Yuca’s is a classic - it’s been around since the 70s. Everyone agrees this tiny Mexican place is great, but good luck getting any consensus on what you should be ordering. Our favorite is the carne asada, but then we remember the cochinita pibil, the machaca, and the carnitas. There’s no bad order at this 10-seat little shack on the side of the road.
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Ye Rustic Inn
Ye Rustic Inn is an Eastside classic and a great place to watch a game, eat some chicken wings, and get a little weird.
You’d think that a place like Bar Covell that so thoroughly holds your hand through the ordering process would feel a bit condescending. But as much as LA pretends not to need it, the crowd at Covell every night proves otherwise.
Sushi Ai is an izakaya in Los Feliz and serves the only decent sushi in the neighborhood.
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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.
Bar Calo is a Mexican cocktail bar/restaurant in Echo Park that reminds you why you love LA.
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Guelaguetza is a Oaxacan spot in Koreatown that’s one of the best Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles.
Guisados has turned into a bonafide chain these days, but it’s Echo Park location remains among the best taco spots in the city.
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