The Talpa is a Mexican Restaurant and Cantina that has been serving Real Mexican Food since 1964. Family owned and operated, its extensive menu features traditional favorites created from authentic time-tested recipes as well as newer original creations. From the chips, salsa and guacamole to soups, sauces and flan, everything is homemade. The full bar offers original no-mix Margaritas, other Talpa mixed drink specials, over 30 beers, 27 tequilas, and a selection of wines.

Considered the most authentic restaurant in West Los Angeles, the friendly staff, hand-painted murals and intimate environment give it a cozy neighborhood feel. Many Talpa customers have made The Talpa their “to go” restaurant for decades.
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Eddie M.
Eddie M.

04/11/2014

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Real Mexican Food

Family operated business established in the early 60's. Full bar, great food and service

CarlLaFong
CarlLaFong

02/12/2009

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Best Mexican Food In L.A.

My family has been eating at this inexpensive family style restaurant since the 1960s. The same sweet waitresses have been there forever and make you feel at home. There is no better burrito in the city. They have several, but you want the mixed regular. From Tacquitos to Chille Relleno, everything is a winner. The prices are ridiculously low. Two people can eat till you bust for under $20. Casual attire. Great place to pop in and eat when you're hungry.

Love it!!!!

ezpatari
ezpatari

08/22/2008

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Tomatillo! Pozole Rojo!

I have been eating here since 1981. Andy and his family are very nice and attentive. A few tips: (1) The hottest thing on the menu is the carne de puerco en salsa de tomatillo (typically known as chile verde). It is great if you like your Mexican (women and) food HAWT! The full plate is enormous. If you are a lightweight like me, you can order the same thing as a burrito; (2) The pozole rojo is excellent; (3) If the tomatillo is not hot enough for you, you can order off the menu some chiles gueros a la plancha; (4) The best place to eat is IN THE BAR -- but getting a spot is difficult as this little corner is full of regulars; (5) i gave it a positive for ""romantic"" but I just want to let you know this is not a tablecloth-and-candles place -- but definitely a lot of romance has been enacted here I can tell you for sure; (6) There is parking in the back alley parallel to Pico; (7) The Talpa is open LATE ... but do call ahead if you are stuck in traffic to make sure the kitchen is still open...

laurieflenner
laurieflenner

11/16/2006

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Fun for out-of-towners

When we have folks visiting from back east, this is where we take them for Mexican. It's got all of the traditional fare, and has a festive atmosphere.

big lug
big lug

01/08/2005

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talpa rules!

talpa restaurant on pico in west l.a. deserves a 10 rating! here's why #1 the food rules! authentic salsa, thick warm corn chips, pure creamy fresh guacamole, tacos, enchiladas , burritos all freshly made brought steaming hot. and those soups! #2 talpa has been in the same spot on pico bl. in west l.a. for years. it is a landmark #3 the staff and decor with the stained glass windows creates a friendly atmosphere, thanks in large part to the genorous use of murals( one coors beer to go to mexico city!) but talpa deserves a 10 rating because Brian ""Big Lug"" LaVette says so! tell the management Big Lug sent ya!

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Real Mexican Food

Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Wed:
Thu - Sat:
Sun:
Services/Products

Extensive menu features traditional Mexican favorites created from authentic time-tested recipes as well as newer original creations. From the chips, salsa and guacamole to soups, sauces and flan, everything is homemade. The full bar offers original no-mix Margaritas, other Talpa mixed drink specials, over 30 beers, 27 tequilas, and a selection of wines.

Brands
Patron
Payment method
visa, master card, cash
Price Range
$$
Location
On Pico Boulevard, one half block west of Barrington. Valet parking in rear.
Neighborhood
West Los Angeles
Amenities
Restaurant and Cantina
Languages
English, Spanish
Categories
Cocktail Lounges, Family Style Restaurants, Mexican Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Lot, Self, Valet, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Family Style, Mexican, Latin American

Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

Pets Allowed: No

Good for Kids: Yes

Good For Family: Yes

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