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Oscar's Cerveteca

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, American, Latin, Pub
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523 Rose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2680
+1 310-310-8937
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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The Hague, NL
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly efficient service where your pets are made welcome, even our snappy unfriendly one received a treat! Great beverages (fresh pineapple), beer selection and vegan and varied food menu - fresh fish of the day and the Fish Tacos were amazing, absolutely one of the very best!

Thank JacintaTheHague_NL
Reykjavik, Iceland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Food was ok. Very loud music so it was hard to have a conversation.And the service was terrible. Someone should give the staff something to smile about.

Thank GunnarTTT
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lovely rustic restaurant with a great menu, beautifully cooked food and good atmosphere. Will definitely eat here on future trips

Thank Bossmanbing
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place to eat dinner having just arrived in Venice, we just walked in off the street as we liked the look of it. One burger and one order of enchiladas in green tomatillo sauce later and we were happy. This is a great place with a lively vibe and a lovely outdoor deck. The food was good... More 

Thank Velolucy2014
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We enjoyed our meal here and felt like a native not a tourist (the night before our hotel recommended a place that was touristy and awful)…something for everyone provided you like spicy food. Husband had the hangover soup and loved it we devoured the guac and chips to start salad was great wings were ok mexican corn was relish fun... More 

Thank Lisa H
Savannah, Georgia
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171 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We have been to Oscar's Cerveteca on two occasions in Venice. Both enjoyable. It is a nice place for lunch on a Saturday with outdoor dining. All our menu items were very good and the staff very accommodating. It is on Rose Avenue and very easy to find.

Thank sfgfiat
Golden, Colorado
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We had lunch there today. The tacos were excellent. The Lagunitas IPA draft refreshing. The outdoor seating pleasant. In all, very good.

Thank Penquin5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Loved the "hangover soup" and shredded beef tacos. Servers were efficient and friendly. Kept our water glasses full and cleared table quickly. We will be back.

Thank Dana E
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended this place, and we are not surprised. Amazing food and atmosphere! The crowd is young and relaxed. A perfect night out at Venice beach!

Thank Ingvild H
Santa Monica, California
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Great spot for unusual drinks and imaginative food. The other day we ordered a Seafood stuffed Chile Relleno. Very Delicate and sophisticated. I had never seen or heard of anyone attempting this ever so I thought it was very clever. Also have had the very tasty Rib Eye with Chimichurri and the great generous Salads. Fish tacos panko crusted cod... More 

Thank sodawater

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Bar, American, Latin, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 523 Rose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2680
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-310-8937

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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