertised it yet, but I was actually excited about it since I live in the area. They re-did the inside a bit, just changed colors so it's more day-friendly (was pretty dark before).

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Cobras on Beverly is now open for lunch! They haven't advertised it yet, but I was actually excited about it since I live in the area. They re-did the inside a bit, just changed colors so it's more day-friendly (was pretty dark before).

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Service, Easy Valet

Cons: limited seating, doesn't take large parties

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My girlfriend and I went here after I saw the place on the Food Network. We had the steak, sweet papas fritas, asparagas and a few other items. Everything was tasty and even with the wide selection, it all worked well as one meal. There

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My girlfriend and I went here after I saw the place on the Food Network. We had the steak, sweet papas fritas, asparagas and a few other items. Everything was tasty and even with the wide selection, it all worked well as one meal. There

Pros: Food

Cons: Service

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Pros: I saw a special Rachel Ray did on this restaurant, so I decided to go check it out. The tapas are reasonably priced for the portion & quality you get. I loved the tapas, loved the ambiance? I would suggest it to everyone. The best

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Pros: I saw a special Rachel Ray did on this restaurant, so I decided to go check it out. The tapas are reasonably priced for the portion & quality you get. I loved the tapas, loved the ambiance? I would suggest it to everyone. The best

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The place was so loud I could barely taste the food, though the game hen and gazpacho looked appetizing. Tappas-wise, in fact, I prefer it to AOC, with all its pretense and price. And I liked the homey-ness of going next door for

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★★★★★

The place was so loud I could barely taste the food, though the game hen and gazpacho looked appetizing. Tappas-wise, in fact, I prefer it to AOC, with all its pretense and price. And I liked the homey-ness of going next door for

Pros: great food

Cons: eat at off hours--or face a noisy, obnoxious crowd

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I've been to this restaurant many times and I love it! I love to get the wine next door where they give really good recommendations. The place is packed all the time and the seating can be a bit cramped but it's well worth it. The food

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I've been to this restaurant many times and I love it! I love to get the wine next door where they give really good recommendations. The place is packed all the time and the seating can be a bit cramped but it's well worth it. The food

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I have heard of this place from a few friends and thought it sounded great. I went next door to get some wine, as they don't have alcohol in the restaurant so you can bring your own wine in...and the guy selling it knew about the wines

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I have heard of this place from a few friends and thought it sounded great. I went next door to get some wine, as they don't have alcohol in the restaurant so you can bring your own wine in...and the guy selling it knew about the wines

Pros: service

Cons: loud

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This place is great! I've read other people's reviews and a lot of them seemed to not enjoy it, but I can't understand why. The food is really good (try the Sweet Potato Fries, Asparagus, Skirt Steak, Bacon Wrapped Prawns and The

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This place is great! I've read other people's reviews and a lot of them seemed to not enjoy it, but I can't understand why. The food is really good (try the Sweet Potato Fries, Asparagus, Skirt Steak, Bacon Wrapped Prawns and The

Pros: Ambience, Food, Music

Cons: Crowded, Loud

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I used to live down the street from this restaurant and it was much better when it was Boxer. There's little creativity to the food, they practically force you to purchase wine from the store they own next door and what's worse of all is

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I used to live down the street from this restaurant and it was much better when it was Boxer. There's little creativity to the food, they practically force you to purchase wine from the store they own next door and what's worse of all is

Pros: Outdoor seating

Cons: Service, Cost, Food

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I came with my friend the other night for dinner, we had a good time it was a nice environment but really slow service. I guess it didn't even start off right since we stood at the door for probably 5 full minutes before anyone even

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I came with my friend the other night for dinner, we had a good time it was a nice environment but really slow service. I guess it didn't even start off right since we stood at the door for probably 5 full minutes before anyone even

Pros: romantic environment

Cons: bad slow service, okay food

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Pretty good for the big girls! unless you are sittling along the wall on the bench and need to get in or out of the seat, your tushie will have a tight squeez.. The good news is there are plenty of tables with chairs that pull out. Overall

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Pretty good for the big girls! unless you are sittling along the wall on the bench and need to get in or out of the seat, your tushie will have a tight squeez.. The good news is there are plenty of tables with chairs that pull out. Overall

Pros: Bring your own wine

Cons: parking can be a challenge if you do not valet

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I will recommend this place based on the food. The items were great, especially the paella. Service left a little to be desired. I think the guys working the tables would have rather been someplace else. It took a while to place our

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I will recommend this place based on the food. The items were great, especially the paella. Service left a little to be desired. I think the guys working the tables would have rather been someplace else. It took a while to place our

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Not great but pretty good food. Better to go in groups to enjoy a variety of dishes. Try the asparagus and the flatbread. Bring your own wine because they do not serve alcohol. You can always buy next door. Service is very good, but

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Not great but pretty good food. Better to go in groups to enjoy a variety of dishes. Try the asparagus and the flatbread. Bring your own wine because they do not serve alcohol. You can always buy next door. Service is very good, but

Pros: Bring your own wine, No corkage. Customer Service

Cons: Street Parking, So-so taste

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My friends love tapas. I am not a tapas lover to start with, but I heard decent things about this place. We thought this place was going to be good, but it just wasn't. The food was overspiced and overly garlicky. None of our tapas

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★★★★★

My friends love tapas. I am not a tapas lover to start with, but I heard decent things about this place. We thought this place was going to be good, but it just wasn't. The food was overspiced and overly garlicky. None of our tapas

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The food is amazing, and luckily, you get to sample a lot of it. The bacon-wrapped dates and sweet papas fritas are great choices.

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The food is amazing, and luckily, you get to sample a lot of it. The bacon-wrapped dates and sweet papas fritas are great choices.

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It's great that you can just get a bunch of things and share them. The vibe is very cool, and there were some good looking hollywood people that made it even more fun. Will definetly be back.

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★★★★★

It's great that you can just get a bunch of things and share them. The vibe is very cool, and there were some good looking hollywood people that made it even more fun. Will definetly be back.

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I usually throw a monthly get-together with friends. Cobras and Matadors were extremely attentive and courteous. The food was savory and marinated, very flavorful. My friends enjoyed themselves. The staff were extremely kind even to

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I usually throw a monthly get-together with friends. Cobras and Matadors were extremely attentive and courteous. The food was savory and marinated, very flavorful. My friends enjoyed themselves. The staff were extremely kind even to

Pros: Great food, Great service,

Cons: parking

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We ordered 6 dishes and all were terrible. They were way to greasy and the flavor was just not there. If you're looking for a great tapas restaurant and are willing to pay more... go to AOC.\r
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Service was okay.\r
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Bring a bottle

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We ordered 6 dishes and all were terrible. They were way to greasy and the flavor was just not there. If you're looking for a great tapas restaurant and are willing to pay more... go to AOC.\r
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Service was okay.\r
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Selection is small, if you do not like pork, it is almost non existence, portions are small, taste is OK but nothing to write home about (I ate Tapas all my life), packed with a lot of people who seem to be there not for food but just to

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★★★★★

Selection is small, if you do not like pork, it is almost non existence, portions are small, taste is OK but nothing to write home about (I ate Tapas all my life), packed with a lot of people who seem to be there not for food but just to

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I must have driven past this place a million times and every time there's people standing outside. I never stopped for whatever reason, but we drove in from Santa Monica last night to check it out. We loved it. The food was amazing. The

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I must have driven past this place a million times and every time there's people standing outside. I never stopped for whatever reason, but we drove in from Santa Monica last night to check it out. We loved it. The food was amazing. The

Pros: Food & Service

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The ambience is very nice - tho its a little cramped. Other reviewers have complained about the loud music, but its almost necessary since you are so close to your neighbors. The place is small so reservations are a must - we made them

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★★★★★

The ambience is very nice - tho its a little cramped. Other reviewers have complained about the loud music, but its almost necessary since you are so close to your neighbors. The place is small so reservations are a must - we made them

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This place reminds me of East Village. I love it here. I can also see how it's not for everyone. It's hip, loud, crowded, and so on. So boring folk beware! I've been there twice this month. The food is outstanding. I mean really

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This place reminds me of East Village. I love it here. I can also see how it's not for everyone. It's hip, loud, crowded, and so on. So boring folk beware! I've been there twice this month. The food is outstanding. I mean really

Pros: the food. the service. the energy. the atmosphere.

Cons: definitely need a reservation

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The menu featured some of the typical foods you'd find in Spain, and the flavors were quite good but the textures weren't the best. The salmon was a bit on the tough side, and the chickpea crepe was rather greasy - but the cilantro sauce

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The menu featured some of the typical foods you'd find in Spain, and the flavors were quite good but the textures weren't the best. The salmon was a bit on the tough side, and the chickpea crepe was rather greasy - but the cilantro sauce

Pros: ambiance

Cons: service

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It was my first time at this Cobras and Matadors, and I can say, I am definitely going to be a regular here! I had an 8:00 reservation and was sat promptly (I was surprised cuz that rarely happens anywhere). The waitstaff was very

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★★★★★

It was my first time at this Cobras and Matadors, and I can say, I am definitely going to be a regular here! I had an 8:00 reservation and was sat promptly (I was surprised cuz that rarely happens anywhere). The waitstaff was very

Pros: Food, Ambiance, Service

Cons: Hard to get a reservation sometimes!

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excited to check out this dig (who wouldn't want to grub on some tapas while enjoying the no corkage fee on the BYOW) - yet regretted even deciding to step foot into the teeny tiny little hole of a place. first off, the service is

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★★★★★

excited to check out this dig (who wouldn't want to grub on some tapas while enjoying the no corkage fee on the BYOW) - yet regretted even deciding to step foot into the teeny tiny little hole of a place. first off, the service is

Cons: terrible terrible terrible and rude rude rude service

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This is an excellent little restaurant in an area where there is not much else going on. We walked right up, had to wait a little while for a table, but in the end it was so worth it. The food was delicious and we had a great bottle of

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★★★★★

This is an excellent little restaurant in an area where there is not much else going on. We walked right up, had to wait a little while for a table, but in the end it was so worth it. The food was delicious and we had a great bottle of

Pros: The food was great. The servers were very nice. The ambiance was great.

Cons: A bit crowded.

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Good selection of decent tapas. The sangria was ok but it tasted a bit watered down and too punchy in my opinion.

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Good selection of decent tapas. The sangria was ok but it tasted a bit watered down and too punchy in my opinion.

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We celebrated my girlfriend's birthday there a couple nights ago. I've eaten all the tapas in LA, and i have to say that Cobras and Matadors is my favorite. The food is fantastic, the service is fantastic, the mood is fun and fantastic. We

3
★★★★★

We celebrated my girlfriend's birthday there a couple nights ago. I've eaten all the tapas in LA, and i have to say that Cobras and Matadors is my favorite. The food is fantastic, the service is fantastic, the mood is fun and fantastic. We

Pros: food, service, parking

Cons: make a reservation

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I love tapas, and I'm a huge fan of any place that is BYOB. Sister restaurant Cobra Lily (RIP) was one of my favorite LA restaurants, so I figured it would be impossible not to like this place. I was wrong. The service was terrible. We

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★★★★★

I love tapas, and I'm a huge fan of any place that is BYOB. Sister restaurant Cobra Lily (RIP) was one of my favorite LA restaurants, so I figured it would be impossible not to like this place. I was wrong. The service was terrible. We

Pros: Ambiance, BYOB

Cons: Service, Quality, Taste

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My wife and I found C&M when we actually were scouting a place to live before we moved here. Loved it the first time and still do after several other trips there. The food is not just classic spanish tapas, but as the name indicates, the

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★★★★★

My wife and I found C&M when we actually were scouting a place to live before we moved here. Loved it the first time and still do after several other trips there. The food is not just classic spanish tapas, but as the name indicates, the

Pros: food, wine store next door

Cons: tables on beverly

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Since it's close to my house, this used to be one of my favorite restaurants, but the last two times I've been there, it's been very disappointing.

Although we had reservations for 9pm, and showed up 5 minutes early, we still waited over 45 minutes for our table. The waiter was quick to come to the table, open our wine and get an order for our first tapas. But it then took at least 15 minutes for 1 plate of tapas to get to the table. The other 2 plates came seperately a 5-10 minutes later. The lentils with ham had the usual crunchy texture that we love, but seemed overly sweet (too much vinegar?). The cheese plate was fine, and the goat cheese pizza was also good, though obviously cut haphazardly.

After waving down the waiter (he never checked back with us), we ordered some sweet potato fries, and a spanish tortilla. After another 20 minutes, ( the restaurant was now mostly empty), we had to ask where they were. The fries were good, as always, and home made mayonnaise they are served with is outstanding, but the Spanish tortilla was the worst I've ever had in my life! It was a circle of scrambled egg that appeared to have dried under a heat lamp. There was a thin rubbery slice of potato on top of that, and something slimy over the potato. I couldn't figure out if it was cheese or uncooked egg. It was horrible.

To say the least, this is no longer my favorite place, in fact, I don't expect to go back.

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Since it's close to my house, this used to be one of my favorite restaurants, but the last two times I've been there, it's been very disappointing.

Although we had reservations for 9pm, and showed up 5 minutes early, we still waited over 45 minutes for our table. The waiter was quick to come to the table, open our wine and get an order for our first tapas. But it then took at least 15 minutes for 1 plate of tapas to get to the table. The other 2 plates came seperately a 5-10 minutes later. The lentils with ham had the usual crunchy texture that we love, but seemed overly sweet (too much vinegar?). The cheese plate was fine, and the goat cheese pizza was also good, though obviously cut haphazardly.

After waving down the waiter (he never checked back with us), we ordered some sweet potato fries, and a spanish tortilla. After another 20 minutes, ( the restaurant was now mostly empty), we had to ask where they were. The fries were good, as always, and home made mayonnaise they are served with is outstanding, but the Spanish tortilla was the worst I've ever had in my life! It was a circle of scrambled egg that appeared to have dried under a heat lamp. There was a thin rubbery slice of potato on top of that, and something slimy over the potato. I couldn't figure out if it was cheese or uncooked egg. It was horrible.

To say the least, this is no longer my favorite place, in fact, I don't expect to go back.

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This is a wonderful tapas restaurant. For those of you who don't know what "tapas" is. Tapas is term coined by Spain. It is basically an array of appetizer-type dishes but more elegant and tastier than your usual American appetizers. This place is so great for groups, dates, or just hanging with the family. Very trendy looking inside, and well it. Great wine list, and the food is full of sabor.

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This is a wonderful tapas restaurant. For those of you who don't know what "tapas" is. Tapas is term coined by Spain. It is basically an array of appetizer-type dishes but more elegant and tastier than your usual American appetizers. This place is so great for groups, dates, or just hanging with the family. Very trendy looking inside, and well it. Great wine list, and the food is full of sabor.

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While not completely authentic, this spot certainly captures the essence of a bustling Madrid tapas bar. Owner Steven Arroyo has created an affordable and festive haunt that draws both from the neighborhood and far beyond. His success can…

 

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