Gish Bac is open seven days a week, but the focus should very much be on the weekends. Why? Because that’s when their barbacoa (lamb and goat BBQ) fires up, and it’s life-changing. The meat is cooked over avocado leaves, and while we can’t say exactly what the direct effect of that is, it’s still an exciting statement to say to your friends who you’re dragging along. The bright spot in Mid City is also very easy to find, with plentiful parking, and there’s a salsa bar you’re definitely getting involved with.
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Ray's & Stark Bar
Ray's & Stark Bar is the ground floor restaurant of the LACMA and solid place to grab some food before staring at some art.
Messob Ethiopian Restaurant
Messob is a Little Ethiopia staple where the art of hand-feeding your date is encouraged, not cause for expulsion.
Drago Ristorante is definitely the best pasta you’ll ever eat inside an automobile museum.
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Mexicali Taco & Co.
Home to the legendary Vampiro Taco, a meal at Mexicali Taco & Co is one of the best ways you can spend $12 in this town.
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Madre! is a big, modern Oaxacan restaurant in Torrance with an even bigger collection of mezcal behind the bar.
Tacos Quetzalcoatl splits its time between Downtown and East LA, and has some of the best vegetarian tacos around.
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