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Best tequila bar in L.A.?

thechez5 Jul 19, 2012 02:44 PM

Looking for a great tequila bar, or a restaurant with an excellent tequila selection. Good food would be a plus. Willing to travel anywhere in L.A. County. Thanks.

  1. sarahbeths Jul 20, 2012 11:30 AM

    2nd El Carmen, they also have great happy hours specials for food M-F

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    1. re: sarahbeths
      Jwsel Jul 20, 2012 11:42 AM

      Yes, they do, but then you would be expected to eat the food. I don't think there is enough tequila in the world to make El Carmen's food appetizing.

      1. re: Jwsel
        bopdd Jul 21, 2012 07:33 AM

        I think this is a relatively unjust assessment of El Carmen's food. Their nachos and taco plates are perfectly acceptable by bar food standards.

        1. re: bopdd
          cls Jul 21, 2012 11:09 AM

          second that. I have eaten there a number of times and never had anything even approaching revolting. The food is fine.

          1. re: bopdd
            LATrapp Jul 21, 2012 03:59 PM

            Agree also on the food unless it's changed. One of the first places I saw El Tesoro Paradiso at a bar long before you could spot it elsewhere. Also once had a fun night with someone seated next to me who ended up being part owner of 4 Copas. They were launching the brand at the time and he pulled a bottle out of his briefcase and handed it over as he said goodnight. Don't worry about the food, but go for the tequila! Hopefully they still have decent house made sangrita also.

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        jdwdeville Jul 19, 2012 08:04 PM

        Love love love Las Perlas, though it is more mezcal than tequlia... try out Guelaguetza- has a new bar and much tequila/mezcal BTG.

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          Jwsel Jul 19, 2012 04:27 PM

          El Carmen on Third Street has one of the best tequila and mezcal selections in the city. I think it has a few hundred different tequilas available. It's a great dive bar. The food, on the other hand, is truly revolting.

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          1. re: Jwsel
            thechez5 Jul 19, 2012 04:32 PM

            Thanks for the suggestions, guys! Anyone been to Las Perlas? It looks promising.

          2. SilverlakeGirl Jul 19, 2012 03:48 PM

            La Cuevita, newly opened in Highland Park by the Thirsty Crow people:


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              Thor123 Jul 19, 2012 03:17 PM

              Rivera. Great bar and great food.

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