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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Nightshade is an upscale Arts District restaurant that’s trying a little too hard to be like everybody else.
Plan Check downtown has great bar food and an even better beer list, an ideal combination for pre-gaming an event at 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.
It’s not that we’re against taking meat out of food. It’s that taking the meat and cheese out of Mexican food leaves you with a whole lot of nothing.
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Simply put, Broken Spanish serves some of the greatest Mexican food in Los Angeles.
B.S. might be the casual brother to Broken Spanish, but it is every bit as fantastic.
Guelaguetza is a Oaxacan spot in Koreatown that’s one of the best Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles.
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