Pez Cantina seems like just another corporate downtown after-work spot, but this Mexican seafood restaurant has far more going for it. First off, the food is good and fresh, and given the area, it’s all pretty affordable. There’s also an excellent back patio and a daily Happy Hour from 3:30-7pm with $3 oysters and $8 craft beer, house cocktails, and select menu items that go far above your typical bar snack situation.
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China Cafe, in Downtown LA's Grand Central Market, has been serving Chinese-American classics since 1959.
Colori is a solid, family-run Italian spot downtown, and one of the last of its kind.
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The popular neighborhood spot might not have the best Mexican food in town, but it doesn’t have to.
Chori-Man in San Pedro serves huge and delicious breakfast burrito stuffed with LA’s best chorizo.
Cabo Cantina on the Third Street Promenade is the place to go when your main priority is drinking too many margaritas.
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Guelaguetza is a Oaxacan spot in Koreatown that’s one of the best Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles.
Connie And Ted’s
Connie and Ted’s used to be the most popular restaurant in LA. Now it’s just a neighborhood spot, and so much better because of it.
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