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Antojitos Los Cuates
Right off the main drag in East Compton, Antojitos Los Cuates is known for tostadas, flautas, and pozole blanco, made with a savory clear broth instead of the usual red. This Jalisco-style restaurant is about the size of an average dining room, so if you eat inside you’ll feel like a guest of the family that runs the place. Which makes sense, because this is homestyle cooking at its absolute finest. The owner started out on a food truck and pivoted to this full-blown restaurant back in 2020. Our favorite order here is the tostadas de lomo, which comes piled high with juicy pork loin and refried beans. We also love their beef enchiladas covered in sweet mole that’s thick and nutty, but somehow subtle enough to let the other ingredients have some shine. Antojitos Los Cuates is also open for breakfast, so if you want a plate of chilaquiles or eggs and chorizo, keep this spot in mind.