You’re looking for a scene, but not so much of a scene that you want to go home early for a long bath and a box of Breyer’s. Just head to Toca Madera. The organic/healthy/lettuce-cups-are-king Mexican restaurant on 3rd Street is certainly a scene, but has maintained one thing all along - decent enough food. The space itself is beautiful, you might see Channing Tatum, and the tequila situation is strong. Whatever you do, save room for the churro ice cream sandwich.
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Ta-eem is a Kosher Mediterranean restaurant that's home to some of our favorite shawarma in the city.
You come to Cofax for three words: the breakfast burrito. It’s the only thing on the menu, and potentially one of the best in the city.
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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.
Chori-Man in San Pedro serves huge and delicious breakfast burrito stuffed with LA’s best chorizo.
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