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Jul 1, 2006 08:03 PM

Chulada Grill - Miracle Mile area

Had lunch there yesterday. This place is a little gem. I had the carnitas -- perfectly seasoned, perfectly cooked. My friend had the chicken mole. Both dishes were excellent. The chicken was moist, breast meat. Everything cooked fresh, so there was a wait. The corn tortillas, made fresh as well, were fantastic. (Not sure the flour tortillas are fresh, definitely order the corn.) Loved the seasoning on their blackbeans.

Chulada Grill, corner of San Vicente & Hauser. Menu says they deliver.

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    1. re: naynay

      Combination plate, drink, tip, about ten bucks each. Burritos, tacos, etc. a la carte, cheaper.

    2. I like this place, too. It is, indeed, a little gem. Their breakfasts are also quite nice.

        1. I've posted about Chulada a few times. It really is a nice gem. I love the pico de gallo and, when I really wanted to indulge in something tasty and greasy, Chulada's chorizo is fantastic. I used to regularly get chorizo tacos (not sure if it's on the menu) and loved them.

          1. I drove by this place for a few years before trying it. Kickin' myself for not trying it earlier (my wife & I complained for years there was no local Mexican place we could call our own). Great local takeout place (that we now call our own). I'm sorry to say the best thing on the menu, the goat Barbacoa, is no longer available. I guess not enough goat eaters in L.A. Your (our) loss, as this was one of the most delectable local treats in the Miracle Mile. They still make the Barbacoa with beef I believe, but the goat was heavenly. The coloradito de peurco con papas is excellent too. They say it is enchilada sauce on the coloradito, but it is so rich it seems like mole (which is good too). My wife wife is a little down on the enchiladas ("a little stale" were the exact words) but I think the place shines when it makes the more authentic fare, not the tex-mex burrito stuff (though I've never tried their burrito's...)

            As mentioned before, ambience is not what this place is about. But cheap, tasty food, (that will deliver or prepare for pick-up) is what it is all about, right? And they do have a generous salsa bar. If you're local you can't pass this place up, they even have a convenient online menu to order from. I'm not sure I would drive cross town to go to it, but since discovering this about a year ago, this place is in our regular rotation of order out places.