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hey guys..i'm looking for a fun bar/lounge place to have a fun bday dinner in the los angeles area..turning 22...preferably mexican food, but i'm open to GOOD FOOD....i just want a fun atmosphere and good food and fun drinks!!! live music or entertainment is a plus...no seafood or steakhouses please :) oh yeah, affordable too....not too expensive, and doesnt have to be dirt cheap... (velvet margarita was my first choice until my friend said the crowd there is kind of lame since its attached to a tattoo parlor) :/ please help....

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  1. Guelaguetza is fun, w a live mariachi band, if you would like Oaxacan!

    1. Rivera is supposed to be pretty fun, and really excellent food, not "true" mexican, but latin fusion. Great drinks.

      And if you don't like the crowd, or it's not "fun" enough for you, you're right next to Staples Center & LA LIve, where there are lots of "fun" bars to go to.

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      Rivera Restaurant
      1050 S. Flower Street, #102, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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      1. re: Phurstluv

        Kind of depends on the OP's definition of affordable. It can great pretty pricey.

      2. El Compadre's on Sunset boulevard maybe? Flaming magaritas!!

        Not 'authentic' by any means, but it'll have the crowd, music, and atmosphere...

        Across the street from the Guitar Center in Hollywood at:

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        El Compadre Restaurant
        7408 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

        1. Or Loteria Grill on Hollywood? Not sure about the music, but the food and drinks should be great.

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          Loteria Grill Hollywood
          6627 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

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