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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In a city without much in the way of unique Indian food, Badmaash is breaking the mold.
A casual, neighborhood-y Tex-Mex restaurant from DTLA’s best chef. This is a spot Downtown needs.
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Los Originales Tacos Arabes de Puebla
Los Originales Tacos Arabes de Puebla is a taco truck in East LA serving food unlike anything else in the city.
Teddy’s Red Tacos
Teddy’s Red Tacos in South LA serves delicious beef birria out of a truck sitting on (not in use) railroad tracks.
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Simply put, Broken Spanish serves some of the greatest Mexican food in Los Angeles.
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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