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where should i eat downtown today for a late lunch on a college budget

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i am going downtown with a group of friends. we want someplace sit down preferably ethnic with a fun atmosphere. any thoughts?

thanks

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  1. Clifton's if you stick with specials or

    Wow Sushi on Hill Street and 7th

    1. Grand Central Market! Lots to choose from, although I favor the gorditas from Ana Marias! :)

      --Dommy!

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      1. re: Dommy

        Yes! The carnitas burrito is pretty damn good too.

        1. re: David Kahn

          Ana Maria's is great. I also like Chichen Itza at Mercado La Paloma. Good cochinita pibil and some interesting booths to browse afterwards. There is an ice cream stand there (I think it is called "Oaxacalifornia") with interesting flavors like rose petal and cajeta.

          1. re: Ernie

            Oaxacalifornia it is. Taqueria Vista Hermosa is also good; I particularly like their al pastor tacos. Here's the list of restaurants at the MLP: http://www.mercadolapaloma.com/restau...

      2. Ciudad (latin cuisine) for its happy hour.

        1. I would say Pete's or Warung Cafe (Thai/Indonesian). The Grand Central market is fun but not sit down...and its hot today!

          1. The New Otani Beer Garden is always fun in the summer time. The crowd varies, but it's a really cool spot to drink and eat.

            http://www.newotani.com/beergarden.htm

            Great views of downtown, too.

            1. Daikokuya on 1st and Temple for an amazing bowl of hot ramen noodles. Order the "extra rich" pork broth, and an optional hard-boiled egg marinated in soy sauce and get down! It's a small place, look for the yellow awning.

              Not a rocking place, but the chef behind the counter is a punk/rock and roll kinda guy.

              Yummmmmm.