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Cobras and Matadors on Hollywood Blvd. What to order??

TailbackU Mar 30, 2007 01:49 PM

I know C&M has been discussed a lot in the past here, but doesn't seem like it has been mentioned lately. I will be checking this place out for the first time. What are the must get dishes? Seems like their lentils are a popular choice. Anything else I should definitely try??

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    flproject Apr 5, 2007 02:12 PM

    This place gets my vote for the worst restaurant I've been to in LA. Sorry...I am not trying to stir up an argument. The whole experience from the temperature of the restaurant to the food was awful.

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      esculent Apr 5, 2007 10:24 AM

      the sangria is also enjoyable at the silver/feliz location. so enjoyable that i can't actually remember which dishes i enjoy at that particular location...

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        djdebs Mar 31, 2007 09:05 PM

        The menus at the two locations are similar. At the Hollywood Blvd location, I've been pretty happy with everything -- it's not the best food I've ever had, but it's tasty and reasonably priced food in a fun, casual environment. I particularly like the lentils, the mushrooms, the skirt steak, gazpacho and the clams (the gazpacho and clams come with great grilled bread -- I always ask for extra). People talk a lot about the churro dessert, but I prefer the french toast. And the wine list is all Spanish, with everything by the glass. They'll help you pick something you'll enjoy.

        1. PseudoNerd Mar 30, 2007 11:45 PM

          ...as indicated by the OP's need to specify which location s/he wanted, there is a difference.

          I can't comment on the WH location at all, but I liked the lentils at the Los Feliz location. And the albondigas, perhaps? It's been a while...

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          1. re: PseudoNerd
            aching Apr 5, 2007 10:28 AM

            I second the lentils recommendation. I LOVE them! I also like the asparagus and the churros.

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            HungryKat Mar 30, 2007 03:12 PM

            Octopus, Octopus, um and then Octopus. They won't charge corkage if you buy the wine next door.

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              Chowpatty Mar 30, 2007 03:21 PM

              Right, but just to make it clear, the wine shop and the non-corkage are at the Beverly location. At the Hollywood blvd. location, they serve wine and charge corkage if you bring your own.

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                mdeloach Apr 5, 2007 09:36 AM

                so do they not serve wine at the Beverly location or is buying next door just a second option????

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                  aching Apr 5, 2007 10:25 AM

                  They don't serve wine at the Beverly location - buying next door or bringing your own are the only options.

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                    mdeloach Apr 5, 2007 11:04 AM


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              kra81 Mar 30, 2007 02:57 PM

              i go to the one on beverly quite a bit... can't miss the skirt steak marinated in orange juice and paprika, the asparagus with manchego cheese and the baked goat cheese with grapes. and the french toast for dessert. yum!

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                luckygrlllll Mar 30, 2007 02:13 PM

                I used to eat at Cobras and Matadors all the time. The one on Beverly. Everything there is very good to excellent. Memorable dishes include the grilled skirt steak, sauteed shrimp, ham and cheese sandwiches (called something else in spanish) and served with a really good tomato relish type thing, papas fritas, roasted mushrooms, albondigas...etc. You can go next door and buy your own wine to have with the dinner. It is a really fun, memorable dining experience.

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