El Criollo

$ $
6622 Van Nuys Blvd (at Kittridge St.)
Van Nuys, CA 91405
(818) 785-8625
11:30am - 8:00pm
11:30am - 8:00pm
11:30am - 9:00pm
11:30am - 9:00pm
12:00pm - 9:00pm
12:00pm - 8:00pm



  • Whatever you get (Pollo Asado, Lechn Asado) do your soul a favor, get the Moro Rice AND the Steamed Yucca w/ Garlic.. fuckin' flavorbomb galore! "Uh huh huuuuuuuh taaaastaaaaaay"
  • Go to one of the side streets and head down the back alley. Bright parking spot, walk right into the restaurant.
  • Great date spot
  • The sliced pork leg with onions, rice and beans is beautiful.
  • The "Media Noche" sandwich is AMAZING! However, service was VERY slow. Was here for nearly an hour before we got our food, and it took over a half hour to deal with the check. A+ food, D- service.
  • Everything!! Best Cuban Food in LA besides mine of course. This place is a Valley Staple since the 70s. El Viejo William is the best!!
  • The Oxtails are really good!
  • Good Cuban food don't let the outside location fool you. The inside is very nice
  • Chicken fracase the best, don't forget the avocado salad um !
  • Masa de puerco a must have dish.!
  • Love this place!!The food is great as well as the service!!would recommend everyone to try this place!!
  • Get the empanadas they are must especially with the house sauce its the best. Not to mention their lemonades r beyond tasty! Yummmmmm small location but huge taste
  • Ask for Andrea. Beautiful waitress with great energy. Very helpful!
  • Menu musts: Tamal cubano with a Cubano on the side!
  • Just to update Anna A.'s post Happy Hour is T-F 3-6!
  • Happy hour mon-fri from 4-7pm. Try out the garlic chicken is fantastic! Best cuban food ever!
  • They have a fabulous happy hour mon-fri from 4-7pm. Is probably best Cuban food I've ever tried.. Try the garlic chicken mouthwatering dish!!