Located on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, Casa Vega is easily one of LA’s most recognizable Mexican restaurants and perhaps your best chance at spotting your landlord and a Kardashian eating one booth apart from one another. This 60-year-old operation is one of those magical LA places where A-list celebrities and regular locals co-mingle without much fanfare. The margaritas are deadly and that lobster quesadilla is a must-order. They don’t take reservations though, so get there early or prepare to wait.
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Mizlala is a casual Mediterranean spot in Sherman Oaks that works for just about any occasion.
Carnival is a solid Lebanese restaurant in Sherman Oaks where the people-watching is the main event.
PSY Street Kitchen
Psy Street Kitchen in Sherman Oaks has one of our favorite lamb burgers in LA.
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Muchos Mas is a lively Mexican restaurant in North Hollywood with big plates of carnitas and lethal margaritas.
Toca Madera, a healthy Mexican restaurant on a trendy stretch of W 3rd Street, is the place to go if you want a scene but you also want decent food.
When it comes to old standbys, El Coyote is about as accurate as that term gets. Come here for the drinks, the history, the atmosphere, the conversation, and inevitably, the sloppy walk home.
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