Preux & Proper is one of those DTLA restaurant/bars that seems like it would be a total disaster, but is actually pretty great. It’s a New Orleans cajun spot, and though they can get heavy-handed with the theme, the food is good and the space is divided between the bar and the restaurant area, ensuring an atmosphere that’s actually tolerable. Also, it’s BYOB because, you know, New Orleans.
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Rice Bar is a dime-sized restaurant in downtown serving top-notch Filipino comfort food. Your lunchtime prayers have been answered.
Big, bustling, and once a gamechanger for DTLA. Unfortunately, unlike most of LA’s residents, Bottega Louie is not aging well.
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Orleans & York Deli
Orleans and York is a Cajun New York Deli in Inglewood, great for a quick bite or takeout.
Little Easy in DTLA in an aggressively New Orleans-themed restaurant, but the Cajun food here is actually good.
Little Jewel of New Orleans
Little Jewel of New Orleans is a Cajun restaurant/grocery store and a good place to get a po’boy and beer in Chinatown.
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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.
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