The Escondite is one of those downtown spots that you either know about or you don’t. And if you do know about it, you don’t want anybody else to. That’s because this somewhat hidden bar/restaurant kind of has it all: live music, no cover, excellent drinks, solid bar food, and a cool vibe with great patio views of the downtown skyline. Just don’t tell anybody.
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A Filipino rice bowl stand in Grand Central Market from the people behind Republique. Sari Sari Store lives up to expectations.
Simply put, Broken Spanish serves some of the greatest Mexican food in Los Angeles.
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The Father’s Office burger (in Santa Monica and Culver City) is amazing. If you don’t know that, you don’t get it.
Hinano Cafe is a Venice icon and the kind of place you go into for one drink and walk out plastered and maybe with a lower-back henna tattoo.
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Kasih is an Indonesian restaurant in Little Tokyo that works well for a nice casual dinner you don’t have to plan in advance.
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