El Caserio Restaurant and Bar

309 N. Virgil Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004


  • Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.; Sat., noon-11 p.m.
  • $
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Banquet Facilities, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
At El Caserio, one of the few Ecuadoran kitchens in Los Angeles, you spoon the incendiary chili sauce aji over puffy white-cheese empanadas, the mashed-potato pancakes called llapingachos, or fresh-corn humitas, over fried green plantains or an already spicy goat stew. If you are of a mind to, you can also use the aji to spice up the penne alla vodka, spaghetti with pesto or any of the other Italian pastas that make up a huge chunk of the menu here. To wash it down, there’s chianti, Ecuadoran beer or the delicious, peculiar juice of the Andean mountain blackberry mora, which tastes like new wine.

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