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Corteza at Sendero, Los Angeles, CA

Corteza at Sendero

4.4
4.4
91 Reviews
$50 and over
Latin American
Framed by endless views of the Los Angeles skyline, Corteza’s vibrant dining room offers a menu emphasizing coastal market cuisine, including fresh Mexican and Peruvian ceviche, rich seafood stews, arepas and empanadas. A lively bar serves up cocktails featuring ingredients inspired by and sourced from Mexico, Central and South America along with spirts from family-owned distilleries in Mexico and beyond.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Argentinian, Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Daily 17:00–00:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    (213) 743-8824
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Kevin Luzande

What 91 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Healthy

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Great for scenic views

91 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love it here! will definitely be back. food was awesome.

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  2. JohnF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was awesome and our server was exceptional. Took advantage and proposed. Tried to reserve window view and unsuccessful but nonetheless great valentines night.

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  3. AndreR

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and Ricardo our server was amazing. Amazing views. Just…amazing!

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  4. JackieF

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic dinner last night. Wonderful food & drinks. Service was impressive. The location is beautiful. I highly recommend this unique restaurant.

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  5. Patty

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was exceptional! Her knowledge and personal attention to our needs was fabulous! The empanadas & tapas was delicious

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  6. chrisp

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tastes were amazing.

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  7. ArtinM

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really bad. Great service and ambience. Great views of the city.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. EllerS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful dining experience; friendly and exceptional service from the moment we walked to the host table until we left.

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  9. JLD630

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, creative menu, beautiful space…surprised it wasn’t more popular on a Saturday night.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very unique experience, where the food, ambiance, atmosphere and service all combined on a high level. The deserts Dia de Los muertos and cream puff pastry were amazing!

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  11. AlanM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The folks who waited on us had so much knowledge on the food and drinks and really catered to me and my wife’s diet needs. They made the experience so memorable and enlightening. The food was delicious and delightful

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  12. izsme1

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was in downtown LA for an event and staying at the JW. This place is on the 24th floor at the Ritz Carlton next door so has great views. I had requested a window table when I made the reservation. The guy host had a little bit of an attitude and I'm not sure why. He showed us the smallest table I've ever seen that didn't even have chairs next to it and said that was the only window table they had. He showed us some other tables in a different room but we decided to sit at the bar. The bartenders were great and very helpful explaining food options. The Mexican/Argentinian food was good, different and interesting but not spectacular. We didn't try the steaks which seems to be a specialty. I would say it's a better spot for a drink than dinner.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was AMAZING! Great place for dinner before a game at Staples

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  14. lauraann914

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined for New Year’s Eve and it was a fabulous experience. Exceptional service, delicious meal, wonderful atmosphere.

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  15. VanessaP

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food but service was very slow. Waited 25 minutes for dessert.

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  16. LyleE

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, the service was great - It was a really nice place to go for Christmas dinner

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  17. AdelaQ

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place, the server was very friendly and the food was fabulous!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Underwhelming experience. Expected a bit more for a Ritz Carlton property. Food was good but service was off. Maybe it was the prefixe Christmas Eve dinner. Didn’t seem like staff knew the menu. Ordered wine pairings with dinner and then was asked red or white - which means it’s not a pairing? Didn’t see our waiter after the first course.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing, service could of been more attentive but overall I would dine here again just for the food.

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  20. ValJ

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    "More than what we expected". From the moment we stepped off the elevator, we new we had made the right choice. Our hostess Monserrat welcomed us and escorted us to our table. Our waiter Cruz explained the menu and when asked gave us his recommendation, as well as explained to us each entre' when we had a question. The treat of the evening was when desert was served. We had a visit at our table from Chef Kevin Luzande who gave us his personal touch and welcome. What a great evening! We will be back........

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  21. SusanL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Jose and the team elevated our anniversary dinner experience.

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  22. William

    Los Angeles

    350 reviews

    4.0

    350 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    we enjoyed the hearts of palm, the empanada triad, rib eye skewers. Service was a little slow after the LA Kings' game on Sunday but once the order was submitted the food came out timely

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  23. HarryK

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner experience. Great food, great service, and great view.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was okay - a few items were delicious, a few were just fine, and a few were substandard. Service was good when we had it, but the staff must have been spread too thin - we were constantly sitting and waiting for someone to come back to our table. Our water glasses were consistently empty. Eventually, we asked them to just leave a pitcher for us, which they were reluctant to do, but we were much happier with. Even paying the bill was slow - took them about 10 minutes to collect our card. In summary, if the service were faster / more consistent, this would have been a nice meal.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately the service and food was terrible. Never take the time to write a bad review, but need to because was really expecting so much more. 1. We poured our own wine because the server was too busy even though the place was border line 50% full. 2. Had to request bread three times. 3. Had to re-iterate our order x2 after 2 visits. Big mistake: 4. Ordered the Snapper, when it came out looked at with confusion. The server came to our table to ask us everything? My immediate response was, “are you going to tell me this is snapper”? It obviously was not. When the manager came to our table I said to him…”this looks like a branzino, not a snapper” he said yet “you are right.” Then went on to apologize and say there was a mix up and it’s the verbal special not on the menu. I’m like that’s a $72.00 mix up and not interested. We asked for our check. They literally tried to serve me the Branzino instead of Snapper and mention nothing regardless of cost or quality. Then on my way out, saw a chef in the hallway, told him what happened and asked why? He’s response “we getting rid of an over supply” your server should have told you. What a ridiculous experience…will never go back. Would expect so much more from a restaurant on the 24th floor of the “Ritz Carlton” in downtown Los Angeles. Very disappointing!

    1 person found this helpful

  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cocktail, ordered immediately upon sitting, was delivered quite a bit after the first course. Wrong sequencing. Menu on the website had no prices, so it was difficult to determine in advance, in deciding whether or not to go (for those for whom price is a factor), if the pricing would be acceptable. It turned out to be quite high: for example, standard cocktail at $26, vs something more like (also shockingly) upper teens to $20 for typical high end restaurant in LA (or Manhattan for context). Food was creative, authentic, and well-executed.

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  27. Skittles

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Interesting flavors from across Latin America and the cocktails were on point. But the ambience despite the cool view was pretty clinical. Felt like a hotel lounge sports bar with better food. Service was ok. Overall I felt it was overpriced for the menu choices. This whole $150 wagyu trend really needs to stop because I mistakenly ordered it instead of the $50 filet and seriously it tasted like a good CostCo steak. Only after I got the bill I was like…that didn’t taste any better than what I can do on a weekend in the backyard. But the mistake was mine. Short rib (barbacoa) was tender and came with a good number of accompaniments. The appetizers were creative - so overall food was good. Overall I’ll come back for drinks before game or a concert and stick to the shareable tapas.

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  28. CaliforniaFoodie

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    High above LA at the Ritz Carlton is a great place, but the service and food choices are slim. This is one of two restaurants available at the Ritz, so we chose it. The waiter forgot one of our items, until I asked. He (Ricardo) basically forgot about us all during dinner - maybe he was embarrassed because he spilled our wine all over the table. Would not recommend.

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  29. GabiA

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious. Get the short ribs! You won’t regret it.

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  30. Elise

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience, view and service is excellence. Food is o.k.

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  31. daleos

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dinner here, very creative turns on aquachile, empanadas and a delicious barbacoa. We live part time in Mexico and this matched anything we have had in La Valle, St Miguel and San Lucas. Kay was a terrific sever and Chef Kevin stopped by as well. Highest recommendation.

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  32. Azathoth

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Generally great experience with great food and a great view. The beetroot salad in mole rosa may be the most humble-looking thing on the menu, but it punched way above its weight in flavor and uniqueness. Everything else we had was also excellent. intriguing cocktail menu. The charred pepper floating in the Flor de la Gente is a neat sensation -- since it's not mixed in the drink, it doesn't desensitize your tastebuds, but your nose gets a dose with every sip. Service attentive. Can't beat the view, but I do question the sports-bar TVs over the bar. It doesn't fit the vibe, and they reflect off the windows, marring the view.

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  33. pashm

    Los Angeles

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about the place. Before, Wolfgang Puck's restaurant was became a major disappointment. CORTEZA AT SENDERO delivered from all corners; David, our waiter, was friendly and so helpful with our choices. Hokkaido scallops, lobster coctel (this was a surprise tasteful surprise for us), zucchini flowers, hangar steak, barbacoa were all delicious. The food was talking to with all Latin flavors. Well crafted cocktails and good wine list(although we didn't order wine). It was a great dinner right before the home opener for the Lakers. And what a way to end the day by collecting first season's win. Please don't change and turn out to be another corporate restaurant. We will come back again.

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  34. WachuwachuWant

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kay was amazing. The whole place is amazing. The food is phenomenal.

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  35. Desertmom

    Phoenix

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining experience was just perfect. Food was delicious, service was excellent, the restaurant was very nice and wine was divine. We will be back.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and delicious. Drinks were top notch. Staff service was great, everyone was friendly & helpful. Nice views. A bit pricey but well worth it. Definitely recommend.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding! Will highly recommend to family and friends.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was excellent. Views just as pleasing. Noise level a bit high due to a large party close by. Other than that, I was a fabulous ambience.

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  39. BarelyDigestible

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food, highly recommend the tiradito and huitlacoche tamal. Monday night so it was pretty empty and possibly the less trained staff, but it was very empty which made the incredibly slow service (we waited 15m just to have someone take our drinks order, before even getting menus) even stranger.

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  40. SIGDinner

    Phoenix

    238 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    238 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Corteza is a part of the Sendero restaurant collection at the Ritz Carlton Los Angles. It is a magnificent addition to the space serving latin inspired cuisine from South America. The arepas, empanadas and chorizo were out of this world. Our service was warm, courteous, engaging and superb. The dessert is not to be missed. They have an extensive wine and drink menu that pairs well with the food. Overall a perfect special occasion meal.

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Corteza at Sendero is rated 4.4 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Corteza at Sendero

900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Daily 17:00–00:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–22:30
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Argentinian, Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Kevin Luzande
  • Additional
    Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Vegan
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