You probably haven’t heard of Tere’s and that’s because the people eating there don’t want you to know about it. Why? Because this dirt cheap strip-mall eatery is serving some of the best Mexican food in Hollywood (without the lines). Their carne asada is special and their chicken mole is a must-order.
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Rao’s is the LA location of the classic NYC Italian restaurant, and while the food won’t blow your mind, it’s still very crowd-pleasing.
Madera Kitchen in Hollywood has the makings of a neighborhood go-to, but the food is disappointing.
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Taco María is a Mexican tasting-menu spot in Costa Mesa - and one of the best restaurants in Southern California.
If you’re in the neighborhood and looking for a stiff drink and a killer al pastor taco, stop into Petty Cash.
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El Compadre is an old-school Mexican restaurant in Hollywood that’s one of the best and most consistent parties in town.
When it comes to old standbys, El Coyote is about as accurate as that term gets. Come here for the drinks, the history, the atmosphere, the conversation, and inevitably, the sloppy walk home.
Eat This Cafe
A casual, order-at-the-counter spot for all the hungry actors roaming around Theater Row.
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