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No-hassle dining for party of 11? WLA?

pirikara Oct 25, 2006 12:23 AM

My new office is having a welcome dinner for 11 on a Friday night. Preferred location is WLA, Santa Monica. Ideally, it should be a fun, but no-hassle atmosphere (i.e., we don't wanna be waiting an hour for our table). Mexican is ideal. Any ideas?

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    BabyLitigator RE: pirikara Oct 25, 2006 12:26 AM

    La Serenata di Garibaldi is pretty good, and they can handle large groups.

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      cls RE: pirikara Oct 25, 2006 12:26 AM

      Lares on Pico. Mexican, fun, no hassle, sometimes a wait.

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        ciaobella RE: cls Oct 25, 2006 12:34 AM

        Lares is amazing- love their ajo shrimp

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        yogachik RE: pirikara Oct 25, 2006 12:46 AM

        Lares - upstairs - you can get a long table alongside the bar - super fun, GREAT guacamole.

        La Senrenata - upstairs (or it's too loud).

        Border Grill, but there's no avoiding how loud that room is.

        Don Antonio's in the cave room is fun

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          dtud RE: pirikara Oct 25, 2006 01:24 AM

          don antonio's is the best. it's festive, low-key (except on wednesdays) and delicious. the cave room is good - but also the main dining room or back patio.

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