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El Cid

4212 W. Sunset Blvd. (Myra Ave.) Send to Phone
323-668-0318 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
High-energy Spanish restaurant in an historic setting with frequent entertainment.

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Dinner nightly
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El Cid, Los Angeles, CA

El Cid Restaurant Review

: The structure housing El Cid was built in 1900 by D.W. Griffith and used to screen "Birth of a Nation." In 1950, the space was converted into a cabaret, and the adjoining restaurant opened in 1961 as a replica of a sixteenth-century Spanish tavern. Since then, this grotto-like supper club has made customers happy with pitchers of sangría and a clap-along flamenco floorshow on Fridays and Saturdays. The scene is a bit kitschy, but also a real kick. To eat, expect tapas like patatas bravas (fried potatoes with a spicy roja dip), ceviche and albondigas (meatballs). Entrées are highlighted by paella, a house specialty incorporating saffron rice, shrimp, mussels and clams. For dessert, you'll find vanilla ice cream topped with hot fudge. Packages with prix-fixe menus are also available.
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