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Polanco Modern Mexican Steakhouse DTLA, Los Angeles, CA

Polanco Modern Mexican Steakhouse DTLA

4.1
4.1
23 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
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2 people

11:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 265-7085

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Little Tokyo

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Come and have fun with us!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM,Tue - Thu - 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM,Fri - Sat - 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM
    Happy Hour from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tuesday to Sunday. Come and enjoy of our most popular drinks and appetizers at an incredible price. Margaritas, Diablito and Palomas $10, Tequila and Mezcal Shots $7. Get $2-3 off our most popular appetizers Corn, Guacamole, Ceviche and our Ribeye Chicharron.

What 23 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Fit for Foodies

  • Los Angeles

    Romantic

  • Los Angeles

    Scenic View

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Fit for Foodies

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Romantic

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Scenic View

  • Downtown / South and East LA

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  1. P

    Poulaki

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, excellent drinks, amazing customer service. Check this place out for a unique experience. Not your everyday Mexican restaurant type of food.
  2. DW

    DavidW

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice experience. Tomahawk steak and pork chop were well seasoned and temp accurate. Service was solid, it’s a team effort, so if you need something, ask anyone who works there vs your personal waiter/waitress. Everyone was kind and welcoming.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is awesome, I think it is still a best kept secret. If the crowds of Bestia knew about this place there might be a shift in power. The ceviche was amazing but I have to say their grilled vegetables stole the show. The grilled cabbage that comes on the side of the steak was amazing. The grilled carrots also amazing. The staff were super helpful and really nice. I would say this is a must try and feels more of a place from Mexico. I think once the crowd finds this place the ambiance will be like the other hot spots in LA. As far as healthy low carb great tasting Mexican food is was amazing.
  4. g

    gashleycrumb

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    They're nice people in a great space, their drinks taste very good and I dug the energetic music (that wasn't too loud). But we were disappointed. I can't say enough about how genuinely friendly everyone who worked here was, which was sweet. We ordered the ink cocktails, which tasted wonderful - sweetness bookended by, well, charcoal, I guess. But between that and our second round there was maybe one full shot of alcohol in them. My next drink was mind-blowingly watered down and yet sour at the same time. Our entries were fine, nothing special (though yes, as many people say below, the steaks are massively oversalted, even for a guy who likes salt). The weirdest thing on the menu is the cerveche - it's listed under the "cold" appetizers yet arrives warm, and the seafood isn't raw, and it's not just cooked - it's jerkified. Am I cool with jerkified, cooked tuna? Sure, but...it's...just...not...right. Did I mention it's pricey? It's pricey.
  5. B

    Bisquite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food good service. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to go on a fancy date.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place is not the place to go for good food. The only plate we love was the appetizer. It was a chicharron plate. We order enchiladas and a carnitas plate. The rice was hard, it was uncooked rice. We asked the waiter if we were able to change it for another side and he said the chef no that we could get more rice or beans only. The beans had no salt no flavor. My husband said no to more rice and he said okay then. We got charged the whole bill no discount no apology from the chef himself. We left all the food we didn’t eat anything left the restaurant hungry and we paid 220 doesn’t include tip. This place was empty when we arrived and now I understand why. We don’t blame the waiter because he was doing his job but the chef there is not right. I will not go back and I already told all my following on social media about this experience. Don’t go here if you are looking for authentic Mexican food.
  7. KM

    KrbMjb05

    Orange County

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the 3 salsa/beans/chili oil starter. Had steak and chef special made gluten free Brussels sprouts due to an allergy and they were very good. Also had carnitas. They were ok. Only flavor came from the outside “crust. Beans were cold. Service was average and ambiance was quaint.
  8. J

    Janet

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service was great, only negative was our wobbly table.
  9. SR

    SusanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday so we were all in a festive mood, service is amazing. We ate too much, drank too much, good times. We also apologized to a couple next to us for singing happy birthday too loud and the lady replied it was her dates bday too so we all sang to him. It was lovely and fun. Delicious food and drinks.
  10. C

    Chicago89

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was closed!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The menu is very diverse. Dishes are beautifully presented. The lobster enchiladas were outstanding!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good. Service was good. Price is a little too expensive. Overall still good place for a date.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best elevated Mexican restaurant I’ve ever had! This is our 2nd time and can’t wait to come back again
  14. SC

    SCinRB

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food and drinks were tasty. The service was slow, but not terrible. The people were nice. Nice ambience. Very close to the The Orpheum theater and parking. But $160 for 2 entrees, 4 tiny margaritas, extra chips and a side of guacamole? Really? This is DTLA not Monte Carlo.
  15. CB

    ChrisB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Carlos gave us an amazing introduction to Mezcal.
  16. DM

    DantheMan

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    The ambience was nice, the service prompt and friendly, the food tasty and an excellent value for the money, but the background music amplified to rock concert levels made it impossible to carry on a dinner conversation without shouting, and unfortunately we won't be back.
  17. l

    leslieb

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We were very excited to try out this new Mexican steakhouse but found the only positive was their margaritas. We waited an hour and a half for our food, with no apologies or anything comped. The food arrived overly salty and cold. I assume the waiter had forgotten about our table because other tables around us were being served.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    The place was fine but food took over an hour to come out and everyone plate was cold .
  19. PA

    PasadenaA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    They just opened so take this with a grain of salt. We came in waiting for the rest of our party to show up and ordered a few drinks and some apps at the bar. Drinks were delicious and the apps came out in a reasonable time. Get the Street Corn, Skip the guac (manchego is too salty), skip the calamari. We squeezed into happy hour pricing, go there for happy hour the apps and the drinks are well worth it. We were seated at our table on a side of the restaurant that didn't have any servers. It took 10 minutes for a server to greet us. We got in all of our food and drink orders because we didn't know when he'd be back. The next round of drinks didn't come out for another 15 minutes with no apps and no water. Maybe 5-10 minutes later we flag down a server for some water. About 45 min after ordering our food comes out with two orders missing and all the apps at once. The last two orders didn't come out until the rest of us were finished with our meal. They were both lobster enchiladas and unfortunately were not great. Rib Eye Chicharron - A+ Think of this like ribeye tacos. Served with corn tortillas. Must like beef fat. Rib Eye - A- Could have been hotter but the beans and sauces were amazing. The roasted veggies had incredible char. The steak itself other than the serving temp was cooked a perfect medium rare. Just sat a bit too long. Lobster Enchiladas - Overcooked skip this one Brussel Sprouts - A+ better than most steakhouses Calamari - Skip this one. Good not great. Octopus - Skip this one too. Beans overpower the Octopus. This has nothing to do with Octopus in Spain. Drinks all A+ not a bad drink in the house. We ordered Whiskey, Gin, and Tequila. They finished with a birthday dessert for my fiancé. All restaurants take a while to get the hang of service and it takes going to a restaurant to figure out what they do well. I would definitely recommend going in about 6 months when they've figured out their kinks.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it! It’s my 3rd time visiting. My friends and I really enjoyed it
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Food was amazing 🤩
  22. GV

    GenesisV

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    We really had high hopes for this place. Here are the pros and cons Pros: great location, nice restaurant and corn starter and drinks were good. Cons: service was awful (waited 30 mins for drinks). The heaters outside do not work Food: steak was aggressively salted and underwhelming. Lobster enchiladas tasted like they came from a can. Worst enchiladas, all flare no substance. No flavor. A lot of improvement needed.
  23. JM

    JoanM

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our entire experience was amazing. We started at the upstairs bar where we had great tasting drinks. Once we were seated we started with the street corn. You have to have the corn trust me you will thank me for the tip. The sauce and mix of spices makes for a fine tasting corn. The tostadas and chips will keep you pleasingly occupied while waiting for the main course. My friend and I chose the filet as our main entree. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and the dish came with some side dipping sauces that tasted great with the onions and cabbage. We also had a side of Brussels sprouts. Sadly we did not leave room for dessert but we will definitely be back.

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Polanco Modern Mexican Steakhouse DTLA is rated 4.1 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Google Map for Polanco Modern Mexican Steakhouse DTLA

840 S Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90014

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Little Tokyo

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (213) 265-7085

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