El Criollo has established itself as a freshly modern, yet still traditional full-service restaurant in the bustling downtown Van Nuys area. We of El Criollo are driven by the genuine aim to provide e...xcellent, personable service complemented by the finest, most flavorful Cuban cuisine.
Comfortably situated and centralized in a row of storefronts in the heart of the Van Nuys Blvd. commercial strip, El Criollo’s interior includes classic exposed brick walls, a high open ceiling, beautifully soft serenading Cuban music and poster-size images of vintage magazine covers and print ads.
The restaurant offers deliciously delectable food with an updated, though still very classic look and feel – so much like a bodega in Old Havana. Our spacious dining room seats 60-plus with a bar offering fabulous wine, beer and cocktails.
So, be sure to come by soon and join us for L.A.’s best in authentic Cuban cooking and atmosphere, we’ll be happy to have you.