When it comes to choosing which tacos to eat downtown, the decision can be difficult. We’ll make it easy for you - go to Sonoratown. This tiny, order-at-the-counter taco spot is a bit removed from the main downtown hustle, but it’s worth the extra few blocks walk. All the tortillas are made in-house and the carne asada is phenomenal. And it’s just nice to know $2 tacos still exist.
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Shin-Sen-Gumi is a build-your-own ramen concept that actually isn’t that gimmicky.
Birdies is a downtown fried chicken sandwich and donut shop and open 24/7 on the weekends. You’re welcome.
Cole’s in downtown is the (other) originator of the French Dip sandwich and a great place to pick up a quick beer and a sandwich.
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Pez Cantina is a downtown Mexican seafood restaurant with solid food and an excellent Happy Hour.
Mixto Comida Latina
Mixto Comida Latina might not be great restaurant but it's always good and right there when we need it. Nothing wrong with that.
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B.S. might be the casual brother to Broken Spanish, but it is every bit as fantastic.
The Tex-Mex breakfast and lunch at Homestate in Los Feliz is so good, you won’t need to step foot in Texas again.
Mexicali Taco & Co.
Home to the legendary Vampiro Taco, a meal at Mexicali Taco & Co is one of the best ways you can spend $12 in this town.
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