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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Messob Ethiopian Restaurant
Messob is a Little Ethiopia staple where the art of hand-feeding your date is encouraged, not cause for expulsion.
Cafe Midi is a strange little cafe in an antique furniture store on La Brea and is serving some surprisingly solid French staples.
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Los Tacos in West Hollywood is open 24-hours and is an ideal pit stop after a long night of drinking.
Guerrilla Tacos used to be a popular taco truck, and now it’s a great Mexican restaurant in the Arts District.
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Madre! is a big, modern Oaxacan restaurant in Torrance with an even bigger collection of mezcal behind the bar.
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