I‘m back. I’m not 100% recovered from my bout of bronchitis, but I’m feeling pretty good. And I’m excited to introduce a new feature on Eat Laugh Purr—restaurant reviews. I love eating out, and it only seemed natural that I started reviewing some of my favorite places to eat.
First up is Los Compadres. I love, love, love Mexican food. And one thing SoCal does right (besides beautiful, glorious weather) is Mexican food. This Mexican restaurant is located fairly close to my old office, and I happened to stumble upon a review for it when it first opened. So I headed on over and fell in love.
The menu is extensive, although I seem to order the same dishes over and over again. I can’t help myself! I love what I love! And I love their pork carnitas. They are moist and salty and were the inspiration for my own version. You cannot go wrong with their enchiladas or tacos either, and I adore their chile rellenos—spicy but not overwhelmingly hot, and oozing with cheese. Margaritas are sweet and fruity—just the way I like them!
- Extensive Menu
- Consistent high quality food and service
- Homemade flour tortillas are to die for!
- I recommend the strawberry margaritas, guacamole, pork carnitas and chile rellenos.
- Prime dining hours can be busy, so be prepared to wait. It’s worth it though.
- Have to wear a stupid sombrero when it’s your b-day and your friends tell the waitress. 😀
I’ve gotten many of my friends and former co-workers addicted to this place, and when I get a hankering for great Mexican food—I go to Los Compadres.
3229 East Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA 90804
If you’re looking for great, authentic Mexican food, you cannot go wrong with Los Compadres. Give it a try!