El Colmao

2328 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006


  • Sun-Mon, Wed-Thu 10am-8:30pm, Tue 10am-5pm, Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
  • $
  • Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available, Metered Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Start with the avocado salad — cool, ripe chunks garnished with thin slices of raw onion and dressed with splashes of vinegar and torrents of good Spanish olive oil; then a heaping plateful of thin, pounded circles of unripe plantains, fried crisp as potato chips and dusted with salt. Next, boiled yucca; a big plateful of moros y cristianos (Moors and Christians), a tasty miscegenation of black beans and rice fried with garlic and gobbets of fat pork; piles of fried fresh ham, pierna de puerco, crisp and brown on the outside and meltingly tender within, topped with an immoderate portion of caramelized onions. For dessert: good flan and torpor — and strong Cuban espresso.

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